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  1. florida lee

    Attempted murder in Tractor

    The BO accepted all the chicks ( this was her second hatching), I put the one with the bad leg back in the tractor with her and the other chicks last night. So far so good. I just don't know if the chicks leg will get better or not. The chick is moving around, as every time I look in she/he...
  2. florida lee

    seperating mother from chick?

    My broody was finished with her chicks at 4 weeks, she walked off and left them. they are doing just fine.
  3. florida lee

    Attempted murder in Tractor

    I moved two broody hens and their eggs into my vacant tractor. I figured this way they would not be bothered by the other chickens. The tractor is 5' x 9' and has 3 nest boxes. They settled in with no problems, The BA had 4 eggs and the BO had 5 eggs. The BA hatched out 2 chicks, both yellow...
  4. florida lee

    Minorca thread!

    Sounds like my Minorcas....I have 6 , one being a buff. She is half the size of the blacks. But, I got my first white egg a few days ago....very small but perfect shape. They are 21 weeks old. I believe they came from Ideal. If I'm in the coop and they come in all H... breaks loose, they run...
  5. florida lee

    how big of a chicken tractor?

    I made a two story tractor, coop up top and run on the bottom. it is 4 x 10 ft. I originally had 8 chicks in it. It got too small fast. Now I use it for a couple of hens now and then. with large wheels it wasn't too hard to move.
  6. florida lee

    What is this fluffy stuff?

    I live in North Central Florida and have never seen anything like that. I would get some Oxine and the activator. Mix and soak the ground. google Oxine. It will not hurt the chickens. when used with the activator do not allow them to walk in it until dry....of course right now may not be the...
  7. florida lee

    *Update* We got a surprise today! Now I have a few questions

    Don't worry, they will get the idea....lots of times new layers will be taken by surprise and drop an egg almost anywhere. She will figure out the nest box.
  8. florida lee

    Minorca thread!

    Thanks John. Also my Minorcas are going over the run fence, its 6 feet high, going up another 2 feet to day. Do you think this is high enough? None of the other chickens (all heavy breeds,,BO,BA,Wyan. silver & gold,) even try, except for the Marans who were/are raised with the Minorcas. They...
  9. florida lee

    Minorca thread!

    Hey WYANDOTTE.... I'm New to Minorcas, and could use some info from you.,, here is 1 of 6. He/she is about 15 weeks old. I think that my Minorcas are very slow growing and seem to be small. Also in picture is "big head" my 17 week old Ameraucana. This Minorca is the largest of the six, all seem...
  10. 15 wk old Minorca and 18 wk old Amercanna Roo

    15 wk old Minorca and 18 wk old Amercanna Roo

  11. Black and buff Minorca

    Black and buff Minorca

  12. Here two Minorcas with Maran. same age. 15 wks

    Here two Minorcas with Maran. same age. 15 wks

  13. Here is Minorca and Maran both same age...15 wks.

    Here is Minorca and Maran both same age...15 wks.

  14. two of 6 Minorca chicks both same age 15 weeks.

    two of 6 Minorca chicks both same age 15 weeks.

  15. two  (15 wk )Black Minorcas with 19 wk old white giants

    two (15 wk )Black Minorcas with 19 wk old white giants

  16. florida lee

    General question about size

    I have 14 week old Minorcas and 15 week old RIR and Barred Rock. The size difference is great. The Minorcas are much much smaller than the RIR or the Barred Rock about by half. IS this normal? The charts I look at say the Minorcas are fast maturing. Will try to get a picture later today if...
  17. florida lee

    dead flock

    Woodchuck would not bother your chickens. Sounds like a dog to me. Sorry about your chix. I have three dogs that watch my flock, so far I have not lost anything to a pred. Maybe just luck, have seen fox walk by on the other side of fence so I think the dogs keep them at bay.
  18. florida lee

    Snake near coop, what kind is it and is it safe to let them out?

    he may be hanging around the coop looking for mice. I don't mind snakes around (non poison ones), they keep the rat and mouse population down.
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