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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    Thank you Desertchic and everyone else for the input and advice. I trimmed the beaks on the girls as much as I could. One I got into the quick just a tiny bit and drew blood but no big issue.
    I may have the birds swapped around in the photos. They're hard to tell each other apart.

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  2. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    You did a very nice and humane job on your girls. Were they squirmy while you filed? My DH always holds our hens whenever I do maintenance so I have 2 free hands to do filing, shampooing, blow drying, medication, or whatever. Our hens are pretty mellow from all our handling but you never know what might suddenly spook them for no reason. All our girls have fun pecking at my DH's rings when he holds them.
     
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  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    There is a fodder thread.
     
  4. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    We are going to have to do some trading again Missy! I have 2 pullets that just started to lay. I put the new roo in yesterday and will be checking fertility soon. AND don't forget the Cuckoos......
     
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    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Yellow.
     
  6. Cody A

    Cody A Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Sylvester :) They weren't too bad to do. I used a folded blanket and laid them on their sides inside the blanket with only their head sticking out. I used end-cutters(dikes) to trim with and 100 grit sandpaper to smooth them up.
     
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  7. Sylvester017

    Sylvester017 Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice job. I don't think I ever saw such long hooked beaks.

    My indoor juvies in quarantine would get very slightly long upper beaks but then someone suggested I put bricks or blocks in the kennel and I noticed the birds will use them to scrape and trim their own beaks. Once outdoors my free-range hens all seem to have proper beaks and toenails naturally filed down.
     
  8. n3kms

    n3kms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy from bulknaturalfoods.com. They buy grains and other things and deliver to certain peoples home over a lot of Tennessee and parts of Kentucky then you go pick up your order. Check the website and see if they deliver near you.
     
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  9. Dull Hoe Farm

    Dull Hoe Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I've never seen this before. But upon an initial viewing, it looks like it may be what I need to start a fodder system. Thanks!
     
  10. n3kms

    n3kms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was glad when I found them. I think they are great. I get organic chicken feed from them too.
     

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