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My Kraienkoppe Chickens

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I got these two Kraienkoppes last week.  The hen has already laid an egg for me and my understanding of the breed is that they are super broody.  Anyone else have any.  Sorry the pics are poor but it was dark in the barn and i used my cellphone.

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Can't wait to get some chicks from these two.

Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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post #2 of 12

Beautiful chickens. I hope she goes broody for you!

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Small kitchen flock of 2 Welsummer hens, 2 SLW hens, and 2 Production Red hens.

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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated"

 

Small kitchen flock of 2 Welsummer hens, 2 SLW hens, and 2 Production Red hens.

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post #3 of 12

great lookin' chickens

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Henely Hatchery-Breeding show quality game bantams!
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How do you make holy water? Boil the Hell out of it.
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post #4 of 12
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Thank you

Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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post #5 of 12

I had a few Kraienkoppes a few years ago.  I liked them best of any breed I've had.  One went broody and was killed partway though setting on fertile eggs.  Another took over the setting and hatched and mothered the chicks.  She was also killed, and yet another raised the chicks for several weeks.  They appeared to be sharing setting and mothering duties when i had them all.  Later, one chose a very unsafe place to set on a huge pile of eggs; it was days before I found her.

They are supposed to be a very broody breed.  They were also by far my friendliest chickens and were not disturbed at all when I handled them or the chicks. 

I've bought chicks a few times since then from feed stores, and always check to see if they have any.  Now that they all have a much safer place to live, I'd love to have some again.  I envy you!

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Ventilation -- may be the most important aspect of coop design

BYC Troubleshooting article -- click here

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

14 hatchery and mutt hens

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post #6 of 12
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I am really looking forward to working with them, bought then on craiglist.  Bought to help with hatching oeafowl eggs but I am really starting to like them as well

Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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post #7 of 12

I also like the breed,as I have six four month old B&B reds.Not much info available on them anywhere.

post #8 of 12

Those are some beautiful chickens. thumbsup

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post #9 of 12

smile Beautiful chickens! I haven't heard of this breed before. Are they docile and friendly? Noisy?

~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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~ MARIE~, ZOey's nana in COOLville, Ohio
1 rooster(OEGame/Andalusian mix), 1 B.A./OEG hen,1 Black Jersey Giant hen, 1 Black Astralorp hen; 1 - ~White Plymouth Rock "Klucky". 1~Delaware hen.
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post #10 of 12
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From what I have read they are extremely friendly. One guy I read had seven roosters in a flock with no problems.  They don't seem too loud.  We can walk up and pick them up with no probkens

Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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Married to the most wonderful wife, dad to four kids!!!!     Our birds:   Peafowl-  India Blue, Midnight Blackshoulders, Whites, Purple white eye , Blackshoulders and Pieds.  Pheasants: Red Goldens, Silvers, Lady Amherst, Swinhoes,  3 Guineas  1 Dog    2 Cats    and a goldfish pond with fish, koi, and some nice frogs.
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