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post #11 of 19

Chicken wire or hardware cloth either on a simple wood frame would work. No need to get elaborate with it. Unless there is some other way of getting ventilation in the tub I wouldn't use plastic or glass.


Edited by RonC - 4/19/12 at 9:29am
Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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post #12 of 19

I love reading these posts and seeing that all newbies are going through the same thing! Mine are 2 1/2 weeks old and their wings look huge compared to their body size! I have 3 GSL's and 2 bantams. And they can fly alright! I too expect to come home from work one day and find them on the floor because they flew out! They are in a big box right now and the sides are easily 18" but they can fly up about a foot. Won't be long!! Their feathers are starting to come in between their wings. If you want day by day changes, you should take pictures every day - I am fascinated that each morning they have more feathers!!

3 GSL pullets - Ariel, Belle and Goldilocks, one lemon cuckoo orpington roo - Mr. Big, 1 loveable kitty and one fabulous DH - all spoiled!!!

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3 GSL pullets - Ariel, Belle and Goldilocks, one lemon cuckoo orpington roo - Mr. Big, 1 loveable kitty and one fabulous DH - all spoiled!!!

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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Kikiriki View Post

Hi Delta2 23,

Love your pictures...my girls resemble yours. Are yours golden sex links? I'm a newbie, and can not yet easily identify types except some really obvious ones!

Yes, my chickens are sex-links. smile.png I think the one in the pictures is a golden - my others are red sex-links and a lot darker shade of feathers. She was always the 'different' one, quite lucky that we picked her up, because she's always been specially pretty!
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by PeepsAreForMe View Post

I love reading these posts and seeing that all newbies are going through the same thing! Mine are 2 1/2 weeks old and their wings look huge compared to their body size! I have 3 GSL's and 2 bantams. And they can fly alright! I too expect to come home from work one day and find them on the floor because they flew out! They are in a big box right now and the sides are easily 18" but they can fly up about a foot. Won't be long!! Their feathers are starting to come in between their wings. If you want day by day changes, you should take pictures every day - I am fascinated that each morning they have more feathers!!

I agree! I'm a newbie myself and find peace of mind being on the journey with others. : ) Mine are in a large bedded box w/ a lamp right now. No cover, but they are definitely working their wings lol.
post #15 of 19
What about feather development in juveniles? I know this area is for chicks but I haven't found anything about juvies. Mine are somewhere between 12-16 weeks but I don't know because I wasnt the one that purchases them so I didn't get to pester the sales person with a million questions lol.png
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post #16 of 19

I have juvies around the 16 week mark who have been fully feathered for a while. They should keep those feathers and /I think/ go through a molt before they lay. at least that's what I've gathered. I would think it's before, since molting halts egg laying, though maybe they just hold off until all the older gals normally molt and don't do a juvenile molt.

post #17 of 19
My pullet has a few missing wing feathers and im not sure if she's pecking herself, If my little roo is pecking her or what!

What parts of their bodies usually molt first?
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post #18 of 19
I have six baby chicks. 5 r Barred ROCKS all r 16 days old wing feathers, tail & top of backs now. Lrg.Male has issues w little black pullet.He stretches his neck way above her to backer her down! Yes they jump & r try'n to Fly. I have porch screen over a "Toy" box.
post #19 of 19

We used 1" x 1" plastic fencing in a bamboo frame (I just wove bamboo through the edges to keep it straight then taped it off. Easy-peasy to handle, no hardware cloth!

2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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2 GSLs, 3 Olive Eggers, 1 BW cochin bantam (sadly, probably a rooster-shhhh!), four 2wk old OEGB bantams of various colors including blue, and 2 3 weeks old Narragansett turkey poults, along with 3 dogs, DH, wonderful daughter, helpful SIL, and otherwise amazing grandson who cannot be convinced not to shout and run near the chicken so he is banned from the area just now (2 years old)
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