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  1. chickenlisa

    Weird eggs...they change color!

    I have these 2 eggs that were laid yesterday. They have a before and after look to them (before they are wet and after they are dry again.) Check it out...
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    Pullets or Cockerels?

    I posted in the Raising Baby chicks a week ago or so, but should have posted it here... I just took new photos of my 3 1/2 wk old March 28th chicks, 7 of them- all Olive Eggers (BCM X OE or EE) with the possibility of 1 Black Copper Maran. Please give me your opinions of who you think are boys...
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    my video of a Easter HAL chick on day 12 of incubating

    Here is my youtube video of my day 12 backyard chickens' baby moving around in the egg last night... Sorry it is fuzzy...
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    Are we boys or girls?

    I have 7 chicks who are almost 2 weeks old- they hatched here and are mixes of Olive Eggers and Black Copper Marans...the one with the red zip tie may be full BCM. Can you give me your best guesses if you can who is a boy and who is a girl? I'd appreciate it so much! If more pics are necessary...
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    What will chicks look like ....

    if the parents are White Cochin hen X BCM Roo or White Cochin hen X Blue Olive Egger Roo? I got curious after only setting Olive green eggs and Dark Brown eggs from my backyard flock...I didn't set any of the lighter brown eggs from my standard White Cochin girls, (or any other brown egg layers...
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    12+ BCM and OE (F1 and F2) eggs-Proven fertility-See pics!

    Hi all, I have my 2 year old hens starting to lay again after a long cold winter... I collect eggs a few times each day, and they're a mix of dark Brown from my BCM hens, Olive Green (from my Olive egger hens) and lighter green (my EE and Ameracauna hens). They are covered by 2 BCM Roosters and...
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    new foster mama cat and her babies...now just the babies:-(

    short intro for now- have to make dinner...for everyone! We picked up a mama cat on Saturday with 2 of her own babies and 5 surrogates (all 3-4 weeks old)...well yesterday she had some bad sounding coughs (like hairballs trying to come up, or croup in kids...) and that didn't resolve with olive...
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    a pair of Sebastopol Geese

    I have decided to downsize my outdoor animals....and my dearly beloved Sebbies are going to be the hardest to let go....but I have to. They are Scout (all white, curly breasted) and Simon (all white, curly breasted)- 1 yr old proven breeders and parents too. I'm in NJ right near the Pa line...
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    Juvenile Mandarin ducks- pickup in NJ only for now

    My Mama Mandarin hatched 13 ducklings on May 10th, so they're about 5-6 weeks old now. Wow do they grow fast! They are almost the size of their parents...I'll sell them Straight Run for $30 each or 4 for $100. I can't tell 100% who is male or female now, so that's why I sell St. Run. All the...
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    Awesome PBS Video "My Life as a Turkey"

    I'm not sure if anyone already posted this, I tried to search but didn't find it here anywhere...I loved this and found it so touching...I wish I could slow down my crazy life enough to even do something like that for a short time.... http://video.pbs.org/video/2168110328 hope you can view it by...
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    Meet our oldest hen, Henny Penny

    I just realized our oldest hen still alive is going to be 8 years old soon. Here are 3 pics of her, when she was a chick, when she became a mama to 1 chick, and last week. She rules the chicken house and flock, without being mean at all. They respect her and she acts like a queen....she's a...
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    What is this? Found it dead thankfully!!!

    I found this 2 days ago, dead in our front yard. I use Tomahawk poison blocks under our sheds and down rat holes that our barn cats can't get to. I'm thinking it was poisoned or the cats would've have eaten it... It was a baby, which makes me think there are more around for sure....from head to...
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    late to hatch (maybe) chick...what?

    I had 17 eggs in to hatch and 5 Olive Eggers hatched on Tuesday, 6 BCM babies popped out on Wednesday. I went to clean out the incubator and had 2 clear OE eggs, 1 DIS BCM chick, 2 clear BCM eggs, and 1 BCM egg peeping at me????? This is 4 days after they were "due", 3 days after the OE babes...
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    Shipped 6 Mandarins yesterday and box is lost!

    I shipped out 6 Mandarins yesterday in a Horizon shipping box, I used Express USPS shipping, paid for extra insurance even, and they were "Guaranteed" to be in WI today by 3 pm (from NJ) and they are no where to be found. I've got the nice people at my local PO searching for them, and the people...
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    loud baby announcing it's imminent arrival...

    day 20- Cheeping- LOUD CHEEPING- in my hatcher...no chick or visible pips either. We keep hearing it and I go over thinking there's a chick hiding. It is so persistent and loud. 13 FBCM/BBS Marans....along with 2 OEs. I've never hear such a racket before any pips were seen. Too funny! Lisa ps-...
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    Silver Birchen Maran hatching eggs

    I have a small flock of BCM Marans (Bev Davis and Wade Jeane C1 lines) and would love to add Silver Birchen to the pen or my other pen to run a whole different line of Marans....I've loved their looks since even before I hatched the BCM chicks in 2012. I've got an incubator running now Does...
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    2+ Sebastopol eggs (fertility checked) 2013 5/$75 special

    This is a Buy it Now sale of 2 (and a third if it's laid in time) of my Sebastopol Goose Sadie's eggs. They are collected as soon as she lays them, daily or every other day(usually that.) I have her first 4 of 2012 in my incubator and they are all growing. I just candled them and 4 out of 4...
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    1st Khaki Campbell eggs in my bator growing!

    I have a full incubator (hovabator 1588) with 7 Sebbie eggs, 3 Khaki Campbell eggs and the rest chicken eggs (BCM, BBS Maran, and OE) and I'm so excited to say all 3 of the KC eggs are growing veins! I just got this quad of ducks a few months ago...so I'm happy that the eggs are fertile and...
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    Help- I can't upload pics to my existing album

    I'm trying to upload new pics of my geese to my existing album and it is not responding when I hit Upload. Anyone else having this problem? I was able to upload them into a thread post...but not into the album so they show in the heading photos of my egg sale thread. Lisa
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    Proud Mama of a new puppy! New Pics added weekly :-)

    We adopted a new puppy today, his new name is Sammy (Sam later) and he is just too cute for words. I'll try to upload a pic or 2...he was born 6-7 wks ago to a beagle mix mama dog who was dumped in a church parking lot in NC, picked up by someone and brought to a shelter, but that was a kill...
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