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  1. JeanGenie

    Just rescued these Chickens - Can Anyone Help Identify & Sex them Pls.

    Hi Thanks, I had a feeling they were crossed, but was unsure of the sex.... Shame I cant keep the boys as they will eventually fight with my big lad who owns that coop..... Again thanks Dal
  2. JeanGenie

    Just rescued these Chickens - Can Anyone Help Identify & Sex them Pls.

    Hi all Been a while since I was last here but I know this is the place to get answers.... I have just rescued 5 chickens from a abandoned house and am unsure of what some of them are. They were left to die by some lowlife but thankfully the neighbout the otherside phoned and asked me to help...
  3. JeanGenie

    Can anyone Identify my big Cockerel/Rooster Please..??????

    Hey there, Thanks nzpouter, shame as I said was hoping he was a Pencil. It would have been nice to put some Pencil numbers up again....... Thanks again Dal
  4. JeanGenie

    Can anyone Identify my big Cockerel/Rooster Please..??????

    Hi Liana, Thanks I was hoping he was a Silver Pencil Wyandotte but het you cant have everything can you...lololol Dal
  5. JeanGenie

    Can anyone Identify my big Cockerel/Rooster Please..??????

    Hi all from over in the UK... I was given this cockerel/Rooster a few days ago as its original owner was having problems from his neighbours as he is LOUD.... He told me he was a Silver Wyndotte, and he is really gorgeous. He even came with his Mrs and she is laying everyday even though she is...
  6. JeanGenie

    Aylesbury Duck not well.... Straining to breath..????

    Hi, Sorry for the delay in responding. We can see no nasal discharge, nor are her eyes cloudy or running. She has us stumped. We just got back from a guy who has a huge open space with chickens and ducks that roam free. We asked him if he had any ideas and he suggested we wormed her. She was...
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    Aylesbury Duck not well.... Straining to breath..????

    Hi all I have searched other threads but can't find anything that might help us answer why our Aylesbury duck is having problems... Can anyone offer any helpful advice please. We have a white Aylesbury duck and over the past couple of days she seems to be struggling to breath. As you look at...
  8. JeanGenie

    Can anyone Identify our Duck Please..?????

    Hi Thanks for the VERY FAST reply.... Tracey, my wife and I are pretty sure he is a drake... though never having hatched or kept ducks before this spring we are not certain. We felt he was a Campbell, as his sister is pure white and looks like an Aylesbury... She is the one in the picture just...
  9. JeanGenie

    Can anyone Identify our Duck Please..?????

    Hi My wife hatched out some duck eggs for the first time a few weeks ago, and we purchased Indian Runner's or so we thought. She hatched 3 out of 6 and all 3 are totally different colours and markings. Can anyone tell us what breed this is please, have trawled the net to no avail to find out...
  10. JeanGenie

    Anyone with a due date of 18-22nd of March for some little hatchlings?

    Hey, I am based in the UK and although we have had one of the harshest winters for many years my girls are dropping them out like machines... NOT..!!!! MIne are due oaround the 18th March... Anyhow, I set last night so maybe we can share the results... 12 X Pekin Chicken Eggs - White 12 X...
  11. JeanGenie

    My young roo/cockeral is weak and can hardly stand.... any adice pleas

    Hi all from the UK, I am here again in the hope someone out ther can advise about my poor cockeral "Reggie". He is a young guy, about 10 months old and is in a bit of a mess. For the last few days he has been getting weaker and his crest and face are losing there bright red colour. He is a...
  12. JeanGenie

    How warm do I need to keep my flock....... Help or advice please..

    Hi Ridgerunner.. Many thanks for those two links they were most informative. Having read what a proffesional does it has made me realise that I was worrying a little to much. Both my coop's are well ventilated. One is a 10 X 10 shed that I have half engaged as my indoor coop. The other half is...
  13. JeanGenie

    How warm do I need to keep my flock....... Help or advice please..

    Hi Thanks for all the good advice. Sorry we in th UK work on the celcius table and I have just checked the temp in the two coop's and they are reading -2 which I think is around the 25 degrees F... And its just after lunch time here. I think I will set the thermostat at round the 5 degrees C...
  14. JeanGenie

    How warm do I need to keep my flock....... Help or advice please..

    Hi all Bit late but "HAPPY NEW YEAR" to all.... I am from the other side of the pond in the UK. We are having what can only be one of the coldest winters for many years with daytime temps barely reaching the great high's of 0 degree's Celcius... and nights around the minus 10 mark.... Plus...
  15. JeanGenie

    My Pekin Chicken Cockeral Crest Changing Colour....HELP.!!!!

    Hi Cowboy Fred Thanks for being so prompt with a possible answer. They do get to roam freely as much as I can but where I live there is an abundance of cats around the neighbourhood, so I am wary of letting the out when I have to go indoors. I built a large run that is caged in so they can root...
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    My Pekin Chicken Cockeral Crest Changing Colour....HELP.!!!!

    Hi all on both sides of the pond.... I have been keeping Pekin Chickens for a few months now, and even managed to hatch over 50 chicks this year in my first year. But my question is related to my Lavender Pekin Cockeral and why he is changing colour on his crest. Reggie, is around 8 months old...
  17. JeanGenie

    When does a roo start to get frisky with his girls/hens.....

    Hi all This is my first set of hens I have ever had and when I bought then at a few weeks old I ended up with 3 hens and a cockeral. They have been happily living together and are now 14 weeks old. My question is "When does a Cockeral start to get frisky with the hens". He is from what I...
  18. JeanGenie

    Mama seems to be throwin the chicks around.... Advice please...

    Hi I have just been sitting in the coop with them both and it seems they are both doing it to the chicks. Something I was not aware of. But as sson as they have got the correct babies under them they stop and settle. So are they just making sure which chick knows who is the mom... For the...
  19. JeanGenie

    Mama seems to be throwin the chicks around.... Advice please...

    Hi Thanks for the speedy response. I dont have ducks they are Pekin Chickens and Japanese breed. Sorry to be picky, but would that same advice apply to chickens?. I really want to get them out but are they doing as mother nature intended and teaching them who is the mom and who is the...
  20. JeanGenie

    Mama seems to be throwin the chicks around.... Advice please...

    Hi all Just a simple question from a relative newbie chicken keeper please. My two Pekin hens went all broody on us a few weeks ago after hearing the chicks I hatched out in the incubator cheeping. I bought some fertile eggs and placed them under two hens. They had 4 eggs each and all hatched...
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