Don't underestimate the power of the Force...
Naked Neck/Turken Thread - Page 1459
I recently went to the local dog pound to hire a possum trap and came out adopting a lovely NN hen! She was found running down a local street and brought in.
She is currently extremely afraid of humans and most things. She spends most of her day perched in a tree. Does anyone have experience of taming NN birds and have any tips to pass on?
Treats and time.
Mine are several gens (actually many gens) and they still occasionally have "stubble", never actual feathers and the stubble disappears I assume at molt.
Question - has anyone ever used an electric fence for naked necks? I have one currently set up for my cream leg bars' paddock and the fence info says that poultry are insulated by their feathers (and only get shocked if their comb touches the fence). So I'm thinking that a naked neck is more likely to get a shock. Was thinking of using something non-electric for the NN paddock and just being more vigilant (biggest risk is aerial predators anyway), but thought I'd ask...
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By today's count....69 to 71. I'm having a hard time remembering them all right now. Of those, 26 are the chicks and the rest are either already laying age, or just reaching laying age. It only seems overwhelming when I actually think about the number.
When I told my husband (three years ago) that I'd like to get some chickens he surprised me by buying me a small coop that would comfortably hold about 4 birds. It sat in our yard for two years while I did research on chickens and chicken keeping, and then debated with him over where the coop should go. (I won that debate. I win all the debates. ) Well, when I had finally decided on the breeds I wanted I left to get "four" chicks from the feed store....and came home with ten instead. Since then the numbers have just kept increasing. So have the projects.
LMAO! I thought I was the only one who used the force while driving! My husband and son laugh at me when I gesture with my hand to "push" another car out of my way.
IIRC that's one of the main leg feathering genes and is recessive.. but it helps a lot with leg feathering when combined with other leg feather genes.
It is also the same gene that drives show breeders crazy- they actually call it "stubs". It floats around just a little good as you observed..