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    The Imported English Jubilee Orpington Thread

    We enjoy our Jubilee so much. Three pullets and a cockerel. I am anxious for them to begin laying.
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    Jhawker and poultry

    Hey, I just realized I joined one year ago. I've enjoyed this forum very much and have learned a lot.
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    Need Good Ol' Chicken Dog

    My flock is safe from birds of prey August is particularly keen about watching the sky. He has taught my standard poodle to alert to Hawks. We have a safety patrol of Guineas that alert if August is a sleep in the shade on a hot day. He is up and in a full gallop with a booming bark instantly.
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    Need Good Ol' Chicken Dog

    We have had chickens and dogs for 35 years. It took some training to teach the dogs not to chase chickens. I did have a chicken herding Papillon dog that rounded them up and put them in the coop each evening. No matter how good the watch dog we had we always had to lock the hens up in a secure...
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    The Imported English Jubilee Orpington Thread

    The Jubilee are our favorite to watch as they are so pretty. For layers I like my EE. the Jubs aren't laying yet.
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    The Imported English Jubilee Orpington Thread

    I purchased 5 Jubilee Orpinton straight run chicks hatched in January and February. The two youngest have quite a bit more white than the other three. The others darkened up much younger. I have no idea which are pullets or cockerels. When will the differences become more obvious? Also...
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    Crooked Toes

    Thanks, I purchased them as chicks. I wouldn't want to keep them for breeding, but they would be pretty pets or backyard layers for someone.
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    Crooked Toes

    I have two 4-6 week old Jubilee Orpington chicks with crooked toes. One is much worse than the other. I suspect it's too late to do anything with them. The other JO chicks have good feet.
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    The 6th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

    I will join! I will be hatching a few Light Brahma and mostly Easter Eggers or Olive Eggers. I need to set mine just a couple days earlier because we are having a buy, sell, trade at the Chicken Festival the day before Easter and there have been requests for Easter Egger hens.
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    Chicks rate of 'feathering out'?

    I chose not to keep the chicks from different sources separate and now regret it. I thought what if the J.O. That came from a private breeder have mites or something. I don't really know the signs of mites. So I decided to use a bit of Diatomacious Earth just in case. I pick up each chick and...
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    Chicks rate of 'feathering out'?

    I picked up some Jubilee Orpington chicks 4 days ago. The ages range from a few days to about one month old. I think the big chicks feathers look rough. They kind of stick up and don't lay like the Wyandottes and Leghorns that are three weeks old.
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    The Imported English Jubilee Orpington Thread

    I will be getting 10 Jubilee Orpington chicks in a couple weeks. I've very excited to have something less common. My hubby shakes his head at me because I always want something different. My breed of dogs, mule instead of a horse, Piedmontese rather than Black Angus. They all bring me joy so he...
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    Breeding pairs.

    How does your porch look nice with out peacock poop all over chairs and deck? I love mine to free range and peek in the windows but tired of peapoo everywhere.
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