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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

All you people telling me not to worry were RIGHT! One of Cookie's eggs is peeping, one is scratching. Both are the pure BCM eggs. Still waiting on the other two to do something but I'm SO EXCITED!

Come on chicks!!!

 

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:weee

 

:pop

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Last year I had bought some chicks that were hatched in March 2013 and they didn't lay until January 2014.  I am waiting for my new chicks to start laying now. The Barred Rocks are laying and one Easter Egger. My other Easter egger and Amerucana and my Black Australorps haven't started to lay yet. They are all about the same age. It's just a waiting game

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Made a last minute decision to do 1 more batch of Cornish for the year....problem is I need to take a least 100, did not want that many this time around.....anybody local want one Cornish chicks or $1 each...

Catch is late notice, I pick up tomorrow.



LMP
One stop shop,
I have Californian rabbits, 7 weeks old today...from CC's stock...
And the Cornish chicks all in one place.....

oh man..god i love you woman!! ...hahaha....If this would just be a few months from now..I would be at your door!! ...what an awesome chance for anyone looking for meat..chicken or rabbit!!:yesss:

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Thought my chickens slowed down for the year...Turns out they are just covering their eggs with the pine shaving...Had 6 days of eggs covered! Husband is very weird about eating eggs that are kept in coop. So had to throw them away :barnie But on the bright side at least now I can start collecting the eggs again. I did a small introduction between Lucky and out Flock, Lucky is only 2 weeks old so it was done between fencing. Pox, our rooster seemed to be curious and like he might "adopt" her. Is it normal for roosters to be like this? I always thought if anyone would be an issue it would be him LOL Our top hen, Dumpling also seemed interested, but friendly. Both pox and Dumpling are Speckled Sussex.

just a thought , but if this should happen again..you could always cook up those eggs and givem' back to the chickens...maybe that would be okay?..shouldn't hurt them being under there..should it?:idunno

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I can tell you for a fact that you don't need artificial light. I have hatched in July and August. The girls all began when they were due in November and December. Come to think of it, a late August hatch began on time too.

oh i really hope so....cause I can't wait to start getting eggs again..and from your grand-kids!!:jumpy

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How much is a dressed out rabbit, Wing? I did find a place that would order them but they'd be about $25 per rabbit. That seemed a bit high to me to just try it. I've never had rabbit and my husband has only had it once. Before I start building hutches, I need to know if we even like it. 

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Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy View Post
 

oh man..god i love you woman!! ...hahaha....If this would just be a few months from now..I would be at your door!! ...what an awesome chance for anyone looking for meat..chicken or rabbit!!:yesss:

just a thought , but if this should happen again..you could always cook up those eggs and givem' back to the chickens...maybe that would be okay?..shouldn't hurt them being under there..should it?:idunno


I never thought of doing that! I used to feed them the eggs we would miss or whatever. To them or the chicks. Next time ;)

24 chickens and 4 ducks. Hens: speckled Sussex, 2 Red Sex-links, 3 White leghorns.2 silkies, 1 golden comet/Partridge silkie hen, 1 Red sex-link/Partridge silkie hen, 1 White leghorn/Speckled Sussex hen, Roosters: Red sex-link and Brown leghorn/Partridge silkie

3 Barred rocks 3 Red pullets

2 Easter Eggers

2 Millie flur d'uccle's

Ducks: 1 Mallard Drake, 1 Mallard Duck, 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks,

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24 chickens and 4 ducks. Hens: speckled Sussex, 2 Red Sex-links, 3 White leghorns.2 silkies, 1 golden comet/Partridge silkie hen, 1 Red sex-link/Partridge silkie hen, 1 White leghorn/Speckled Sussex hen, Roosters: Red sex-link and Brown leghorn/Partridge silkie

3 Barred rocks 3 Red pullets

2 Easter Eggers

2 Millie flur d'uccle's

Ducks: 1 Mallard Drake, 1 Mallard Duck, 2 Khaki Campbell Ducks,

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Originally Posted by tchoward2 View Post

Collegeville pa here

Welcome to the fun!
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Originally Posted by barbiegirl View Post

Hi and welcome from the Poconos!

Hey Barbiegirl, I'm in albrightsville on vacation, where are you?
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Thank you everyone for your kind comments about our Ellie Bellie.

Yes, after all of my hard searching. I went to a chicken swap this morning not expecting to find any call ducks, and there were so many to choose from. There were more than I've ever seen at a swap at one time. One guy was selling a silver Appleyard trio that was beautiful for 60 dollars. I love Silver Appleyard, Snowy, and Grey call drakes, but I like Chuck and Tuck more smile.png If I wasn't trying to balance the flock already, I would have bought the snowy and SA drakes in a heartbeat. Such cuties. Then I found two pairs and I asked the man if he would sell me just the hens and he said no, but when I explained my dilemma about having two drakes he sold me both hens for $20(!!!). So I don't need hens anymore, but thank you smile.png

I'm gonna post pictures in a little bit.

Waiting for pictures! pop.gif

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Gracie's latest bunch....









Edit to add... getting all 6 in a pic at once is next to impossible!!  But the little chipmunk is a total ham!


So cute! Stop tempting me.......
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Gracie hatched Dec 1, 2013... and this is her third hatch for 2014.  She is a perpetual broody... and an awesome mama... so I don't see her quitting anytime soon!

So far this year I think we are at about 28, I quit counting a while back so would have to check the calendar to get an exact count.  And yesterday another of our Silver Pencil Rocks went into a box an is looking like she is going to stick for her 2nd hatch of the year.  That means all 5 of the SPRs have at least 2 broods this year and one had 3.... I caught another SPR in the box today doing the pancake thing but pitched her out into the yard and told her enough is enough!! LOL... but somehow I don't think it will be that easy!
 If the 2nd SPR does go broody I will just let them share an area so they hatch together. The SPRs have been awesome about sharing hatches and chicks and it makes it easier for everyone when they do that.

Congrats! Is it unhealthy for a chicken to be broody so often? Because my chicken, when she went broody, got fairly thin. But then again, she was just trying to hatch a golf ball. roll.png
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Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy View Post

Hello & Welcome:frow

**Blarney- Awesome coop!! As if anything touched by those Irish hands wouldn't come out looking great:thumbsup !!

**Wing & whoever else involved in the paraffin dip conversation..."Sally's" beauty supply has it, i think in different scents too...and Walmart did have some..has been awhile since i have even had to look....I used to have a paraffin dip machine in my salon..it is so nice and makes your aching hands feel so much better:) ..
if you do happen to have a beautician license, there is also "Cosmo Prof", but you do need a license to get in...they have an awesome assortment of waxes. 

**Stake..I would LOVE to get my hands on some of those, but like Auroradream..unfortunately i am a longgg ways away...sad.png ..total bummer!

I went to close everyone up tonight and just out of curiosity..wanted to see where everyone was sleeping...well, Ginger  & Cordon are laying in the nest boxes with the babies, who are now almost 12 weeks(Wednesday)..the "babies " are sitting on their "moms"...idunno.gif crazy birds...maybe they are cold?...

Also...this is a little bit worry-some...we have found coyote scat at the side of the chicken shed...so, they..or it have been here, but have not.. as of yet..caused any issue for us.fl.gif   We are holding hope that it has found "greener" pastures to live or someone around here has finally caught this thing.
It has taken out over 20 chickens from my neighbor on the hill and two of her ducks, they have taken shots, but have missed....,has attacked a small dog in this neighborhood..and just has been an all around menace.....really need to get this animal.."under-control"....so to speak. Not going outside with "protection", especially now that the grand daughter is here so much! 
Hope all and theirs are well and warm tonight! Today was the first day we turned on the propane heater...a very real bummer!hmm.png


What does coyote scat look like? My neighbor said we have one that roams in the suburbs. Are they nocturnal?
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Originally Posted by wingstone View Post

Made a last minute decision to do 1 more batch of Cornish for the year....problem is I need to take a least 100, did not want that many this time around.....anybody local want one Cornish chicks or $1 each...

Catch is late notice, I pick up tomorrow.



LMP
One stop shop,
I have Californian rabbits, 7 weeks old today...from CC's stock...
And the Cornish chicks all in one place.....


Wing, if I had even a little more room, I would take you up on that for sure.
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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

All you people telling me not to worry were RIGHT! One of Cookie's eggs is peeping, one is scratching. Both are the pure BCM eggs. Still waiting on the other two to do something but I'm SO EXCITED!

Yay! Keep us posted!
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Annie, I am in Monroe county by Tannersville. I am 5 minutes from the Crossings Outlet stores.

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Update! So far 2 external pips and peeping like crazy! The two that are hatching so far are both the pure BCM. So excited to see babies tomorrow smile.png
Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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Chickens
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, Rhodebars, bearded silkies, good laced/buff laced polish, black/lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys
Bourbon red, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Www.onemountainacres.weebly.com

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!
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My hubby just got a weird phone call. We have an ad on craigslist for 3 hens for sale. The person calls asking if we have roosters. Hubby said we do (we were going to process them this weekend but it rained). The guy says he wants an all black one and a black and brown one for eating. He wanted to know what they looked like and we send some pictures. He was really interested in what they looked like. If you are going to eat them why so interested in the color and pattern. Then he asked if we have Muscovy ducks for sale. Hubby said we have Muscovy ducks but they aren't for sale. No where in my ad did I say I had ducks for sale. We found that very odd. I hope he doesn't want to do anything horrible with the roosters. :( Does that phone conversation seem odd to anyone else?

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