grannys gone and done it

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  1. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    the only ones i know age on are the 2 oldest girls. they are halloween babies. watermellon, sounds like you had a good time.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    guess its going to be One of those days . talked to my po, eggs are back where they started from. [​IMG] The woman i was to meet this day for the 4 chicks cant meet. SSomehow i was expecting that. She just didnt read right. At least she let me know. no later date to meet . one of my polish mix chicks i hatched was limping and i couldnt figure out why. Its breast bone was protuding as well. I put it in a brooder about a week ago. it was eating and drinking fine. still limping. I checked again and half its foot, all toes were frostbitten and crunchy. so i lived up to my name. dont really understand how that happened because it was the only one that got it in a heated shed. Probably because it was the nicest.
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear that, granny. :(
     
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    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that Granny, hope he/she gets better and your luck turns around soon. [​IMG]
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    Sorry about the chick granny. Beautiful Lamp I can see why he need's to hold it with two hands. Doesn't look very religious more pastorial. But then what do I know. NO new drama here at the motel maybe the time change drove them all away.
     
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    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Adorable Granny! Love those little peeps [​IMG]
     
  7. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    I'm getting to the point where I refuse to have a favorite chicken. It seems to doom them. Lost my Silkie broody hen Saturday. [​IMG] She was fine on Friday when I put her out to eat with all the other broodies. She was fine Sat morning when my son put them out to eat, but on Sat eve she could not walk when he put her out before lock up. I couldn't find anything physically wrong, put her under a heat lamp, gave her a drop of vitamins and forced a few drops of water. Offered her some egg, which she didn't eat and decided to let her rest for a bit before I tried again. She was dead in an hour. [​IMG] No one else is having any problems.
    [​IMG] Sweet little Edna Mode

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    Here she is with the rest of the broodies during enforced time out of the nest box.
     
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    Wishing4Wings Isn't it Amazing? Premium Member

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    Quality is a matter of perspective. Mine are pretty, sweet, healthy, lay eggs between their frequent broody episodes, and I enjoy them immensely. Are they going to win at a show? Nope, and I decided I don't have the heart to do the amount of breeding/culling needed to maintain the standard with the birds I have.

    Look at the avatar for Bobby317, who is occasionally on the serama thread. The rooster in his avatar is what a good Serama should look like if you want to compete in a club tabletop exhibition. Or you can look at Jerry's birds http://www.jerrysseramasllc.com/ or Kate's http://www.ocseramas.com/ . Other people have great birds, but these are 2 of the better websites I've seen for pictures and information, including the Serama standard.

    Personally, I'm happy with my pet quality birds. [​IMG] Yours are very young yet, so you will have to see how they grow.



    [​IMG] These 2 look like older pullets. Pretty! They will get prettier after molt.
    Very unusual rooster in the background, but he's holding that tail up nice and high like a good Serama! Needs more chest, though. [​IMG]


    [​IMG] That's a cockerel (big pink comb! and wattles starting). He's standing up good.

    [​IMG] Look like pullets so far. Are they the same age as the cockerel above?

    [​IMG] How old are these? Do you know sex?




    This was a very good pullet at a table top show. Not sure if she won, but in the top 3. She was not in a good position when I took this picture, but you can see tendency for head up and tail up. This girl is why we fell for the Seramas.
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    [​IMG] I have a cousin to the pullet above, named Fudge.

    [​IMG] Fudge's confirmation is not as good as the show cousin.

    [​IMG] This is Fudge's daughter. Too much back.
     
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  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    thank you for all the well wishes and info. Bobby is a dear friend to me. My very first pr. he gave me. the rooster that needs to gain weight is a wooden aztec that belonged to my mom. she had / I have tons of them. I dont know the chicks ages. the 2 little bigger ones are both roos they are trying to crow. one sounds like a whistle/ cat call. very funny.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    oh, and i have no interest in showing. lol one grandson is very interested though. thinking 4h ? I am however wanting to keep them true to what they are supposed to be.
     
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