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  1. DelaneyMGB25

    Egg Issues

    Hello! In early December, I hung a 12 hour daylight light in my garage (Compensating for the dimness of being inside) for egg production, so I could stick eggs in t incubator a little earlier then I did last year. So far, Ive only had one hen lay consistently for a week, but she stopped and...
  2. DelaneyMGB25

    A New Year

    A new Year, A start to the rapid increase in the numbers of chickens on my property; it’s hatching season ya’ll. First, I must confess, while I haven’t posted on BYC in forever, I haven’t been inactive. I’ve been a lurker :oops: I come And keyword search “Modern” quite often to see if the...
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    Ear infection/Wax?

    Hello! I just noticed my modern Game cockerel has a yellow scab over his right ear (picture attached) I picked at it a tiny bit, and it looks like wax, and there’s more lighter stuff under it. My question is do I pull the scab off? I’m pretty sure it will pull some of the protective feathers...
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    Fertilizer Experiment

    Hello! I’m doing a project/testing what types of manure is a better fertilizer (which one will have the highest grown plant (tomato) in 12 weeks?) I’m using a set weight of fertilizer (currently undecided), if horse and poultry manure. I will then add both manures to its own empty milk jug of...
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    Chick updates

    Hello! I think it’s one for some updated pictures of my modern chicks! I currently have 7 ‘almost’ adults, and 15 younger chicks/young birds that are either moderns or old English Bantams, then i also have two American game bantam chicks. I’m really looking forward to the end of summer. I...
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    In Memory

    Earlier this week, I noticed my hen, Moxi, starting to slow down. Being an old hen, it didn’t come as a surprise to see her start wandering less, and stay closer to home. She was healthy in all aspects, but her time had come, and death was unavoidable. This little bird, the same one that has...
  7. DelaneyMGB25

    Weird Death

    Hello! I’m currently out of the country, and have my birds being taken care of by family. I just got a text that two hens have died. One, wasn’t too much of a surprise. She was a 2014 Hatch, and was losing weight, so I knew her time was coming. The other though, is a younger hen. I was told she...
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    Sexing Chicks, and what coloration?

    Hello! I have nine 3 month old chicks to sex, I’m pretty sure I have at least one cockerel, but I’m not 100% positive on the others. They are all modern Game Bantams, except two brown Red old English Bantams (Hatched from a lemon blue breeding trio), and these two seem to have a lessened...
  9. DelaneyMGB25

    Yellow poop?

    I feel like i’ve Posted in this forum a lot lately :duc But i’ve Noticed some poop that is yellow instead of white. ( I don’t talk about my free range birds a lot, only really focusing on my show birds here. But I do have about 20 free range birds that live in an actual coop and not my garage...
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    Sick/dying chicks

    Hello! In the past two weeks I’ve lost two chicks, both having the same condition, and I’ve noticed one has been acting slow/fluffed feathers for a few days, then today one of the more active chicks belonging to a hen was sitting on the garage floor all alone, not chirping for mom. He was puffed...
  11. DelaneyMGB25

    Why were all 50 eggs bad?

    Good evening! Today was day 12 for my clutch of 50 eggs in the incubator. I usually wait to candle and remove until then just to make sure I don’t throw any good eggs. But I was surprised to find NONE of these 50 eggs we’re still good! About half had veins, or looked to have had veins, but they...
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    Emergency!!! Possible broken bone?

    Please help! I heard some ruckus from the yard, and the second I opened the door, a hawk flew up from behind the tree near the coop. I raced out to check my birds, and I’m pretty sure my heart actually stopped when I saw one of my hens on her back. She was alive, and just seemed fazed. I put her...
  13. DelaneyMGB25

    Sexing Bantams

    Hello. It’s getting to be that time where I’m trying to sex my chicks and plan ahead for housing. The first chick hatched early April, and is a Old English game bantam. (Lemon blue) I’m assuming it’s a cockerel, but I’d like to make sure. The rest are all modern game Bantams, hatched early May...
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    Are these mites?

    Hello, I was holding one of my broody’s chicks, and noticed something on it’s heading. The are white little clumps, they can’t be blown off, and they aren’t pulled off easily either. The clumps are on both chicks, but one has a lot more, and the other only a few. They are only of the very top of...
  15. DelaneyMGB25

    Strange Death

    I found One of moderns dead, but have no idea for the reason of this strange death. I had let all my birds out for 20 minutes, before I had to leave, and went to put them up before going.when I had let Loki out, she was acting normal, but in those 20 minutes, soemthing happened and I came in and...
  16. DelaneyMGB25

    Anthill Flock Spring Update

    Hello all! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on byc. It’s been a very busy couple months, and there are many updates to be given in my flock! (We call it Anthill farm/flock due to the obscene amount of ant colonies in our yard :gig) There might be some overlap on info from other posts...
  17. DelaneyMGB25

    First incubation

    I have no idea where February went, or how I still don’t have any chicks, but today i’ll Finally start up the incubator! I have 5 modern Game eggs going in, they’re either birchen, or A silver blue/birchen cross (giving me either silver blues, sports, or mixed blues.) Fingers crossed they’re...
  18. DelaneyMGB25

    Rosecomb Cochin?

    A few questions, I found this “cochin” and am curious on what it actually is. The seller claims she’s done good at shows. She has a rosecomb, yet is clean legged. Is this correct to standard, or is this not a Cochin? I’d like to know ASAP so I know if she’s worth buying for shows or not. Thanks!
  19. DelaneyMGB25

    Squirts First egg!

    A few days ago I noticed Squirt’s bottom swelling, and could tell her first egg wasn’t far away! I’m happy to report she laid it this afternoon, and it was sitting (thankfully unbroken, the cock in with her and Loki has a habit of stepping on eggs :th) in the best box. It’ll be marked, and put...
  20. DelaneyMGB25

    Lemon Blue MGB

    So I found these two birds for sale, and I’m trying to decide which one (if not both, or any at all) I should buy. I’ve seen so many different coloring within “lemon blue”, I’m not sure if these are good birds. Their type looks good, I’m just wondering on coloring. Both are 2018 birds. He would...
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