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  1. jtbuck

    Chickens don't Roam....

    I have had Chickens for years and for some unknown reason to me , my Chickens just stay around barn. I have 5 acres out in the woods but they only go around barn.. Any suggestions???????
  2. jtbuck

    guinea fowl

    I have Chickens and was thinking about getting a few Guinea, as I heard they don't like snakes or rats and I have quite a few of both. Question is how to introduce them into my flock???
  3. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    I guess I should have started another thread as you all never read the first post I guess. Moderator please delete this thread, if need I will start a new one. Thanks No my hen has not been sitting for the last few months-c'mon
  4. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    This is a new batch of eggs, all the others are gone
  5. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    OK it has been 10 days, how much longer should I wait?? Should I just pull the eggs and put in incubator?
  6. jtbuck

    Quail outside

    Still no eggs. Could pen be too big/open??
  7. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    After I found nest waited about 4 weeks and they smelled bad and felt like there was liquid in them.
  8. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    Nope didn't know that . Thanks Time will tell I guess
  9. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    Tried flashlite but eggs are really dark brown couldn't see anything, gonna look for a really strong one later
  10. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    I have a pair of Black Copper Marans and the hen has set once before and I found her and didn't know when she started or went to set . After a few weeks after I found the nest I checked and they were pretty bad, so threw away. After a break for her she started laying again so i thought I would...
  11. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    No. I put 2 out of my other pen in with hers,pretty sure these 2 are. The rooster didn't like the one Americana(lt blue) so I took out and put a Easter egger. Gonna try and make a candeler.
  12. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    Update.. I finally checked the eggs(week or so ago) and all seemed bad. Gave her a little break, she started laying again so now I have a record of the date and every day she lays.. Maybe this time something will hatch.
  13. jtbuck

    Quail outside

    Thanks will give them more time.
  14. jtbuck

    Quail outside

    Another question... Before I put the quail outside I was getting an egg a day. Now that they are outside not 1 egg out of 8 hens in over a week. Any suggestions? Do Quail have a laying season, and is it over?? Thanks
  15. jtbuck

    Quail outside

    It seems they have quit laying, temps are like 57 at night and near 75-79 day. Could that be a problem??
  16. jtbuck

    Quail outside

    Just got a few more Coturnix Quail and decided to put them outside in a old chicken pen not being used. Anything I should watch for, or should they be ok??
  17. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    She was hiding behind a hay bale so didn't see her. Her eggs aer really dark brown will see I can get a lite to go through. what would I be looking for??
  18. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    Don't have a lite strong enough..
  19. jtbuck

    hen setting for long time

    I have a Black Copper Maran that has been sitting on 11 eggs for seems like forever. Will she come off if they don't hatch or what should i do??
  20. jtbuck

    Coturnix Quail Basics- Information and Pictures Galore

    Just a question, my 1st time with theses and I am getting 1 chick to hatch each day. That will be 40 days at this rate, what to do with the hatched birda after 2-3 days????
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