Australorps breed Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by call ducks, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MeanV2, 8 weeks!!!!!!! Omg they are huge! Mine are 5 weeks and they are a quarter of that size!
     
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  2. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will change a lot week to week and 3 weeks will make a huge difference! The wife asked today how many Chickens are you going to get?

    I promised her no more than 5,000 [​IMG]

    I am pretty pleased with them and they have a long way to go but are already starting to show some good overall type. They are getting spoiled! Right now it has been a battle with these darn gnats. I'll be glad when they run their life cycle.

    Dan
     
  3. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my goodness! So it's not just us having issues with gnats this year. I don't remember them being this bad here in a long, long time!
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    A little bit is fine. Make sure they have chick grit and or regular grit. I would mix them and let them pick out the size they need.
     
  5. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just noticed today that their butt fluff is really getting poofy!!! It wasn't even that fluffy yesterday! FLUFFY BUTTS!!!! I'm so excited!! I am having mosquito and chigger problems, no gnats, do gnats bite? If not be glad, I'm going broke on bug repellent.
     
  6. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent $54 yesterday on things to try and help the girls deal with them. Gnats can & do kill a lot of chickens.

    Google it or search BYC!

    Dan
     
  7. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I had no idea that the lives of my chicks were at risk due to gnats. What in the world do they do to chickens?
     
  8. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quick genetics question, if I breed a splash Austrolorp Roo with my two black hens, I will get 100% blue? Anyone know hat would happen if I bred him with my Buff Orpington?
     
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  10. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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