grannys gone and done it

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  1. twisted-acres-farm

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

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    Good evening all.. Got everything that I cut for hay on mon/tues. raked into windrows today while nephew and friend started hauling the hay in. Was looking at the not so little ones today trying to figure out how many roo's I ended up with. Think 1 austrolorp, 1 cinnamon queen/golden comet. Ordered 15 silver laced Wyandotte roo's and not sure how many I got. But did notice that I have a crooked beak pullet. She might be a little smaller then the others hard to tell, Should I consider culling her this fall??
    I know I don't want to breed from her which is to bad as she has lovely markings. But she could join general population for egg production. Will the messed up beak affect egg laying?? I didn't notice earlier but then they are hard to tell as beaks are horn/yellow at tip turning black towards the head. The light brahmas there seems to be a lot of roo's maybe LOL or could be more
    lesbi-hens they give me the hardest time trying to determine sex. 2 of my over 2 year old roos were busy fighting today not sure what their problem is all of the sudden. Funny to watch tho as they are both klutzes and fell over backwards when trying to jump and attack each other sort of like off-balanced sumo wrestlers.

    Good night all and sweet dreams.
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Twisted, the biggest problem you have with twisted beaks is they may not eat as much as the others. as you say she is smaller so the eggs may be as well. no breeding for sure. Windrows, I havent heard that word since i was but a little girl. Morning all !
     
  3. Dannachic

    Dannachic Overrun With Chickens

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    my gs thats spending a week with me is 12...he makes his bed clears the table when hes done eating..is quite and no trouble to keep..i will miss him,, he has been good company for me..
     
  4. twisted-acres-farm

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

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    The biggest part of any summer growing up was spending a week at grandma's. Good memories.
     
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    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    your pic with the not so healthy plants reminds me of our entryway while growing up, Dad would come home see a new plant there and look at mom and say " I see another one has made it to death row." She had a black hand instead of thumb when it came to houseplants other then mother-in-laws tongue and asperagus ferns. Now she could garden.
     
  6. lindalouly

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    I was thinking about getting a guinea. What do the eggs taste like??? Didn't know if people ate them.
     
  7. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Guineas are spring and summer layers. The eggs taste sorta like chicken eggs. The kids ate most of them, so they must have been OK. If you want to collect guinea eggs, you have to keep them penned. The problem with penning is, if they have been free ranging, the stress of penning them up causes them to stop laying. The only guineas that I got to lay while penned up were raised penned up and never got to free range.
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Linda, I have never ate the eggs either. LOL I also have been told an egg is an egg. they are all the same. I do know their shells are much harder to crack. and like Enola says, they have to be raised up in a coop/run. start with babies because they will always try to return home. You can let them free range after they are big enough but come laying time keep them locked up til later in the day after they have laid. And mine only laid in summer. Awesome critters with big personality but also very big mouths to go along with it.
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    mine starts school aug. 3rd. he is a ton of help !!!
     
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Im cooking. [​IMG] I hate when there is more month then money.. On a good note , I get to EAT !![​IMG] I even took the meat off the bones and that was no small task seeing as how it was neck bones. Mamas veggie soup. bet it dont taste like hers . [​IMG] Nothing ever does. Wish i had been able to hang long enough to make some cornbread to go with it.
     
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