Brahma Breeders thread - Page 118
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Hey guys, how do you get the pullorum cert? Even though all of mine are for home use I'm curious. Also how do you keep any wild birds from coming into your yards? My backyard is pretty big so I can't pop any kind of net over it without the net also keeping me, and the chickens out of the yard. I'm getting the grass to grow better for them already and a net would prevent that from happening.
I had a rat terrier who was hell on wheels when it came to keeping sparrows out and away from the coop. My young LGD (livestock guard dog) will not tolerate large birds flying over the yard, a turkey vulture floating by gets her attention, and if too close she makes sure she is seen and gives it a few deep barks. We have had a pair of pileated woodpeckers working a tree near my small coop this winter, she keeps an eye on them but seems to realize they are no threat to the birds.
I had 5 dozen largefowl buff brahma eggs set, and we had a snow storm and 2 day power outage, I chucked all eggs. So, I'm collecting again, but because it is winter, it is Canada--I really should wait till May!
I'm collecting till Sunday, and will set again.
That's rotten. Sorry that you lost the batch. I don't think I'm meant to do incubation. I might just have to wait and let my Broody do the work. I have a feeling this batch of 12 isn't going to pan out. I actually have the temps stable but something tells me I'm not going to get anything out of it.