A Bielefelder Thread !

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

  1. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to throw the thread off but cross beak can be a genetic defect and other beak deformities. I don't see why this isn't either. As I stated before these birds had longer beaks than the others when they were small chicks. I know for sure that one of them hatched from a pullet egg. Anyway [​IMG]... I looked closely at them today and it looks like I can only trim about an 1/8" off before I get into the sensitive area. I'm a bit afraid to try.
     
  2. opossum04

    opossum04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I may be interested in trading a set of eggs. What do you have? And I have eggs on eBay now so you can see my breeders. They are the only auction for 18 eggs from Louisiana.
     
  3. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trim and sand as much as you can. If you don't they will starve. If the upper beaks still don't match make sure you don't breed them. You won't really know if this is a genetic issue or not until you treat the symptom. I would guess that the lower beak isn't as long as it should be.
     
  4. hereorthere

    hereorthere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You mean from one hen? Within her egg cycle?

    Or all your hens within the flock?
     
  5. RFR of CA

    RFR of CA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No in all of my flock there is a very wide range of color. I don't know if they change individually [​IMG]
     
  6. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

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    I do cody and they venture far from the coop sometimes I have to go get them because they go to far in the neighbors property instead of the pasture and woods. I will say when the roo was young he would run from other hens and roos but not anymore. I have a juvinal trio that are dying to get out the run they are from my Dec 10 hatch.Pam
     
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  7. Jtabor1387

    Jtabor1387 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mrs. Pam what year import did your birds derive from. I checked greenfires website they had a 2011 and a 2013 import.
     
  8. Ron Skekel

    Ron Skekel Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Dull Hoe Farm

    Dull Hoe Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    John Galt. That's hilarious. Someone's been watching Atlas Shrugged.
     
  10. Dull Hoe Farm

    Dull Hoe Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know of a source to order barley seed for fodder? I'm finding it difficult to locate locally.
     

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