Originally Posted by HEChicken
Oh no, its a leghorn. LOL - I guess you forgot. Here is what you wrote at the time:
This chick has the yellow legs like the others and looks identical to the older group - just a little smaller since its younger. Of course I am calling them Buff Leghorns because they all came out looking 100% buff - that rooster's genes must really be dominant. I'm hoping they carry the mottling gene per their mothers though, so next generation might carry some spots.
This morning the LGDs were barking at something frantically in the pasture. I figured it was probably a snapping turtle but I put on my boots to go and investigate and found it was a huge snake - it looked like the adult version of the pile of snakes I found the other day. Nearby was a dead fish so I picked it up, only to have it wiggle in my hand. I ran and threw it in the pond and then spent the next hour going around finding more. In all, I put 52 live fish and a live bullfrog tadpole back in the pond. Most of them were very fortunate to be alive - they were lying really on just wet ground, with maybe ⅛" inch of water and I'm amazed they were able to live long enough that way for me to rescue them. Of course, I'm sure I just threw them back in the pond so they can become a meal for the herons and egrets that spend all day fishing here
Yeah I did forget but I had sold two chicks to someone else for a broody hen right before you got those two & it was them that got the Buff Orp chick.
Originally Posted by lizzyGSR
I find it ironic that ya'll are complaining about the rain. We've had rain in the forecast several times and have missed out several times. WE could actually use the rain. Anyone care to share???
Lizzy we would glady send some your way, we're just overwhelmed with it all over here. The ground is so saturated that there is nowhere for more water to go so it's just sitting on the ground in places. The rivers are coming out of their banks as well. The fairgrounds here in town are already flooded.
Originally Posted by mama23grlz1boy
Good morning! I'm from the Kansas city area. This is my first chicken experience. I have 8 chicks, but fear that I may have a few roos.
Welcome to the KS thread. Tell us about your chicks, we always like to hear about what people have & if you take pics share those as well.
I'm still hatching guinea keets, I have had some hatch 3 days early even, crazy little things. I sent 25 home with someone yesterday & 15 the day before that. I should have my last order ready soon for those. I had one escape the other day when I was trying to move them to my crate to count & it just jumped out on the floor & disappeared. I couldn't find it & then the next day it was yelling from under the brooder & I went to catch it & my Yorkie got it first. She is so tiny she can get under things I can't so she caught it & she must have broken it's neck.