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post #71 of 76
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I've heard that you can also hobble your chicken by attaching a weight to one of the legs....I don't know if this is true or not but maybe someone else has had some experience with this

 

You know what this seems like a great idea. I might try this if I can find a suitable weight. Otherwise I may just have to re-home the Top-Hen provided the SLW starts laying big eggs. I am not too happy with Pepe's egg size. She has been laying for 40 days now and her egg size has only progressed from a meager 44 gm to 52 gm now. Here counterpart Marcy started at 52 gm 48 days ago and now consistently lays 62 gm (large) eggs and occasionally throws in a double yolk-er or a jumbo. (that was 84 gm). I think Pepe's energies are spent on beating up others and not focusing on eating.

post #72 of 76

I duck hunt with Decoys...If I were to do this I would use one of the weights for the Decoys....They are flexable Lead and can be easily cut down to size

post #73 of 76
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Originally Posted by ghostwolf211 View Post
 

I duck hunt with Decoys...If I were to do this I would use one of the weights for the Decoys....They are flexable Lead and can be easily cut down to size

 

wouldnt the lead be bad for the chicken?

post #74 of 76

Well your not putting the weight inside of the chicken....you would only be attaching it to one of the legs go hobble it and it would still be too large for the chicken to eat

post #75 of 76

So tonight while the big girls were out roaming the yard the little girls wanted out....7 month olds with 8 week olds....:/....So ok....I left them out....For the most part the big girls could have cared less about the little ones...A couple pecks were exchanged here and there....Nothing big but to be expected....My Silver Laced who is the head of the 8 week olds actually went up to one of my bigger hens and picked a pecking order fight....I was very surprised that that it ended in what appeared to be a draw where they both backed off of eachother and it only consisted of chest bumping, lots of wings fluttering and a peck or two and lasted about 10 seconds.....I'm figuring if I keep letting them intermingle like this we should be good in about a week or so....The little ones are out in the run in a separate cage all day with the big hens so they know each other are around

post #76 of 76
I recently lost almost all of my birds except 2 hens and a rooster. After beefing up security I am adding 5 ISA reds, 5 Americana's and 6 Silver laced wyandottes. They are not all coming from the same home. I'm wondering if I will have any issues putting them all together right away? I thought since they will all be new here (except 3) I shouldn't have territory issues. Do you think that would work?
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