Search results

  1. SBFChickenGirl

    Bielefelder x ?

    I just got a whole bunch of Bielefelder chicks. The breed is autosexing. So I was wondering if I could mix these roosters with any non barred hen, and get autosexing chicks. Would that work?
  2. SBFChickenGirl

    D'uccle Chick Coloring

    I have ten D'uccle chicks that I just hatched. They there three distinct colors, a black, chocolate brown, and a light yellow gray. I'll post pics. I am confused because the person we bought the hatching eggs from gave us Mille Fleur and Porcelain. She must have gotten them mixed up. I'm not...
  3. SBFChickenGirl

    Here We Go Again (hatch-a-long)

    In January I tried to hatch Dutch bantams. Nothing. 0% hatch rate. Now we have a better thermometer and hydrometer to keep track. We've been running the incubator and keeping it in the right temps and humidity. So here we go again. This time we're doing Mille Fleur D'uccles. Hopefully things...
  4. SBFChickenGirl

    Chicken description words

    Hi everyone! I like to write, and being a chicken lover, chickens naturally show up in my books. And like any writer, I am at a loss for words at times (ironically). So, I'm asking for a little help. I would like to compile a list of words describing chicken behaviors and sounds. If you have a...
  5. SBFChickenGirl

    Shipped eggs, Air cells, and Hatch-a-long

    I recently bought 18 eggs from a Dutch bantam breeder. I have never hatched shipped eggs before. Some of the air cells are "saddled" and others are not attached. I have read that you have to put these eggs in egg cartons on day 18. But what about beforehand? Do they need a different humidity...
  6. SBFChickenGirl

    Egg Turner

    I have a standard size egg turner for my incubator. I'm wondering will it work for the dutch bantam eggs I'm getting?
  7. SBFChickenGirl

    Can Chickens get Arthritis??????

    I've got an old hen, Lady Gaga, who's almost 8 years old. I didn't realize something was wrong until tonight, when I went to shut up the chickens. She was sitting in the corner of the coop underneath the roost. Even though she's old, she has never failed to get up on the roost until tonight. I...
  8. SBFChickenGirl

    Hatching Eggs

    I want to hatch eggs for showing birds this year. Last year I put 42 eggs in the incubator, got out about twelve chicks. I did an eggtopsy afterwards and found 15 chicks still in the eggs, fully developed. I later found out this had to do with humidity. I've got a couple questions. 1. How do I...
  9. SBFChickenGirl

    What to Feed a Chicken Who Won't Eat???

    I have a Buff Brahma, who's name is Jo (from the book Little Women). She is acting lethargic and won't eat. I've already checked for sour and impacted crop. Nothing. I am currently treating my flock for mites, not any medication, just DE and baths, (YAY *sarcasm implied*). I have no clue what to...
  10. SBFChickenGirl

    Rooster with Mucus-like stuff in his mouth

    My little silkie rooster hasn't been doing well. He has had what I call "Bubbly eye" for the past couple days. He's been limping for about the same amount of time. Today he can barely stand and is having a hard time breathing. I was giving him some Terramycin for his eye when I noticed this...
  11. SBFChickenGirl

    Heat Lamp Questions

    My chicks are getting too old to be in the house anymore, and too big to be in the brooder that they are in now. I have a bigger brooder in the barn, and I'm planning on putting two heat lamps because it's going to get really cold (about 0 Degrees F) and the chicks are 3 and 4 weeks old. Any advice?
  12. SBFChickenGirl

    Why Didn't They Hatch?

    On the fifteenth of January, I placed 41 eggs in my incubator. 14 hatched. 2 had leg problems, so they died. I did an eggtopsy, and 15 eggs were completely developed, 3 were only partially developed, and 9 were unfertilized. I'm wondering why the 15 CHICKS DIDN'T HATCH???? I took the temperature...
  13. SBFChickenGirl

    Chicks can't Walk, Slipped Tendon?

    I recently hatched my own chicks. The two chicks that are having problems can't really walk and get around by scooching themselves. They can move their legs, but can't stand. One chick had only one leg with this problem, but the other has two. I've been looking and it seems like it may be a...
  14. SBFChickenGirl

    Will I get Sex-Links?

    I have no clue if this is the right forum or not... but I was wondering if I would get autosexing chicks with the hens being Golden Comets/Red Sexlinks and the Roos being Production Reds. With Golden Comets the roos are white and the hens are red when born. Am I going to have to play the...
  15. SBFChickenGirl

    I Counted Wrong...

    I have a quick question. I took the egg turner out of the incubator a day too early because I was counting my days wrong. Will the chicks still be okay? I hear peeping due to hatch day being tomorrow, not today.
  16. SBFChickenGirl

    Do's and Dont's for Hatching

    Hey! I was wondering if people would share their do's and dont's of hatching. It's my second time and I'm wondering what everybody else's experiences were/are. Last time I hatched went well. Two roos and five hens. Had about thirty eggs. Not all were fertilized though. Just wanted to know what...
  17. SBFChickenGirl

    Pecked on Polish Hen, Any Ideas?

    I've got a polish hen that is relatively high in the pecking order but has been getting pecked. I don't know what to do. It's the feathers on her head. A little bit of blood from the feathers coming out, but none from pecking. Separated her so she could heal and then put her back in. Again, the...
  18. SBFChickenGirl

    Sick Chicken! Help! Frostbite? Sour Crop?

    I went out to the coop today and one of our Belgian Bearded D'anver hens was limping and barely moving. I brought her up to the house and gave her some water with apple cider vinegar in it. She drank what was in the small bowl in around 5 minutes. Next thing is that she has been sitting around...
Top Bottom