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Some pictures of my new babies!!!!!

 

 

The lavenders are silkied ameraucana, the brown cuties are bielie girls and the black ones are black split to lavender ameraucana and isbar/bielie (olive egger) mix babies.  The little fluffy ameraucana faces are killing me!  So excited!

 

 

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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I just put my chicks out in the brooder in the big coop tonight its their first night out there. They are a month old today and have most of their feathers the coop is 80° it's going to be 74° tonight and i only have the LED lights on plus the radio. I'm thinking they should be fine. Right?

Is it me or are they big for being a month old? They are brahmas
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what a cute box of chicks chickcrazed

. . . . & the 1 month olds look pretty big bearbottom, but ive never had bramas, so maybe thats typical ?
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Some pictures of my new babies!!!!!


The lavenders are silkied ameraucana, the brown cuties are bielie girls and the black ones are black split to lavender ameraucana and isbar/bielie (olive egger) mix babies.  The little fluffy ameraucana faces are killing me!  So excited!









congrats! Put me down as your first order of silkied ams! I just found out there are silkied bantam Cochins now too that was a freak mutation (supposedly) and no silkie mixed in with them. I want them now too!
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I just put my chicks out in the brooder in the big coop tonight its their first night out there. They are a month old today and have most of their feathers the coop is 80° it's going to be 74° tonight and i only have the LED lights on plus the radio. I'm thinking they should be fine. Right?

Is it me or are they big for being a month old? They are brahmas
My brahmas are slow to grow but very slow to feather out. The hatchery brahmas I've had grow quicker than my partridge brahmas.
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what a cute box of chicks chickcrazed

. . . . & the 1 month olds look pretty big bearbottom, but ive never had bramas, so maybe thats typical ?
not with my guys! Lol
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just a few pics of some of our recent acquisitions :


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Your partridge are sooooo beautiful. Mying are hatchery chicks. I'm still in the learning faze. I don't use them for breeding. Just eggs and pets. Someday I would like to have some from a breeder just to see if they live longer. Plus, I'm thinking some of the chicken charicteric have been bread out. Cuz, mying have never gone broody. Just interguied to see the differents.
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The bantam is the miniature to the LF cochin. That's what that's referring to. I'm sure she's the same size as her momma. They are tiny. Much smaller than my Silkies.

@ellymayRans  Yip, :P I re-read my post when I logged on tonight and realized I had misinterpreted that info (my excuse it that it was around 3:00am!) I thought they meant that a bantam sometimes has a miniature version. (Sorry for the confusion @pbirdhaven) I'll have to measure my tiny bantam cochin, Screech. She is smaller that my Silkies, but tries to intimidate them anyway. I've noticed that Screech has not been as aggressive to my Silkies since her wild Olive-egger sisters moved to your house. ha ;)


Originally Posted by Acornewell View Post
Anyone know how to check a LIVE chickens temperature?  I have been searching around to try and figure it out...it just keeps showing me results for checking a cooking chickens temp!

@kittydoc recently had to take her feverish chicken's temperature quite often. Maybe she'll be on later.

I know what you mean about doing google searches involving chicken! Lots of recipes. :rolleyes:


Originally Posted by jchny2000 View Post
So DH got off work early and we went out for dinner (Formosa...Crab legs.. clams, YUM). Youngest DD stayed so we could get away for a while. Called her when we were heading home so she could take off. So we pulled in, and standing there in the driveway was my big black boar hog! Yep, he popped the hog fence panel open and was pacing around Marlas (oldest DDs female UNaltered potbelly pig) pen. So he of course, is a good boy and ran right up to me. Put him in the front of my livestock trailer, with a few marshmallows and eggs. This is a 300lb plus boar that is just under a year old, and still a sweet, friendly boy. Most hogs are like a dog almost if you treat them with kindness and respect.

Now to find Bacon the feeder pig, who is maybe 150 pounds and lives with the boar. Same age.. Grew up together. Found him in the creek, and 3 hours later, finally coaxed him into the trailer with my boar! This is the first Yorkshire I have had that's timid, just unfriendly, period. I don't actually "trust" any pig but this one has to go.. shows all the signs of being a fear biter, or worse. Ran, bolted away if I even talked to him! Tried getting my black boar out, nope. Bacon would not follow him in. So, 4 dozen eggs later, I finally lured him with raw eggs into the back of the livestock trailer, the boys just will be separated by a panel.

Livestock trailer will need a good cleaning tomorrow, ugh pigs really make a mess fast.

 
@jchny2000 ~ What a crazy day in the Life of Janet! haha  I bet Cassie was glad to leave before you returned home or did the Pig Party happen after she left? That's a rough babysitting job for anyone!

4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

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4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

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I believe any fake grass would be fine, I asked her if stapling it on with a staple gun would be the way to attach it and she said yes.  I would probably only put staples on the side and bottom and not on the top of the roost.

Staple gun? Yikes, I think of "Hardware Death"! That's one of the first ailments I read about when I got chickens, and I am still totally paranoid about staples, tacks, etc. It's interesting, though, that the only chicken I have to worry about is my big Jubilee Orp, Adeline. She has always been drawn to any shiny or colorful bits of ancient toys, plastic beads, or old birthday party fragments that become unearthed when the chickens dig in the landscaping rocks. The others could care less, but I have to be quick to grab non-edibles away from Adeline!

4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

Indiana BYC'ers Members, Events, & Links

 

 

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4 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Four Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender English/American Orp, and Bielefelder. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

Indiana BYC'ers Members, Events, & Links

 

 

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Staple gun? Yikes, I think of "Hardware Death"! That's one of the first ailments I read about when I got chickens, and I am still totally paranoid about staples, tacks, etc. It's interesting, though, that the only chicken I have to worry about is my big Jubilee Orp, Adeline. She has always been drawn to any shiny or colorful bits of ancient toys, plastic beads, or old birthday party fragments that become unearthed when the chickens dig in the landscaping rocks. The others could care less, but I have to be quick to grab non-edibles away from Adeline!

 

LOL I would not recommend feeding the staples to your chickens.  I'm sure screws could work as well, but I would also not recommend you feed those to your chickens :D  I think a properly used staple gun does not spew staples out to be consumed, but I also have a magnet that I run over the area after I use one just to be safe. 

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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