Australorps breed Thread

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

  1. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    Everyone's birds are looking so good!
    Mine are too. My BA's are now 19 weeks old and they are still making me wait for eggs and driving me crazy! I know it won't be much longer! [​IMG]
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do they look ready?
     
  3. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    I keep looking at their faces and I cannot tell if they are getting red or not.... I guess I don't know how to tell, I see red around their eyes... But I just don't know. I am feeding them layer crumble, oyster shells.
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Their combs and wattles will get big and turn red. If you do not have a rooster, they will start squatting for you. They start that a couple weeks before the first egg. A couple of days before the first egg they will start tearing up the nest box.

    One my pullets practiced the egg song the day before the first egg. She was very funny....
     
  5. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles True BYC Addict

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    I have roosters, too me they have had really red combs and wattles. One of my hens sang the egg song three weeks ago! I heard it and ran to see the egg! But there was no egg... The girls do not squat for me though! Right now all they do with the nest boxes is use them for a toilet! GRRR!
    Thanks Ron!
     
  6. RattlesnakeRidgeWV

    RattlesnakeRidgeWV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dan,
    The Gilberts look very good to me.

    Ron,
    What did you actually end up with from Chet, blacks,blue and any splashes? and sexes? They look just like mine and I am very happy with them.

    Aveca,
    Is there a website to order the book from Aus, because all I can find is the form you have to mail to them with Austr dollars?
    Do they take paypal or moneys orders, and then there is the AUD USD conversion to deal with.
    Kurt
     
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have 3 Cockerels and 4 Pullets. One of each are Blue.

    I am very happy with them.
     
  8. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    kurt, dan ..pamela of australorp club is working up a price for the three books and shipping inside australia..will know more this week..
     
  9. RossAussie

    RossAussie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    G'day,

    If you get Pam to post the books directly to me, I'll get them signed and I will pay for the Australia to USA air-mail postage for you guys.

    Regards,

    Ross
     
  10. MeanV2

    MeanV2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lynne, Just keep me informed & Thanks!

    Ross, this is a Great opportunity and I for one appreciate you making it available to us! Thank You Sir!

    Dan
     

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