Blue Laced Red Wyandotte THREAD!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ilovemydog, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. SalinasChicken

    SalinasChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine is only 6 months old, she just started laying about 3 weeks ago. Yesterday she decided to go broody! She's been in the nest box ever since! If she is serious, I'm going to put some eggs under her..... silly little thing! I think she got the idea from my other broody though, I think it's contagious! Lol :lol:
     
  2. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    all my broodies learn rapidly that aggression to me is not acceptable. if I get bitten, they get picked up by whatever feathers I can grab (handful of back feathers or tail usually) and launched off the nest. rinse, repeat. until she tolerates me checking for real eggs under her. I don't let broodies incubate. I do all the incubating myself and give them hatching eggs and chicks at my own discretion.

    2 hens didn't learn and decided it was too hard being broody LOL the other girl that still is, has turned into a sweetheart. I can reach under her and check for eggs as often as I like now. but so far she's only had her own 2 wooden eggs.

    I 'train' the broodies like this, because if/when they have chicks, I keep them inside, in one of my brooder boxes for a few days to monitor the chicks and make sure everyone's doing fine, before letting momma and babies out into their own pen.
     
  3. Mrs Hutcherson

    Mrs Hutcherson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im new to the forum stuff so I'm not sure if im doing this right haha!
    But I thought this was kinda neat, I have 5 blrw about a week and a half old and they are already pretty smart. I have been taking them outside everyday for about a week at the same time of day, well yesterday it was stormy and we couldnt go out. These little babies at 4:00 on the dot almost start chirping and hollering like crazy and I went to see what the matter was, thinkingmaybe one of my cats git to close. But no they wanted outside and knew it was time to go. I had to pick them all up and let them out of their brooder to play! They wouldnt leave me alone until I did!
    I thought that was cool that at that young they knew what was going on.
     
  4. CountryHen19

    CountryHen19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so neat! I can totally see that happening, now that I'm getting the first hand experience. I just checked on mine when I got home from the Dr. and instead of running away when I talked to them, some just looked up and cocked their heads.
     
  5. kukupecpec

    kukupecpec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if that would work with her? I don't mind letting her incubate them, I just have no idea if she's even sitting on anything! lol
     
  6. sol2go

    sol2go Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My baby BLRW's pecked me more than any others and I was ready to get rid of them. I'm glad I didn't, because they grew into the nicest mature birds, easy to handle, etc. It was suggested to me that maybe they were looking for treats. I will say they are very food driven / easily trained with age and not a hint of aggression to anyone. The BLRW roos have provided good flock protection while the hens forage and are the favorite of all the hens. They will gladly leave their rooster for the big boys with the deep voice.
     
  7. mamagonemad

    mamagonemad Out Of The Brooder

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    I got this little beauty about 4 weeks ago and was told at that time that it was definitely a pullet, about 15 weeks old. He/she should be about 19 weeks old now, if the seller was being honest. No eggs, but no crowing either...frankly, I'm starting to feel a bit nervous about whether or not she's really a "she". Any ideas?
    I love this bird, and will be so sad if we can't keep her/him. :(

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  8. jockeyeba

    jockeyeba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry but looks like a rooster to me :confused: hope I'm wrong
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  9. aceschix

    aceschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry..... cockerel. [​IMG]
     
  10. mamagonemad

    mamagonemad Out Of The Brooder

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    Dang it!!! [​IMG]
     

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