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It is so much quieter around here....................in the last couple of weeks, 35ish crowing roos have "left". 

 

Deb

Mine just started crowing last week.  I am going to miss hearing them but I'm sure my neighbors aren't!  The girls will probably be glad to see them go since they have started to annoy them frequently!

That was probably less than half....................so having the numbers cut back is seriously good!  Now I have to start cutting back on the turkey population.  Six of the motley crew of 13!

 

Deb

The difference between breakfast and chicks, is the temperature you use to "cook" the eggs!

 

What breeds do I have?  More than any sane person would own.

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The difference between breakfast and chicks, is the temperature you use to "cook" the eggs!

 

What breeds do I have?  More than any sane person would own.

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post #13952 of 53800
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Originally Posted by debs_flock View Post

Deann, the polish are beautiful.  Your project is really coming along.  And love the OE, very "motherly" looking!

 

Deb

I really like these two OE hens.  Nothing phases them.  I recently put them in with their dad (CL rooster) and they acted as if they had always lived there and continued laying. They did not miss a beat.  Awesome birds.....   The one with the crest is extremely friendly.  She is almost a pest and kept getting in the way of all the other pictures.  

 

Here is a couple pictures of the Crele Pene and the Part pene (possible moms of the two OE girls)  

 

Crele Pene

 

Part. Pene

Pullets  and Hen for sale including:  
English Orpingtons, Sulmtalers, Bresse and Cream Legbars. See website for complete list and information
 

 

Summer Sale Hatching Eggs:  $40 per Dozen including shipping.  

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Pullets  and Hen for sale including:  
English Orpingtons, Sulmtalers, Bresse and Cream Legbars. See website for complete list and information
 

 

Summer Sale Hatching Eggs:  $40 per Dozen including shipping.  

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post #13953 of 53800
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Originally Posted by debs_flock View Post

It is so much quieter around here....................in the last couple of weeks, 35ish crowing roos have "left". 



Deb

That is awesome News Deb. It always feels good when rehoming roosters.

Splash Wyandottes, Cream Legbars, Norwegian Jaerhon's, Bresse, Marans, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, Isbars, Cream Brabanters, Jubilee Orpington's, Easter Eggers and the list Keeps going... Wonder whats next!! LOL

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Splash Wyandottes, Cream Legbars, Norwegian Jaerhon's, Bresse, Marans, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, Isbars, Cream Brabanters, Jubilee Orpington's, Easter Eggers and the list Keeps going... Wonder whats next!! LOL

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post #13954 of 53800
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Miss Molly,
Bummer you dropped it,  congrats on it being fertile!!!   There will be another one today,  I can feel it.

That would be awesome. I'm ready!

Splash Wyandottes, Cream Legbars, Norwegian Jaerhon's, Bresse, Marans, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, Isbars, Cream Brabanters, Jubilee Orpington's, Easter Eggers and the list Keeps going... Wonder whats next!! LOL

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Splash Wyandottes, Cream Legbars, Norwegian Jaerhon's, Bresse, Marans, Swedish Flower Hens, Icelandics, Isbars, Cream Brabanters, Jubilee Orpington's, Easter Eggers and the list Keeps going... Wonder whats next!! LOL

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post #13955 of 53800
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Originally Posted by JerseyGiantfolk View Post

I clicker trained my Dorking to play the xylophone... chickens are very color/texture motivated animals!! 

 

I would love to see some video of that!

Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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post #13956 of 53800
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Rough day yesterday so I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures of my chickens.  Hanging out with the chickens and taking photos always makes me feel better.     

 

Crele Laced Polish Project the Dark hen in the middle is from the last generation and likely the mother of a couple of these pullets  

 

 

 

OE Project #1 birds.  

 

 

 

Wow, those are beautiful birds, I love the lacing.  The laced polish must be really fun watching run around the yard - so colorful yet with their poofy tops... lol.png

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Originally Posted by debs_flock View Post

It is so much quieter around here....................in the last couple of weeks, 35ish crowing roos have "left". 

 

Deb

Well Owl does go "off" with the rest of my roosters at 6:30, he is the lowest pitch one ... but I swear the fluffy bottom girls (silkies) right outside my window make more noise than he and all the boys do!  I can sleep through crowing - but I cannot seem to sleep through a hen complaining because she wants OUT! lau.gif Bwaaaaaaak, bwaaaaaaaak, bwaaaaaaaak, bwaaaaaaaaack!

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Originally Posted by debs_flock View Post

Deann, the polish are beautiful.  Your project is really coming along.  And love the OE, very "motherly" looking!

 

Deb

I really like these two OE hens.  Nothing phases them.  I recently put them in with their dad (CL rooster) and they acted as if they had always lived there and continued laying. They did not miss a beat.  Awesome birds.....   The one with the crest is extremely friendly.  She is almost a pest and kept getting in the way of all the other pictures.  

 

Here is a couple pictures of the Crele Pene and the Part pene (possible moms of the two OE girls)  

 

Crele Pene

 

Part. Pene

Now I see where the lacing on the OE girls came from, really lovely!  The bottom girl has coloring like my smooth faced EE, that must be a gold wild type pattern.

Dian

 

Everything I say is IMHO.  Usually it is based on my experiences, your mileage may vary...

 

I bought a Silkie to be a broody because my small Styrofoam incubator doesn't like my wood heated house.  However she is so cute I want more... Chicken Math Strikes again!

 

ChickNmamma's Swap Page

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Dian

 

Everything I say is IMHO.  Usually it is based on my experiences, your mileage may vary...

 

I bought a Silkie to be a broody because my small Styrofoam incubator doesn't like my wood heated house.  However she is so cute I want more... Chicken Math Strikes again!

 

ChickNmamma's Swap Page

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2 of my cockerels decided to have a crowing war on this their last day in town!  YIKES!  I sure hope my neighbors don't complain!  I keep running out there and tossing them snacks to distract them.  Do you think that they have me trained???!!!

Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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post #13958 of 53800
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Originally Posted by SilkieRose View Post

Thanks, Molly!! I will do the cartons for my 1st time :)

 

I ALWAYS hatch in cartons...

post #13959 of 53800
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Originally Posted by juststruttin View Post

Rough day yesterday so I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of pictures of my chickens.  Hanging out with the chickens and taking photos always makes me feel better.     

 

Crele Laced Polish Project the Dark hen in the middle is from the last generation and likely the mother of a couple of these pullets  

 

 

Stunning Deanna! Congrats on such nice projects, you should be proud

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Originally Posted by liz9910 View Post


I've often though about this too since I have a broody hen and can't have roosters, lol she wants babies. Of course there is a risk of bringing home a disease also.

 

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I must admit, most of my favorite chickens are roosters, they have such personalities.

Your 2 problems are going to be

1. catching stuff

2. Will she stop laying if she gets moved?  Its common for them to stop laying if there is a big change in routine, moving is pretty big. Its much more likely to work if you borrow her rooster for a week or so,  they don't get out of the mood.

 

I have not seen people charge for roo services  so on that I've got nothing.

 

 

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Originally Posted by juststruttin View Post

Stud service is to practiced among chicks for a couple key reasons 

#1 spread of disease

#2, Hen will likely stop laying for up to 3 weeks when moved

 

You could give AI a shot.  Here is a video on collecting semon for a rooster.  I have never tried it,  but I think it would be a better option,  Here is a video on how do do it.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zfc-TCkduoE

 

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Originally Posted by debs_flock View Post

In this case, to avoid exposing the bird to potential diseases.  The OP doesn't have a roo.

 

It's also used in difficult to breed chickens, such as cochin, etc that have lots of "fluff".  It's also used in commercial turkeys.  They are no longer able to breed naturally due to the weight of the toms.  That is one of the criteria of heritage turkeys, the ability to breed naturally.

 

Deb

 

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I say no way.... Sale or give the person hatching eggs or chicks. Don't risk your flock... Just say'in! Not worth it.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, to EVERYONE who gave their input! 

-I don't think I'll be taking my sweet Buffy over to her house.  I will either break her broodiness completely or let her sit a week or so and then give her some feed store chicks.  I absolutely LOVE the Welsummer eggs from the Wellie chick Buffy raised, so I'm thinking of getting her a trio of Welsummer chicks.  (More pretty rust eggs)

-Another idea is to give her my silkie's eggs to hatch.  Ironically my silkie has never shown any interest in being broody and she doesn't submit easily to our silkie rooster yet.  And, I may try AI with the 2 silkies to ensure fertility.

 

Sorry I'm just able to log in again.....teaching keeps me pretty busy -and after school I have to change hats to Mom, Wife, Domestic Engineer, Chef and not to mention Chickenkeeper!

 

I did want to share that I have officially sold my first carton of eggs!  My son's off-site Spanish teacher told me a while back she'd be interested in buying from us.  She spent one class teaching the kids Spanish words and songs about chickens on account of my son having chickens........It was very nice of her.  So last week I took her 3 pretty eggs which she absolutely loved (and she said she hoarded all to herself-hehe).  It's nice to have a customer that appreciates your eggs as much as she does. 

Here is a photo of the dozen I sold her :

Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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Wife to 1 wonderful husband, homeschooling mom to 1 super son

 

Chickens: 1 RIR named Rhodie, 1 BO named Buffy, 1 PBR named Rocky!  2 EE named Angel and Ebony, 1 Welsummer named Ginger and 2 Golden Comets.

 

6 silkies named: Mysty Blue, Leo Pierre, Cinnamuffin, Cloud, Shadow and Icelynn

14 chicks in the brooder consisting of 3 Welsummers, 3 Barred Rocks, 2 Americanas and 6 d'Anvers

And...

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