Pyxis
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Pyxis

Hatchi Wan Kenobi, Female, from Vermont

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    1. abouch66
      abouch66
      Also I want to raise a couple ducklings with my chicks (they'll all be Pullets) meat and/or laying ducks, what's the best duck for Vermonters? (There is water on the property, but not readily available, and I don't want them wondering that far anyway.) A lot of questions there. Thanks!
    2. abouch66
      abouch66
      Hi, you helped me out a couple years ago and was looking for some more advice. I lost 3 sex links in one day/night any idea what type of animal would take all 3? Also I'm ordering more chicks (from ideal?) My sex links did fine except for the predators. Any recommendations for layers better suited for VT?
    3. Clucklandia
      Clucklandia
      :D HELLO! I was told by @Ruralhideaway that you show chickens. Can you give me any tips? Rules, requirements? I have a Japanese Bantam hen that i'm gonna show, but she has feathered feet...Will that be OK?
      1. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Hi! First thing you're gonna want to do is join the APA and buy the APA Standard of Perfection. Then you need to study it, learn the breed you want to show. If you're going to be showing bantams, then you might also want to join the ABA and buy the ABA Standard too.

        I hit the character limit so I'm going to have to break this into multiple replies.
        May 19, 2018
      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Feathered legs on a breed that isn't supposed to have them, like your Japanese, is a DQ - a Disqualification. She will be disqualified and not judged.

        Best thing you can do is actually go to a show, find a breeder that has the breed you want to have, and buy a pair or trio of birds from them to get started. A lot of people bring birds right to the shows to sell.
        May 19, 2018
      3. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Once you have the birds, you want to train them to be used to being in the show cage and to be used to the handling the judge is going to be doing with them with judging. This can take several weeks.

        You also will need to wash the chickens in advance of the show, and then do some touching up on the day of the show, too, to make sure they're looking their best.
        May 19, 2018
    4. Angiecast
      Angiecast
      Hey, what kind of thermometer do you recommend?
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        I use a reptile digital thermometer with a probe - they're fairly accurate and easy to calibrate.
        May 13, 2018
    5. Angiecast
      Angiecast
      Hi there! Just wanted to let you know my little egg hatched and it is a goose!
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Great! I was thinking about that yesterday, was gonna ask you what happened :)
        May 13, 2018
    6. Sassybritches
      Sassybritches
      I would like to ask a question how much are goose eggs
      1. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        I sell the eggs from my Tufted Romans for $10 each.
        Apr 23, 2018
    7. Angiecast
      Angiecast
      I posted pics of eggs side by side and I think one is a duck egg! One is a sapostopol and the other a pilgrim but someone in this group said that sabastopol and pilgrims are the same size so why are my eggs so different?
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        I saw that :( I replied on the thread. I too think it's a duck egg.
        Apr 21, 2018
    8. SCEggPlant
      SCEggPlant
      Thank you for the information, please let me know if anything changes.
    9. SCEggPlant
      SCEggPlant
      Hello I'm looking for some good quality ayam cemani ? Do you have any for sale..
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Hi! Unfortunately due to the loss of my breeders, I'm not selling this year - I have to hatch all the eggs I've gotten and grow out the next generation. There is a chance I may have chicks or eggs in the Fall.
        Apr 20, 2018
    10. grnidone
      grnidone
      Hello,
      I'm looking at your hoop coop. It says you made this in 2013. How has it lasted? Are there any things you would change?

      Also, how difficult is it to move? Could it be used like a tractor by dragging the coop to new places every week?
      Thank you so much,
      Heather
      1. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        It's still holding up well! No trouble with it so far. I have had to replace the tarps once.

        You could probably move it that way. I had to relocate a couple of mine this past fall and it was easy to get them up on a trailer and move them with a truck. With some wheels on them I don't see why you couldn't pull one with a truck or tractor, or probably on your own though it might be a little tough.
        Apr 13, 2018
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    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Vermont
    Real Name:
    Shayna
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    I'm now ten years into owning poultry, and I'm loving every minute of it. I joined BYC in 2012 when I got my first ducklings from a feed store. Prior to joining, I had owned a pair of drakes for five years. After getting the ducklings, chicks quickly followed, and now I have quite the menagerie of poultry, including ducks, geese, chickens, guinea fowl, and button quail.

    I also incubate and hatch eggs nearly constantly in the warm months, and it's my favorite part of owning poultry. I have hatched probably thousands of baby birds.

    I also own other animals too. I have two cats, a quaker parrot, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, a betta fish, and I also breed and raise Netherland Dwarf rabbits.

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    Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, Welsh Harlequin Ducks, and Netherland Dwarf Rabbits.
    Development of a Chicken Embryo - Assisted Hatching Guide for All Poultry
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