D'uccle Thread

Metella

Crowing
7 Years
May 26, 2013
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anyone want millie flur roos ? Bantam .... I ended up with 5 from one hatch! they are all well tempered ... but I only ... of course .... want one. :)

Free if you come get him.

If you have hens for sale - I'd prob buy one .....
 

Metella

Crowing
7 Years
May 26, 2013
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OH -Yea - location ! ha ha sorry .... Central Vermont - near Lake George NY (a popular camp summer fun amusement park area)
 

teddiliza

Songster
11 Years
Feb 1, 2008
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St Louis MO (Jefferson County)
I haven't been on in ages,
Mites have ruined my year! Breeding and showing plans all by the wayside while everyone gets treated!
All because of one ****** squirrel who invaded my large coop where I had 3 of my best roosters wintering!

Then during the move and everyone being crowded until we got the coops moved, my porcelains got LICE!!!!!
How cursed am I? My one Porcelain rooster I kept who Didn't have mites, got LICE with the hens during the move process and while I have been busy with my job (40+ hrs/week plus husband and 2 kids). Lost one of my sweetest favorite roosters with adorable fluffy beard feet and personality to a Coon who managed to open his cage....Plus a mille Hen from an Owl who got in at night. I saw the owl the next night waiting.....

So now I have fortified all my coops and cages

So now my Porcelains are back in good shape minus the ones who got mites I am STILL trying to clear up and in their own separate coops. My one 'clean' porcelain rooster kept letting the hens pick his beard and legs bare and bloody so I put him in his own cage until he is done molting because I was really afraid he would let them pick him to death. Love him too much for that.

I did make the mistake of letting some broodies hatch some eggs and so I sold one of the hens with her brood, and the 4 I kept, one had a blind eye at birth and got pecked so has been in his own cage since that time- poor baby. Out of the 4 chicks I kept-- 3 are boys LOL.


So 2013 is definitely not my year, it has been the chicken vermin zombie apocalypse. I am FINALLY starting to make some progress with the mites, but it has been an intensive process that with moving and everything has been too much.
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By the way, GypsyChic says she is no longer breeding D'uccles, so thought I would pass the word..........

I have also MOVED to a new house, and haven't even sold the old one yet, took forever to find one in St Louis area where I could keep my flock.

I hope to be back online next year!

Keep the breed going folks!

Teddi
 

teddiliza

Songster
11 Years
Feb 1, 2008
1,411
23
181
St Louis MO (Jefferson County)



So I have a question, my flock is having a tendency now to have kind of curled or swept back neck feathers......
Do I need to NOT breed those hens with the wavy locks?
The roosters in the pic did not make the move with me....except one who had the right personality.
 

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