I'm on Mt. Rainier

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by graphicgranny, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. graphicgranny

    graphicgranny Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    I am located walking distance to the gates of the National Park in Ashford. I only have 4 Wyandotte chickens left from the eight chicks I boungt last Spring, sad to say. One chick died the second day, lost one to a dog, had two Roos but only kept one. And then my neighbors complained of the Roo's crowing all day and early, early morning so we lost our Roo too. Really sad because he was so pretty and a good Roo! Anyway I want to add chicks this Spring but don't know if there is any hatcheries in Washington that I could get sexed cicks from. Any suggestions? I would like to add some different breeds to my little flock, maybe Buff Orpingtons, Ameraucanas, and/or Gold Sex Links.

    I have never added new chicks, after they get a bit bigger, with full sized hens before. Is this a problem? Do I need to keep them seperated for awhile but in eye sight? That would be difficult but I'm sure we could.

    Thanks for any information anyone can share with me.
    Nancy
     
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    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What worked for me was to have a dog crate within the run, and a cat carrier in the coop for a few weeks. That way the "big girls" could get used to the "little girls" being in their space, but couldn't hurt them. When you finally let them be together, make sure the little girls have someplace to get away from the big girls.
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    graphicgranny Out Of The Brooder

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