calling any one from missouri

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by missourichickenmama, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    One reason to get more chickens each spring is to have eggs thru the winter, as the adult hens will molt and probably stop laying for a while if not for the entire winter, whereas the new pullets will continue to lay. However, all my 2017 pullets also molted last fall and stopped laying for a couple months and for a while I had zero eggs from 8 girls! (A lot of people on BYC reported their pullets were molting last fall. I didn't know this could happen, but apparently it can.) I can take extra birds to the Joplin poultry swap, just have to decide which ones should go. The extra cockerel for sure.
     
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  2. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    I wish Joplin was closer to me... I had to replace my original group (dog killed them all, dog died too) late in the year. They hatched on 8/16 so I got my first eggs in the middle of December 18 weeks to the day. Just looking and I see a swap in Farmington and that is pretty close. The page is pretty old so I need to check it out.

    Eggs through the winter is why I want to get a few Cinnamon Queens from Cackle... maybe mid summer. I'll just have to see if I'm ready or not.

    At a swap meet if your trying to get rid of males do people just take them for free?

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  3. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    I 'm sure they would. I haven't ever gone as a seller. There are buyers walking out carrying chickens by their feet, so you know what will happen to those......I think I'd ask $5 or more first, hoping to find someone who'd keep them alive. I saw a man with a cage of Dutch bantam cockerels and he later said he traded them for ducks. Anything is possible. Including bringing home diseases! It's kind of a crazy scene there. But I have too many chickens in spite of recently losing 2 to coyotes. The next swap is April 7. We'll see.
    here's a pic from a Joplin swap...we met this man selling Seramas...
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  4. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    If I am absolutely sure I have 3 pullets and 2 roos by swap day, I might bring in a pair, one of each, and get a better price sold together. That would leave me with 3 Spitzhaubens, which is fine.
    Here's the extra boy---anyone interested?
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  5. Rachealx4

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    Would anyone be interested in a 4-5 (5-6 on Friday) week old Buff Orpington cockrell? I got 8 chicks a few weeks ago and 2 of them are boys.
    So far, I've had no issues with him, aside from the fight he got into with his "brother" last night. I know that it's part of the pecking order thing. I'm just trying to avoid unnecessary issues. If I can't find him a home we will adjust accordingly until the is no other option.

    Also looking for 4-6 healthy, Orpington pullets, preferably 4-5 weeks or a bit older.
    We live around Herrmann. I would be willing to meetup.
    This is the cockerel. 20180326_170206.jpg
     
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  6. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    Wanna trade for Henry?

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    jthornton Crowing

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    Wow no rain for one whole day in SEMO! The chicken yard is so wet I can't wait for this round of rain to be over with.

    JT
     
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  8. shawluvsbirds

    shawluvsbirds "FAKE EILLEEN"

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    20180328_171449.jpg there was grass growing here a few days ago :gig
    Ducks + rain = muddy mess!
     
  9. SueT

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    We got 1" from that last system. From old items in the basement I improvised a small hanging 'waterproof' feeder. I used a plastic chick feeder base, a plastic peanut butter jar and a big plastic planter saucer thing. It kept the feed dry in heavy rain. I reported above that the bantams were ostracized, but suddenly, everyone is one big happy family, go figure. But I haven't integrated the Spitzhaubens yet....
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  10. jthornton

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    We go 2 1/2" of rain from the last system. Maybe the rain made them buddies? Mine did a lot of huddling under the coop during the heavier rains and once I got caught out there with them for a 30 minute down pour. We all just waited it out.

    JT
     
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