Originally Posted by chickencrossing
does anybody know if straw is ok for bedding for my egg layers?
The only thing I worry about with straw other than the mold mentioned by several others is that it can carry bird lice & mites since it has been exposed to wild birds. As long as your birds are treated regularly for lice & mites you should be fine.
Originally Posted by wlrabbitry
Looking to purchase a trio of brahmas LF. Looking for local or chicks shipped.
I have a trio of buff brahma bantams, but no LF.
Originally Posted by tweetr1979
Thanks to all for the warm welcome. I hope everyone is having a great day out in the beautiful weather, I have been stuck in the garage building my coop while hubby is off working in Boston for the week. Fingers crossed the coop turns out how I have planned lol
Originally Posted by motherhen71185
Tweetr - H&H heritage and Rare poulty in York haven PA have some speckled sussex. They are not laying age, but , i think they have some older chicks. :)
Thanks Motherhen - I will have a look into that!
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
I have two 8 week old pullets left for sale.
How much were you wanting for them and where are you located?
They are $10 each & I am 6 miles south of Wheeling, WV on the Ohio side of the river.
Originally Posted by eweaber
Broody question. I had a hen go broody. Didn't leave the nest for 3 days. Last night I moved the nesting box and the broody to a separate isolated part of my coop. She seemed to have settled in fine when I checked on her this morning. Went to check on them at lunch and it appears the door wasn't latched right and a breeze blew the doors open. My broody was walking around my yard by herself. I couldn't get her to go into the isolated area again but I got her back into the run with the others. I put her nesting box back in the original place, in the hopes she will return. What are the odds of her going back to being broody. I picked up fertile eggs for her last night, hoping she would hatch them for me. Now what?
Plop hr back on the nest & see if she stays.