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  1. ki4got

    Canaries in SW Virginia?

    I bred American Singer canaries years and years ago but have missed the singing for so long... I'm looking to add a pair of canaries back to my home but can't seem to find anything outside of a pet store (unknown breed or sex!). Any suggestions for breeders in my general area or someone you...
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    Narragansetts... Hens or Toms?

    I've got two young Narragansett turkeys hatched mid April. They both make a 'nork-nork-nork' and a 'bic' sound but I haven't heard any kind of gobbling yet. Hubby says when one is distressed the other struts a bit but I haven't seen it myself except once when I was holding the smaller of the two...
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    SW Virginians please speak up!

    We learned today that we are no longer allowed to hold our monthly swaps at the Christiansburg Tractor Supply. So now we're shopping for a new home for the swap for that general area, with the intent of keeping the same weekend (1st Saturday of the month). I plan to call Southern States in...
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    question on broad breasted turkeys

    my understanding is that they ARE a true breed, but because of their size, the toms can not breed naturally... is that correct? I'm contemplating keeping the BB White girl (the boys are already named for their respective holidays) and seeing if I can breed her with a heritage-type tom in the...
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    Hatching Eggs: SFH, bantam Cochin, EE & Silver Grey Dorking (BIN, not an auction)

    The Swedish Flower Hen pens consists of a mille roo, with a crested blue mille and a blue mottled in the first, and a blue mille roo with 2 mille fleur girls (one is very dark). The bantam Cochins are now in 2 pens as well. I am now offering my red/buff project eggs. I have 2 girls laying and...
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    6+ Swedish Flower Hen hatching egg AUCTION!

    I have only 3 SFH girls laying at the moment, but thought I'd offer these eggs to the highest bidder. This is an AUCTION not a buy it now. please post your bid below. This auction will end 10PM EST on Sunday March 23rd. Eggs will be collected and shipped out Friday March 28th. This...
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    Dorking Importation Project

    YES! It is finally happening! If you would like to be part of this process, you can pm either myself or Susan Catt on Facebook with your email address and we will add you to the discussion and planning. Having come together in a leap of faith and camaraderie, a number of American Dorking...
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    any ideas what would do this?

    I have a 4x6 pen (2x4, and welded wire construction with plywood on one end with a door cut into it) and the 'house' is a large plastic doghouse screwed down onto a wooden pallet and held onto the pen with a 1" nylon ratchet strap. on it's own, the house weighs probably close to 100 lbs with...
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    Hunt & Peck Scavenger hunt!

    Please join us for a new scavenger hunt. First prize is a signed copy of the book Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...Naturally Follow the link for the book, the blogs hosting the contests will change weekly, so there are more chances to win your copy! The first Hunts start...
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    Custom Brooder setups - Roanoke VA & surrounding areas

    I have recently started making custom brooders for sale. Ever since I started bringing my own to swaps with chicks in them people have shown an interest. Sometimes the broodies even came along for the ride too. Very handy during colder weather to keep those precious babies warm! The basic...
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    Dorking, bantam BLRW, EE, SFH & more! Prices vary depending on breed.

    **UPDATED** 09/08/2013 I've gotten a few replies to this even tho the auction's closed... All my birds are moulting right now, so I do not have any eggs available for sale at this time. PM me if you would like to go on a waiting list for a specific variety. This is the updated list of...
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    Mud, Mud, and more Mud!!! HELP!?!?!?

    my property is fairly sloped (ie no flat places to build anything decent) yet even with all this slope and ability to drain, I am still inundated with MUD! any suggestions what might help? the ground here is mostly Virginia red clay, and when the sun hits it for a few hours it dries right...
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    question on Jiffy wing bands...

    ok, well, i've got the bands, the pliers & the birds. going from how it looks on one of my cochins, it looked like the point would be easiest going in from underneath (also easier to see what i'm doing on 3-4 week old chicks). but will the bands turn around/over on their own? i watched a...
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    Exporting chickens to canada?

    I'm trying to figure out what needs to be done exactly, but the information I'm finding seems to be a bit vague. Has anyone done this and can provide the information I would need? also, i see some references to quarantine, others state it's not necessary... HELP?!?!?
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    Black/Self Blue bantam Cochin trio

    This breeding pen consists of a SQ pair of black/self blue and 1 self blue hen. (Self blue aka Lavender) All birds were hatched between September and November of last year and have been laying well. I've been hatching better than 50% self blues from this pen. They are currently NOT laying as...
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    Blue Laced Red Cochin?

    I'm contemplating trying this as a project, and wondering if anyone else has worked on them. If so, how did you start it, what are you doing to improve, and what have you got so far? (and how long ago did you start?) I'm debating using a blrw bantam vs starting with good type cochins and...
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    Bantam Cochin hatching eggs (6+)

    I have available, for sale or trade (see below for my 'want' list), Bantam Cochin hatching eggs. The current pen consists of a mille fleur/calico roo with 2 blue partridge girls split for mille fleur (the majority of chicks are mille fleur). Plus I have added 3 mille fleur pullets (1 is a blue...
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    possible broken leg or ??

    I've got a silver grey dorking pullet, about 12 weeks old, that's been free ranging with everyone else now since about 3 weeks old. Day before yesterday she was fine, running around with everyone, being her normal self. her hatchmates consist of 4 bantam cochins, another sg dorking and a barred...
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    need help identifying a snake...

    not an immediate threat to the chickens, but could be... i noticed this guy in the window of a dead camper we're planning on tearing apart and rebuilding. (long story) here's pics. sorry they're grainy looking, the windows on the old camper are dirty. guesstimate it to be 3-4' long. it...
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    ornamental ~ dorking

    my mistake
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