Arkansas folks speak up.........

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by wranglerFB, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. coltsdad

    coltsdad Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hey Nicole if you are going to the flea market call me and I will help you find something . I know about everyone there and I only live about 7 miles from there . I will be there about 6am and will stay a few hours , it's better to get there early to get the best chickens. I will pm you my cell #. Neal
     
  2. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Bar-N-Farms - Welcome [​IMG] I know where Deer is - had family up there at one time.
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Hi everyone. We made it back from the El Dorado Poultry show. One of Ethan's Moderns was chosen as Reserve of Variety. Which is not good enough to get a trophy, but I was pleased to know that she at least has some things going for her. She did have some competition. I got to get a real good look at some nice Moderns. A kid was there from Fort Worth who had about 20 MGBs entered and one of his was Reserve Best Bantam of the show.

    When we got home, we had a chick waiting for us in the incubator! He hadn't even pipped when we left at 6:00. It's a cross of Wyandotte and Cochin bantam. Real cute, of course.
     
  4. urban dreamer

    urban dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hey Nicole if you are going to the flea market call me and I will help you find something . I know about everyone there and I only live about 7 miles from there . I will be there about 6am and will stay a few hours , it's better to get there early to get the best chickens. I will pm you my cell #. Neal

    Crud, I didn't check me email until this afternoon or I would have hit you up on that offer. [​IMG] We left after 7 this morning to go. (I might have seen ya and not realized it) Me and Zach circled around the birds a couple of times. Mostly rooster and chicks. There were two sets that we really looked at. One was the cage with dark red RIRs and one had black australorps. After closely looking at the australorps, it looked like thier combs were rotten. I couldn't tell what it was but they had black tips and the roo's looked like it would fall right off. I decided against them. The RIRs were the best looking birds out there IMO. They had several hens and all but one had tail feathers. I checked two of them out. The one without tail feathers was bright eyed, easy to handle, clean legs, and I didn't see any mites or bugs under her wings or vent. The only thing was she had a bald butt. The one hen that did have tail feathers was bigger than the others and had blood on her beak from pecking the other birds. She was hard to hold. I asked the lady about them and she said they were hatched last August and the big hen was very aggressive. The big hen had plucked all the tail feathers out of the others. I looked at all the birds in the cage as a whole and they all looked healthy (they were very alert), just some bald butts. I got one of the bald butts, I don't need an aggressive, feather plucking hen. We checked her over again before we bought her. She had the brightest comb in the bunch. She's in our quaretine coop now. Zach is just tickled. I don't like having her by herself, but Zach has been talking to her and interacting with her and she can see the other birds across the yard. Oh, and Zoii IS NOT HAPPY. [​IMG]
     
  5. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    Quote:Congrats!!!
     
  6. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    That is great!

    Tell Ethan thanks for keeping Jacob busy today!

    If you keep those moderns up and alone, maybe we can get someone to let you borrow their male at Pine Bluff. Just a thought.
     
  7. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Yep, and a great time was had by all. Had fun and learned a lot at the show, [​IMG] Hi to everyone I met, nice meeting you, hope to see you all at Pine Bluff in 2 weeks. Any body going that wants anything I've got,let me know. Buckeyes, Japanese bantams from a pen with barred and mottled hens and a frizzled jap roo I still think is mottled. There are a few frizzled babies. eggs,
     
  8. HallFamilyFarm

    HallFamilyFarm APA ETL#195

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    Quote:Seems I am no longer allowed to talk to you...or anyone with hatching eggs. Have two bators running with eggs in them! Anymore eggs (other than duck eggs) may move me into a chicken coop!
     
  9. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    It was fun to hang out with you guys. I was glad there were no tempting baby chicks to buy this time!
     
  10. coltsdad

    coltsdad Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hey Nicole if you are going to the flea market call me and I will help you find something . I know about everyone there and I only live about 7 miles from there . I will be there about 6am and will stay a few hours , it's better to get there early to get the best chickens. I will pm you my cell #. Neal

    Crud, I didn't check me email until this afternoon or I would have hit you up on that offer. [​IMG] We left after 7 this morning to go. (I might have seen ya and not realized it) Me and Zach circled around the birds a couple of times. Mostly rooster and chicks. There were two sets that we really looked at. One was the cage with dark red RIRs and one had black australorps. After closely looking at the australorps, it looked like thier combs were rotten. I couldn't tell what it was but they had black tips and the roo's looked like it would fall right off. I decided against them. The RIRs were the best looking birds out there IMO. They had several hens and all but one had tail feathers. I checked two of them out. The one without tail feathers was bright eyed, easy to handle, clean legs, and I didn't see any mites or bugs under her wings or vent. The only thing was she had a bald butt. The one hen that did have tail feathers was bigger than the others and had blood on her beak from pecking the other birds. She was hard to hold. I asked the lady about them and she said they were hatched last August and the big hen was very aggressive. The big hen had plucked all the tail feathers out of the others. I looked at all the birds in the cage as a whole and they all looked healthy (they were very alert), just some bald butts. I got one of the bald butts, I don't need an aggressive, feather plucking hen. We checked her over again before we bought her. She had the brightest comb in the bunch. She's in our quaretine coop now. Zach is just tickled. I don't like having her by herself, but Zach has been talking to her and interacting with her and she can see the other birds across the yard. Oh, and Zoii IS NOT HAPPY. [​IMG]

    I got there late this morning and I saw ya'll first thing , I said hey to you and called you by name but you just kind of dissed me ,lol , I was wearing a cowboy hat you may not have recognized me . But I figured if you needed any help you would have called me ,I sent you my cell #. Glad you found a replacement though , ya'll need to get out where you can really have some birds.Well , next time you get down our way call me and I'll show you the safe places to eat at the flea market .haha
     

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