Originally Posted by roseschickies
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
something tells me you have doubled your chicken population since last time we spoke! I am loving those olive eggs too! Most of my hens were on strike since the end of August! Finally added heat and 14 hrs light and in a week I am overflowing with eggs, time to set up the bators I think, I keep procrastinating and my lot of eggs is now huge!
Not sure I added a lot more, but, they are just all Finally Laying!! LOL and all Hens now!! I had a lot of Roos in the beginning! And Oh!! The Olive Eggs, coming from the BFCM I got from the MD Swap, WRONG COLOR!!! But i like them too
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
Thank you Danielle, it was a pain in the bleep and very stressful, however Burce said he didnt have any issues,, breezed through it. I guess its all in who you work with. Dh and I need to get the Health inspector out for our field test part of our CPT yet and we are pretty much set then.
Chad has been a blessing with the lab end of the NPIP stuff. Nan at the state is extremely busy but we worked through all the strange stuff we needed to, paperwork and more paperwork, I didnt just do the independent breeder I did Hatchery as well. We are PT & AI clean, what stinks is now I will have to find equal or better testing if I want to add to my flock. I am an addicted hatcher so it certainly will put a damper on my fun :( plus it was nice to swap and hatch some really cool stuff, my fav was hatching my friend sara's ancona ducks, I love them!
But Chad is going to get NPIP and I can do his hatching of his cool future fowl, peacocks and pheasants!
So if anyone is thinking about npip I can help and I know quite a few tips at this point!
I was thinking about trying for NPIP, it looks like a great way to make sure my girls are always healthy, and taking care of them the best I can. I need to get back in touch with Chad and at least get my girls Vaccinated. And I am thinking of trying to hatch a few eggs, to replenish my flock from within (some girls will be pushing 2, by the time ones I would hatch now would be laying) does anyone else do that? I am not looking for specific genetics, just good egg layers ( Which I think I have) and eggs that are Med/large in size.
How is everyone doing with the winter and coop cleaning? I really want to clean my coop, but it's so cold out, the girls barely leave the coop to go outside, so it is getting nasty... :( I throw down Stall Freshener, that seems to help for a few days, and a dusting of DE.. I really want to swap out all the Straw though.. Mostly I add more, since there poo is a heat source, I don't want to discard it completely.. I have also been throwing my Coal Ashs in their run area, figured they would like to dust bath in it
Well, I hope everyone had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!! If I do not log back on before! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
you dont have to be npip to have a healthy flock, its all in the testing and finding out before you spread disease and being OVERLY OVERLY cautious bringing stuff in....
Vaccinations, I still havent decided what I will do or not, I dont want to use a live virus vaccine and some I cant find in other forms at least for sale yet, so I will wait a few months and when I have time research and research to make sure I am doing what is best for my own flock and since I sell for others getting my eggs and birds.
Happy new year!
Welcome joyfulshepherde I am north berks, not too far. There are quite a few in your area, see the map in some of the PA threaders signatures.