A Bielefelder Thread !

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

  1. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I've got three stages of chickens on my property right now...a group that's just about start laying (Aussies, BRs and Silkies), a group that is 6 weeks old today (NNs), and my about-to-hatch chicks (Biels). [​IMG] I'm sort of addicted.
     
  2. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow! What a difference! They grow up so fast!
     
  3. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    In order to get your true chicken math you have to
    subtract all immature chickens
    subtract all that are not laying
    subtract all roosters
    subtract all that you might lose to predators (10%)
    subtract all that you might sell (10%)
    what is left is your true number of chickens.[​IMG]
     
  4. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] What do you mean "sell"??? As in, part with my chickens?
     
  5. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    My first Biel baby hatched late this afternoon. It's a boy! I hope the other eggs start hatching soon because this little guy is lonely and complaining loudly. [​IMG]

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  6. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    [​IMG]Very cute!!!!
    Q1. how many eggs did you get?
    Q2. how many eggs made it to lockdown?
    So wish that I could get some right now[​IMG]
     
  7. RFR of CA

    RFR of CA Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    OHHH their just adorable.
    Girl is in front of the boy. Right?
     
  9. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    I got 14 eggs from a breeder in Scottsdale but only 3 made it to lockdown. (Very disappointing since they didn't even go through the mail.) And I also got 8 eggs off of eBay, a breeder in Oklahoma, 6 of which made it to lockdown.

    We noticed that two more eggs/chicks had pipped around 10:35 this evening, but they're taking their sweet ole time hatching. In the meantime, my lonely little boy hung out with me for a few hours and is not finally resting in the brooder.
     
  10. salmonfood

    salmonfood Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the chance to buy a 3- 4 month Beilfelder Roo for $10.
    I currently only have black Astrolaurps and buff Orpington hens.
    Will the Bielefelder really increase productivity and make larger eggs in future generations?
    What color will the eggs be?
     

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