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Can you lay a tape measure on it and take another pic so we have some reference of the size of the print? Or measure how big one of the hen houses is or something?


I'll take another pic tonight. The houses are about 4 inches wide.

post #8712 of 10479
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I'll take another pic tonight. The houses are about 4 inches wide.

Ok that's fine. No need for another pic just for me.
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post #8713 of 10479

I think I've got about 8 hatched out so far. There's some really good looking solid blacks in the bunch. Then there's the little Australorp looking chick and 2 others that have some white patches on them. I will be posting updated pictures once they all hatch and fluff up! I'd like to see what you guys think.

Depending on how the others hatch out I may go ahead try to get rid of the obvious culls.

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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post #8714 of 10479
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Originally Posted by bullets View Post

I think I've got about 8 hatched out so far. There's some really good looking solid blacks in the bunch. Then there's the little Australorp looking chick and 2 others that have some white patches on them. I will be posting updated pictures once they all hatch and fluff up! I'd like to see what you guys think.
Depending on how the others hatch out I may go ahead try to get rid of the obvious culls.


What do you mean "obvious culls"? do you kill any of them that aren't perfectly black for breeding purposes?
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post #8715 of 10479
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What do you mean "obvious culls"? do you kill any of them that aren't perfectly black for breeding purposes?

Culling does not always mean 'killing'... it simply means they are removed from breeding program...
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post #8716 of 10479
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Culling does not always mean 'killing'... it simply means they are removed from breeding program...

I see, more like a separation from the breeding program.
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post #8717 of 10479
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What do you mean "obvious culls"? do you kill any of them that aren't perfectly black for breeding purposes?

That depends on what the problem is. To me obvious culls are deformed or weak chicks. Usually not worth the time to try to heal. If it's just color related then I raise them for meat or eggs.
post #8718 of 10479
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What do you mean "obvious culls"? do you kill any of them that aren't perfectly black for breeding purposes?

What? No! I have yet to have any chicks/chickens die at my own hands.

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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post #8719 of 10479
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What do you mean "obvious culls"? do you kill any of them that aren't perfectly black for breeding purposes?

 

Some people don't invest time / money / energy on birds that have zero potential as breeders.  There's no way to sugar coat that option.  Some rehome.  Some raise them and add them to their layer flocks.  To each their own. 

 

 

 

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Culling does not always mean 'killing'... it simply means they are removed from breeding program...

 

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What? No! I have yet to have any chicks/chickens die at my own hands.

 

There will come a time when you will have to make that difficult decision, possibly due to injury or illness.  Maybe a chick, maybe an adult.  Better to accept that possibility so that you are prepared when the time comes.  It is in the best interest of the chicken to not prolong any suffering if there is no hope for recovery.

post #8720 of 10479
I an fully prepared to deal with an animal needing to be put down. I've had to deal with it before, just not with with my chickens. And certainly not because they had an aesthetic flaw. I know that people do. That is just fine with me. I really do understand why someone would choose to euthanize over other options. It just isn't for me, at this time.

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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