8/26/14 at 7:04pm
Posts by ChicKat
8/26/14 at 7:03pm
hope it gets there safe & sound.... Ladies & Gents...all the OACs are spoken for....:O)
8/26/14 at 3:56pm
8/26/14 at 3:54pm
Top o' the morning (Or is it afternoon?) I did some work in Ireland for Intel....such a BEAUTIFUL Country-- but I digress.... I usually expect my CL pullets to lay their first egg at about 24 weeks -- so hopefully you will be getting some little blue eggs in about 8-9 weeks.... Hopefully you will have 14-hours of light for them to enjoy. Early eggs are small -- but they will get larger with time. You will be so happy! You need to let us know when the eggs occur!!
8/26/14 at 7:03am
It could be that your flock is not 'carriers of Marek's' - some chickens are resistant to the disease. Especially if you have chickens with some Leghorn blood. Chickens with Rhode Island Red are more susceptible. Here is a fact site that gives you a LOT of information about Marek's http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mareks-disease-fact-site We often think that the Marek's vaccine will 'cure' or 'prevent' Marek's -- what the vaccine does is prevent the...
8/24/14 at 5:43am
In unpacking I have found 2 OAC charts that I had orderd several of.... If you are a full member of the CL club and you haven't yet gotten one - send me the address where you would like them sent... and .. if you are the first two -- you get an OAC. Also - for everyone entering weights on the tracking....Corrigan was 4.75 pounds this morning at 18-weeks.... He is still big feet, long legs, and unfortunately squirrel tail - but hey no one is perfect right. LOL I...
8/23/14 at 4:06pm
8/23/14 at 4:03pm
8/23/14 at 3:58pm
great idea about a flock of blue layers. You will see the pullet face get very red, and the comb grow larger and also very red... sometime around 24-weeks old seems to be when they begin to lay. Pullet's eggs are small - but they will increase in size a little with every successive egg - until your pullet reaches her full egg size. :O)
8/23/14 at 8:23am
-- there isn't a 'golden' - to my knowledge, there is a Ceram Legbar with a crest that lays blue eggs - and a lot of 'controversy' about what the perfect color for the show ring is -- based on interpretation of the SOP - and what the color cream looks like. A judge in the UK referenced it as 'pale butter' And some folks that will see a Cream Legbar that isn't as light as their own preference and call it 'incorrect'; 'only one cream gene' ( which since it is recessive...