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I have a few varieties.  Blue Slate, Mottled Black, Pencilled Palm and Midget White.
Are they authentic Beltsville?

No.  They are Midget Whites, not Beltsville Whites.  The only APA recognized variety I have would be the slates.  Not sure what varieties are recognized by 4H.

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So far working beautifully with no hitch.

 

Edited to state that is with the heater in the bucket.  Currently have the bird bath heater I referenced above in there.

 

Awesome.  Do you have a link for the nipples?

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This is the US distributor.  He sells on Ebay, Amazon, or directly through pp if you want to email him.  He is very helpful and shipping is quick.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Horizontal-Side-Mount-Poultry-Chicken-Watering-Nipples-/161294591700

 

sales@allboutchickens.com

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"When an Elder Dies, a Library Burns to the Ground"  (Old African Saying)

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This is the US distributor.  He sells on Ebay, Amazon, or directly through pp if you want to email him.  He is very helpful and shipping is quick.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Horizontal-Side-Mount-Poultry-Chicken-Watering-Nipples-/161294591700

 

sales@allboutchickens.com


I waiting for you to tell us come march that you loved these all winter long.  I want to try them but after buying the dog water bowls for this season I also don't want to spend the money.  Buckets I have, lids too.  But I think it would need to be a gradual conversion too just to make sure my chickens would use them.
My chickens are water hogs, I'm taking out water 3 times a day to keep the bowls filled and DH fills the water each morning.  The duck pool has been reduced to whatever snow melts and refreezes at this point since they have a deep heated dish.

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This is the US distributor.  He sells on Ebay, Amazon, or directly through pp if you want to email him.  He is very helpful and shipping is quick.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Horizontal-Side-Mount-Poultry-Chicken-Watering-Nipples-/161294591700

sales@allboutchickens.com

I ordered some on Amazon this morning and already got notification that they shipped! Hopefully these will do the trick for us as well smile.png

In other news I lost my rooster last night sad.png DH went out to take care of the animals and found him dead under the roosts. Unfortunately he then chucked him in the neighbors brush for something to eat him so I have no idea why he died either. sad.png
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This is the US distributor.  He sells on Ebay, Amazon, or directly through pp if you want to email him.  He is very helpful and shipping is quick.

 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Horizontal-Side-Mount-Poultry-Chicken-Watering-Nipples-/161294591700

 

sales@allboutchickens.com


I waiting for you to tell us come march that you loved these all winter long.  I want to try them but after buying the dog water bowls for this season I also don't want to spend the money.  Buckets I have, lids too.  But I think it would need to be a gradual conversion too just to make sure my chickens would use them.
My chickens are water hogs, I'm taking out water 3 times a day to keep the bowls filled and DH fills the water each morning.  The duck pool has been reduced to whatever snow melts and refreezes at this point since they have a deep heated dish.


I agree w/your plan.  It hasn't been long enough to "proof" these things.  They are pretty cheap to try, but I wasn't even going to tell anyone I was trying them until the end of the season and had a full season to evaluate.

 

So...I keep stating in my posts that I am EXPERIMENTING and the jury is still out. 

 

It does take some time for them to learn where the water is and how they work.  In the summer I just put out pans that they can both stand in to cool of and drink from..then usually just one normal waterer of some sort, so I will like likely not use any conventional waterer in summer for the most part.  So it takes some "learning" on their part. 

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OH...and my confession is that it's not the only waterer I have out so I'm not "forcing" them to drink from it. 

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"When an Elder Dies, a Library Burns to the Ground"  (Old African Saying)

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If anyone is interested, I'm selling 5 khaki ducks, all female.  I'm willing to make trades. I also have one blue sweedish female duck available too.

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Pretty, but can you actually grow plant near your coop?  Don't your chickens just eat it?
In my situation the chickens will be contained so I am trying to attract insects to the area. I thought about marigolds too. There has got to be a suitable plant to do that. That's the plan at least.

I've had Marigolds around my coops since it was built. The chickens love them!!! To the point they will eat em down to the roots of you let em! Lol
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Hey, all, thought I would check in again. I've been pretty sick lately with whatever my niece brought home from kindergarten, ended up with an ear infection and a ruptured eardrum over the weekend but I think I'm recovering otherwise. th.gif I have close to 20 pages to read, which I may or may not at this point... Sorry if I missed anything!



Mainly, I wanted to stop in and post pictures of the babies, who are 6 months old today. smile.png They are taking the weather like champs--not even slowing down! Well, except the diva of the group, Poppy. roll.png

Miss Elda the Silver Gray Dorking and the obligatory Elly cuddles pictures:







Kit-kit the SGD:




Georgie the Black Copper Marans, who began squatting in the past few days!! big_smile.png




Lovely Louise the BCM:




Miss Mabel the Welsummer:




And the slightly older two girls from Brad.

Here is pretty Poppy the Cream Legbar. She is the only one completely opposed to the weather--everyone else is running around outside, but Poppy would rather sit inside. She also would not pose for anything, so here's what I got:





And Violet the Bielefelder, whose face, I think, sums up my feelings about the recent weather. lol.png




And just because, here's Mabel, Louise, and Georgie in the snow. These three seem inseparable sometimes!






In other news, I have been keeping a close eye on my oldest hen, 9 1/2 year old Cubby, who I fear may be on her way out. hmm.png She has been struggling with the cold since we hit about 60 F and lower, which is definitely not a normal temperature to be struggling at for an adult chicken. She was having balance issues yesterday and was blue in the comb, so I went ahead and brought her in. Looks like I have a house chicken for the winter.

She seems okay now, although she has lost a lot of weight since the summer and appears to have a lot of arthritis in her poor old feet. However, the first thing she did when I left the room was try to fly back outside through the closed window, so... roll.png Not sure what to think on her condition at this point, so I'm just making sure she is comfortable and has plenty of food and water. Here she is complaining about her new digs:






I think that's about it from my neck of the woods. Hope that wasn't too many pictures! smile.png


...Anyone else looking forward to the warmup forecasted for the weekend? fl.gif

Aww poor chubby. She is one of my favs you have-obviously by pics lol.

I am a proud member of

-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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I am a proud member of

-The Ameraucana Breeders Club (ABC)

-The Plymouth Rock Fanciers Club Of America (PRFCA)

 

I am an NPIP certified tester

 

~~~Lets just say I own a lot of chickens~~~

*I will soon be breeding LF BBS Ameraucanas, LF EEs, and LF White Rocks*

 

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