Hi, from the Central California Foothills!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TurkenItUp209, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. TurkenItUp209

    TurkenItUp209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    First off, love this site! I am posting for our family unit which lives at 4000' elevation in the Central Cali foothills. Last year we bought 4 day old Black Australorps, they have all grow up to be strong daily layers at our little place here. Today I bought 3 Narragansett turkeys, I love turkeys am infatuated with them. Our family is sportsman oriented, we fish, shoot, grow our own. Love it up here. Caught my hens eating an egg today...not good. We also have 5 week old Golden and Black Sex link and Barred Rock hen girls.

    Take Care,

    Last edited: Feb 20, 2014
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Gotta love those Black Australorps!! They are all I keep. You know what helps with egg eating?? Curtains. Hang some curtains over your nest boxes. This will make the boxes really dark and they won't mess with the eggs. I hung some cloth up and cut the material into strips so that the birds can look and walk thru the openings. You can remove one strip completely for more light if you wish. But yes, nip this in the bud quick. Remove the eggs as soon as possible and keep the boxes dark. Also using fake eggs left in the boxes all the time, this can help to disway them from pecking at the real eggs.

    Good luck and enjoy BYC!
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Put some golf balls in their nests - they'll think they are eggs and find they can't break them open. The person I just greeted ahead of you is having the same problem.
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  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    Poultry is like a sickness and it can get in the blood stream and even
    though the infected party can not see it others can sure it starts with
    one or two chickens then ya have mass quantity's of poultry and the
    real problem is no one has found a cure and this is the makeup of the
    vast quantity's of the BYC personal [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]





    Some of our flock



    Really it is like eating a potato chip ya just cant have one
    then the next thing ya know the bag is empty [​IMG]

    gander007 [​IMG]
  7. theawesomechick

    theawesomechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    More on the nest box curtains: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/03/nest-box-curtains-more-than-fashion.html
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