So a little about myself, I started my first flock with 19 broilers for an FFA contest. Worst Decision EVER. After the contest was over, my dad found a friend who was willing to trade me my first layer flock for the ugly broilers. I got 5 hens and a rooster they were a RIR/Production red mix + a...
Soo...Finge did a dumb. I recently found a turkey breeder who was giving me turkey eggs. I got 6 turkey eggs and a bonus of a dozen guinea eggs. The day AFTER I got them, the breeder asked if I also wanted ducklings, since her ducks were going broody, she could not give me eggs, but a promise of...
I've been thinking about this for a few hours, and i'm not sure if my thinking and thoughts of chicken genetics is correct.
Long ago I was told that the production and egg size of a chicken depends on it's sire, I've forgotten what the Dam gave to the offspring.
If this is true, then would an...
I'm just going to post my chickens here, including my set up and log my plans as well.
I currently reside in Missouri, and have 17 chickens.
I have 10 Rhode Island Reds,
Red Rock. "Ol' Red"--rooster
4 unnamed possible rooster chicks,
I'm wondering how to hatch guinea, as I plan on getting some this summer, and I'm still deciding whether to just buy some keets, or hatch them.
Im asking here, because last time I googled how to hatch, I lost the entire clutch from humidity.
I have I believe four 5 week old rir chicks.
I asked on facebook, and got mixed responses. Some say all roo, some say half and half.
Unnamed chick 1 (im guessing cockerel from the short tail and red comb)
Unnamed chick 2 (also guessing cockerel for the same reasons.)
Hi, howp you don't mind if I hop in. I plan on getting some guinea keets this summer, when ill hopefully have an actual coop.
I'm just wondering, from reading the first few pages on this thread, do keets imprint on humans?
Thanks for the information! And yeah I fugred that I couldn't get them sexed while looking on the hatchery's wesbite. And if its not good to raise them with chickens, ill get my chickens in the spring, and my keets in June when the hatchery has them available.
Hmm, as for the escaping thing I...
I have 18 chickens, a goat that has overstayed his welcome, and 4 bird aggressive miniature dachshunds.
After doing research, im now looking into getting some guinea fowl, I have a few questions that the almighty Google cannot answer.
Question 1, how high can Guinea fly, and can I clip their...
Does anyone know if there's a gene thread on here? I'm starting to get into the chicken genes, and just found out I could start breeding 'black sex links' next hatching season with my bared rock and Wyandotte girls.
Quick question, what's the average age for pullets that roosters actually show interest? I have a 13 week old barred rock girl that'll start laying in October hopefully. I only have one, so I want to hatch out some variant of the breed.
Welp, my 2nd batch of chicks started hatching this weekend, I have 11 of which I've marked that were fertile, but only have nine eggs, or had. Not sure if I forgot to mark I threw out infertile ones or not. I've had 5 hatch out, two of which died, one was bloody, the other was laying dead on the...