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Through my experience Orpingtons are just chunky. Nothing to worry about! :thumbsup
Are you ok with getting them shipped to you? I would recommend McMurray Hatchery.
I also have lots of livestock and also do them twice a year....
Johnson City, and Terry is in Centerville
I love call ducks!!!! :celebrateWhat varieties?
I let people come see my flock with appointments, I also know Terry Jones (903-388-4440) lets people look at his program, but he mostly breeds...
87F in central Texas with 22%RH
Also, does anyone know where I can find show quality Duccles locally?
Hey Texas! Proud resident of Johnson City. :frow
I deworm with Wazine twice a year during my hens molt so it doesn't effect their egg laying. You shouldn't deworm chickens under 12 weeks of age,...
I use Wazine twice a year, it's a poultry and swine dewormer that you can get at a local feed store. It does have a two week withdrawal period...
Do you want natural or are you ok with chemicals?
Defiantly de-worm them. Balance issues can be caused by internal parasites since their movements can effect the brain. What dewormer did you purchase?
How often does the rooster mount them? The loss of feathers on their back makes me think it's because of the roo.
That's why I was thinking of the soldier flies. I've heard they can produce garden ready compost in just a few days.
I'm not sure... It's unusual that it's not bothering her. If you feel the neck does it feel like anythings dislocated, bruised, etc.? Do you have...
What a great idea!
Some stuff I compost isn't chicken friendly (potato skins, coffee grounds, avocado peel, etc.) so I do like to have an actual...
I live in central Texas, so I can't help you on the heated water.
So happy you're diving into the world of chickens!