Originally Posted by allysin
Welcome to the fun thread!
Originally Posted by newlinta
Tim...from Cumberland County(west of the river from Harrisburg).
I've spent hours and hours reading threads on BYC...sooo much awesome information!
I don't currently have chickens, though I did grow up raising them at our house and my grandmother's chicken farm next door...lol
I have 3 dogs, 4 shaft tail finches and am currently halfway through hatching out some button quail eggs in my homemade incubator.
It's my first try at it so we'll see how it goes. Lol
I am really interested in keeping Blue Sweedish Isbars!
Anyone relatively local have chicks or hatching eggs available?
(I might also consider cream legbars)
Please let me know if you can help me out.
Welcome Tim! There's plenty of advice here..
Originally Posted by kristalb
Hi all! I'm from Newtown, in Bucks County. Looking for local hatching eggs starting in Feb/March. Let me know if anyone wants to sell a few to a newbie hatcher!
Hello there! I'm about 30 minutes from you in Warminster. Dheltzel has some fine hatching eggs and chicks come spring. My girls have been going broody frequently, if you still need chicks in a couple months.,,.
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Thank you, she is a mutt, Was a rescue from a bad situation so don't know her actual parentage, but i think a silkie mix, and she lays a beautiful green egg. I would take 10 more of her any day of the week.
Thank you! She is certainly an absolutely photogenic hen, she makes a great subject because she always seems to be posing.
X10! I haven't been bit (that I know of) but they just give me the creepy crawlies like nothing else can! My house has a crawl space, so I deal with them...I still hate them, but I deal with them.
Thank Fisherlady for the photos, it really cheered me up as I spend my time in the hospital. I have a silkie mix too that I love. I would have a bunch more of her if it was possible. Some of those musts are the best!
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs Wow! Sounds like an amazing run. I'm going to give some unsolicited advice, if you haven't built it yet, please consider covering at least some (if not all) of the run with roofing. You will thank me when the winter snow and spring rain have turned your run into a muddy, poopy soup. It's the perfect combination of muck to slip in while changing out water and food.
My main coop is on the edge of the woods, the birds spend lots of time in there in the summer cooling off and dust bathing.
X2, definitely add a roof to your run. I'm going to try to two that this year, but i have to find the time.