grannys gone and done it

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  1. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't leave anything around for predators. I will be dam if I will feed neighborhood dogs on purpose!!! Or foxes or ferel cats...... I think I have lost somewhere near 100 chickens of all ages to predators in the last three years. Nope not feeding them any more!!
     
  2. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    On the desktop I either view the info on the photo, or hover over the thumbnail and it tells me the size.

    Anyone have experience with light brahmas? I have a 9-week old one that I've spent a month thinking was a roo. But compared the the same-aged sussex, I'm not sure at all.

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  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    I don't have any decent pictures of chickens.

    Is today National Dog Day?
     
  4. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I thought my cats would eat it. they eat mice all the time. I dont mind feeding the crows. I like those birds. Can you picture a crow carrying the head around then dropping it at someones feet ? [​IMG]
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    It was yesterday. it was also anniversary of womans suffrage 95 yrs. since we got the vote !
     
  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    camping, looks pullet to me. pretty young though
     
  7. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  8. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    I read something that said you could sex Brahmas young by their hackle feathers. If the tips are rounded, pullet. If sharply pointed, cockerel (don't confuse the feather shape with the pointy black pattern). Someone knew males from females at 5 wks. Seem unlikely, but worth a try. They mature so slowly.

    The face and tiny little wattles on yours are still pretty pale. I think the chances are good it's a pullet. At least 50-50! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I too agree on a pullet, my fingers are crossed for you :fl

    I too read in my monthly poultry mag that some breeds you can sex from the shape of the feathers. Im not sure what breeds it said, I will have to dig it out and check. Something's go in my head when I read them but don't always stay there!!

    I've put 2 pics in for the calendar but I'm not sure now if they are the right size, will the iPad have a certain size pic it takes? :idunno
     
  10. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    Camping I have had light brahma's for 3 or 4 years. It looks like a pullet to me BUT they tend to be really really late bloomers. I have had some pushing a year before I knew they were roo's that's the problem with 75 plus brahma's . OR it might be a drag rooster. HOnestly tho I 'm thinking pullet.
     
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