Australorps breed Thread

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

  1. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    If your mosquitoes are that bad, you need to vaccinate for fowl pox.
     
  2. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illinois, and I have my chickens armed with all that and then some.

    Dan
     
  3. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok guys, I got some comb close ups. They are both Australorps, but from different parents and about 3-5 days apart in age.
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    Shachiqua
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    I'm starting to worry that Alice is really going to be Alex!
     
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  4. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so good. She still looks like a pullet to me.

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    By the time my aussies had most of their feathers, it was pretty obvious who was going to be a boy. I want to say that this was at about four or five weeks of age, but I can't remember exactly.
     
  5. fowlmouthgirls

    fowlmouthgirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh good! Phew, sigh of relief, lol
     
  6. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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  7. AParmer

    AParmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's insane! I'm certainly making a trip to the feed store for something to dust the yard with since it's not raining again today. I don't seem to have a bad problem outside though. Most all the ones pestering me are in the house. I can't seem to get rid of them. Of course if I dust outside then they shouldn't have a chance to get in.
     
  8. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    vetrx really helps ..on comb , face, open areas..it will stay on for possibly 2 days and needs to be repeated..the birds will learn to look forward to it because they know they will be getting releif..
     
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  9. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    are the gnats that you are talking about "black flies"?? I have gnats in MO but they don't seem to bite like the black flies that I have seen in New England
     
  10. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buffalo gnats are related to black flies. I suppose the same family. The gnats here do not bother me at all but others get whelps from the bites of these same gnats. From what I understand the gnats are harder on younger chickens. My Buckeyes have had a tough time dealing with them while the Black Australorps seem to hold their own. I don't understand that but it is what it is.

    Dan
     

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