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Originally Posted by mysheezab View Post

Glenshaw right outside Pittsburgh big_smile.png

Hi,

 We are in Ligonier. How many others on the list are west of the Alleghenies, Or Chestnut Ridge or Laurel Ridge?

 Welcome!

 Karen

Waterford English Light Sussex

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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post #6882 of 65632
Wing, I have to be in Lititz on December 8 for a Christmas party....could drop them off on the way if you'd like.

http://www.communitywalk.com/pa_bycers/map/1552784

My mixed up flock of Barred Rocks, Red hens, Brown Leghorns, Speckled Sussex,  EEs, BLRW, Buff Orps, Wellies and Delawares Marans and Ameracaunnas, lone Sebright roo  and a Muscovy quad.

 

In quarantine a quintuplet of barred rocks (hopefully hens)

 

In the brooders:  Pekin ducklings, New Hampshire Reds, Buff Orps, Iowa Blue.

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http://www.communitywalk.com/pa_bycers/map/1552784

My mixed up flock of Barred Rocks, Red hens, Brown Leghorns, Speckled Sussex,  EEs, BLRW, Buff Orps, Wellies and Delawares Marans and Ameracaunnas, lone Sebright roo  and a Muscovy quad.

 

In quarantine a quintuplet of barred rocks (hopefully hens)

 

In the brooders:  Pekin ducklings, New Hampshire Reds, Buff Orps, Iowa Blue.

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post #6883 of 65632

What is everyone doing about the mud in their chicken runs? I have tried to tarp mine up so that it doesn't get so wet, yet it is still swamp like... I tried putting hay down, but that just turned into a soggy, muddy mushy mess! We're getting run off from the hill...  What works for you? Thanks!

Michele

 

Mom of 2 kiddos, 1 cat, 1 dog, 4 guinea pigs, 3 hamsters, 17 chickens and many fish! 

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Michele

 

Mom of 2 kiddos, 1 cat, 1 dog, 4 guinea pigs, 3 hamsters, 17 chickens and many fish! 

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post #6884 of 65632
I throw some PDZ down to soak up some of the moisture...but sometimes just have to let it be, not that it matters overly..my chickens think their run is simply a runway to get out into the rest of the yard!

http://www.communitywalk.com/pa_bycers/map/1552784

My mixed up flock of Barred Rocks, Red hens, Brown Leghorns, Speckled Sussex,  EEs, BLRW, Buff Orps, Wellies and Delawares Marans and Ameracaunnas, lone Sebright roo  and a Muscovy quad.

 

In quarantine a quintuplet of barred rocks (hopefully hens)

 

In the brooders:  Pekin ducklings, New Hampshire Reds, Buff Orps, Iowa Blue.

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http://www.communitywalk.com/pa_bycers/map/1552784

My mixed up flock of Barred Rocks, Red hens, Brown Leghorns, Speckled Sussex,  EEs, BLRW, Buff Orps, Wellies and Delawares Marans and Ameracaunnas, lone Sebright roo  and a Muscovy quad.

 

In quarantine a quintuplet of barred rocks (hopefully hens)

 

In the brooders:  Pekin ducklings, New Hampshire Reds, Buff Orps, Iowa Blue.

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post #6885 of 65632
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Originally Posted by nothingbutbirds View Post

does anyone have bantam polish hatching eggs please pm me if u do

 

 

I am waiting on my Bantam BL to start hatching. Should be any day now!!

Raising:

Partridge and Black Silkies

Crested Cream Legbars

Black Copper Marans

Olive Eggers

 

Member of American Silkie Bantam Club

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Raising:

Partridge and Black Silkies

Crested Cream Legbars

Black Copper Marans

Olive Eggers

 

Member of American Silkie Bantam Club

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post #6886 of 65632
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Originally Posted by wingstone View Post

Lined up for nyd hatch are

iowa blue

welsummer

sussex

black langshan

still searching for buckeye

 

I think I would be willing to freeze my butt off for real fresh milk....right now I trade the amish guy down the road he gets 2 dozen eggs and I get a gallon of milk.

i am sure my basement is a sight for someone not used to birds, it is a finished daylight walkout basement but the only things in it are my washer and dryer and a wall of brooders with lights.

 

Can you post a link to that thread?

Raising:

Partridge and Black Silkies

Crested Cream Legbars

Black Copper Marans

Olive Eggers

 

Member of American Silkie Bantam Club

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Raising:

Partridge and Black Silkies

Crested Cream Legbars

Black Copper Marans

Olive Eggers

 

Member of American Silkie Bantam Club

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post #6887 of 65632
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Originally Posted by missydcpc View Post

Wing, if you'd like I can bring a dozen with me Saturday when I come....not sure what kind of mixes you'll get as I have:
Roos: 2 Brown Leghorn, 2 Americaunna, 2 EE, 2 Delaware (well, 1 after last night, idiot wouldn't go in...and got himself eaten) 1 Speckled Sussex, 1 BLRW (splash),
Hens: 1 Brown Leghorn, 1 Delaware, 2 Speckled Sussex, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 BLRW (one black, one blue) 1 black marns, 1 blue marans, 2 PBR, 2 Wellsummers, 2 Reds
None of them are seperated...so lord knows who has done what to whom.

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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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1 JG, 1BO, 1 BLRW, 1 special-needs SLW(r.i.p. 4-21-12), 1 newly added EE/Blue Andelusian (r.i.p. 5-2013, ****** murderous fox), 1 Bichon-Pom, 3 cats(r.i.p. Gus, 6-16-12)(r.i.p. Tiger Lilly, 7-10-14), 2 grown kids, and 1 DH.
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post #6888 of 65632

Good news! 5 black BCM x Comets and 1 Yellow chirping and getting more energy! resting alot yet!  CHAD look at those two in the back!!!! already fluffin up!

 

700

 

 

Do you see the black guy front left (ENLARGE THE PIC BELOW)

he popped out but was sorta weird stuck sideways and his head somehow was back in the shell!

 

IF you notice how LARGE he is..... his back hardly has feathers, I will assume from reading the notes in the

hatching 101 article that he is a result of HIGH HUMIDITY, which makes sence from being in lockdown with all those others for so many extra days...

 

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so after giving that guy a big of help righting himself, I took out the remaining unpipped egg, dont ask my why, my gut told me to is all I can tell you, no other reason...... I candled and his air cell was the size of a DIME, yes DIME!!!

 

I assumed he was either dead or going to die because there was NO NO NO Way he could possibly move in that space that big!

So I marked the candle lines on the shell and started zipping real small along that line, then I saw for sure he was HUGE!!! filling the entire egg!!! you can kinda see in the picture. So I new I had to try to find his beak, which I have learned that TYPICALLY the beak will be found at the lower dip of the air cell, so I wet with just a drop of warm water so I could see through the membrane and there it was!! I cleaned the membrane off his beak with a tweezers and he started breathing, I dont expect the poor thing to live, but I at least had to give him a chance. I went down to check on them again and wet some more because he moved and I wanted to make sure his beak stayed clear

 

I dont want to freak and hang down there and then get upset, its best to let them do their thing and give them time, lotsa time when u help.... he did give me a drop of blood : ( so I stopped after I chipped the top of the shell off a tad more so that he can get out when he is ready, I sure wish I wasnt lazy, I should have ran upstairs for the camera during the candle!

 

But I honestly thought it was a gonner......

 

BOY DOES THAT SOUND LIKE I SHOULD HAVE LEARNED MY LESSON OR WHAT?????????

 

NOTE: these eggs were tossed around and run apon by all those 20+ chicks so they were really dirty!

 

 

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So MAYBE we will see yet ANOTHER MIRACLE Chick!!

And so many people say dont help, I wouldnt have half that I hatched if I didnt help!

But Thank goodness I only had 1 and a half lol to help with allllll these eggs!!!

so yes.... there are 25+ new peeps chirpin down there!

 

REMEMBER these are Chads, from the chickens that a neighbors dog killed!

If he wants them he can have them in a few days after I make sure they will make it!

 

I would love to keep a hen, can you tell male from female of these breeds when chicks?????

post #6889 of 65632
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Originally Posted by MButerbaugh View Post

What is everyone doing about the mud in their chicken runs? I have tried to tarp mine up so that it doesn't get so wet, yet it is still swamp like... I tried putting hay down, but that just turned into a soggy, muddy mushy mess! We're getting run off from the hill...  What works for you? Thanks!

I ended up using fine driveway stone (NOT 2A lol) It wasnt terrible priced either and provides more grit too! and u dont need a whole lot!

post #6890 of 65632
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Originally Posted by MButerbaugh View Post

What is everyone doing about the mud in their chicken runs? I have tried to tarp mine up so that it doesn't get so wet, yet it is still swamp like... I tried putting hay down, but that just turned into a soggy, muddy mushy mess! We're getting run off from the hill...  What works for you? Thanks!

stone dust/ grit works well and costs roughly $20/ton. I get wood chips from the tree trimmers when they are in the area and use that in the runs. I leave it on a pile and turn it once, add grass clippings and leaves. It starts to break down and the chickens go nutz over it! As the stuff starts to break down it's still course and develops squirmy treats for the chickens. big_smile.png

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