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  1. JuliB

    Ameraucana and Marans cockerels in FL

    Thanks. Hopefully someone can use one or more for something more than dinner. They’re nice birds!
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    Ameraucana and Marans cockerels in FL

    For colored egg/OE/EE/pet flocks I have a black and a blue Ameraucana cockerel. I also have what is supposed to be a BCM cockerel but he is solid black. They all hatched mid October and are vaccinated for mareks. The Ameraucanas are from a deep blue laying line, however are red based instead...
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    Henny Feathering - when?

    I know Wikipedia isn’t to be trusted but this was what I pulled from there. Hen-feathering in cocks does not manifest itself unless the feathers are developed under the influx of sexual hormones. The effect on feathering is just the same both whether the hormone comes from the own testicles of...
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    Henny Feathering - when?

    I have a small flock of juvenile Golden Campines. They are 14 weeks old and my rooster is showing distinctly pointy saddle feathers. I mentioned that I thought I needed to cull and replace with a new rooster but someone else said give it time because he may develop the henny feathering after...
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    I’m confused is this an Americauna or Cuckoo Maran

    So she could be a legbar/Marans olive Egger.
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    Questionable EE

    I would guess Ameraucana cross which could be called an Easter Egger, Because that just applies to any Crossbreed chicken that lays a colorful egg. The five toes and feathered legs could come from Faverolles or silkies but her face looks Americauna to me. So yes, an Easter Egger, but what kind...
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    Leghorn Thread!!!

    Don’t know much about them but I have one. At first I thought she was a boring “plain white” chicken but now I thing she’s just beautiful, and even when the others get stressed out or go on strike, she lays an egg pretty much every single day. I need an updated picture. This one is from a...
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    Questionable EE

    Possibly Favaucana? Faverolle over Ameracauna. They frequently have five toes and feathered legs. If this is the case, she should lay sage green eggs.
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    Questionable EE

    Looks like a pullet to me. My true Ameraucanas are EXTREMELY outgoing compared to my other chicks. The first one I hatched out at home... I was convinced he was crazy because he would literally charge me at a week old. Now he is just super friendly and wants to ride on my shoulder all the...
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    What breed is this?

    He’s pretty but neither Ameraucana nor Orpington
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    I’m confused is this an Americauna or Cuckoo Maran

    Do you know what color she lays? Possibly an OE from a BCM/Legbar breeding. She looks like she has a crest.
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    Mystery black chick?

    TSC gets chicks from Hoover’s Hatchery but I haven’t seen anything that looks like this.‍♀️
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    Boys or girls? BCM and silver campine.

    My female campiness definitely got their tails earlier than my male, but my other breeds were a mixed bag on feather growth.
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    Anyone..

    Bump... did anyone do this? What were the results?
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    Free ranging and chicken hawks

    I feel like my Guineas also protect my flock. They run down strange birds. They’re kind of a pain, always the last to the coop and basically feral, but they do seem to be good protectors.
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    Why are my chicks trying to drown themselves!

    Correction... these chicks are 8 days old and have been doing the 8pm huddle under a drinker since day five. For sure it is much hotter over all during the day. This always happens at 8pm, as I am putting my son to bed and the sun goes down. One end of the brooder is currently 72 and the...
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    Why are my chicks trying to drown themselves!

    Brooder is about 2’6” x 3, heater is in one corner,. Plenty of room to escape the heat, but they only decide to shower at sunset. Thinking they want to get “under” something at sunset.
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    Why are my chicks trying to drown themselves!

    They drink from them just fine, all day long, without trying to drown themselves. It’s 90 per all the instructions sent from hatchery, but only in one corner. Plenty of room to escape, and it is certainly hotter in general at midday, but they only “shower” at sunset.
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    Why are my chicks trying to drown themselves!

    Ceramic heating bulb. It doesn’t emit light. There is a z-wave temperature sensor in the bedding to keep it precisely at 90. I thought of this as I was putting my son to bed. It’s always at sunset. Maybe instinct tells them to huddle under something, even if it’s cold and wet. Was...
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    Why are my chicks trying to drown themselves!

    I have 10day old chicks in a brooder on my back porch. Temp is electronically controlled to keep one corner the right temperature... It’s sitting at 90. Every night, for the last 3 nights, I find the chicks ALL huddled under a nipple drinker, absolutely soaked. All 12, huddled together...
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