grannys gone and done it

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  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I still had chick feed for the babies, but I was out of layer. I'm trying flock raiser now. Our intern picked some up this morning. I have an oyster shell dispenser next to the feeder.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    cant wait to see my new ones tomorrow. and maybe tonight as well. still no more progress.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    flock raiser is my favorite.
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I loaded the bator today. Afraid to admit how many. All speckled sussex, and a handful of orpington and white layer eggs.

    My marans laid today, first egg since going broody. Guess she's officially finished.

    I took a chick from the brooder today and put it in the yard with the wild babies. It didn't exactly fit right in, but the foster mom accepted it right away. If it does well I may add another. They're just so much better when the flock raises them, I can already tell.
     
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    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    well, now you gotta tell. !!! My seramas laid today ! both of them. The eggs havent even hatched yet. changed their cages, moved them , no nest and there they go already. So of course i ran and got the nests and gave it to them. [​IMG]
     
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    what do you feed chitlins ? btw, love me some chitlins in my cornbread. LOL
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The white layer is definitely fostering those chicks. At least two chicks under her in the nest. A third perched on the edge of the box, under a sussex hen. A fourth in the broody box, not under the broody. Just by itself. I didn't see the fifth, but one has been sleeping on the roost so I hope that's where it is.
     
  8. manychitlens

    manychitlens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chickens? I feed them starter right now. I like the brand of feed that we use, so I'll probably just stick with them. :) Iwas trying to link to the company but I can't from my phone for some reason. It's Scratch and Peck brand chick starter.
     
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    manychitlens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so cute. I love seeing all of the pictures of the broodies and their babes on this site! So adorable.
     
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    manychitlens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting to plan boy #3's birthday party. He is turning 4, going on 14. He is so funny and has an attitude that would rival any diva. He wants a superman party, luckily oriental trading company has a ton of cute stuff with that theme! :)
     
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