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Campine Chicken thread?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Campine Lover, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree the markings look campine, but the head shape isn't quite right to me. My campine chicks have more of a wedge shaped head, not so rounded and not such a cute little beak. It will be interesting to see how it develops.
     
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  2. campinechickens

    campinechickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Haven't been on in a while, great to see all the activity!! Welcome to the forum, Ross! Your Campines are lovely!
     
  3. foxflower

    foxflower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it takes about 3 weeks for a roosters "contribution" to leave the hen's system. So, if the friesians were kept with campines, that would make sense.
     
  4. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know but I got 3 other eggs from that run and they are friesian fowl so I'm really confused p, but the chick has got lovely feathering coming through now and looks like a campine more now
     
  5. lawatt

    lawatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    finally took a few better photos of the two lovely silver campine pullets i got from Shannon last week -- i love them!


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    anna and elsa (i think those are going to be their names)


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    elsa eating a piece of apple

    they are still quite skittish of me -- trying to win over their suspicions with dried mealworms...
     
  6. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    My campine is doing well, it's 6 weeks old and looks like a mini gold camp, it's really flighty though and so are my friesians, I'm not expecting them to be my BFF chickens like my Wyandottes or ex bats

    I will post some pics later
     
  7. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    I also noted people mentioning squatting earlier on and I'm afraid to say that isn't a sign of wanting to be picked up, it is a sign of submission, is u have ever seen a fox attack u will see the chicken runs but after a while will squat and get eaten.
     
  8. Frizzle13

    Frizzle13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to argue nickeyo but ur wrong. They will do often to a cock or a human handler. But they will run till they get caught in the event of a predator. Eg a collie cross named tessa
     
  9. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Again ur wrong, hens base to Roos as a sign of submission, if u watch them the roo stands tall before he mates and if they don't submiss then he doesn't mate, and we had an encounter with a cat about two weeks ago and my welsummer flew over the fence three to four times before she stopped and crouched but when the cat pawed her she ran away and then I beat it away with some sticks. Type in on u tube and watch an attack if u must
     
  10. Nickeyo

    Nickeyo Chillin' With My Peeps

    ok here are some pics of my gold campine hen

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