Montana - Page 324
There is a post over in Predators that might interest some of you. Apparently there is a program that will pay half the cost of putting up electric fencing to keep bears away from your chickens or livestock or orchards. They'll pay up to $500. I'm going to look into it as soon as I get home. Although we don't get bear too often we do live in one of the counties that are included. I guess Fish and Wildlife will also come to your house and help you design a system. Apparently the bears are waking up already. They'll be hungry.
I tried to copy and paste the link but my computer is being touchy today. Maybe someone else can do it for me.
Due to some major changes in my life, I am having to do some large downsizing of my chicken population. I have quite a few bantam crosses that are cochin and silkie crosses. The majority are bantam males and they are FREE and can be used for meat too. But I have several groups of large fowl and individuals for sale also.
Have a breeding pair - male and female - of large fowl Blue Cochins, hatchery stock, for $40.00
Have a breeding pair - male and female - of large fowl French Black Copper Marans, for $40.00
I have a breeding trio of Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons that are for sale for $60.
Pictures not posted yet.)
Have a white silkie male, about 2 years old, for $10.
I have some frizzle crosses of bantam Silkie and bantam Cochin and Silkie x bantam araucana females (females that lay blue eggs) and males (carry blue egg gene). Males are free, females are $5.00. There are many more types of bantam crosses than the pictures I put on here. Just a representative of those offered.
Have a nice non-hatchery Salmon Favorelle male, 2 years old, for sale at $10.00.
A purebred bantam Birchen Cochin, 1 year old, for $10.00
I have a lot of PET QUALITY of the Traditional Serama type for sale. Many males and several females. These are considered the smallest chickens in the world. They can be kept in a x-large bird cage and since they ARE true chickens, their eggs taste like regular eggs. (I like to tell people I had a 10 egg omelet for breakfast.) $10.00 each, full grown adults.
PM me regarding any of these, or call/text 4 zero 6 - 4 five one - three four 4 9. Texting or Calling will be responded to MUCH faster than messages online.
NO SHIPPING, sorry.
Help! Found my lost hen today with 4 brand new chicks! I feel I need to get the chicks into the brooder box since there is no water in the back yard. My question is, do I put the mother hen into the brooder with them? Thanks! I already partitioned off my brooder box as I have 12 3 week old chicks in there already!
Well, we went ahead and captured the whole family of 5 and put them in the brooder box, with the heat lamp about 3' above, and with chick starter feed and water. Momma seems happy, even after being captured with a fish net, and the chicks alternate between exploring and going under momma's wings! Our twelve one-month old chicks are separated by a plastic construction fence partition, and every time they approach the new mom and chicks, she tries to peck them! Good, protective momma, a Black Australorp. Daddy is an Easter Egger, but all the chicks look like BA's. It will be interesting to see what they turn out to look like. Will momma do OK on the chick starter feed for a couple of weeks?