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post #11 of 356

My babies I just hatched. (from Mary's flock)  They are so sweet.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #12 of 356
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Originally Posted by Happy Chooks View Post

My babies I just hatched. (from Mary's flock)  They are so sweet.

 

 


Soooo, what sex are they?

 

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #13 of 356

We just can't help ourselves can we Kathy?  Don't you have some fencing to put up?  gig.gif

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post #14 of 356
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We just can't help ourselves can we Kathy?  Don't you have some fencing to put up?  gig.gif


Not yet. I'm a procrastinator. I will do fencing the day before it is needed.  cool.png

 

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #15 of 356

for those of you that have this breed, I have a question.

Are your blue isbars anti-social? Mine hide all the time. They are separated from the rest of my breeds and I have to hang out for a while just to get a glimpse of them, they stay inside. I am not sure if they are shy or just don't like the cold? Of course time will tell, but was wondering what anyone else was experiencing...

thanks!

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Krista- mom to 7 with an amazingly understanding husband   . chocolate runners, b/b/s orps, jubilee orps, bantam chocolate orps, project lf choc orps, blue breda fowl and a some cool exotic hens for eating eggs

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post #16 of 356
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Originally Posted by klf73 View Post

for those of you that have this breed, I have a question.

Are your blue isbars anti-social? Mine hide all the time. They are separated from the rest of my breeds and I have to hang out for a while just to get a glimpse of them, they stay inside. I am not sure if they are shy or just don't like the cold? Of course time will tell, but was wondering what anyone else was experiencing...

thanks!



I wouldn't say mine were "anti-social", but mine would fall more under the "shy" category.

When they moved from the brooder house to their own pen (about 7 weeks old), they spent a lot of time in their shelter (I chalked part of this behavior up to the fact that they went out just as winter was setting in, and the first part of winter here was _cold_!).  I rarely saw more than one or two out at a time, and when they saw me coming, they'd beat feet fast back to "safety".  smile.png   I would torture them every few days by going right up to the doorway and blocking them in, just so I could do proper head counts and make sure all were well.  They hated that!  But, as they learned the routine, they would spend more time outside. Regular "treats" did the trick I think............they now know, like all the rest of my birds, that certain colors of buckets mean certain treats ("treats" meaning special foods like BOSS, ground boiled eggs, greens, etc), and they watch for that.  big_smile.png  They are now just about 5 months old, and they greet me at the door every morning for their breakfast.  It takes a bit to win them over, but their curiosity will get to them.  big_smile.png

Enjoy.............they are such fascinating birds!

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Waltz's Ark Ranch - "Where Average Just Won't Do!"

Striving to Protect, Preserve, Perfect - in the 5th decade of bird husbandry!

Taking reservations for 2014 for many varieties of Sussex, English Orpingtons, Marans, Sicilian Buttercups, Sultans, Swedish Flower Hens, Isbars, Breda, Augsburgers, and more - http://www.naturalark.com/poultry.html - NPIP & AI certified

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post #17 of 356

I just hatched out two blue isbars this morning - REALLY pretty chicks.  Is there a way to sex them by feather colors/patterns?  One is a light grey and the other is a darker grey.

post #18 of 356

Carol, are these from my eggs?  wee.gif

 

These were all girls except for one and I don't know which one any more.

 

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Both of these were splash girls.

 

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This was a black girl.

 

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Visit my blog!  the Egg Farm ! 

 

the Egg Farm, breeding Icelandic chickens, fainting goats, emus, & donkeys on five acres in northern California.  Visit my website and check it all out! 

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Visit my blog!  the Egg Farm ! 

 

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post #19 of 356

And to thoroughly confuse you, these are both boys:

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

Reply

Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #20 of 356

Yes - they're from the eggs I got from you!  Thanks!  Still have four other eggs in the bator, but don't see pips in any of them.  The chicks are pretty - I'll get a photo later.  One of mine look light like the chicks in your first pic - and then the other one is darker like your last pic.  Maybe I have a girl and a boy.  Time will tell.

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