If anyone is interested, my slate blue turkeys have kicked into overdrive and are laying like crazy. I've already hatched several and have a second batch in my incubator. $4.00 an egg, shipping will be USPS priority. Eggs will be double wrapped. Shipping cost would depend on how many eggs are shipped/box size. Most likely medium or large flat rate boxes. Send me a message if you are interested.
Just stopping in to say " hello "
Time is something that I do not have much of lately, I keep up with reading the post, but usually to tired at night to even think about commenting....I get cranky when tired..
The yard is full of dandelions, give me some day idea's besides just feeding to the bunnies... nothing to involved.
I said it may be Henbit, but I am not sure, I will have to check my reference book and make sure.
Gold star for chicken math!
Hahah chicken math catches up with you. I just wanted 6 hens. Now I have 15 chickens, 14 hens and 1 rooster, in one pen. 2 silkies in another pen, and the silkie hen is sitting on 6 eggs. I have 2 free ranging roosters, and 2 free ranging guineas. In my duck run I have 7 ducks with a duck sitting on over 20 eggs. Inside I have 6 silkie chicks, 25 meatie chickens, and 6 turkeys. In the incubator I have 48 eggs (24 chickens and 24 ducks)
My advice would be to build a bigger coop than you think you need. You will find out that you will want different breeds of chickens. I love having different colors in the fridge. So many colors to choose from, white, brown, green, blue, olive green, pink. Good luck on your chicken adventure.
You get a gold star for your chicken math too!
You can't have one, because it will get lonely. You can't have two because one might die. You can't have three because it's an odd number.
You can't have four because chicks are prone to birth defects, so you need to get extras to take their place.
You can't have ...
Best evidence I have heard yet!
And this is precisely how I ended up with 30 chickens, 8 turkeys, 4 geese, 2 peafowl, 11 quail, 11 mear roos, 14 bbw turkeys, 20+ chicks in the brooder, an incubator that holds about 400 eggs, another cabinet bator coming from my aunt that holds around 300 eggs, 3 styro bators, and most of that first bator either full or getting there. It all started with 4 chicks & 2 ducklings that my then 4 yr old talked me into buying when we went into TSC for kitty litter during Chick Days 4 years ago.
And you get a gold star for chicken math too. Haha!
(I'm still earning mine...)
I've been around farms & animals my entire life & wanted to be a vet when I was a kid. It's accumulated knowledge & a lot of it applies to poultry as well as other animals. So I guess you could say, I have 40 years experience with animals & 4+ specific to poultry. (Plus I do a lot of research.)
To clarify my earlier questions on building some type of chicken tractor: I thought that I wouldn't need to include a feeder on the tractor because I would be feeding inside the coop. Is this wrong? (I thought that some of you may have thought that I didn't intend to give feed at all.)
That's what I thought...
I don't keep my feeders in the coop, only because I find they don't eat enough when I have, but, to each, his own.
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Edited by SilkieSensation - 4/29/15 at 5:57pm