A Bielefelder Thread !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faysel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2013
    Tempe, AZ
    Subscribing. I got my Biel cockerel from @City farm. He's a sweet boy, clumsy and lanky as a teenager. He is doing well with the no-crow collar.
  2. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Can you candle the eggs very well?
  3. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2014
    N. Louisiana
    Hi jbkirk. In my recent hatch I was able to see in most of the eggs I had. It was my first time to candle. Some where darker than others so I couldn't tell what was going on in them. But for the most part I had no problems seeing inside. I used a small LED flashlight, 250 lumens.
  4. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Was this with lights or without?
  5. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 24, 2013
    The answer is yes. Mine were both laying both had red combs. One stopped laying then became a little lethargic so I borought her in her comb was light red. She wasn't eating either . So I gave her two salt soaks and massages yesterday. She stayed in overnight no egg. More soaks and vitamin water with electrolights . This morning we have a egg her comb isn't dark red yet either. But she is eating and acting normal so I 'm happy. Pam
  6. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    I'm glad she got better.[​IMG]
  7. mrosspitt

    mrosspitt Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2015
    Are the Bielefelder hens chatty? Are they comparable to any other in particular?
    Anybody have real squawkers?

    A good city/suburban bird?

    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015
  8. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

    Nov 13, 2014
    Southern Arizona
    I just put 2 dozen Bielefelder eggs in the incubator tonight. Now I wait...and wait...and hope....probably complain more than a little....and wait.....[​IMG]

    Patience really isn't one of my virtues but the chickens are helping me learn the patience that has never come naturally to me.
  9. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Never pray that God will give you patience....because he'll give you trouble to help you learn patience!!!!
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  10. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2013
    Mine are quiet - even after laying. I find my wyandottes, bresse, and half of my legbars to be much louder.

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