A Bielefelder Thread !

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

  1. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    A good city/suburban bird?


    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2015
  8. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    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

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

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