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Hahaha, I wasn't the only one with this problem today :) I feed organic layer to my hens and they are less than or right at a year old. I gonna go with 1muttsfan, the hen must have skipped the dye step ;)  
Has this ever happened to anyone here? I can't find any info on this doing a google search. Please, if anyone can explain this to me, the hen has been in the coop/run for a few days because I just planted some new stuff and haven't gotten the fence up yet. There is no way a stray chicken can get in there, it's raccoon proofed. I have been raising chickens for 5 years and have never seen this before. We are talking med/dark brown to white with a very slight pink tint...
Ok, this is how I cured my dog from the terrible chicken killing disease....First I will tell you I got my dog full grown from somebody and she is a hunting breed. When she arrived at my house, within 2 days she killed 3 of my chickens. I went out and bought a shock collar and put it on her in the house then waited about 3 hours before setting her up .We let her go outside with the free ranging chickens, made sure she couldn't see us and when she got within a foot or so,...
Thank you Rozzie, that is exactly it! Genetically Modified in a lab inserting animal genes in to veggies, or vice versa. I am not worried about selective breeding or cross breeding and I don't see that as being genetically modified. When a pesticide is injected into a plant gene to make it immune to that particular pesticide to allow it to then be drenched in that pesticide as it is growing to kill the weeds around it, that's the type of Genetically Modified that I will...
I am in the same boat! I do not eat GMO's nor will I eat chicken, quail, duck etc. meat or eggs that have been fed GMO's. To the misinformed about GMO's, that is what your feed is made with, it is the cheaper not the more expensive corn and soy. If you don't believe us, please do a little research. A great documentary is called "King Corn" they take you through the process of growing GMO corn for high fructose corn syrup, ethanol, and animal feed. So that being said, can I...
Ok, now to look for a quality breeder here in the Austin, TX area I think I will start with laying age Jumbo Browns. Thanks everyone! If I can think of more Q's I will definitely ask.
Awesome! Thanks for the information. Are Jumbo browns the biggest quail breed?
Wow, didn't think about the disease transfer. What is the dress out weight of a jumbo brown? How much bigger are the jumbo brown's eggs compared to a bobwhite? I would love to see an egg comparison picture anyone have one? Are the eggs much smaller than a serama egg? Thanks so much everyone!
Thank you all for the replies! I guess if jumbo brown lay the largest egg, than that's what I will look for. I also noticed they don't go broody, so has anyone used a silkie chicken to hatch their quail eggs? I have chickens too, so I wouldn't need to eat quail eggs everyday.
Well, I would like to get the breed that lays the largest egg, does anyone have an opinion on that? What is the normal lifespan? Is it feasible to only have about 6 hens for eggs for my family of three? Has anyone ever raised quail in a bird cage in the house? My husband would never let me, just curious. If I were to raise them for meat also, I would need more I know, how difficult is it to process them? TIA - Jacky
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