Our BO has been hanging out in the nest box lately. We figured she has gone broody. When my daughter checked for eggs yesterday she noticed that the normally proud hen had lost most of the feather from her breast area. The hen is not low on the pecking order and seems fine otherwise.
Picture was taken a month ago before she started to lay. Her comb and muff have really come in since then.
We bought her from our local AGWAY. I think they use Ideal.
Like all hatcheries the birds are sold as Ameraucanas. I am a good BYC member and I know from the countless...
I was looking at corrugated PVC panels, but I don't think they can take the Maine snow load.
I also priced metal roofing at Home Depot. I think it would look nice, but would cost me about $150.
I like the current enclosure and don't want to remove the hardware cloth on top.
Here is my coop...
After a couple of months of use I have made a few changes.
I have the pictures of the update on my page:
I am sure that this process won't change...I already have a list of others.
Please check out our page to see pictures of the final product!
We appreciate the help we got from friends and family to move this project along.
A special thanks to Buff Hooligan, her coop was our inspiration.
All the mistakes are mine.
We would appreciate any feedback...
From what I have read a small pea comb with a single line of "peas" is a pullet.
But my goodness look at that tail!
What do you think?
"She" is 10 weeks old. I would think the comb would have popped by now. It's the tail... Have you ever seen one like that on a pullet?
Move in day is fast approaching.
Worked at hanging the doors and building the run this weekend.
A few more locks, install the roost, hang the feeder, finish the shakes, hardware cloth on the run door, attach the run to the coop and I...
Ok. I admit, I am new at this, but I thought Golden Laced, and all other Wyandottes, have rose combs.
Two of my three chicks have little buds which I am sure will someday be beautiful rose combs. One little girl has a single comb just like the Buffs, Barred Rocks, and RIRs.
Is it normal in...
I am posting this because I have used so many of the ideas that I have found on this site. Like everyone else ....I will pass on my mistakes and small victories.
So far, I am very happy with the nest boxes and the floor.
My wife found a remnant piece of industrial lino at a...
We couldn't wait until the morning... What if some other BYC member lives nearby and got them all before us?
2 - BO
We think they are pretty special.
My daughter's first chick photo.
The Easter-Eggers showing some real interest in my son's homemade chick roost.
I have a run big enough for my birds but want to let them range when we are able to watch over them.
My thought is to always give them treats in the run and either ring a bell, or clang pie plates, as a signal that it is snack time. (Pavlov) My hope is when we have to leave in the middle of...