Originally Posted by troyer
He will most likely look similar in color to this.
Thanks for the picture!
Originally Posted by karenandgreg Hello Birdsboro Berks County here.2 Red Sex Links and 2 LIR Buffs and looking for more.
You can always find more chickens here....
Originally Posted by dheltzel
It was nice meeting you in person, I'm glad the chicks went to someone who appreciates their genetics.
wingstone, you're Rhodebar's grandkids are really spreading out across the area.
They'll be spreading into Bradford County soon hopefully!
Originally Posted by fisherlady
I am about 35-40 minutes south of 80... but nowhere near flat here, our house is on a ridge at over 1900 ft...
Too early in the year!?! It's never too early for chicks.... just ask our broody hens!!
A few more pics of Gracie's latest... she ended up with 6.... she's going to have her wings full in a couple of weeks!
So cute! She really is a world class broody! Question for you, do female silkies make different funny chicken noises, or is it just the Roos? My boy makes this squawky gargled call, hard to explain!
Originally Posted by stake
I got my original chicks from Pickering in the last week of Feb a couple of years ago....I kept them inside 8 weeks then out to the grow out pen....they probably could've gone out earlier...depends on where you live....if this is your first time with chicks here's a couple of things to think about...
1 free range of penned
2 cold hardy
3 bears confinment
5 egg color
6 LF or Bantem
1 you will have some loses or may get an unwanted roo or two...get extas
2 build a coop twice the size of the number you think you want
3 whatever you think you want now...as you learn more you will want different breeds (hint extra coop space)....
my two cents...
Excellent advice, and let me add again...Make the coop bigger than you think you need.
Iheard the advice but did not need it, I am sorry now.
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
Welcome new people!
Chicks now? Only 120 quail eggs and two dozen chicken eggs in the incubator.
Keeping mice out of feed? I store it in metal trash cans. Don't worry about the coop.
My runs are large and open, not much reason to worry about bio, wild birds are in there all the time. I just hope for the best.
Plenty of people here with lots of breeds that are willing to share.
I'm pretty low key here too. I keep my feed in a big plastic locking box, and don't worry about in the run. I try to keep my girls safe from predators more than biohazards, buts that's just me. I figure I can't prevent everything, so I just try to focus on the big obvious issues.
Originally Posted by Wasabisclucks
Are there bio concerns with open walks? We are planning on letting our birds use our side yard, around 20'x40', sharing with our dog
My birds free range in my small suburban backyard with my dog. I think the biggest danger is being able to trust your dog. My dog was desensitized early with the young chicks, so she doesn't bother them at all. In fact, the hens peck at my pitbull mix if she gets to close to them!
Gross reality though, on occasion, I have seen my chickens picking out corn from the dog poop.
So be sure to clean that stuff up. Oh, ands some dogs do eat chicken poop too. Maybe I should stop now.... Edited by AnneInTheBurbs - 2/8/15 at 6:44pm