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post #7651 of 10479
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post

I have never had more than one or two broody at any given time, until I got the AC. Now I spend all spring and summer, and apparently fall, trying to convince them to keep working for their keep.  I've only got 12 AC hens, so six broodies is a lot!

Moved birds to winter pens today.  Then spent about an hour and a half starting at dusk getting birds out of the trees and back into the coop.  Sometimes I just want to take them biddies over my knee and spank them!  tongue.png

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post #7652 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Pensmaster View Post

When I free range the chickens they stay close by as well. Your area looks flatter than mine.

Well I'd better hit the sack. frow.gif

Ummmm... no, it's not flatter... that pic is taken at a 45° angle... lau.gif
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post #7653 of 10479
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Ummmm... no, it's not flatter... that pic is taken at a 45° angle... lau.gif
gig.gif if I took mine at a 45 I'd be upside down.
post #7654 of 10479
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Originally Posted by cjwaldon View Post

I have never had more than one or two broody at any given time, until I got the AC. Now I spend all spring and summer, and apparently fall, trying to convince them to keep working for their keep.  I've only got 12 AC hens, so six broodies is a lot!

Moved birds to winter pens today.  Then spent about an hour and a half starting at dusk getting birds out of the trees and back into the coop.  Sometimes I just want to take them biddies over my knee and spank them!  tongue.png

Deworming and debugging treatments seemed to break most all of mine, lol... save 1 die hard Silkie...

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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

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I think ducks are just homebodies....

Nah, they just know they have us wrapped around their little webs, the spoiled little buggers... they knkw they have it good right where they are! wink.png
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post #7655 of 10479
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Originally Posted by Pensmaster View Post

gig.gif if I took mine at a 45 I'd be upside down.

Our place is all hill, steep as heck too... when it sleets we can't get up the driveway, gotta park down the road and then hike up with ice stompers... hmm.png
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post #7656 of 10479
Wow, you all have insane broodies! I've only ever had two at a time but I have a feeling that will change...
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #7657 of 10479
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Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

I have over 250 between chickens and ducks... hide.gif

17 is the last time I counted number of broodys at one time... might have had more than that this year, lol...
You need more Ohiki... think I had 5 of those at once... they community brood, lol...
I have two community brooding right now gig.gif
Edited by minihorse927 - 10/31/16 at 3:18am
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #7658 of 10479
I am at 5broodies right now. Two are co-parenting four chicks, 2 ohiki hens started sitting yesterday, and a silkie
NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #7659 of 10479
Actually 7. I forgot about the Amber link and the svart hona
NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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post #7660 of 10479
I believe I had 8 or 9 broodies this year, but they were in a wave. Hatchings went on for several weeks. All started with a broody duck!
Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
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Swedish ducks, golden comets, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam english chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, OEGBs, Seramas, and Call Ducks!
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