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  1. Finnie

    What do you think of Tractor Supply’s new chick bins?

    I was just at TSC, and their Chick Days started about one hour before I got there. They have new bins! No more stock tanks with filthy waters sitting in the shavings. I wish I would have thought to take a picture. They are multi level brooders with plastic coated wire on the floor and slide...
  2. Finnie

    Another Lavender Orpington sexing question.

    Is there any hope at all that these are pullets? Supposedly 16-18 weeks old. I got them last night from somebody I know. She couldn’t remember when they were hatched, but knew it was “spring”. So I was thinking, 6 months old, pullets getting close to laying, no big deal if combs are getting...
  3. Finnie

    BYHers: Lets chat here while BYH is down! TEGers and SSers too!

    @Baymule gave me a great idea last night. We can make a thread here on BYC to host all the people who can’t get into their regular sister forums. I was hoping by morning it wouldn’t be needed anymore, but I’m still getting the “forbidden” message when I checked BYH and TEG. This will be fun...
  4. Finnie

    Plucking primaries as treatment for angel wing?

    So I’ve been reading up on angel wing, and it appears that wrapping is the only method of reversing it if it’s caught early enough. What I’ve also read is that the cause of the twisting is due to the feathers growing too fast before the duckling’s wing bones are strong enough to hold the...
  5. Finnie

    Broody goose question

    Today is day 31 for my Brown Chinese goose sitting on eggs. For the last few days, she’s been moving her nest to different spots in her plastic dog house. It got pretty warm here lately and yesterday she moved the whole nest outside the dog house. Then of course it rained last night and she did...
  6. Finnie

    Weird glob of slime on duck egg

    :yaI've had chickens and turkeys for a long time now, so I thought I "knew" all about eggs. :rolleyes: But I have a newbie duck question that I can't find an answer to. My first duck has been laying for about a week now, and my second duck just started up a couple of days ago. They both like...
  7. Finnie

    What kind of duck is this

    I have 5 ducklings from Tractor Supply. I'm pretty sure the three oldest ones (4weeks) are 2 Swedish and a Cayuga. The two younger ones (2 weeks) are 1 maybe Cayuga and 1 mystery breed. In all my googling, I haven't been able to find a duckling photo like it. Maybe they are runners. They tend...
  8. Finnie

    Innovation Pet Big Green Walk-in Hen House from Tractor Supply Thread

    This will be my build thread for the newest addition to my chicken village. I decided to go with a flimsy prefab coop because I think this one is a little better than most of the ones TSC carries. I've had my eye on it for over a year, and right now it's marked $100 off from the usual price...
  9. Finnie

    How far apart do my electric fence and burn pile need to be?

    Mr. Google has not been very forthcoming in answering this question. So I thought I would ask on here and see if real world people with electric fences who also burn brush have any advice. Thanks!
  10. Finnie

    Does Anybody Know What's Going On With Sandhill Preservation?

    I had their website bookmarked, but it was giving me 404 Page not found. :( Then I found a new website for them, and it has NO catalog! It says those pages will be added as they become available. They will still be selling chicks, right? I read on another thread that they suffered huge...
  11. Finnie

    Solved Missing older posts

    When I search my posts, it only comes up with about 10 pages worth. Back to about June of this year. If I search for the threads I have started, it goes all the way back to my intro thread. Does that mean all my content is lost if I wasn't the thread starter? I was hoping to find a thread I...
  12. Finnie

    Nutridrench to the beak- how many times per day?

    So, I've searched all over BYC, and all the threads that talk about using Nutridrench will give the amount to put in water, and the amount to give per pound of body weight directly to the beak. But for the drop in the beak method, no one EVER answers the question, how often do I repeat the dose...
  13. Finnie

    The Stealthbator

    This is my DIY incubator disguised as a mini fridge. Since I didn't put a viewing window in it, no one would know it wasn't a regular mini fridge unless they opened it. Or if they look at the back of it, where the compressor is missing and my wiring shows. The only other thing that gives it...
  14. Finnie

    Splint/tape Q-tip bootie cast for twisted foot and leg on shrink wrapped hatchling chick

    (Used every keyword I could think of for that title!) So, having decided I was going to be one of those people who don't open the incubator or mess with the chicks during hatching, I left this one guy sitting in his shell after he zipped and pushed the top part off, but then just sat in the...
  15. Finnie

    My "Pinterest" Project Shed Build

    I've been dreaming about doing this ever since I got my first chickens, a year and a half ago. I was really inspired by all the gorgeous sheds and chicken coops I found on Google image searches, and Pinterest. Well, the company I found to build the basic structure is coming today to get...
  16. Finnie

    Does raising the humidity in your incubator cause the temperature to drop?

    I searched all over and can't find the answer to this. I got the temperature just right in my homemade Styrofoam incubator, but humidity was low. So I added more water, and now the temperature went down. I've been able to find all sorts of wonderful information on the forum, but not...
  17. Finnie

    What genotype(s) make a chicken this color?

    I hope this is in the right forum. :) I'm hoping to get a somewhat scientific answer, but I didn't feel my question would fit in with the birds for show. I know a fair amount about parrot and dog color genetics, but I'm just getting my feet wet about chicken color genetics. I have an Easter...
  18. Finnie

    I have to drop everything and move my mother up from Florida!!

    I guess this is just by way of venting, and maybe fishing for some emotional support, or tips if anyone knows any. I don't think I can do it. I'm barely managing to juggle my own life as it is, so I guess I've had my head in the sand that this was coming. My mother, in her 70s, had been...
  19. Finnie

    How to tell legitimate puppy ads from scammers and puppy mill ads.

    I know a chicken forum may not be the best place to ask this, but this is the best forum I know, with a lot of participation by people from all walks of life. So I thought I could get opinions from other animal people here. Dog forums can be tricky to navigate... I'm also not trying to start...
  20. Finnie

    What do you get when you cross a pea comb with a buttercup comb?

    I tried to search this, and found a lot of nice info on comb genetics, but nowhere did it discuss how these two comb genetics interact. I did find that pea is dominant over straight, and buttercup is (I think) semi-dominant over straight, but it did not say where buttercup would fit in between...
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