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  1. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    Coulee Region Poultry Club Spring Show June 7, 2014

    Coulee Region Poultry Club 3rd Annual Open Poultry Show June 7th, 2014 Trempealeau County Fairgrounds Galesville, WI Show catalog available on-line http://couleeregionpoultryclub.webs.com/ I hope to see some of you there! - JoAnn
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    Coulee Region Poultry Club Show June 1, 2013 Galesville, WI Wisconsin

    I believe this will be a APA State-Level Show. For Show Catalog write: Coulee Region Poultry Club c/o Mike Gilbert W5171 Baker Rd. Holmen, WI, 54636 or call: 608-857-3386 (7-9 pm) [email protected]
  3. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    hen, fluid from mounth, green droppings, sleepy looking eyes

    Speckled Sussex The pullet was hatched July 2011, so she is about 8 mon old. This bird has never developed a comb at all, but has always seemed healthy and grew. She is the bottom bird in the pecking order. She has droopy looking eyes. she has green dropping stuck to her backfeathers...
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    West Central Wisconsin Small-Batch Chicken Processors

    Yes I know I should do it myself. However, I have gotten in the habit of taking my young roosters and older hens to an Amishman to process for me. This allows me to hatch and raise more birds each year than I would do if I was processing all by myself. No, spouse and children will not assist...
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    RIP Sir Robin

    I have more of a livestock than pet attitude regarding my chickens, but I was very sad to have to end my black Ameraucana rooster last night. Sir Robin was named after the Monty Python version, because he was the bottom rooster in the grow out pen, and more than once "bravely ran away". He...
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    Can Meat Birds win "Best of Show"?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=6997636#p6997636 Please follow the link to a discussion of a recent show event. Post all replies there. Thanks! Our County Fair has the usual selection of large and bantam SOP breeds. It also has market classes: Roasters, Broilers...
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    Can Broilers win "Best of Show"?

    Our County Fair has the usual selection of large and bantam SOP breeds. It also has market classes: Roasters, Broilers and your own meat-type crosses. Broilers are described as 3 young birds, 2-5 pounds each, heavier is better as long as you do not go over or under the range. Uniform birds...
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    Black Gnats / Black Flies / No-See-Ums

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=515751 Looking for help controlling Black Gnats / Black Flies / No-See-Ums in a pasture situation. It seems to be getting deadly.
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    Black Gnats or Black Flies and Possible Crushing Death in 3 month old

    This morning we found a dead 3-month Ameraucana in the hut. All the hut-mates were fine, unconcerned, unafraid. There were no apparent injuries on the dead bird, and we had noticed no symptoms of disease. Nor evidence of mites, well-feathered. The bird seemed well fleshed (not crop bound or...
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    Buckeye Roo over Delaware Hens Meat-Type Cross Project

    My eldest son and I are hatching Buckeye Roo over Delaware Hens as a Meat-Type, Sex-Link Production project for 4-H. I thought I would start a separate thread to track our progress, as there was some interest expressed in this cross. The Delawares came from Sand Hill Preservation (2010 Hatch)...
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    2010 American Standard of Perfection

    Just got mine! I do not understand why they chose to paint the Buff Brahma against an orangish background... I am reading and trying to understand the terminology. Any one else get the new edition?
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    Really going to miss summer pasture

    We pature our birds in summer in an electronet enclosure with open-bottomed sliding shelters. Summer chicken chores are so easy. Slide the huts to a new spot, use the hose to fill the waterer, fill the feeders. Head count. Occassionally move the fence slightly an mow the fenceline, put the...
  13. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    Point of Lay Pullets La Crosse Area

    Point of Lay Pullets, about 13 weeks old $5 each, local pickup / delivery only Sand Hill Perservation origin Buckeyes, Speckled Sussex, Black Ameraucana, Delawares These are not girls for the show circuit, but should lay reasonably for you. Raised on pasture and high protein chick feed. If you...
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    Clutch-y Hen destrying Other Hens Eggs

    I have a hen who is in the clutch creating stage, laying her eggs in a special spot in preparation for brooding them. When she goes in the area the other hens are laying in, she attempts to destroy/eat the eggs. Is she an egg eater, or is she exhibiting some kind of broody behavior related to...
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    Broody Hen in Cat Litter Box

    My poor broody SS hen got tired of having her clutches destroyed by the local skunk. She has decided the Cat's Litter Box in our garage is the best place for her to start a new clutch. While I agree this nest site would be safer, the CAT is not amused.
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    dimmer-switch homemade incubator temperature modurators

    I am experimenting with making a homeade incubator without a thermostat, using a light bulb and dimmer switch combination such as used successfully by speckled pullet. In such a set up, it will be key that temps around the incubator do not change much, as I do not want to monkey with the dimmer...
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    Bait for Mink - GOT HIM!

    Birds are moved to a safer Coop. That out of the way, what bait is effective for catching a mink?
  18. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    4-Her will raise chicks to POL, La Crosse WI Area

    Looking for hens and didn't see what you wanted? Want just a few hens, but the hatchery will only sell what you want in qtys of 25 and straight run? My 4-Her's would love to raise those straight run chicks for you! We can have the birds shipped to us, we'll brood them to the point where you...
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    Adult Hen, Inside Pole Shed, Daytime, Only crop eaten, Rats?

    We have lost an adult hen. Only the crop was eaten. No blood anywhere. Bird was in a pole shed. No tracks in snow around shed. We believe the bird died during daylight hours. The boy found the bird and called me. When I got there an hour later, he stated the body had been moved since he...
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    WTB LF Welsummer Rooster, West Central Wisconsin

    We want to get a Large Fowl Welsummer Rooster. We have one, but his behavior and some of his traits are not ones we want to repeat. So do you have some extra cockerals or roos in good shape that aren't terribly vicious?
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