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Chiqitas coop

By chiqita, Feb 26, 2013 | Updated: Mar 11, 2014 | | |
  1. chiqita
    Describe 'Chiqitas coop' here
    This is who lives here!
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    Celery, cranberries and pumpkins, our Royal palm Turkeys
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    last years Silkie and Showgirl chicks
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    Louie 2, My FCBM Marans roo, and his Aunt, these to are Pure Cottage Hill Lines. Louie 2 is no longer with us, his son Louie 3 and Hugh a boy from Peter Ovalle rule the roost now. So I have one cottage hill rooster and One from more traditional bloodlines.
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    Livia Drusa, a local breeder who got out of showing bred her and her 3 sisters. These hens are 4 years old now and still laying strong 3-4 eggs a week. They start at a dark 7 and do lighten up some over the year. My youngers hens are starting in the 8's.
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    Due to a fox attack we no longer have Cream legbars :( RIP sugar and cate.
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    MY breese, Clovis and his many wives, about a month ago: they are between 3.4 and 4.5 months as of 2/25/13. These line are going STRONG and I have added 1 of Clovis daughters and 1 of a cousin breese to this pen. The eggs are spectacular hatchers, I have sent them all over the country to get great hatches. Very, very vigourous birds if you are thinking of only 1 breed, this could be it!

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    A few pictures of BBS the silkie pens . ( lines from catdance silkies, Shelly at California Country ranch a local breeder who won a ton at the bantam show in Stockton that was the national, CJ silkies primarily with a few from swaps here and there) I will be adding a sizzle rooster ( 1 hookless gene, on hooked gene so will throw both traditional sizzle chicks and silkied sizzle, often called frilkie chicks) He is pure black with a beautiful green sheen. I will also have pure white showgirls ( hetryzognous male over straight silkies giving you 100% bowtied chicks)

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    Uglymug, good genes, bad face!

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    One of his frilkie sons.
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    Roxi raising chicks.
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    BBS pen.

    We have James Marie Pharoah, Texas A and M, and Manchurian from James Marie. These quail lay VERY large eggs. I have been impressed with them and the chicks I have hatched from them. the Manchurian eggs are surprisingly large and 2 of these hens lay doubles frequently! N more using regular quail racks for me
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    See how large those quail eggs are? They are not ALL that big but that was from 1 week. The eggs on the side are Serema and Silkie, the big eggs are breese and Marans ( those are flash eggs so they look pale!)
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    Some young James Marie chillin in the bushes.

    Nutmeg and Snickerdoodle, my dearly departed hen, raising babies together. My Serema pen has 4 hens and a frizzled rooster, giving us frizzle and smooth babies. Nutmeg is a size a , my other hens are small size bs. Snickerdaddy is a small b.
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    2 female chicks from this years breeding ( snickerdaddy/nutmeg chicks)
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    Nutmeg and doodles.
    these chickens are no longer with us.
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  1. 1zooman12
    Hello Chiqita,
    NIce photos! Love those Royal Palms. Do the hens of RPs make as good incubators of chicken eggs as other breeds of turkeys are reputed to be? I have never owned a turkey but have thought of having a hen to use as an incubator and foster mom. It seems that another advantage, if indeed these birds are a practical way of making eggs make chicks, would be that they could incubate larger numbers of eggs than even the most accommodating chicken hens. Incidentally, I live in the country outside of a California burg called Lodi in the extremes of a postal district called Acampo; 95220-9745 to be exact. Shoot me a card with my name and only those data and I'll bet it will arrive. Everybody in the area knows me; some to their regret (LOL!) What part of the planet do you call home?
    Neal Welsh, the Zooman

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