grannys gone and done it

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  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Thanks twist. When we loaded Ben the guy said "load up" and then "kennel" to get him in the cage. We just learned that his "release" command is also his name. So his name is basically an all purpose command. :lol:
     
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    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Your friends sound like mine.
     
  3. twisted-acres-farm

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

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    our release is OK and back to bring/fetch something then use IN MY HAND or GIVE. when returning an item.


    Well there are now 2 less kitties in the garage. Where they are not supposed to be. Found the back 1/2 of a black one. Caught all 4 trying to play tug with another one needless to saw they was yelling/screaming/and much kicking of dogs. Yuri ran and hid in the gargage , beth disappeared, and the other two were cowering under the truck by the time I was through. Then they all got put in the cage for about 3 hours. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] The one I caught them with was still alive but passed about an hour later.
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    The little chickens are really strating to cook out some egg. 108 small/pee wee's 36 mediums and 60 large/extra large plus 2 jumbos and about a dozen cracked/and broken eggs. This would be about 4 days lay.
     
  5. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Twist do you have light in your coop? My EEs and SS mixes are 6 months old and showing no signs of laying. I'm getting pretty impatient. Three eggs every-other-day is really starting to frustrate me. The polish and cochin are 7 months old and are just lucky they're so good with kids.
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    I do but haven't started yet. These were may day chicks. The sex links started abut 3 to 4 weeks ago. The SLW are just starting I the past week. Old farmer friend of mine claimed they need 14 hours of light for maximum output.

    Brahama's are very slow to get going. 7 to 8 months. Most of my older girls are just finishing molt. There are a couple older one with no feathers on their back they will probably get culled in about a month or so. Looking like there are 50 birds going to freezer camp or to the big stock pot in the sky.
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    Camping how old are you Sussex?? Standard rule of thumb is the older the bird the fewer the eggs but usually also bigger eggs.

    Juliette got Robert again yesterday. [​IMG]
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    Ok granny so 1 time I am number 1 gabber. But you are number 3 or 4 for the past 7 days. In other words I only get the finger trots occasionally.
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Under 2, or getting close to that. Mine have never been great layers. :/ I'm hoping better stock will help that.
     
  10. twisted-acres-farm

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

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    from what I have read you can expect 10 to 20% less eggs in their 2nd laying cycle and the just keep reducing by about the same amount after each molt. Whick means my 3 year old brahma's are laying about 120 eggs a year not enough to justify their keep other then a few favorites. Juilette gets to stay.
     
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