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The easiest way ive found to break a broody is give them some eggs for a week or so and them take them away from them. Seems to work pretty well
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Originally Posted by bradselig View Post

The easiest way ive found to break a broody is give them some eggs for a week or so and them take them away from them. Seems to work pretty well

 

Geez, how much you want to bet I spend most of my 4th of July trying to track down hatching eggs for the stubborn thing.  She sat for six days before I started trying to break her.  She is seriously determined.  Boo.  Anyone going to be in or around Indy tomorrow (or the north side of Indy) with a few fertile eggs?  I'm thinking 3-6 tops.

Crazy homesteader with veggie garden, fruit trees, expanding flock.  This will also be the year for bees.  I also have 4 crazy canines, two needy barn cats and 4 sassy horses.

 

Breeding Bielefelders, Silkied Lavendar and Black Ameraucana and Mottled Breda in 2016!

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Crazy homesteader with veggie garden, fruit trees, expanding flock.  This will also be the year for bees.  I also have 4 crazy canines, two needy barn cats and 4 sassy horses.

 

Breeding Bielefelders, Silkied Lavendar and Black Ameraucana and Mottled Breda in 2016!

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WELCOME!!
Originally Posted by Shay Colleen View Post
 

Hello :frow,  I am also from NW Indiana and new to raising chickens. 

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so as its the end of a very sad day i have 7 chickens and 1 turkey all shut up in their coop. my hubs found one of the bodies when he came home, he wanted to make his own rounds and i guess i missed it on mine. he's just as upset as i am, which i found surprising, i didnt think he cared so much. i dont think coyotes would have left any bodies behind, so im suspicious of the neighbors dog again. but like he said the fault is our own, we thought we could have em free range and have no problems.

i loved those little turkeys, my tom was just getting his gobble on and strutting looking all cute. and they would bark and run up to me on their silly long legs. :hit

do i get more birds? do i wait til next year?

hubs says hell make me a big run this summer but i dont know

 

oh and still without real power - living on our little gas generator

I'm so sorry!!! I was a wreck losing Carl and the guinea and felt the same way that you do, like I should have done more to keep them safe. It's the risk that we take free ranging. I know that my chickens are happier when they are out and I guess I'd rather one have a short but happy life then be stuck in a run all the time if they don't have to be. I agree with giving it a few days. You'll figure out what you think is best for your flock.

 

 

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As a side note, I have never heard of Guineas protecting other birds except maybe from snakes. Guineas are bigger cowards than chickens, honestly. Mine will scream and scream and scream if they see something, but run away if it's bigger than them. Don't be angry at your Guineas. Sounds like they did just what Guineas should do. hmm.png
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My guineas chased a hawk that was on the tail of their favorite chickens once. It was the most impressed I've ever been with them. May they RIP...

 

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Soooo....


 


 



Are we still saying pullet?


 

Other factors:


 

Age unknown - possibly around 20 weeks.

No spurs.

Not crowing - but has had significant increase in volume and honking-ness of voice in the last week or two.

Way more fighty than it used to be.  This was the lowest bird on the order - now it takes flack from no one.  It still hasn't challenged Queen Penelope, but if one of the other birds push, it pushes back.


 

Opinions?

EE Roo through and through!

 

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Quinstar – ARGH!  Another bird lost?  I would be worried that getting shot with a pellet gun would make them mean, but not kill them (maybe that is why Carl got mean?). Sorry you lost another bird and have to deal with putting up a fence. 

 

Carl was a jerk before the pellet gun... I guess you live and learn. Hopefully we'll get the fence put up in the next couple of weeks. Thinking of planting some BOSS as well around our property to entice our flock to stay in their own yard.

 

 

 

Lil' Gray started crowing this week. I didn't realize how much I loved my Carl (who I didn't want in the first place) until he was gun. Hearing Gray, who sounds like a dying dog toy, work on his crow makes me smile every time I hear it. Going to try and get some pictures of him and his girls this weekend to share. 

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Originally Posted by bradselig View Post

The easiest way ive found to break a broody is give them some eggs for a week or so and them take them away from them. Seems to work pretty well

 

Geez, how much you want to bet I spend most of my 4th of July trying to track down hatching eggs for the stubborn thing.  She sat for six days before I started trying to break her.  She is seriously determined.  Boo.  Anyone going to be in or around Indy tomorrow (or the north side of Indy) with a few fertile eggs?  I'm thinking 3-6 tops.

I have lots of fertile eggs. I'm no longer hatching, so I've combined flocks. That means I can't certify any of my eggs are purebreeds.  You are welcome to some if you want them.

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atrueb00 ~ Aww! Years ago we had a beloved cat named Max. After he died, I became pregnant with our firstborn-- a son we named Max. Now our Max has a freaky story to tell about how he got his name! lol

You are right about the lighting, she is a solid black cat. Love the story about Max, such a good name! :)

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Help me put together an Everything Egg Cookbook!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088661/everything-egg-cookbook

 

 

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Connect with friendly Hoosiers, come visit the Indiana thread!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/730582/indiana-bycers-here

View new member info, helpful links, calendar of events and more!

www.backyardchickens.com/a/indiana-bycers-members-events-links

Help me put together an Everything Egg Cookbook!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088661/everything-egg-cookbook

 

 

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Originally Posted by stevekwan View Post

After the shipping disaster I had with Meyer hatchery, I decided to try ordering some more chicks. This time from Lancaster fancy fowl in p.a. I ordered 5 salmon faverolle s from them. They shipped out monday and got here today. They sent 8. Seven made it alive. 1 didn't look real healthy and died. So I have 6 that look like they will make it! Im very happy with John at LFF abd im gaining a little trust in the post office for future shipping.

:fl Hoping these guys make it for you!

Connect with friendly Hoosiers, come visit the Indiana thread!

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View new member info, helpful links, calendar of events and more!

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Help me put together an Everything Egg Cookbook!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088661/everything-egg-cookbook

 

 

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Connect with friendly Hoosiers, come visit the Indiana thread!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/730582/indiana-bycers-here

View new member info, helpful links, calendar of events and more!

www.backyardchickens.com/a/indiana-bycers-members-events-links

Help me put together an Everything Egg Cookbook!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088661/everything-egg-cookbook

 

 

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Geez, how much you want to bet I spend most of my 4th of July trying to track down hatching eggs for the stubborn thing.  She sat for six days before I started trying to break her.  She is seriously determined.  Boo.  Anyone going to be in or around Indy tomorrow (or the north side of Indy) with a few fertile eggs?  I'm thinking 3-6 tops.
Just seeing this. ..of course I'm already in Indy. I can have some for you Monday if you're still looking. What kinds?

Chickens:Black & Blue Copper Marans,CM,EF,RO,MFD,OE,AM(black,blue,cuckoo&lavender cuckoo),BLRW,Silkie(partridge,blue&black)Frizzled Cochin(black&awhite),Mille Fleur Cochin;Peafowl: IB,IBBS,IB Pied WE and White;Turkey:Royal Palm & MW;Muscovy:Blue Fawn,Chocolate (barred and Pied),Black Pied Blue Pied; 1 awesome dog,3 funny cats and 2 moody Lionhead Does

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Chickens:Black & Blue Copper Marans,CM,EF,RO,MFD,OE,AM(black,blue,cuckoo&lavender cuckoo),BLRW,Silkie(partridge,blue&black)Frizzled Cochin(black&awhite),Mille Fleur Cochin;Peafowl: IB,IBBS,IB Pied WE and White;Turkey:Royal Palm & MW;Muscovy:Blue Fawn,Chocolate (barred and Pied),Black Pied Blue Pied; 1 awesome dog,3 funny cats and 2 moody Lionhead Does

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post #29519 of 50234
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 thats awful @thepoorguy
 - the govt in Mich is doing similar things to a lot of prople statewide - i hope Indiana govt isnt "copying"    sad.png
Thanks...many of our towns are actually getting with the program...it's just my little town has a tyranny type people in office. Small town...always seem to take their lead from a few others. I am going through with the complete political process of getting everything changed but I am afraid without a little pressure like a protest and media...nothing will change.
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Hi all,

 

I’m getting excited about :yiipchickChickenfest.:yiipchick  It seemed like a good time to sit back and evaluate my flock to see who fits into my future plans and needs to be kept, and who doesn’t fit in.

 

Having done that, I figured I’d list out what I have available.  I can bring them to chickenfest if anyone wants me to, or if you are interested before that, just let me know.

 

Laying hens – All are 1-1.5 years old ($20ea)

2 Silver Leghorns – lg white egg

1 Egyptian Fayoumi – sm cream egg

1 Golden Penciled Hamburg – sm cream egg

4 Dark Cornish – sm brown egg

1 Gold Laced Polish – md white egg

 1 Buff Laced Polish – md white egg

 

POL pullets – some may have just started laying ($15ea)

4 California White – lg white egg

Several American Bresse x Cream Legbar – md blue to green eggs

 

I also have Roos available of course: (some are close to having that ‘one bad day’)

Cream Legbar ($5)

SLWyandotte x Egyptian Fayoumi (free)

Cream Legbar x American Bresse (free)

Barred Rock/Black Sex Link (free)

Black Copper Marans ($5)

Possibly a Heritage RIR

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