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Im not sure if it's the picture or what but that rooster looks like it has brown feathers in the vent area? Makes me think wheaton influence....
Well I would have to say they would be fine eating the shrimp shells. The birds eat small rocks that will grind up pretty much anything they eat....
I use a ranco controller. Works great. You have to do a little wiring but it's not hard at all. I found mine on eBay. Hope this helps.
I agree theose are all pics of cockerels. They look really nice though for their age! [IMG]
I have silkies and marans if your interested in those? You can see my birds on my website.
This is a Quote from Illia explaining the genetics of it. from another topic and here is the link to that topic...
Yes mutts... because they are not from the same breed.
Oh and [IMG]
So if its not a cuckoo then what is it? Unfortunately there aren't any marans that have only barred hackle and saddle feathers. Its either a...
How are you trying to develope them? Are you just interested in the dark eggs or are you trying to breed to a standard?
If that first pic is of...
Some silkies do lay a pinkish colored egg in my experience. I have seen this from several pullets I have had. Very cool looking eggs!
Where are you located?
Edit: Nevermind I see now from northeast OK... to far from me not to ship. Good luck!
Problem is you are not going to be buying these birds directly from these breeders so you will be getting someone elses line like iilia...
She may not have even layed anything. Just going through the motions [IMG]
But yeah did she have any luck?
If it where me I would just put them all in the hatcher. I bet they will be ok. You should be able to keep it on lockdown until they all hatch....
Are you only feeding her those things you listed? If that is the case I would say that is the reason. She needs more protien in her diet. If you...
I wouldnt be to concerned. It can take several hours for them to lay an egg. She is just getting into the swing of things. She will be alright!
No it's nothing to worry about. They are just fat hogs that are always laying down. Just wait until you butcher them they will be completely bald...
I don't have much experience with them but I think you may be able to get them to be friendly enough to handle them but I don't think your gonna...
Ya it looks like it may be a boy. Are you sure it's a BCM though and not a silver birchen? I see a lot of what appears to be white or...
Thanks for the pics! I still say boy. We will see what others say.