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Hey all from Texas.  Anyone not on the NY chicken lovers thread.
I just did a good scan of postings.   1. I'm in Texas and it's not warm.  My DD's computer is old and I can't post to here from their computer. It's not mine so I don't mess with it.  Needs a clean up and an update. Runs XP.  I'm at the public library. Grandson here for a sing along with Mr. Steve.   2. Went to county fair. No chicken show but they were judging rabbits by the trio and boxes of meat chickens. Not sure how they judge that. Grandson loved the...
Was thinking of you the other day. How are your chickens doing and are they laying? My thought was to ask what you're feeding them. To everyone else if you're having problems look at what they're being fed.  Not enough protein and or good feed can put them off.
 This may be true but what are they "without the egg?"   I'm of the opinion that many show people are ruining the utility purpose of the breeds. They work for type but can't get a fertile egg. I had a SLW from a show line but the person who traded me for the girls kept telling me the rooster wasn't good at fertility. But then I'm not sure I believe them since they never really gave me anything and were selfish about their birds. I think these were the only two chickens I...
 I did not know that.  Is this something the judges look for?  Do you show and do you have to prove she lays a #4 or better?   I have just a few chicks right now, but hope to hatch more later this year and cull as many as don't show silver. So far I only have one hen, but I shall try for more. It does take some time for markings to show on the hens. The roosters pretty quite. They are a fast maturing line.   I also choose for utility rather than show.  There has to be a...
 Ain't that the truth. Then we have to undo the mess they've created. Though I do think type is more important. Which makes me wonder are the Marans excepted by the APA?   I also want to add that I have the "French" variety.  Feathered legs and feet. So I'm selecting for those too. I do let people know that what I give up is NOT to my liking for a Birchen.  Now if anyone is interested in Birchens Green Fire will ship as few as 6 chicks and I'd be willing to go in on an...
 What kind have you got?  Mine are Birchens but I have no doubt a cross with a Copper wouldn't hurt as these have copper in there somewhere. My original hens have no Birchen coloring at all, but the new ones do.  Not as much as I'd like though. 
 I know that silly.   But I wanted to be clear and I'm not implying that any unsold chicks/chickens etc.etc. will be confiscated and coming home with me?  This goes for fruit trees and plants as well.  The silkies told me to do it.  
Well I just wanted to be sure. Cuz, all chicks/chickens/ ducklings/ducks/ rabbits/bunnies etc. etc. brought that have NOT been spoken for previous to bringing them will be confiscated by ME!   (except silkies)
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