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INDIANA BYC'ers HERE! - Page 4659post #46582 of 499033/1/16 at 5:17pmQuote:Wow! Look at the girth of his legs! I bet he's got power. Has he ever tried to spur you? It would be a massacre! Very handsome guyOriginally Posted by Indyshent
I went out to try and measure him, but he wasn't entirely cooperative and didn't want to stand up straight because there was food on the ground and ladies to show it to. The top of his tail was about 25in from the ground. Slouchily regarding me, his head was about that high of the ground too, but his more alert stance would probably put him over 27in. He towers over everything in the yard but the turkey.post #46583 of 499033/1/16 at 6:06pm
Why thank-you! He's @chickrookie's whenever she's well enough to take him (if she still wants him, given all the respiratory issues that have been going on). He's hatchery from RK last spring. This is an old photo (taken in November), but he's only gotten better looking, imho.Quote:
No, he's never tried to spur me. I'd eat him (and any other bird that would try); I have small children roaming the yard and just can't risk a vicious animal. Nope, this gentle giant got disciplined like every other boy that ever took affront to me manhandling him. He was a late bloomer on the manliness scale, but he's more than made up for it, I think. Yes, he's a big handsome boy, and I love him bunches. He's not the cuddliest fellow I've ever had, but he's easily picked up and handled--even by children-- Affection just isn't something he seeks out (though treats are another matter entirely. He'll be your buddy for treats).
He pretty well owns the yard, and all the other boys have to get their business on edgewise, though it's funny, because he was always the awkward brother with our old alpha (Mag the Mighty, another earlier blooming but smaller Dark Brahma), so Mag got game and was the alpha boy and kept him from getting any--but he would always back his brother up if another rooster started something with Mag. Endearing and hilarious to me. Yard's been weird without Mag, and poor Wun Wun doesn't have a henchman (but he does have a yard full of competitors). Since the dog killed Mag, Wun Wun's been far more vigilant about warning the ladies. I think he's starting to calm down a little, which is good.post #46584 of 499033/1/16 at 6:32pmpost #46585 of 499033/1/16 at 6:36pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by Leahs Mom
Do you have blue sumatras?
I have blue and black hens, and a blue and splash roo. Lovely birds! I really like the breed. With very little effort the roosters are lap tame.Quote:Originally Posted by chick rookie
Quote:Originally Posted by Indyshent
@chickrookie I second this wholeheartedly. Do it. Spare yourself that nasty neighbors. Keep as man roos as you want. Get space and remember how to breathe.
DH decided we can move!!!!!!! So the 12th we will be packing up and moving on outQuote:Originally Posted by Acornewell
Our rural king in kendalville is disgusting. And full of lazy people. I hate more than anything to see chicks with pasty butt. Out of all their chicks I would say a good 65% had quite a bit of buildup. I asked if anyone was in charge of taking care of the chicks. NO ONE knew what the heck was going on. I ended up taking one chick to the bathroom because he was trying so hard to poop. It broke my heart. But as soon as I got his butt cleaned he pooped a massive poop. Poor guy. Last year I saw the same thing with this specific store. They shouldn't be able to sell chicks.
that is so very sad... I would be throwing a king sized fit!!!!!!Quote:
It's funny how that " just happens " ... lol So far I have been good and stayed out of the farm/feed stores!!!!Quote:
ok time for one of my dumb questions... lol
Can you eat those soft eggs??? I always throw them away.
SOOOO excited for you! Hope you find a secluded place to yell, holler and enjoy some peace of mind too. Keep the animals you choose too, and privacy from difficult folks. I am very grateful for good neighbors sharing a common interest.
Good question! If there is no breaks in the "shell" may be ok but I worry so much about bacteria. Mine all go to my pigs if shells are poked, soft or cracked. specially with Momma DS right now, want to keep her proteins up! She is getting all but 2 dozen a week that are not meant for hatching. Have to keep some for us!post #46586 of 499033/1/16 at 6:42pmWell my lone oops hatch just had to have some broodmates so i snatched up 6 Speckled Sussex from the local RK today..lol!
Also grabbed the Bin auction for Mille Fluer cochins eggs! Will be hatching in participation of the EHAL. Since hatching the 2 boys last spring i realize just how difficult they are to come by. Here's to hoping for some lovely ladies!!
Day 26 of 35 for my Scovys! ! 10 eggs left! Anticipation is killing me!
Happy March 1st everyone!post #46587 of 499033/1/16 at 6:45pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by James Beller
Looking for fertile egg trade. We will be incubating soon and need some more diversity, any color and size is okay. Need at least thirty minutes away from North Vernon, Indiana. Not sure how many to trade for, no more than a couple dozen i suppose. I have bantams large fowl olive eggers and some polish so i believe it will be a good trade. I have 3 feathered footed roosters and i cochin and 1 cochin mix and another olive egger mix. I keep my polish sepparated in a different coop. We have 7 feather footed hens one white cochin and 4 brahmas and 2 wyondotte brahma mixes. We have reds and blacks one buff too. We are just looking for unrelated eggs that are fetile. We like to do this every year. Hop we can trade :).
I will have a new line of OE from AM roos, Maran hens this year, first generation.Quote:Originally Posted by Indyshent
Quote:Originally Posted by Leahs Mom
Do you have blue sumatras?
Yes. She has black, blue and splash, but as there are only a blue and splash roo in the pen, there are going to be a lot of blues hatching. Not to brag or anything, but my Mr. July might be the finest one from last year (he's black though).
Mr July is stunning, he needs a few ladies! We will have to hook you up, next time we get together.Quote:
Great to see you!Quote:Originally Posted by iamfivewire
we will be doing our first big hatch of 2016 - setting eggs saturday to be due by Easter. IowaBlue, Chantecler, EEs, & Bielefelders.
msg me if anyone wants dibs on the chicks .
Also am looking for a houdan chick/pullet - maybe could trade after the easter hatch-a-long if anyone has one to trade for.
Still hoping for a chickenfest.. I will be ISO a beilie rooster again.. going to try one more time.Quote:
They are sooo sweet! I had a female I adored. So did my Large Black boar, almost 500 pounds! So I had to rehome Marla the flirt. My boar was going right through electric fences to try to get to her.Quote:Originally Posted by pipdzipdnreadytogo
Are they Lavenders? I've heard that some lines of Lavenders still have issues with green eggs popping up. If not, then yep, looks like you have some pretty olive eggers instead.
I don't know, I just sat it on a napkin on the counter last night after taking pictures and went back to bed. I'll have to open it to see for sure, but it doesn't look like there are two yolks (the membrane is somewhat see-through, but not quite enough so to be sure).
Nah, no such thing as dumb questions! I don't know about anyone else, but I don't eat the soft shelled eggs like that. Too much risk of contamination without the shell on it, in my opinion. I just held onto it because it's my li'l ducky's first try at it. I'm a proud ducky mama.
Edited to add, oh, and congrats on the future move!! You took my advice, right?
Oh,yes and thank you! It is the lavender hen thats laying the olive egg! Now I am feeling a little less duped!post #46588 of 499033/1/16 at 6:50pmi'll let you know what we end up with after Easter hatch is complete.
are you going to do any hatches? - maybe could do a chick trade (or for hayching eggs)
We have an NPIP certified flock & are breeders of Iowa Blue Chickens http://fivewiregroup.com/
We have an NPIP certified flock & are breeders of Iowa Blue Chickens http://fivewiregroup.com/post #46589 of 499033/1/16 at 6:51pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by EmSteele
I was on Facebook today, telling a lady about this group then went
"oops, how long has it been since YOU popped on there!?"
Hi guys! It looks like Chick season is in full swing!
I can't wait to get a new bunch in here....but we're holding off....
We have our own new chick due to hatch July 4th or so!
If anyone is in or around the Bedford area, Rural King is keeping a small assortment in stock. I haven't checked TSC or Orschlen yet. They usually wait until March though (and it's March 1st!).
So good to see you!!!!! Thank you for the chick radar!post #46590 of 499033/1/16 at 6:51pmQuote:Originally Posted by Indyshent
I went out to try and measure him, but he wasn't entirely cooperative and didn't want to stand up straight because there was food on the ground and ladies to show it to. The top of his tail was about 25in from the ground. Slouchily regarding me, his head was about that high of the ground too, but his more alert stance would probably put him over 27in. He towers over everything in the yard but the turkey.
Wow he's beautiful what is he?SS, EE, Wellies, GLW, MuscoviesSS, EE, Wellies, GLW, Muscovies
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