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Icelandic Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Sheriff, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Quote:#1. You don't need any eggs. None of us needs eggs.

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?! Are you having a senior moment again? I'm sure what you meant to say is you know and understand WE ALL NEED EGGS.
     
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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:I wonder if the disaster in Alabama has something to do with the delay. I see Julie just posted this:

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  3. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I hope not, or I'm busted. [​IMG]

    For now, I'll be using mine for good broodies. Eventually I may get an Icelandic roo, but I can't give up my Moose boy. (welsummer) And I'm growing out barnevelders to breed also.

    ETA: And if I remember correctly (but maybe not) the person was asking about them in a confined space - which I think Mary told them they prefer to have room to roam.

    Thanks.
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I am gonna have to get some Icelandics just so I can join this thread. [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You can join us anyway!
     
  6. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Shawn, that message on the tracking is not unusual. Sometimes it says they "received electronic notification from the shipper to expect the package" and that is the only thing it says until the package is delivered. They went out on the 27th so hopefully they will arrive tomorrow. Keeping my fingers crossed that they arrive tomorrow so you have something to do. Plus I need some positive feedback on my packing. [​IMG] Hurry up USPS.

    Mary
     
  7. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know it's normal for USPS.. but it drives me crazy!!! I know I know... it wasn't a long trip...

    I've got the incubator all arranged and empty trays just waiting to be filled... Hopefully all the eggs arrive tomorrow morning and I can start the countdown to there being Icelandics in Idaho and another State conquered!!

    Mary I will for sure let you know on the packaging!!
     
  8. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Updates on my batch of Icelandics from Kathy. These guys are so busy they are hard to photgraph... I did the best I could.

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    I don't know what it is with these guys and wild hair but they sure are cute.

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    These are my two sticky chicks, they are smaller than the others, but man are they fast.

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    The only way I could get a group shot, I had to shoot quick before they all tried to fly out.

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    Then I tried one "out of the box". Half the chicks were well behaved... (see how little "shrinky" (one of the sticky chicks) looks compared to the others)

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    Then there's the ADD set [​IMG] I had to set the camera on "action" to get a shot of this half.

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    I hope you enjoyed the updates, I really enjoy playing with them.
     
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  9. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    Nice looking babies Michelle. It seems like only yesterday.......
     
  10. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Thanks Mary, The older ones are out in the coop in a dog cage where they can get used to the older birds without getting picked on. they seem to be adjusting nicely.

    We had 6 "Teenagers" in the cage, which my daughter pitched into general population so she could rotate the Icelandics into the cage. Anyway, we had been undecided on how many of the 6 were boys and if any were girls. But now we know. I went out to the coop to see how the teenagers were fitting in, my main roo Merrie had 5 of the 6 held hostage in a back corner of the coop. The 6th was allowed to move freely about the coop. It seems Merrie iw willing to make the determinations on who is a hen and who needs to be confined to the back corner [​IMG]

    I would like to add, he's a gentleman, so there is no damage inflicted on the young men, by Merrie. I did witness a Buff Orp hen giving one of the young men a good swift bonk on the back of his head, apparently she wasn't impressed with his lack of gentility [​IMG]
     

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