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CALLING ALL CHRISTMAS 2015 HATCH-A-LONGS!! (12-25-2015) WHATCHA- GOT IN YOUR BATOR?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Eggscoozme, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. Eggscoozme

    Eggscoozme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have:

    34 Bielefelder
    4 Bielefelder x Black Showgirl Silkie cross
     
  2. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few all crosses with Dom rooster:
    1 Barred Rock
    2 Dominiques
    3 Easter eggers
    ...and a partridge in a pear tree (just kidding).
     
  3. Eggscoozme

    Eggscoozme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, a rooster in Chicago? I'm surprised they allow that! Well, good for you! I was born in Berwyn. Miss the museums off of LSD. Will have to get there next year.
    Good luck on your hatches!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
  4. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there,

    No roos allowed in chiraq!

    I volunteered to take up to 4 pullets, when i found out about someone who needed to get rid of some chicks her daughter ordered without permission. I was talked into taking the roo.
    I put two pieces of velcro on his neck, as a crow collar. He stopped crowing for a while, but started again. The volume and pitch are such that only the immediate neighbors can hear a crow. He did figure out how to be more vocal recently, so i adjusted one of the collars. Now, he makes little to no noise 9/10 times. When he does get a good one out, it is prob about 60% of normal.
    As far as im concerned its keeping him alive, although i know some think its cruel.
    He has started to flog other people who have entered the yard. He did it to me once and i punted him about 20 yards, with the top of my foot, not the toe/point. He flogged me one other time but he probably thought i was destroying his home/nest. I took the roof off to remodel the coop with indoor light, plumbing, and heat, and also raised the roof....stupid bird! ;)
     

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