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    Goofiest chicken contest

    Name: Dottie Age: 11 weeks Breed: Azure Egger
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    Alchemist is really an amazing farm! I love what she is doing to provide food for low income families in the area by committing to donating unsold male chicks, and I love her commitment to sustainability. It makes me really proud to support her efforts! It also helps that her birds are pretty...
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    Certainly ANYTHING is possible! What I ordered was: 1 - Welsummer unsexed 1- Cocoa egger unsexed 2 - Azure egger female 1 - Sage egger female I don't believe I actually received a Welsummer, as the two chicks with that coloring have crests and Welsummers should not have a crest. I have a...
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    Hi there! Blueberry is about 11 weeks old now and the comb is pretty much the same size as it was when I posted the photos at 6 weeks! It's barely grown at all and is still quite pale, the same as the azure egger girls. I still don't see any signs of male feathering so I'm hoping it's a she =)...
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    Official BYC Poll: Where Did You Get Your Coop & Run From?

    Assembled an integrated coop/run that was purchased from Carolina Coops. Had to make a lot of minor modifications to it, both from a personal preference perspective, as well as many small mistakes in the materials they sent. I really wanted to build myself but didn't have the skills to go from...
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    Welsummer?

    I did get my chicks from Alchemist! I'm no expert as I'm brand new to chicken-keeping, but at this point your Welsummer looks to have the coloring and markings of a pullet from what I know about the breed. Rust colored chest, strong eyeliner, v-shape markings on the head. My chick that was...
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    Roost positioning in 3ft-wide coop - can I get two in there?

    Yes it is the California Coop from Carolina Coops. That's a great idea. I'll buy a 3ft board and see how that works. If I use a 2x4 with the long side up, that might create enough leverage to keep it stable. Thanks for the idea!
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    Roost positioning in 3ft-wide coop - can I get two in there?

    This isn't my actual coop, but a photo from the manufacturer's website of what the plans call for the inside to look like. The photo is taken from the double doors, which cover the entire fourth wall of the coop, hence the reason there is no option to run the roosts in that direction. The...
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    Roost positioning in 3ft-wide coop - can I get two in there?

    I searched the forums for an answer to this...but wasn't able to find a similar question, so hopefully this post will help others who have small coops too! My coop is small - 3'x4' - with an attached fully secure run that the birds have access to at all times. The way the coop is designed, my...
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    Alchemist Farm in Northern California! https://www.alchemistfarm.com
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    Not certain of the genetics, but it's basically an EE that lays a speckled light green egg. I have two birds I'm not sure who is who. One is supposed to be a female sage egger, and the other is supposed to be a straight run cocoa egger. I thought Blueberry was the sage egger, but of the...
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    Blueberry @ 6 weeks - looking like pullet or cockerel?

    This little cutie is a mixed breed - Blueberry is either a sage egger or a cocoa egger and is just under 6 weeks. Thoughts on whether Bluebs is gonna crow or lay??
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    Redwood fronds in run?

    To clarify! I dug a pit for a few reasons: Laying in concrete blocks for a foundation on sloped ground To bury wire around the perimeter AND to create a deep bed of soft soil for the run floor. This "pit" will be completely filled back in with dirt, wood shavings, and *maybe* redwood fronds...
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    Redwood fronds in run?

    I've been searching the forums, but can't seem to find a good answer to this, so thought I would start a new thread. Does anyone have experience with using redwood fronds in the run floor? I always have an abundance of these in my yard so would love to incorporate them if possible. I'm...
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    Welsummer?

    Whoops! Sorry for all the double photos. I'm new here :frow
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    Welsummer?

    I'm not sure who is who in this grouping. One of them is a female "sage egger", and the other is an unsexed "cocoa egger". Not 100% on the genetics of the cocoa egger, but based on the other birds the breeder has and my research I suspect it's some sort of BCM/OE mix. I'm thinking that...
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    Welsummer?

    Well 💩 If that's true, then hopefully the BCM mix I have will be a girl and give me some brown eggs to go with all those pretty blue ones!
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    Welsummer?

    I did notice that little crest, and was wondering about that! What's confusing me is that the only other bird that could be the Welsummer is much darker in color, and also seems to be developing a bit of a crest. The head pattern on that one as a baby chick didn't appear to be like a...
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    Welsummer?

    Thanks! Do you think it appears to be a Welsummer?
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    Welsummer?

    Hi BYC friends! One of my chickies is a Heritage Welsummer, and I think I've narrowed it down to my little Lottie. Looking for confirmation on that =) Also, the coloring and patterning seems to point to female. What are your thoughts, experts??? Lottie is about 4.5 weeks old. Thank you!
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