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same feed i use. yours must just be better genetics. i know the beetles your talking about. lol maybe they have been eating those? 
Ha! I hope so. Those beetles eat my plants!

My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)

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My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)

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Anyone here have any fertile hatching eggs??

I'm looking for Polish or any "heritage" breeds. Could be bantam or LF, I'm not real picky.

I have a couple broody hens that I'd like to give some eggs to.
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Anyone here have any fertile hatching eggs??

I'm looking for Polish or any "heritage" breeds. Could be bantam or LF, I'm not real picky.

I have a couple broody hens that I'd like to give some eggs to.


I have fertile barred rock / HRIR crossed eggs to get large black star chicks. 

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Anyone here have any fertile hatching eggs??

I'm looking for Polish or any "heritage" breeds. Could be bantam or LF, I'm not real picky.

I have a couple broody hens that I'd like to give some eggs to.

 

I have a couple Bielefelders laying at this point.  They've been laying about 6 weeks so the egg size has improved to the point that they should hatch just fine.

 

 

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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Good to hear about the chickens Janet! How did the cochin// wyandotte turn out?

Well Cinder, my little splash cochin is now a little over 2 months I think . I lost track. I got some pics of her her mom Lavender, who got her feathers back finally, her dad who is a molty Blueberry, poor guy, and my blacks today. Who are now called Ronin, my roo, and Ebony and Onyx are the girls..they are 6 months now.







All your chickens are so beautiful!!! love.gif. Cinder has really grown.
Lavender looks so much like Jewel. Is she still raising Cinder? Jewel left her chicks a few weeks ago and has gone broody again. This time she is on some duck eggs. I will try to post some pics of my four chicks later today so you can see how much they have changed. smile.png.
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Good afternoon everyone!

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All your chickens are so beautiful!!! love.gif. Cinder has really grown.
Lavender looks so much like Jewel. Is she still raising Cinder? Jewel left her chicks a few weeks ago and has gone broody again. This time she is on some duck eggs. I will try to post some pics of my four chicks later today so you can see how much they have changed. smile.png.

:) Thank you. Do you remember her birth date? How is Cole doing? Lavender isn't really mothering her anymore, but Cinder sleeps with her on the roost in the coop with the flock. I have a  bunch of girls who still wont coop up like they are supposed to, but little Cinder figured it out the second night. She hangs out with whoever, but if something scares her she is right next to mom. 

My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)

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My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)

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Cole's B-Day is 7/13. All 4 chicks are doing great. They roost in the coop at night also. Jewel taught them before she left them.
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I have a couple Bielefelders laying at this point.  They've been laying about 6 weeks so the egg size has improved to the point that they should hatch just fine.

 

 

:drool Those are on the top of my wish list!  I keep telling myself.... wait 'til spring, wait 'til spring.  I even had my hubby put the incubator in the attic to prevent my temptation.

 

Oh my, she's so pretty.  Are Bielefelders as sweet in person? (I only read about them.)

Faraday40

Mom, wife, science teacher, artist, & animal lover

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Faraday40

Mom, wife, science teacher, artist, & animal lover

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Hello, new here and live in Indiana, so i thpught i would jump in and say hi! I was hoping to find a forum that was more local. smile.png

welcome-byc.gif Come on in and join the fun! big_smile.png I love your username!



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So true.

I had the rooster I lost this summer from the copper in the goat feed.  His comb turned a nasty color hours before he passed. 

I have had to put down hens for prolapsed vents or other egg related issues.  So I agree it sounds similar to the egg getting stuck / laid inside/ or being shell-less.  I was offering a 2nd guess, kind of a well my first guess was already posted but here is my next best guess.  I should have made that clear.
 

Oh, no need to clarify! It just had occurred to me after I replied that I was zeroing in on egg laying issues and when you posted that, it was kind of like--DUH! lol.png Like I said, I've had so many with egg laying issues that that's the only thing that really came to mind with the symptoms described. smile.png


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@SallyinIndiana
  and all others with experience.

Let's talk about removing spur casings from roosters.

-Is it totally necessary to remove spur casings?
-Is this something that has been practiced for years or is it something relatively new in terms of small farm flocks?

-At what age do you do it?
-What happens if you don't do it?
-Do you separate them from the flock after removing spur casings?  If so, for how long?
-Are you able to do it by yourself or do you need someone to help?
-Do you have any photos you can post?
-Any advice for first-time spur removers?


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I can't help with the removal of spurs, but I can tell you I've had the same rooster, Toes, for 9 1/2 years and have never really trimmed his spurs. They stopped growing round about an inch and a half in length. They don't disrupt his walking and since he's not in with the girls, I'm not concerned with mating injuries as a result of them, so I just let them go. The reason I felt like it was relevant, though, is because years ago (I don't remember exactly when), before we realized there was a quick of some sort in the spur, mom and I attempted to trim his spurs down with a dog nail trimmer (DON'T TRY THAT--REALLY!). Well, after trimming one spur and the bloody mess that followed, we decided to leave him be. At this point, after all this time, his spurs are the same length again. I couldn't even tell you which spur we tried to trim.

Thought that might be an interesting addition to the topic. smile.png

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26 happy hens, 1 regal rooster, 4 cocky cockerels, 11 pretty pullets, 10 goofy Guineas, and 3 dainty ducks!

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* Kristin, AKA Pipd jumpy.gifChicken Lady since 2005, Guinea Herder since 2009, Duck Hugger since 2014

~ Chicken First Aid Kits ~ On Supplemental Heat ~ Quarantine ~

.

26 happy hens, 1 regal rooster, 4 cocky cockerels, 11 pretty pullets, 10 goofy Guineas, and 3 dainty ducks!

About My Birds * My Flock Thread

100 Pictures of my Flock

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Rest well, my beloved Frou-Frou... June 11, 2012 - August 21, 2015

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