Pyxis
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Pyxis

Hatchi Wan Kenobi, Female, from Vermont

Premium Member 6 Years
    1. HeavensHens88
      HeavensHens88
      If that's an emu in a witch hat...
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Yes, that's my emu, Ciara, in a witch hat :) It was her Halloween costume.
        Nov 5, 2018
    2. Wickedchicken6
      Wickedchicken6
      A Halloween hat? Nice!
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Yes, it's Ciara in her Halloween costume :)
        Oct 22, 2018
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    3. casportpony
      casportpony
      Love your superhero avatar!
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    4. GetFitStayFit
      GetFitStayFit
      I am from Central NC.

      I had a very long post and it would not let me send it, too long.
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Hi! I saw your post in my thread; I'll reply there :)
        Sep 6, 2018
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    5. 336White Phoenix
      336White Phoenix
      Hi how's the flock
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Good, thanks! How is yours?
        Jul 19, 2018
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      3. 336White Phoenix
        336White Phoenix
        There fine
        Jul 20, 2018
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      4. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Great! How did that show end up going?
        Jul 20, 2018
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    6. Boo623
      Boo623
      Hi I was referred to you by @sylviethecochin I was want wanting accurate temperatures and humidity levels for hatching different chicks (pheasants, Peafowl, Muscovy ducks) if there is a list you know of that would have a good accurate breakdown of the incubation period days to stop turning and temp humidity levels I would appreciate it
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      2. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        Sure thing, I'll post something in the thread :)
        Jun 15, 2018
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    7. 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!
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    8. 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?
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    9. 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?
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      2. 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
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      3. 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
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      4. 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
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    10. Angiecast
      Angiecast
      Hey, what kind of thermometer do you recommend?
      1. Pyxis
        Pyxis
        I use a reptile digital thermometer with a probe - they're fairly accurate and easy to calibrate.
        May 13, 2018
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    Gender:
    Female
    Home Page:
    https://www.facebook.com/PyxisPoultry/
    Location:
    Vermont
    My Coop:
    My Coop
    What’s your main reason for joining our community?:
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    I'm now eleven 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, turkeys, pigeons, and emus.

    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, Ko Shamos, Brahmas, Tufted Roman Geese, Call Ducks, and Emus.
    Development of a Chicken Embryo - Assisted Hatching Guide for All Poultry
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