Originally Posted by Hawk12
I finally got a picture to upload Here are the 4 brahmas that hatched. From my experience (which is minimal) from this breeder the darker ones are the gold/black partridge and the one in the middle is the blue/gold partridge. I have hatched 1 splash from her in the past but it was very blond compared to the rest. All of the chicks are beautiful and I am so happy that I had a better hatch this time around
Beautiful picture and adorable chicks. I love their colors. : )
Originally Posted by blkjak
1 more pip this morning.
Congrats on the chicks! They're so cute!
Originally Posted by flocktastic
Thought you'd all enjoy my 5 yr old daughter's picture...she said it's a chick in an egg and the point is where it's pipped and going to hatch from (according to her) and the chick on the outside already hatched...😊😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️❤️
That's so awesome!
She really knows her stuff about chickens.
Originally Posted by shahtir101
2 more under the broody! Incubator 5, broody 4!
Originally Posted by mamahmendez
Waffle, Biscuit, Gravy and Toast.... if I get a duckling (I have decided to wait and to try again) I think I will name it Latte!
Congrats. I can't wait to see it all dried off.
I've got a chick hatching named Latte.
Awesome pictures! That is a nice red color.
Originally Posted by Bantambird
Here is a basket o boys, all different colors of cockerels for cream legbar. There are more down patterns, but these are just a good example of the variety they can come in. These are from my flock.
So cute! I love the mix of colors. Its like art.
Originally Posted by TJordan
Originally Posted by arconfederate
Well, I had a disaster this weekend. My outside dog got into the chicken run and killed all of my hens. I only had 4 in the run but he got them all, just for sport apparently. He didn't eat any of them. Fortunately, my 2 Icelandic chicks are still in the brooder inside. He's a good watch dog but he may be going away. I came real close to shooting him but then decided to think about it before I let my anger do something that I would regret. If I decide to get rid of him, I'll give the rescue people a chance before I put him down.
Any advice on this is welcome. Can a chicken killing dog be rehabilitated? I really don't want to put him down but I still want to have chickens.
I'm so sorry to hear that. It is so hard to loose your chickens.
Dogs have such a strong chase and kill instinct in them it can be hard to train them otherwise, especially if they've done it before. However, many dogs can be trained and if not then I'm sure another would love your dog. We've pet-sat dogs that tried to kill our chickens before and one of our dogs accidentally killed a chick it was trying to bring to Mom.
I volunteer at a shelter. They are always willing to find a home for a dog that has issues in another. If there is a risk of your dog getting to your chickens still, then don't feel guilty surrendering it to a shelter in order to protect your flock.