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post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by Kev View Post
 

Ouch, that's one example of classic dog damage.   Poor thing, doesn;t look like he was too injured?

 

He'll be back in magnificent feather as in the before pic.


It was all plucking, "road rash", and shallow dog bites. Vet agreed that he should be just fine. I just HAPPENED to come home an hour early from work that day, and interrupted the attack. I feel so fortunate... (And yes, I have now increased my security to take into account tiny obnoxious yippy dogs.)

 

I left the feathers all over the driveway, deck and porch. It's important for me to remember what he went through so I make sure my yard is as secure as possible.

 

- Ant Farm

post #12 of 13

Excellent news on his condition.  He will make a full recovery.

 

Yeah dogs allowed to roam free are such a common problem for poultry/livestock owners.

 

Sure, maybe they were accidental escapees but from experience and via others, dogs allowed to roam free are maddeningly common........

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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post

It takes about 25 hours for an egg to go through the hen’s internal egg making factory. That egg can only be fertilized in the first few minutes of that journey. That means if a mating takes place on a Thursday, Thursday’s egg will not be fertile. Friday’s egg might be, might not, depending on the time of mating and when the egg started its journey. Don’t count on it. Saturday’s egg will be fertile.


if a hen mates the 2nd roo on saturday what day her egg can be fertilized by him and for how many days? today my bcm pullet escaped to another run where I have a rumpless araucana cockerel. I don't know if they mated. I have been collecting her eggs for pure bcm and now I don't know what to do with her next eggs. she is my only bcm pullet.

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