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  1. keesmom

    Rooster or more mature hen?

    Looks like a cockerel, but not a sexlink. Black sexlink males are barred. Where did you get them?
  2. keesmom

    What to do (How to) import Chicks/Eggs from EU / Netherlands to US

    TSA does not screen passengers getting on international flights in foreign countries. Anyone coming in has to get through customs. Many food items are prohibited. I would hope they are not letting in poultry eggs from locations that have known illnesses such as AI, Newcastle, etc.
  3. keesmom

    What to do (How to) import Chicks/Eggs from EU / Netherlands to US

    That is for domestic flights, not international.
  4. keesmom

    What to do (How to) import Chicks/Eggs from EU / Netherlands to US

    Given that mail shipped eggs are subject to quarantine and require a lot of paperwork I doubt you can just carry hatching eggs into the US on a flight and be on your way. I can't find any info on the APHIS site about this scenario so your best bet would be to call and ask. At a minimum I expect...
  5. keesmom

    I'm so sad!

    More information is needed. First suspect would be coccidiosis. Were you giving them medicated feed? How old are they? Where did the chicks come from? What does your brooder setup look like? What are you using for a heater?
  6. keesmom

    Salmon Faverolle Sexing. Please tell me I don't have 7 cockerel's

    It is too early to be sure. However I see one that I would suspect is a cockerel. Most/all of the rest look like pullets.
  7. keesmom

    Nervous about silkies -- advice?

    Sexed silkies are only offered by My Pet Chicken. Those that have reported here on MPCs bantam sexing have said they have been accurate. However it will cost you. MPCs straight run silkies are $6.50. Sexed pullets are an additional $22. If you are getting a small order on top of that the...
  8. keesmom

    Why is my "blue" EE rooster turning golden

    It's gold leakage. Not a problem if you aren't planning on showing or breeding for show.
  9. keesmom

    Rooster Bullying

    Pullets nearing laying age, as well as new layers are often cranky due to hormones. Add the usual nightly roost scuffle along with a small coop so it isn't too surprising to find some that want to perch outside. What is the cockerel doing? Is he chasing some of them from the coop?
  10. keesmom

    3 chickens GONE without a trace?!??

    Trying to find a way into the house! Watch out for that bunch...
  11. keesmom

    3 chickens GONE without a trace?!??

    I've had a fox take a half dozen birds with almost no trace. I've also had birds that have had a close call with something and are too afraid to move even though the sun is setting. Hopefully they will pop up in the morning.
  12. keesmom

    3 chickens GONE without a trace?!??

    Fox or coyote could do it. It's also possible they got spooked by something and are hiding somewhere.
  13. keesmom

    Help, is my chicken a hen or a rooster?

    At 10 weeks that's a cockerel.
  14. keesmom

    Hen keeping to herself.

    Just about every Polish chicken we've had has been "special", with odd behaviors. We tried 2 more this year. One knew where the coop was, would be in the vicinity as it got dark, then would promptly go roost in some random location in the yard. She wouldn't even go to the same place twice. She...
  15. keesmom

    Help. How do I get my hen to stop crowing?

    All 3 are mixed breed cockerels.
  16. keesmom

    Agressive flock

    They should have access to as much food as they would like. Something will have to be done with most/all of the cockerels. Food consumption will go down by half once they are removed. Being harassed by that many males along with not enough food won't help egg production.
  17. keesmom

    Agressive flock

    How many birds do they have? What size is the coop and run? And half the birds are male? If so that's a major problem right there.
  18. keesmom

    Whiting True Blue from McMurray

    We ordered 6 whiting true blue pullets a couple-three years ago. All were correctly sexed. All produced large blue eggs. All of them looked completely different, but they did have that lightweight Mediterranean style body type. I was happy with them and would get more.
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