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post #69161 of 88735
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Originally Posted by Bleenie View Post

LOL, yes! Muscovies too!  I totally spaced on that, I've been so frazzled trying to figure out what babies to keep and not keep... it's horrible trying to start a project because all the babies are SO CUTE th.gif

 



 

 


You may wanna get together with pettec63, she is skovie lover as well !!!!!!!!!!

 


Edited by Chickielady - 3/29/12 at 7:51pm

 French Silver Cuckoo Marans; French Blue Copper Marans , Crele  albertan turned crele marans project, BBS Jersey Giants & Also started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

 French Silver Cuckoo Marans; French Blue Copper Marans , Crele  albertan turned crele marans project, BBS Jersey Giants & Also started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

post #69162 of 88735

Well, the reason why I came back here is to give all those on the wet side yet more wonderful news !

I went to look into the green house and it is FULL of No SEE Ums  having a PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!

so i turned on the big fan............

 

OH GOODIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Get your bug spray of choice ready !!!        somad.gif   

 

 French Silver Cuckoo Marans; French Blue Copper Marans , Crele  albertan turned crele marans project, BBS Jersey Giants & Also started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

 French Silver Cuckoo Marans; French Blue Copper Marans , Crele  albertan turned crele marans project, BBS Jersey Giants & Also started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

post #69163 of 88735

 

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OK Fine if ya gotta know.

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HA HA Looks like the thing the gynecologist uses..........you might wanna call around and see if any of them have any used ones...................lau.gif

I have no clue but think I will stick with caulking gunz ! ! !
 

 

                    Striving for perfection    Settling for nothing short of excellence !!!!       
 Quincy blue merl Aussie with 2 blue eyes,  1 beloved Quaker parrot  Buddy who passed 4/10/09
        

                    Striving for perfection    Settling for nothing short of excellence !!!!       
 Quincy blue merl Aussie with 2 blue eyes,  1 beloved Quaker parrot  Buddy who passed 4/10/09
        

post #69164 of 88735

Ok back on track to chicken things!!

 

First off!!  welcome-byc.gif    to all the new peeps!!  There are a lot of good peeps on here, and you will learn lots!!

CR that is awesome work!!  very cool!!

Zgoat!!   LOVE THE BABIES!!!   love.gif

can hardly wait till mine are here!!

 

So, I reported yesterday that I had eggs that were pipping right??

this has been the worst hatch since I have been hatching!!!   They all pipped a day early, only two made it out completely by themselves, one died in the egg after pipping and one is still only 3/4ths out!!  I don't know if it's cause I have always had bigger numbers of eggs or what?? I am just so frusterated with the hygometer temp thing!!  I think I find one acurate and it's not!!!  Anyway, OH yea I need to know if any of you know what kind of bantams these are!!!!???hide.gif

 

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They teenie tiny and I was looking for self blue something bantam, to do mate testing later with my B AM's  ??

The guy didn't know?

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

post #69165 of 88735
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Okay, so mine are not fart eggs. They are eggs with no shell. Why would a mature bird (2 or 3 years old) who has ample access to layer, and oyster shells. Clean environment. Has been wormed regularly. Plenty of room to run and roost...lay one? 

 

also, NO ONE is laying. I took the heat lamp out, maybe I will put back in a llittle light to see if that will kick start them. I have 6 in the layer pen. There will be more added this summer...but the one who was laying went broody - so I put serama eggs under her.

 


Shell-less eggs can be caused by a multitude of reasons, but what has happened is the egg (membrane attached) passes too quickly through the hen's Uterus, also called "the shell gland" where the egg spends 80% of it's time as the egg shell is formed around the membrane, encasing it.

I have heard a frightened hen can lay a shell-less egg, hens disturbed by stress or fear.

It does not necessarily mean the hen has not enough nutirents or oyster shell.

Usually it happens more often in certain "high strung" breeds.

My Ameraucanas lay a "blob" egg as I call them, every once in a while.

If your birds are not laying it is due to light.

They must have 16 hours of light to activate the egg factory big_smile.png  I do not think the heat lamp will help...try a nice bright Florescent or at minimum a 60 watt incandescent bulb on a timer srat at 5 AM & off at 5 PM to start with..then they have a bit of day light left in which to seek a roost before it gets dark or they will be trapped on the coop floor if the light suddenly goes out & it is too dark for them to roost.

 



Thank you, I was thinking they needed more light. I will put one in either tomorrow night or Saturday. I was hoping that with the days being longer (if only just a tiny bit) would work...but not yet I guess. And the days have been very dark and rainy too.

 

Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
post #69166 of 88735

Julie I totally understand your frustration. BUT here is another idea to think about. Can you get in touch with the farmers who have the wheat and corn? If so inform them of what is going on and they just may take care of the problem for you. See those goats are taking food off their tables (so to speak). And that may reduce the heat on you.

                    Striving for perfection    Settling for nothing short of excellence !!!!       
 Quincy blue merl Aussie with 2 blue eyes,  1 beloved Quaker parrot  Buddy who passed 4/10/09
        

                    Striving for perfection    Settling for nothing short of excellence !!!!       
 Quincy blue merl Aussie with 2 blue eyes,  1 beloved Quaker parrot  Buddy who passed 4/10/09
        

post #69167 of 88735
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Originally Posted by Bleenie View Post

LOL, yes! Muscovies too!  I totally spaced on that, I've been so frazzled trying to figure out what babies to keep and not keep... it's horrible trying to start a project because all the babies are SO CUTE th.gif

 



 

 


You may wanna get together with pettec63, she is skovie lover as well !!!!!!!!!!

 




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YUP!!  love my Skovies!!!   Here's one of my boys!!  love.gif

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

post #69168 of 88735
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Originally Posted by Chickielady View Post

Well, the reason why I came back here is to give all those on the wet side yet more wonderful news !

I went to look into the green house and it is FULL of No SEE Ums  having a PARTY !!!!!!!!!!!!

so i turned on the big fan............

 

OH GOODIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Get your bug spray of choice ready !!!        somad.gif   

 




turn you scovies in there!! Not sure if they will get the no seems, but, if there is anything else in there they will!!!

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

post #69169 of 88735
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Originally Posted by Chicken Rustler View Post

Julie I totally understand your frustration. BUT here is another idea to think about. Can you get in touch with the farmers who have the wheat and corn? If so inform them of what is going on and they just may take care of the problem for you. See those goats are taking food off their tables (so to speak). And that may reduce the heat on you.



 I know CR, I have been fl.gif  fingers that the Wheat guy would come along to check on something and see them, I've been taking pictures too and have the date and time recorded!!  I just don't know who they are!!  See what this guy doesn't know, is I grew up around here, I KNOW a lot of people, and word has gotten back to me about the fact that no vet will come take care of his cows cause he doesn't pay them, but here's something else, he doesn't work, he's scraggly and older (15 or 20 more then us)  but, he bought himself and relatively new Ford crew cab one ton diesel?? and his live in girlie a new car??  But, he can't feed his animals or get them spayed or neutered!!

we call that the "farmer mentality"

because animals are expendable you can always get more!!!  somad.gif

 

He finally move one dog cause I was so angry that it barked all the time and he would just stand there and not say anything I started screaming for it to shut up and they heard me!!  I don't care!!  I used to teach my dogs to only bark when it was needed, it's really not that hard!  It's the fact he doesn't give a ****!!!  ya know???  I try to respect people's quiet and space, I guess I expect too much for them to do the same for me!! 

 

I certainly don't think he's selling drugs, but he has enough to go around and buy up all these "show" tractors and keep them strewn all over his yard as well!!  It's a pig sty!

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

Julie ~ Grateful for my God, my freedom, my family !
If you love your freedom thank a Vet!
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness."  Mark Twain
Still raising  Reg Nubian Goats. Heritage  Buckeyes, Bantam Ameraucana's and Bantam Rhode Island Reds.

www.mmvranch.webs.com        

 

 

post #69170 of 88735
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There are alot of them here & also another thread for E WA............you may wanna check that out.          welcome-byc.gif


Thank you so much. I certainly will look for that thread. :)

 

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