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  1. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Happy New Year everyone! Its so nice to see this thread so chatty lately. I really enjoy reading all the posts and the questions and answers. The weather here in KY this week is very nice (50s & 60s!) and I am taking advantage of it. I started reorganizing my nursery coop, building...
  2. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Lovely! And they certainly do look "dressed for winter", lol.
  3. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Beautiful ladies Henry!
  4. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I have several "dorks" in my flocks! No Dorkings though, lol.
  5. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    That's great Dick! How are they looking type-wise? Here are some pics of my blacks: I think they need some work on their shape though. They are more round than trapezoidal. Great toes and beards though. Dick, the cockerel is from the eggs you sent me and he is HUGE! He wouldn't...
  6. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Bruce they are in my "Ladies of the Hill" photo album and some are in "Roosterville". I have a small flock and am making slow progress in darkening the color. Hoping to see darker results this spring.
  7. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I bought "An Introduction to Color Forms of the Domestic Fowl" by Brian Reeder first and struggled through it without understanding much. Then purchased "21st Century Poultry Breeding" by Grant Brereton. Really enjoyed reading it and found it very helpful. After reading it I understood a lot...
  8. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Pretty girls Henry!
  9. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Sounds like you are talking about ichthamol which is a drawing salve. Often used in horses to help draw infection from a wound.
  10. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I eat all of my culls - haven't bought chicken from the store in over 2 years now. I usually wait until about 5 months of age to process. I also have found the Favs to be meatier and tastier eating than other breeds (I've had Marans, Cochins, EEs, Brahmas). I like them best roasted slow and...
  11. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    So sorry Jeanine! Sending many hugs your way.
  12. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I don't have pics anymore as lightning fried the computer they were stored on. She was delicious, by the way!
  13. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Yay! So two from the mahogany project girls, 3 from the salmon pullet and 2 from the black pullets. Hopefully most of them turn out to be pullets.
  14. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I have two of the Salmon cockerels of Merlin breeding. This one I think I am keeping: This one I am not sure of yet:
  15. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I am planning on coming to the show because I have never been to one before and would like to see how things work. And look at all the birds of course. I hope to finally meet you too. I tried to get to the last show that you came to but couldn't escape the leather shop that day. I'm going to...
  16. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    No I didn't get a single blue chick out of the eggs he sent. That's why I'm glad I have the blue Fav/Orp hen. She did a pretty good job when I crossed her with the salmon rooster that I got from Dick (that first pic of the black pullet is one of her chicks) so I have hopes I'll get similar...
  17. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I can't take any credit for the idea - I saw this in the coops thread here on BYC and copied it. It is the best thing I have put in my coops! I spend about 5 minutes per coop every morning and use a kitty litter scoop and a bucket. The "litter" is PDZ stall refresher so I can safely empty my...
  18. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Congrats! That's always so exciting to see that first egg.
  19. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    I have 2 LF black pullets that I "created" from a Salmon rooster (Boulanger breeding) crossed with a Blue Orp/Fav hen. Elias's black chick is from one of their eggs. I also have one Merlin bred black pullet, one Boulanger bred black pullet and two Boulanger bred black cockerels. So I have the...
  20. thechickonthehill

    Faverolles Thread

    Oh, but there are coops with litterboxes! I have them in every coop:
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