How do you know if a feature is dominant or not? If I breed a crested bird to a non crested, will I get equal amounts of each, or is one feature more dominant than the other? Same with leg color, shank color, etc. Where can i get such information, preferably written for novices (cause I've...
I'm trying to assemble a home made 'bator, and I would like an 'egg turner" that keeps the eggs laying on their sides instead of upright. Something maybe like the thinging that goes round and round on a popcorn maker
Any ideas? Please note, simple language is appreciated as I'm really...
I had one hatch this morning. They weren't due to hatch until tomorrow night.
Two questions....how long can I leave him in the incubator? And what can I do to appease his loneliness if he ends up being the only hatchling?
The overnite is supposed to bring us wet heavy snow and ice with potential for "serious power outages"
I have 2 incubators going, and no backup generator. I will be gone (working) during the overnight.
any suggestions on what to do with my bators to keep the eggs as warm as possible...
My splash roo was killed/disappeared and my BBS girls are on their own. I do have a black lavender split roo who is only servicing 2 girls.
What would a BlackSplit roo and BBS cross result in? Would I ruin the BBS line?
I got hatching eggs from 2 sources for the black, blue, splash Ameraucana.
I wasn't surprised to see white on the black chicks when they hatched, as I was used to that from the black Austrolorps I had.
But they are now 4 weeks old and still have white markings here and there.
What is the...
Attached to our chicken coop is a covered run, which is attached to a fenced in field.
Well, I should say WAS a covered run. We had attached the corrugated fiberglass panels to 2by4s that ran the span of the run. The wind tore them up and off and we are still looking for some of them!
I have a broody hen setting on three egss. I didn't let her keep more, as it is brutally cold and this is her first effort.
The first couple of weeks, she would get up and eat. then she switched nestboxes She has been in this one for about 2 weeks, but she never gets up to eat. Nor does...
Hi all! new to the forum, but not chickens
I'm a bit confused by the layout of the forums. I perused them a bit and then came here to general discussion. If it doesn't fit a particular category, ask here?(whre is the smacking myself in the head icon?)