So do you really have 71 chickens? Sorry I can't help you with the Wyandottes, but I'll bet somebody on here can. **cough** minniechickmama **cough**
I am surprised that the HS did that, but it is a good thing. It sounds like you have what they need. Not every fur ball is meant to be a lap fur ball. I am glad ours let me hold them and snuggle up on them though. They don't let everyone in the family do that though. I see them every day and take care of them, the rest of the family it is just occasional. They allow everyone to pet them, but only by the brooder house, which I think it is hilarious and SOOOOO catlike.
Hi Everyone! I am new to chickens and BYC. I live in Elk River. I'm trying to plan for the spring already (maybe just wishing it was spring instead) by figuring out what chickens to add to my flock. Dang chicken math has already caught up with me. Anybody know or have, day old Blue Laced Red Wyandotte and Gold Laced Wyandotte day old chicks? I am looking to purchase in Februaryish. Any leads would be helpful. I just don't want to worry about shipping if I can find it local. Thanks!
I don't have either, but I used to have the BLRWs. Sorry. I don't know of any breeders off hand either. The BLRWs are probably easier to find though than the Golden Laced. Does it matter what quality? Breeder quality or hatchery? You can always become a crazy hatching addict and find some on the hatching egg page and hatch them out yourself ;)
Welcome to the group. I think there are a few folks on this thread from up in your area. If I could figure out how to do that @whomever thing that shows up in blue I could give a shout out to them.
Cresco is about an hour and fifteen for me, so you would have to make most of a day of it. I would check what their background is first since you are looking to breed them. Did you ever get ahold of Bob Vaughn?
I would venture to say that MOST of us don't heat our coops on a regular basis, although some folks have flat panel wall heaters for those polar vortex situations.
I personally do not heat at all, except for the solar gain I get from an attached greenhouse. Unfortunately the coop doesn't hold the heat overnight though. I think the trick is moisture management and cold hardy breeds, like your wyandottes
@lalaland, my fingers are crossed for both of your girls. Horrible situation.
@Minniechickmama, I have a few updated pictures of Joey the Silkie. It's white! I'm surprised, but I'm also no Silkie scholar. I'm assuming it's a "she" since it doesn't leave the side of one of the young BCM males we kept. Cute little thing, but quite the poop magnet and not the friendliest. She may have to come in and watch TV with us or something. I hope she likes The Walking Dead.
I have a thing for the Wyandottes, too, although I've never owned one. Really cool looking birds! I don't heat my coop, but It's a bit of a day to day experiment. We converted an Ice Fishing house to a coop and this is our first winter using it. Time shall tell.....
Welcome, by the way! I'm not too far from you - East Bethel/Ham Lake