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Chicken Fever

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SilkieChick00, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. SilkieChick00

    SilkieChick00 In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2008
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Well I've gotten "chicken fever" from you crazy chick-a-holics! [​IMG]
    I saw on Craigslist that someone had some pullets and roos for sale so I gave him a call tonight. We only have 5 hen's right now and with a family of 5 we often have to wait 3 days before we have enough eggs for just 1 breakfast!
    So I just got back with 4 new pullets! They are 3 months old and I got 3 Ameracanas (sp?) With the tufts (or EE with tufts [​IMG]) and 1 black cochin. I'm thinking she's a banty because she's pretty small.
    They are in the house right now and will stay here for 30 days or so just to watch them and make sure they aren't acting sick. Is there anything else I need to be on the look out for?

  2. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Songster

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    Check feet for scaly leg mites and i'd dust them for mites as well just to be on the safe side. Good luck with your new chickens [​IMG] beware ameraucanas or easter eggers take forever to start laying. I had one wait over 30 weeks to lay her first egg.
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2009
  3. SilkieChick00

    SilkieChick00 In the Brooder

    Dec 17, 2008
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Quote:Oh, I didn't even think to dust them, thanks! We have an EE already, she doesn't have the tufts though. She started laying at 23 weeks. A light brown egg [​IMG]. We are hoping that these girls will lay a nice colored egg for us!
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the new chickens, sure they will be tons of fun !!

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