Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
Originally Posted by Jryan18
We just moved into York County, PA so I wanted to get on to say hello. but also a couple nights ago we had an attack and lost 8 of our 10 light Brahma's. We were hoping to replace them but would like to take a try at hatching some, so if anyone has some light Brahma hatching eggs within an hour(two if you would be willing to meet half way, I would be interested. or if you would ship them that would be great as well. any help is appreciated, thank you.
Welcome to the fun!
Originally Posted by LadyBehir
Naptime. It is her favorite spot.
I love when they do that! So cute!
Originally Posted by dheltzel
After pulling the latest chicks from the incubator, I now have a total of 54 chicks hatched this week!
2 - Silkies
8 - Bredas
7 - New Hampshires
10 - Black/Blue Copper Marans
7 - Welsummers
20 - Mixed breeds
Is this too many? Am I out of control? Will I stop? (NO to the last one, if not the first 2)
Awesome! Congrats! 1. No, 2. Perhaps, but who are we to judge? 3. Doubtful!
Originally Posted by Auroradream26
Welcome! And sorry for your loss
I'm new to chickens so I can't help you out but it's amazing what the people on here have lol usually ask and you shall find lol
that may be me one day lol. As of now, I'm lucky my husband didn't kill me for getting 17 lol (yes, he found out before coming home lol)
And by found out I suspect you mean that you spilled the beans , asked for forgiveness and told him how cute they were?
Originally Posted by dheltzel
Pics or it didn't happen?
Can you find the Silkies?
Hint: they are very black, while the Bredas are blue and have little white bibs.
Fresh from the incubator. Brown ones are Welsummers, the rest are Copper Marans
Mixed breeds - when it comes to sheer cuteness, I think these might win the prize. I know they are "mutts", but they hatched 100% and got out of the egg earlier than the purebreds. I think the ones with chipmunk down are probably the olive eggers (easter eggers with a Welsummer roo).
Soooo adorable! I remain jealous!
Originally Posted by stake
I've found a new tool in roo management....a tennis ball...have been getting one of my girls re-integrated back into the flock, but main roo has a bad attitude..(he's great on all other levels)...so I have been supervising her outings....I don't mean you need to knock him off his feet, but, it stops aggression without me having to step in....my two cents
I'll put that one in the bank for future reference. Thanks!
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
My meaties were off heat by 2-3 weeks inside the garage as long as temps stayed above 50F. Off completely by 4 weeks regardless of temps. I have them in groups of 9-10 for warmth.
The more space you give them the less often it has to be cleaned & the more exercise they get, which helps strengthen their legs.
They do not need a roost, but if you choose to give them 1 make sure it is very low (4-6 inches off the ground) & extremely sturdy (you would have to stand on it to break it) & as wide as possible to help reduce pressure points on the feet that can lead to bumblefoot very quickly due to their weight.
Ferment feed for highest weight conversion, least mess & less smell from poop.
We shall not speak of the contents of my 4 brooders nor my 4 bators
Thanks for the info on meaties, also great info for the future. Oh I think we should speak about your brooders and bators...
Inquiring minds want to know!
19 meaties in 2 groups
1 EE pullet waiting for friends to go to the coop with
2 ancona ducklings
4 buckeye pullets
1 bresse mix
1 male rhodebar
+/- 40 rainbow layer chicks
134 chicks, ducks & poults due Easter weekend (in 2 bators)
midget whites, calls, slate/palms, anconas, rainbow layers filling 1/2 of bator 3
Calls & rainbow layers in lockdown due Monday in bator 4
Slate/palms & anconas waiting to go in bator 3 Monday for Cinco de Mayo HAL
More rainbow layers to go in on 14th for Cinco de Mayo
Mallards, blrw & bbs eng orps being shipped to me next week
All bators are hand turned.
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
I want turkey eggs! Lol
OK, I'll even settle for poults at this point if I have to.
I have slate & slate/palm eggs, or I can ship poults. PM me if interested.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
How's this Wing?
Love the pens, need 1 for my calls. And definitely agree with the sign...lol