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  1. NateinFL

    Bobcat!

    I finally saw it last night, after setting up a camera and motion sensors. The predator that has been feasting on my beloved birds for the last several months, here and there. This last Sunday night, things took a turn for the worst when I was awaken to horrible noises in the backyard, I'll...
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    12+ Mille Fleur D'uccle Eggs

    Well it's that time of year again and I have an abundance of eggs from my mille fleur d'uccle hens, including last year's pullets who are laying like crazy. The eggs are ready to ship and I can assure you they are VERY fresh and fertile. I pack them with great care, each egg wrapped...
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    Going to miss my Bundle :(

    Friday night, raccoons broke into my pen of prized mille fleurs and killed Bundle and his 3 hens. They were a result of several generations of my breedings. So upsetting. Bundle won 1st place at the Florida State Fair and was always there to greet me at the door when I fed them. He inspired...
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    How much to install a utility pole?

    I'm hoping someone on here can help me a bit with info. I live in a rural area and have a line coming in from the street attached to a pole next to my house (mobile home). On that pole is my meter and other electrical things. Yesterday, I had a tree company here, they were taking limbs off a...
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    Peafowl---How did your story begin?

    Okay, I am curious as to how others got sucked into the world of Peafowl. For me, it was buying the peacock feathers at Busch Gardens as a kid for $3. My friends thought I was weird lol. Then my good friend Jennifer decided she wanted to raise a peachick when she was living with me so we...
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    Genetics Question

    Okay, I'm thinking down the road, like a couple years from now...but I've been doing some reading on the genetics and trying to figure out what would I get if I did breed my pure BS male Morrison to my white silver pied hen (99.9% sure it's a she) who is currently a baby. I know she has 2...
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    Doing this for a friend....

    Unsure about this one, much bigger than the others that came from a hatchery and also has crowed...can anyone say for sure boy or girl? Thanks!
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    Kids are hatching!!! 3 cute peachcicks :)

    Any advice in the last and final stages of incubating eggs. One has just started to pip but the beak is not showing. I am so excited!!! This is going to be my first attempt at silver pieds...Thank you to Dalton Danforth for giving me this opportunity to incubate these eggs! After 36 hours...
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    I'm trying something new (incubating)

    I have recently been on a quest to find new color varieties around here, especially silver pieds, I've been searching for months and couldn't find any. Well, that was until today when a friend of mine went online to Craigslist and found an ad that I had missed. I was hesitant on getting them...
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    It's Breeding Season in FL!

    Just wanted share a few pics of my birds...have one egg layed and both hens have wings drooped low and they are making nest spots everywhere...just thought I'd share a few pics. My male develops a crook in his neck during breeding season, anyone else notice this? And if anybody in FL has...
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    Auction 12+ Mille Fleur D'uccle Eggs

    My hens are laying more than I can handle. These are not hatchery birds. My rooster one FIRST place at the Florida State Fair this month so I know I am working with pretty good stock. I wrap each egg in kleenex, then wrap them individually with big bubble wrap, then tape them all together...
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    Lovebirds Found in a WALGREENS?!

    Would you believe that my brother found these two lovebirds flying around inside the Walgreens store that he works at? One had clipped wings, the other flew around for the entire 6 hr shift before they finally caught him at the end of the night. They are definitely young, I think they are...
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    Sheep People-Advice Please!

    Hi, I have a ewe hair sheep...Dorper/Katahdin cross about 9 months old. She is very sick and I am probably going to have to get a vet to come out in the morning, but please tell me if I am doing things right: She had bad scours several weeks ago, so I wormed her with Ivermectin, she cleared up...
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    Hair Sheep Info...

    Hi, I just have a few quick questions if anyone has answers to them I'd appreciate it. I recently purchased hair sheep, hardy and easy keepers. They are on a half acre. I bought them as I read they as the Barbados and Katahdins are self-sustaining practically. 1. Do I need to trim hooves...
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    Shipping Eggs with Poly-foam

    Hi, I recently received a set of eggs from a seller on ebay, came in with air cells all messed up, really bad, most had floating bubbles in them . They were shipped in an egg carton, lightly padded with newspaper around the carton. The seller is offering to reship with Poly-foam if I pay for...
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    Drawbacks to Showing Chickens?

    I think this year I will be showing my mille fleur d'uccles at the state fair. My biggest concern (besides someone stealing my birds) is that they might catch something contagious and bring it back to my flock. My birds are part of a closed flock and are very healthy, I would hate to bring a...
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    Cricket had BABIES!!!

    I was expecting SOME normal chicks but they're ALL B.S. She MUST be split to B.S. since father is B.S. All chicks are B.S. Hope you like my pics. BTW this is my hand-raised pea-hen Cricket and her first ever chicks, they should be super-tame!
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    Just Hatched :)

    My first peachicks of the season...also the first time I let a chicken do the incubating, gave her 2 eggs and both hatched this morning, the pics just don't these babies justice, wish you could hear them and their little weeping noises! Already pecking, so far so good! They are...
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    Peafowl Eggs Partially Submerged in Water

    Hi, I was wondering if my eggs are still viable despite the fact that they have been exposed to water due to very torrential rains here in Central FL. There are 7 in the nest and the hen has not started sitting yet. Is it still possible to hatch them out even though they've been exposed to...
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    Peahen Laying Egg *Video*

    3/52/11 Wesley Chapel, FL My BS hen had laid one egg last night, I knew she was up to laying her second egg tonight, here is the video!
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