Originally Posted by bigT88
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
My big free range boy is on the kitchen porch right now announcing that it's past breakfast time...LOL He starts anywhere between 7:30 & 8 depending on the weather just to let us know he's up & waiting on his food.
There are three neighbors in my valley with roosters, plus mine. They have a crowing contest every day, all day lol. Pretty amazing until it gets annoying.
I have 5 "keeper" roos & about another 15 that are headed to the swap this weekend. It's just my big free range boy we hear the best when he decides to literally stand on the other side of the door from where we are sitting to tell us he's waiting on breakfast. 2 of the banty boys are penned within 20 feet of the back door but are not loud at all. 3 banty boys that are headed to the swap are penned in the basement in quarantine because someone gave them to me when they came to buy hens last week & they won't make it out of quarantine before the swap meet. Even though they are almost under my bedroom I still can't hear them because they are young & don't have full voice yet. My other big roo is about half way back our property & there are several duck & turkey pens between him & the house so we don't hear him often unless we are out that direction. The rest of the young boys I haven't even heard crow at all. I'm sure they have but I haven't caught them yet. The oldest (the 5th keeper) is about 15 weeks or so now so should be crowing. I just haven't heard him. Most of the older ones are out in that far pen though, so not easy to hear unless you are out that direction.
Originally Posted by stake
Originally Posted by motherhen71185
Ohh and i wanted to say I now see why you all love hatching so much. :-D one week till lock down and 9 eggs are going strong! 3 of 3 Cream legbars, 3 of 4 crele laced (Candy corn) polish, 1 of 1 crele pend, and 2 of 4 isbars. :) not bad!!! Have the next hatch lined up to start 2 weeks after these guys are out. More Isbars, double laced blue barnvelders, mille fluer leghorns, and any thing else interesting i find allong the way. Also going to use a turner nest time. Getting too busy to worry about turning them 3 times a day... I am only keeping a pullet of each and maybe one more roo so I might have a few chicks available in a few weeks depending on how they hatch. :)
oh, cream legbars...can I ask where you got the eggs?
I have 3 little cream legbar roos about 3 months old for sale. Greenfire Farms lines.
Originally Posted by rdilbarova
Quick question- I got two barred rock hens the other day.
One was laying, one wasn't. The one laying layed every day, and then stopped suddenly. I have the hens in with my pullets, and I was feeding them starter crumbles so I figured it would be OK to let the hens eat those too, as long as I gave them veggies and egg shells for calcium. Could that be a reason she stopped laying?
Any change will upset a laying cycle. It could take up to 2 weeks for her to get completely back to normal.
Originally Posted by rdilbarova
Originally Posted by nittanyxi
Anyone Near Pittsburgh in the market for a French Black Copper Maran pullet? 12 weeks old for sale.
Send me a private message if you are.
What a beautiful bird! I would love a BCM, but we live five hours away!
I have about 5 FBCM pullets that should start laying any time now out in my coop. Just waiting on little chocolate pullet eggs.