*Buff Orpington Thread!*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by andrew6d9, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. Aamanda

    Aamanda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use tweezers!!! I use one arm of the tweezers to slide it into the beak. Gets it open enough to get a fingernail and then open. THey are gonna be ******. They just have to deal with it lol. Sometimes you need someone to hold so you can get the beak open
     
  2. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    It's all in knowing how to hold a bird. If your arm is around the bird, you put your hand over the beak, and pry it open. If the bird struggles, you clamp it to your body with your elbow, leaving the hand free to work.I worm all of my really big birds this way, with no hassle.A "I'm the mother; you're the chicken" attitude helps too.
     
  3. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I will try it again, I think I am worried they will get hurt. If ALL else fails I will do the tweezers!
     
  4. Timbuck

    Timbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Dragonlady, they are from Cackle Hatchery. I plan on infusing some better blood. These are my starting "mutts"
     
  5. Timbuck

    Timbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks 2buffchicks. I know they are not show quality birds and hope to get a closer to SOP hen or roo to breed in the future. I do not ever plan on showing, but would like to get them close to SOP and enjoy them as a backyard dual purpose flock.
     
  6. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I did the Safeguard treatment. Who would've thought my cockerel Polish would be the easiest?! I had a HARD time with my second in command Lisa-she is a big Buff already and she kept squirming. I finally got her to do it by getting a GOOD grip on her wattle and forcing her to let me do it. She gave me a really nasty look but little does she know- in 10 days we are doing it again. Mwuahahaha!!!

    After Lisa the rest were easier because I knew what to do by then!

    BTW the one I called Roo is getting really red compared to the others. Maybe almost laying? She is only 14 weeks! I will take a pic hold on.
     
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  7. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    Good for you ! Never grabbed a wattle to open a chicken's beak in my life, but whatever works for you. You got it done ! Next time will be easier.
     
  8. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are pic-why does she look so red when she s only 14 weeks?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. newbie32

    newbie32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and another[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. thedragonlady

    thedragonlady Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a normal, healthy color for a pullet her age. I worry about the ones that are pale.
     

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