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  1. OrpingtonManor

    Free 12-wk-old Black Ameraucana cockerel

    I'm pretty sure this little dude is a roo. He is 12 weeks old. He was the lone hatchling under a broody hen on Pi Day back in March. Hence we called him Blackberry Pi, but recently Chicken Pot Pi, as he is showing signs of being male, despite being a docile and lovely chick. His parentage is...
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    BIG thank you to whoever gave me a GFM!

    Thanks so much! You're the best! Now I don't have to delete all my pics! AND, I CAN GET PM'S AGAIN!!!
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    Golden Cuckoo Marans (?) roo - 12 weeks old

    I used to call this guy "Ugly Roo," but he is getting prettier each week. The coppery color started on his head, and has worked its way down his neck and onto his back. He hatched from a dark medium brown egg. He has been vaccinated for Marek's. He gets along with everyone. it might be...
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    Black EE roo - 12 weeks old

    Hatched from a blue egg. Vaccinated for Marek's. Father was a John Blehm Black Ameraucana from AmCanyon Stables. Mother was an EE. Sweet personality!! Nice muff and beard. Was filling out nicely, but now has an angled tail after a scuffle on the roosts. Does not seemed bothered by it...
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    Easter Egger Roo - 12 weeks old

    I was calling him a Blue EE, but have been told he's a Lavender EE. I think he's crossed with Wheaten, judging by his cape and wing feathers. Great muff and beard! He gets prettier each week, and a pretty nice boy! He hatched from a pale green egg. He's been vaccinated for Marek's. He...
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    Barred Rock roo? Cuckoo Marans roo? - 12 weeks old

    The test hatch has grown up! This appears to be a Barred Rock. He might be crossed with something long-legged. It's your guess. He is 12 weeks old today. He is vaccinated for Marek's. He gets along well with the rest of the flock, and doesn't spend too much time chest bumping. He's not...
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    any idea on the breed of this little roo?

    He is 3 1/2 weeks old. He hatched out of a dark brown egg. The hatching eggs came from a mixed flock of marans, barnevelders, welsummers, pendensencas, orps, delaware, andalusian, buttercup, wyandottes, rocks, lots of ameraucanas, lots of easter eggers & olive eggers. and one of him on...
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    membrane on the outside of shell...maybe trending to egg bound?

    My 11-month-old Barnie pullet, Java, took a long time to start laying. Then, when she got going, she consistently laid extra large eggs that were very round, barely oblong. This morning I found one of her eggs under the roost. Initially, I thought it was broken because I could see yolk and...
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    personal account info

    I got my 2011 Calendar. Then, I got another one that I didn't order. ...sent to an address that I lived at more than 5 years ago, long before I got chickens. I lived at my dad's house back then, so I still got the second calendar. I didn't put it on the order form, and it isn't associated...
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    email notification for subscribed topics not coming anymore

    I've been really busy lately, and realized that I hadn't checked up on my BYC friends in awhile. But, then I realized that I haven't been receiving ANY notifications anymore. I'm still showing subscribed to the threads, but getting nothing in my email. I'm also not receiving notification of...
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    The General is in the Brig!

    General Napoleon got to meet the new Barnevelders today. They are ALL teens, including General Napoleon, only 14 weeks. The General has been wooing the new ladies through the tractor wire, but today I decided to free range them together. (supervised!) The other roos were not interested at...
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    thought they were roos. what do you think?

    I have 3 true Black Ameraucanas from John Blehm. They are currently 13 weeks old. I had a 4th, who was obviously a roo early on, and I sold him at chickenstock. I bought another, who looked like a pullet at the time. Now, I'm inclined to think the remaining 3 are all roos, too. All of...
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    my favorite hen seems to have scratched her eye

    Tatertot, my favorite BO and my 12 week old Ameraucanas got caught up in the deer netting I had around a plant. They were a little upset because they are still getting used to each other. As soon as I untangled them, Tatertot immediately went to the chicken tractor, and sat with her eye...
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    my first raccoon attack, and totally my fault

    Don't make my mistake. I know you won't, but just in case, here's the sad tale... 12:30 last night. Lola had been in the chicken tractor for the day, since she had been ruthlessly pecking the young birds I was introducing to the flock. After everyone was settled in the main coop, I was...
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    Vote for your choice of location for Northern California Chickenstock

    We've talked and talked for weeks. We seem to agree that we want to bring chickens for swapping. We couldn't find parks that would let us do that. We have narrowed down the choices to the following: Cole Creek Center in Kelseyville, near Clear Lake - suggested by kelseygirl it belongs to...
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    babies are here, thanks to SunnyDawn!

    The babies are finally here, after months of waiting. SunnyDawn delivered them to me at work today. They spent the afternoon in the science room. The kids were crazed with excitement! We couldn't even let the kids hold them for fear of injury to the babies. I will take them back tomorrow...
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    my own fault, and boy am I lucky! still, a question...

    I know this is completely my fault, so I'm not asking for any opinions on either the dog/owner/ or my own stupidity. I had let the girls out while I cleaned and filled their feeder and waterers. They like to wander, and when they get to the fence, they like to jump it. I try to keep them in...
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    BYC in a KABC-TV online article by Harriet Blake

    Here's the link to an article by Harriet Blake about raising backyard chickens. A few of us BYCers were interviewed for it, and it's great press for BackYardChickens! http://www.greenrightnow.com/kabc/2010/04/02/hatching-some-backyard-fun-raising-chickens-at-home/
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    The Kitchen Table - come sit with us! new request added to post 1!

    BYC is such a big place sometimes. And we love to come talk chickens. But, we also love to come talk about pretty much anything else. So, sit a spell with us. Old friends, it's great to see you. New friends, pull up a chair. The table is big enough for everyone. (And strangely, it looks...
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    my page is driving me crazy! update: found fixes!

    I've been building my page, thanks to the direct challenge of SC_Hugh. (Thanks, Hugh. Everybody needs a kick in the pants sometimes. Let me know if I can ever reciprocate. ) The problem is, I tried to move some text and pics using the highlight and drag method, and somehow, some big chunks of...
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