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  1. Laney

    GQF Wild Bird/Released Bird Feeder

    Hey All, I was looking for a feeder that I could put in with my Chickens that free range with my goats. Has anyone used this feeder? https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=224 I have Delawares, Java's, Standard Cochins, one Splash Orp, and a few Phoenix hens. With it...
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    To cull or not to cull...

    I have a white java chick. It hatched on March 5th. My daughter was upset because it was pipped for 24hrs but made no further progress despite the fact that it was cheeping urgently inside the shell. Having had bad experiences helping chicks to hatch, I told her that I would only enlarge...
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    USDA Scraps NAIS Program!!! (moderator please move needed)

    Just got an email from the ALBC that the USDA is scrapping the NAIS program and will be replacing it with a program yet to be named that will be more friendly to the small farmer. The new program will be only for animals moved across state lines, other animals will not need to be monitored...
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    Just in the 'bator 17 Delaware, 4 Barred Rock, 4 BBS Orpingtons...more

    In the 'bator today from Speckledhen, 17 Delaware, 4 Barred Rock, and 4 BBS Orpingtons. They all arrived yesterday in beautiful condition. They were packed in mini-Fort Knox. I don't believe an egg could have moved in this box if it had tried. Provided no one at the Post office played Dodge...
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    2 Silver Phoenix, 2 Standard White Cochin Roosters

    Need to rehome four roosters. Am going to specialize in Delaware's and Javas and am overloaded in Roosters. The Cochin's are very docile and sweet. They are hatchery stock, but are very cute anyway. The phoenix are also hatchery stock. They are a huge problem right now as the adolescent...
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    8 week old intro to flock in cold?

    Hi all, I have an 8 week old Silver Phoenix that was raised as a single chick. It was not intended that way, but it happened. Now I have Another set of eggs in the bator due to hatch on the 7th, unfortunately again it looks like only one of them will hatch.. I've got more eggs due to hatch...
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    WTB Java Eggs, NC or shipped

    I'm looking for Breeder Stock Java eggs, black or Mottled preferred. Would love to find them local in NC so I can pick them up, but will purchase shipped as well. Thank you! Laney
  8. Laney

    Beware of being taken advantage of ebay/craigslist etc

    Hey all, If your looking at craigslist or ebay for a used video game system for someone for Christmas be careful. Microsoft just banned a lot of folks from Xbox Live which is their online gaming service for modifying their Xbox 360 systems. The problem with this, is it wasn't the accounts...
  9. Laney

    My two broodies.....

    They did it. Going out to the pasture about noon time today we heard cheeping. I had checked their nest around 6pm last night and the egg hadn't even pipped yet. On 10/13 (my brothers birthday) my broody Silver Phoenix hen had gotten ahold of an egg. We had no idea how long she had been...
  10. Laney

    Spot is gone...

    We lost spot today. I went out to collect eggs yesterday afternoon and found her in the nestbox laying an egg. I waited patiently and when she flew out of the nestbox my daughter noticed she was limping. I picked her up easily, that in itself a sign she was in trouble. She had a huge chunk...
  11. Laney

    Hatching Oct. 25th/26th can I go into lockdown a day late?

    Hey Y'all, I have a bater with 10 eggs in it. I'm expecting 7 will probably hatch. I'm due to go into lockdown Thursday night, day 18, but I'm just now realizing that I'll be out of town in Greensboro seeing Celtic Women in concert! I won't be back until mid Morning Friday. I'll be making...
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    Oct 25th hatch date, candling pics.

    This is my first hatch ever. DH was great enough to take pictures of my first candling tonight. This is day 7. These are only pics of good eggs, and only ones that came out well. I'm not sure which # eggs these are as I lost that in the editing. Right now out of 11 eggs, #3 and 10 are...
  13. Laney

    My eggs

    I think all of my mature hens are finally laying. Fingers crossed. I found a new egg today that I'm attributing to my Mottled Java. Here they are. The last one at the end is a store bought large white. In order they will be Silver Pheonix (Pee Wee), White Cochin (Small) X2, then the single...
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    How to break a broody hen?

    Hi All, I have a broody hen and I've been letting her set in her nestbox on some golf balls. I'd let her brood as long as she wants to set on those golf balls, but I'm concerned about her getting enough to eat and drink. I'm concerned about her health and wondering what I should do? She's a...
  15. Laney

    Thermoconfused......2632 Hova-Bator first timer

    I think I'm overthinking myself...so please feel free to tell me to relax and to stop doing that. I have a 2632 Hova-Bator turbofan with turners. I got it used and had to replace a few parts. (red plug, one window, screen for bottom) I had no intention of incubating until spring but it was...
  16. Laney

    Chickens finally started laying while I was out of town.

    Well for a few weeks every time my husband walked by the pasture he would say under his breath "defective"...teasingly referring to "my" chickens. I have 5 Silver Phoenix, 4 (now, sniff) White Cochin, and One Mottled Java that are over 24 weeks and just started laying at 23 1/2 weeks old. I...
  17. Laney

    Mottled Java or Ancona??

    I have an almost 11 week old that I can't tell the breed on. I have narrowed it down and I think it's either an Ancona or a Mottled Java. I may not know until I see an egg as the Ancona is a white egg layer, the Java a brown. I'm leaning towards Java because of the legs. She (I'm pretty sure...
  18. Laney

    I did it....

    Well...I just put in my name for 3 Delaware Pullets. Told him I'd take a rooster too if they get one. When I got my first chickens 9 weeks ago the bins at TSC must have been mixed up because while I was pulling out of the Standard Straight Run bin...I ended up with Bantams. I have 5 OEGB...
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    How do I get them in the pond???

    I have some 9 week old Ducks. 1 Khaki campbell, 1 Pekin, 1 Chocolate Runner, 1 Definite Cayuga, and 1 we thought was a Cayuga that is looking more like a runner now and 1 Ancona. Here is the problem. They will not go into the pond. They absolutly love the pool we got for them. The adult...
  20. Laney

    Questions about Diatomaceous Earth

    Hi all, I wanted to start using DE in my coop to keep flies down. I can't get it locally and will have to order it. Because of expense I wanted to see how much those folks who do use it go through. My husband has noticed that buying in bulk would be more economical, but only if we are likely...
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