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I have some good looking birds - point of pride and lots of pics.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by lengel, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    If you had told me even last year that I was going to be able to pull off raising poultry, I would have laughed hysterically.

    Now I've raised or rehabbed over twenty birds and I'm thinking that they look pretty darn good! Not bad for a beginner!

    In any event, I'm blowing my own horn and showing off my birds, cuz I think that they're that good looking:

    The healing RIR hens. They give up six eggs a day now.

    My nine week old black sex links. I just know their eggs will be fantastic.

    Mo, the guinea hen. Her eggs suck but the dogs like them. She keeps us mosquito free even from her enclosure! Great bird.

    Mo's potential companions (the smudge marks on the glass are from the dogs' noses).

    One of the pretty turkey poults. Lucky for you, the picture doesn't smell like she does.

    I'm truly addicted.
  2. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    They are beautiful! The sex links have the cutest faces! Love your RIRs.

    Do guinea hens really eat mosquitos?

    I want a turkey! [​IMG]
  3. bionic_chicken

    bionic_chicken Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Spring, TX
    Bravo! Gorgeous birds!!!
  4. Siber_AK49

    Siber_AK49 In the Brooder

    Jun 10, 2008
    Sterling, Alaska
    Beautiful birds [​IMG]! I love the guineas [​IMG]
  5. dogzrule5

    dogzrule5 Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Sanford, NC
    They all look super healthy!

    What are the RIRs healing from - you mentioned rehabbing and I'm curious? [​IMG]
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    wow nice assortment of birds ! [​IMG]
  7. lengel

    lengel Songster

    Apr 30, 2008
    Quote:Thanks! One of the sex links has feathers so black that they look purple.

    I once read that one guinea hen can clear two acres. Since Mo is in an enclosure, I supplement her diet with layer feed but she keeps the mosquitoes from our pond away from our house. I'm thinking of renting her out. Not seriously, but kind of. They also love ticks.

    If you get a turkey, raise it in the basement. My living room stinks. They really are beautiful at this age though.

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