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@chickadoodles that first pic could be a welsummer, I had some hatchery ones that some looked perfect and some looked like that, still laid the dark terra cotta spotted eggs. The second pic looks like it has green legs? All my EE have green legs, two from Meyer's have no muff but still green legs and lay green eggs. I'll try to post pics from my old phone.

I got these from Meyer. I guess if I start seeing more than one Wellie egg I will know. :) Thanks

 

I will have to look at this pullets legs again. I thought they were slate? I could be wrong. My other 2 have green legs though. I will try to get a pic of them they are pretty but more skittish for some reason.

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post #51862 of 58071
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Boy SCG, so crappy! What's up with your birds feet? If and when I get a sick bird it usually just 'disappears' quick, I think I'd seek professional help and answers though if I had a continual problem such as this. IDK, super crappy, so sorry...

 

It's just a couple birds that get it chronically. Right now it's just her. 

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post #51863 of 58071
Are they on wire or dirt?
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The run is dirt, shavings, rocks. The coop is shavings and under that the thick rubber stall mats. We replace the roosts yearly. 

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post #51865 of 58071
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The run is dirt, shavings, rocks. The coop is shavings and under that the thick rubber stall mats. We replace the roosts yearly. 

This might help:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Litter-Life-Poultry-Amendment-Gallon/dp/B008M71MMS?ie=UTF8&keywords=southland%20organics&qid=1463179074&ref_=sr_1_11&sr=8-11

post #51866 of 58071
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I feel for you on the birds that eat more than seeds! 
What do you do to protect your plants and things you don't want them in?

This year the kids voted for no veggie garden, only chickens and berry plants hu.gif

However, in the past I have used that white cloth-like grow cover. Is it Remay? It is supposed to be used for frost protection. The peas need to be totally covered in that stuff, until the rest of the world greens up very nicely. It turns out the birds will eat the pea plants down to the ground. Once the peas start to flower, I can take it off.

The other plants that the birds decimate are poppies. They will eat the flower buds right off!!!!! So, I stopped growing those.

For some crazy reason the birds aren't too bad with the raspberries, gooseberries, and serviceberries. I do have trouble with the strawberries... And I haven't found a good solution there. The rodent horde are also major strawberry eaters. sad.png

 

Remay is also good for covering broccoli, cabbage, etc. Keeps the cabbage moths from laying eggs on them but the plants still get plenty of air, light and water.

 

Your boys plan for them AND you and the spouse to eat NO vegetables this year? That doesn't sound healthy.

 

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The feathers do not look EE, they look like gorgeous pencilling. hu.gif

 

Given EEs aren't a breed, they can look like almost anything! 2 of my EEs (1 from Ideal 2012 and 1 from Meyer 2015) have similar penciling. @chickadoodles bird looks a lot like them. 

2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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2 each: Black Australorp, Salmon Faverolles, 1 each Ancona, Easter Egger. From Ideal Poultry, hatched June 12, 2012


2 JGs (non standard BAs??), 2 White Rocks, 2 EEs. From Meyer, hatched June 8, 2015



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post #51867 of 58071
We are supposed to eat whatever they forage, and the berries, and one kid said he would start some nasturiums now, even though it is a little late.

Also, we do have a grocery store in town. wink.png Oh, and chives, we eat loads of chives, since I have those in the garden.

I am hoping the kids will make me dandelion pesto this week, I have been requesting. ya.gif And fireweed shoots, those are just starting, droolin.gif


I haven't seen any fiddleheads though... And even though I keep sending the boys to check NOT A SINGLE MOREL HAS POPPED UP IN MY MOREL PATCH!!!


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Crawling about in the season of lots of light but getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Alaskan

Crawling about in the season of lots of light but getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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post #51868 of 58071

Be patient. Fiddleheads are just starting here. 

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post #51869 of 58071
But I know some people have already gotten morels, and yesterday it hit 60. Do you think the morels might still show up?
Alaskan

Crawling about in the season of lots of light but getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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Crawling about in the season of lots of light but getting darker every minute, and way crazier than usual.
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post #51870 of 58071

The only morals I'm familiar with are the ones that keep me out of jail. 

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