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  1. Phillisy

    Coccidiosis?

    We finally found a few chicks to keep my lone Brahma chick company (the guy the batch was hatched for didn’t want it because it ended up being splash); 4 2-3 week old buff Orpington chicks that are just a little younger than my Brahma, 3 of which look to be hens :fl. We brought them home, they...
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    Let’s see your Red Pyle (Splash Blue Partridge) Brahmas!

    This is our second year with BP Brahmas, and we have a BP rooster over Gold hens and a single BP hen. Recently we hatched out a batch for a customer, and ended up with what I’m assuming is a Splash/Red Pyle for the first time! It was so much lighter than the others when it hatched that I did a...
  3. Phillisy

    Interaction of Lavender?

    I have a white goose (Sebastopol) who was sold as a lavender gosling to her previous owner. She ended up feathering out white. Upon purchasing her I contacted the breeder and found out she had a pen of solid lavenders (should be 100% lav offspring?), and a pen with white and lavender mixed to...
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    A break, or are they done laying?

    I have a trio of Sebastopol, all around 4 years old, that I purchased last year. This isn’t my first year keeping geese, but it is my first year breeding them. One of the ladies started laying February 19, the other started March 1; they were laying sporadically at first, but after a couple of...
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    Plants for Quail?

    I swear once you start getting birds, you can’t stop. Chicken math doesn’t just apply to chickens, in my case it’s pretty universal across all poultry and fowl 😂 Because of all the extra time I’ve been spending at home (ha!) I’ve decided now is the time that I would like to add Coturnix quail to...
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    Paint X Partridge Silkies... what colour are these chicks!?

    I aquired a few Silkie eggs on part trade for some hens, and they started hatching this morning. They came from a pen with a Paint rooster, 2 Paint hens, and a Partridge hen (if I remember right though she was smooth, making her a possible mutt). I’m working with Paints this year, so I planned...
  7. Phillisy

    Odd Egg...

    I have a trio of Sebastopol who are all 3-4 years old; this is my first season with them. My one girl, Anastasia, started laying about 2 weeks ago, and I got an egg from her on the 17, 19, and 24. The weather has been weird, so I think it’s throwing her off. I thought my other girl, Dolly, laid...
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    One of the oddest chicks I’ve ever hatched...

    I got 4 dozen barnyard mixed eggs, sold as table eggs, to hatch because there were roosters in with the hens (I believe it was 3 roosters over 36 hens, so I didn’t have high expectations). 35 of the 48 made it to lock down, they started hatching yesterday, and we now have 32 happy, VERY healthy...
  9. Phillisy

    Help! Duck ate metal nut.

    We were setting up our cover-all shed today, and the ducks and geese were wandering about with us as always, when one of my ducks came over and grabbed a nut and ate it! He usually spits stuff out, and I grabbed him to get it out of his mouth as soon as he took it, but I was too late. Is this...
  10. Phillisy

    Sebastopol Question

    It's been months of trying and failing, but I FINALLY got a Sebastopol, and will be getting 2 more in the next month or so! :celebrateSpring babies here I come. My new goose is approximately 3, has a thick neck, gorgeous domed head, and so far seems like the sweetest girl (I was worried getting...
  11. Phillisy

    Poorly shipped eggs, no air cell!?

    My mum had eggs shipped to her that arrived today; they were collected between the 17th & 21st, and travelled about 500km. This is only her second time getting shipped eggs, and the first didn't go too well for a few reasons - mainly being poor quality stock (which she found out after buying...
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    Sebastopol Breeder in Canada?

    I finally have room to get myself the Sebastopols I have been wanting for years! :celebrate Unfortunately it seems there are quite the waiting lists from most hatcheries, and the quality standard isn't the same as what is found from most breeders, so I'm on the hunt. I'm either looking for 3-5...
  13. Phillisy

    Mystery Mutt Duckling... what do you think it is?

    On the 30th of last month I was given a 2 day old duckling that had leg problems (it couldn't stand or walk). Long-ish story short, it was niacin deficient but is now perfectly fine and living in a Rubbermaid in my bedroom until my other ducks and geese hatch. The girl who hatched him got the...
  14. Phillisy

    Hello :)

    I've been lurking the forum for the past few weeks, gathering info to help me hatch my new little farm. It seemed every time I asked google a question I ended up here... why I didn't sign up sooner I really don't know. I recently moved onto an acreage again after living in town for far longer...
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