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The site's been doing that to me also Wickedchicken6 for the past 4 days I think.

 

I didn't think about that with my cockerel. He's the sweetest boy. Yesterday when one of the younger cockerels was pestering him I scooped him up and he grabbed a hold of the draw string on my hoodie and held onto it for dear life. I'd almost like to have a cockerel around that didn't go all hormonal on me.

 

I've just about decided that my OEGBs are going to have to have their own pen come spring. I saw one of Rosie's half brothers try to mount the little wheaten pullet and I was immediately pulling him off of her and shoving him on his way. I think I uttered something about fried chicken and inviting him for Sunday dinner along the way.

 

In warm weather I like to stand outside by their hardware cloth covered window and listen to them muttering to one another at sun set. Such a magical moment.

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post #58502 of 62323

pretty nifty there huh duluth

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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post #58503 of 62323

I saw that pic Cynthia. She's smart. I've never seen any of mine tuck it so well. Mine tuck but their comb's sticking out...lol.

 

  

 

Thanks Cynthia! Mr. Maran is one of the EE chicks from the Feb 15th hatch when I got the surprise black chicks...lol.  You may remember. (I may have been just a bit excited...lol)

He's been a complete gentleman from day1 with the everyone and he's always very regal and stately. He rules with little to no fighting and he's so super scary smart...he watches everything like an OEGB. He almost freaks me out. I love his look, don't like the straight comb and big wattles due to cold hardiness but he will never leave here. Biggest rooster I have. And he's SO huggable. He gets hugged a lot. :love   

I thought Mr. Maran "might" be from Mr Rock, but then I got the other guy sitting with him. He's from this summer. He's a full EE; Mr Red with my base hens...and I got him. :idunno He's more skittish. Waiting to see if he's replacement worthy.

 

 

 

The only thing is his female offspring may be slow to mature.  I've had that happen to a few of my OEGB females. Either Mr. Maran shows up and with one swipe knocks the offending rooster off...or the entire group of OEGB roosters show up and kick butt. I look forward to having the roosters separate. No oopsies, no accidental breakouts.  I hope to AI hens. :hu  Not so sure how that will go. :gig

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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post #58504 of 62323
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:hide I have my Halloween chicks still under a light, (it's only 125 watt) in the building with the roosters. I plan on moving them to the coop as soon as it turns nice.

 

 

 

Do whatever works for you. I was very nervous when I first got chicks and was very strict with the 95 degrees for a week, reduce by 5 degrees a week rule. And then I had broodies... in the middle of Maine winter. I saw the chicks on frozen ground, cold wind blowing, happy as can be. Sure, they'd go warm up under momma, but I was amazed at their resilience. After that I let the chicks dictate how much and how long they wanted heat. The first week (until they get loud at night and too stinky for the house) they spend upstairs in the living room getting used to humans. It's between 55 and 75 in here. Then they'll move to the basement, which is minimally heated but generally stays around 65 but can get as cold as 45. It's at this point that they start to lose the heat lamp. The first hour or so they're all huddled up and cold, and then they realize they aren't going to die, and just start running around acting normal. It's pretty amazing. I keep a close watch on them and will turn the lamp back on if needed. I raise my chicks on 22% protein and they feather out pretty quick. Depending on how many I have I'll move them out to the coop all at once or in groups. They'll spend a few days in a cage in the coop, then be let loose. I have never lost one to the cold and they're generally outside by mid-Feb. 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

 

Easy and as natural as you can get without a hen.

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 #58505 of 62323

I have a heating pad I never use bought it new

think I will give it trey with the ones in bator now after they hatch..

actually dropped my light on on one of the eggs :barnie

it does have lots of veining hopefully it will make it did not

break the membrane if nothing else I have strong membranes on my girls eggs

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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post #58506 of 62323
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I saw that pic Cynthia. She's smart. I've never seen any of mine tuck it so well. Mine tuck but their comb's sticking out...lol.

 

  

 

Thanks Cynthia! Mr. Maran is one of the EE chicks from the Feb 15th hatch when I got the surprise black chicks...lol.  You may remember. (I may have been just a bit excited...lol)

He's been a complete gentleman from day1 with the everyone and he's always very regal and stately. He rules with little to no fighting and he's so super scary smart...he watches everything like an OEGB. He almost freaks me out. I love his look, don't like the straight comb and big wattles due to cold hardiness but he will never leave here. Biggest rooster I have. And he's SO huggable. He gets hugged a lot. :love   

I thought Mr. Maran "might" be from Mr Rock, but then I got the other guy sitting with him. He's from this summer. He's a full EE; Mr Red with my base hens...and I got him. :idunno He's more skittish. Waiting to see if he's replacement worthy.

 

 

 

The only thing is his female offspring may be slow to mature.  I've had that happen to a few of my OEGB females. Either Mr. Maran shows up and with one swipe knocks the offending rooster off...or the entire group of OEGB roosters show up and kick butt. I look forward to having the roosters separate. No oopsies, no accidental breakouts.  I hope to AI hens. :hu  Not so sure how that will go. :gig

 

 This is exactly what I am looking for in a rooster..and also..has to be one that won't crow all day.  As you can see by my photos, I am the ...Back Yard Chicken...keeper.  Have neighbors close by.  Sometimes I can keep one for a while, then they always seem to think it's fun to show off their vocal cords more often.  :)    Little stinks.  I had a beautiful Heritage RIR that sounds like your boy here.   He was a sweetheart.  Treated the ladies so well, came around me just fine.  Not mean at all.  But, like I said, they find their song.  His was beautiful.   It was hard placing him, but I got some babies out of him.  :)

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #58507 of 62323
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I have a heating pad I never use bought it new

think I will give it trey with the ones in bator now after they hatch..

actually dropped my light on on one of the eggs :barnie

it does have lots of veining hopefully it will make it did not

break the membrane if nothing else I have strong membranes on my girls eggs


remember standard heating pads have a timer that turns them off after about two hours.  The ones used for Brooding are chosen for having a switch that turns that off.

 

Read the first page of the site @bruceha2000  posted and it will give you the type of heating pad to use or to look for.

 

deb

Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

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Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,

Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.

Future poultry:  Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy

"A dream without a plan is just a wish" Katherine Paterson

Regarding the horses in our lives

 

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post #58508 of 62323

I know this one does have a two hour shut off or you can bypass that

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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you don't know how many nails I have broken trying to pick those coins up.

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