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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cochinbantam-lover, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    I sent a post recently about getting a breed of chicken but wasn't sure of what it was so I asked her to be more specific and she did. It is a beautiful pair of Belgian Bearded d'Uccle.
    What do you know of this breed and does anyone have experiences with them? They are really beautiful little chickens. I believe this lady to be a nice person who cares about her chickens and where they go that's why she wanted me to have them "for free", now do you think it would be alright to put them in with my chickens in the coop if they will be in a cage for awhile till they all become accustomed to one another?
    Please respond ASAP
    Thanks very much!

  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Don't know anything about the breed, but you should always quarantine a new animal for at least a week before bringing into your flock. Then I would put a pen inside your pen for them to get accustomed to each other before turning them all loose together.
  3. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Thankyou that's kinda what I was thinking, just to be on the safe side! I have put alot of time and love into raising my chickens from little babies starting this spring so they mean a great deal to me and don't want to make any preventable problems. Thanks again!
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ya quarintine, quarintine,quarintine i learned that the hard way!!! do it for like a week or two to be safe!!!
  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Songster

    May 1, 2009
    Is there anything in particular I should be watching for, signs of???
  6. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Keep an eye out for abnormal poop and bugs. I would go ahead and worm them and dust them for external parasites just to be safe.

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