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  1. LaurelC

    12 week old blue wheaten/splash(?) Ameraucana

    Man, this one is such a beauty. Is this a blue wheaten or splash Ameraucana? Anyone in the Seattle area interested?
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    12 week old blue wheaten/splash(?) Ameraucana

    I agree! It’s so pretty, hoping pullet so I can keep it but the dark feathers are concerning.
  3. LaurelC

    12 week old blue wheaten/splash(?) Ameraucana

    I am leaning towards cockerel, but holding out hope that this one is a pullet. I would love some input. Still no pointy hackle or saddle feathers but it’s still young. Comb Ian the same size and color as the 2 definitely female ones. I’ve done a ton of image searches but haven’t been able to...
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    Wheaten/blue wheaten/splash ameraucana @ 8 weeks

    Well that is encouraging! Here are all 3. They all have different coloring. Do I have one wheaten and 2 blue wheaten then?
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    Wheaten/blue wheaten/splash ameraucana @ 8 weeks

    I got 5 straight run ameraucanas. Two of them I was sure about being cockerels, however I don’t know enough to be certain about this one. I would love some insight.
  6. LaurelC

    "Sexed" hatchery BCM - Am I imagining it or is this likely a cockerel?

    Picked this one up from a feed store about a month ago, however it was noticeably larger than the other birds I picked up from a breeder that were just hatched the day before (maybe 2x the size, fully feathered wings) so it is probably closer to 6 weeks old. It is still much larger than the...
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    Letting a broody hatch out eBay eggs.

    I am not yet in this situation, but want to have a solid game plan for when I am. I have an enclosure with a converted dog house that has been set up as a community nest box. I have 4 girls and am hoping to try hatching out a dozen eggs sometime this spring if one of them goes broody. I have no...
  8. LaurelC

    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Does anyone want my Langshan mutt cockerel? He is very quiet (I've had him for months and he just started making a tiny bit of noise at about 7:15 to get the girls out of the coop, then quiets down.), is friendly, but still has a healthy fear of humans. He is really very striking, but I live...
  9. LaurelC

    Langshan Thread!!!

    Strange offer, but I'm in the Greater Seattle area and I have a GORGEOUS Langshan mutt cockerel. He is not a crower, but he has started making little bits of noise trying to get his girls up and out of the coop at about 7am. If the noisemaking continues, we're gonna have to eat him! But he is...
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    So was I! I was so worried that we'd end up with some noisy birds. I was feeling very discouraged after the 3 faverolle mutts were so loud but the 5 new girls that I have are very quiet and total lovebugs! Much better suited to a backyard flock!
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Got the backyard "chickenproofed" enough that I let the girls out to free range "unsupervised" while I hung out in the house. First thing they did was tease the dogs. And this langshan mutt that I have just wants to be in all of my photos.
  12. LaurelC

    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Got this egg today from the black copper marans! She continues to surprise me! Love this little gal!!!
  13. LaurelC

    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    OK folks, my Langshan mutt that has pointy hackle and saddle feathers is laying. The other 4 birds have confirmed egg colors, and a white egg popped up in the nest box again. Last bird to get named - Gandalf the Grey.
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    How are you guys feeding garlic? Powder? Minced? Additionally, I was thinking... I have some wormwood growing (the same variety used in Korea for baths, and for its hallucinogenic effects - my brother grew it when he was doing lots of drugs) that may be effective at worming, but I have no...
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    Washingtonians Come Together! Washington Peeps

    Sounds good! I won't look this gift horse in the mouth!
  16. LaurelC

    Nesting boxes and perches: height and location help?

    I have an enclosure that is essentially just a roosting loft. It's a few roost bars with removable walls (they come off for summer when it's hot) and now it has a "drawer" which is a piece of plywood wrapped with a shower curtain that serves as a poop tray type thing. It works fine, but I've...
  17. LaurelC

    Causes of jelly eggs??

    Ah, that might make sense that the feathers hadn't filled in. I think that the bald spot in question is common on fully feathered hens that have just been overbred. My EE and my BCM came from a flock where they were being overbred and both had bald spots that filled in after a few weeks...
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    Causes of jelly eggs??

    The reason that having the bald spot is the sign that there's a roo is that the roo is jumping on the hens and grabbing on to breed them.
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