1. Bantam Egg Boxes

    Bantam Egg Boxes

    It was a sunny March afternoon. I was sat at the kitchen table hugging a warm cup of tea, contemplating my looming redundancy from my job as a Biomedical Scientist wondering what the future will hold, when a familiar sound came from the garden. One I hadn’t heard for a few months over the winter...
  2. kristeninprogress

    Differences in egg colors?

    I've had a 22 week old Sapphire Gem laying for a little over a week now. Out of 10 days, I've gotten 8 eggs. I know the breed is supposed to be an eggcellent layer, so I wasn't thinking too much about it, but I'm getting two different shades of brown. Nothing crazy, but enough to be able to tell...
  3. E

    Broiler vs Layers

    Good greetings to you all. I want to stir up a contradictory topic.To get started ,broiler chickens are fleshier than backyard chickens although they on average take a mere 6 weeks to mature.In contrast to backyard chickens can take more than 12 weeks to mature and still may not be as fleshy as...
  4. cqhammonds

    Hello from Holly Springs, NC

    Hello everyone, My name is Colby Hammonds. My family has a small farm in the Holly Springs, NC area. We have cows, chickens, pigs, dogs, and kids. I grow up on a farm in southern North Carolina and wanted my kids to experience all of the same pleasures and pains as I did. We sell eggs and...
  5. Dfarago

    Best egg chicken

    Questions are at the bottom My husband and I would like to add some more chickens to our little farm. We have a rooster and hen we got from a neighbor to just roam around the yard for big control and chicken tv. We started with the rooster and three hens but one got killed by the other hens and...
  6. Bettyboop7499

    Duck is playing Hide & Seek...

    Hello BYC! Happy New Year! I haven't been on in awhile..sure have missed you all! So, among so many things going on on the farm I have been waiting FOREVER for my Pekin to start laying eggs, the Runners laid a few in late summer..then stopped. It got quite cold in October..I thought maybe...
  7. Fecal Examination in Backyard Chickens 101-Part III

    Fecal Examination in Backyard Chickens 101-Part III

    Continued from Part II Part III. Under the Microscope Arguably the most difficult part of this whole process is understanding what you are seeing through the microscope lens. There will be a lot of poop and flotsam, and a lot of things that may look like something but are just artifact. Plant...
  8. M

    Muscovy in chicken nest boxes?

    Hi all! All my birds (8 chickens, 4 ducks) are laying except my muscovy. The ducks make their own nest in the coop and lay there until I let them out and I've been getting 3 duck eggs a day. Yesterday I saw my muscovy jump into the nesting boxes my chickens use and thought maybe she'd curious...
  9. Simimaus

    Hatching refrigerated eggs

    Hello, Im new to chickens . Since last spring I have 2 Easter eggerrs, one silver laced Wyandotte and one Australorp, one Silkie hen and 2 Silkie roosters. A couple weeks before Christmas my Silkie girl went brooody. The only eggs I had from her were in fridge. I got them out ( 7 eggs) and...
  10. rascal66

    Looking for Blue Partridge Brahma in western WA

    Does anyone in western WA raise and sell Blue Partridge Brahmas? Id love to get a cockerel for my future breeding. I'll consider chicks, older birds and even hatching eggs. Please feel free to message me for more details. I'm hoping to find a local breeder.
  11. G

    Egg laying Poll ( please check out!!!)

    :frowHi everyone! I've created a poll on when your pullets first come into lay. Thanks for clicking on it and please enter!!!:D:fl I will be posting results in 20 days so please come back then and check to see results:) Now one more thing before you begin: after you post your answer you MUST...
  12. SBFChickenGirl

    Egg Turner

    I have a standard size egg turner for my incubator. I'm wondering will it work for the dutch bantam eggs I'm getting?
  13. Labelles Velders

    Marans With Featherless Legs?

    Hello! I am VERY interested in getting Black Copper Marans in a few years (Those EGGS!), but I strongly dislike feathered legs (No offense, but I like my chicken legs sleek lol). Are Marans without feathered legs bred often? Would they be difficult to obtain via hatching eggs or from a breeder...
  14. JellyrollBrahma

    Need advice on broody pullet!

    I have a pullet who has been laying a couple of months. She recently decided to stay on the eggs in the nesting box. The problem is, its cold outside averaging at 20 degrees, but has gone down in the single digits. The coop it warmer since its right against the house, and her nest is against the...
  15. LeeRoadPoultry

    ISO Speckled Sussex hatching eggs.

    ISO Speckled Sussex hatching eggs. Prefer SQ but will take eggs from work in progress. I really like to start for late Feb. hatch. $$ negotiable
  16. Pennys Mama

    Heinz Variety Hatch-Along

    I just now set 56 of my own quail eggs, plus 10 guinea eggs, and in a week I'll add 11 +/- LARGE breed chicken eggs to hatch-along with the guineas. I've also got 3 turkey eggs that go in lockdown Sunday for a planned CHRISTMAS hatch!!! :bun:jumpy:yesss: :fl Edited: 59 quailies & 12 guineas...
  17. SBFChickenGirl

    Hatching Eggs

    I want to hatch eggs for showing birds this year. Last year I put 42 eggs in the incubator, got out about twelve chicks. I did an eggtopsy afterwards and found 15 chicks still in the eggs, fully developed. I later found out this had to do with humidity. I've got a couple questions. 1. How do I...
  18. FrostyWind

    How long can eggs go without turning them?

    Hey there, How long can they go without rotating them? I went out, usually I rotate them every 3 hours. I put them their 5 days before. They're developing as well, but I was out for the whole day and had no one to rotate them, so I just took the chance and hoped when I get home nothing would...
  19. NH-Song

    Thin Shells

    I have a mixed-breed flock of hens (brahmas, isabrowns, barred rocks, wyandottes, jersey giants, an easter egger, and a rhode island red), in a good-sized coop with large windows. I'm in coastal New Hampshire. We moved them out of our basement a couple of months ago (they'd been spending nights...
  20. M

    New layers, confused on where to lay?

    Hi all! So i have a mixed flock of 8 chickens and 4 ducks. Everyone just started laying and a lot of them are doing so good laying in the nesting boxes. I have two that will not which is odd. They all share a coop and backyard. One (I think my sapphire gem) likes to lay on the floor but only...
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