Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. julie0477

    julie0477 Songster

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    let me know if you dont find any. A few weeks ago I brought home an adorable red frizzle baby boy from my friends house and she has a broody hatching eggs due in a couple of weeks. Chances of a frizzle being in that mix are high and she can't keep any more boys.

  2. julie0477

    julie0477 Songster

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    awe.... What breed are they?
  3. Kiniska

    Kiniska Songster

    Nov 8, 2012
    English, Indiana
    @ Julie, mostly small goat.The grandmother on the dam's was 75% pygmy. The dam's sire was 100% Nigerian dwarf and the Buck/sire is all Nigerian dwarf. I have no idea what percentage it makes the doeling.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2013
  4. racinchickins

    racinchickins Songster

    Apr 23, 2013
    Mooresville IN
    Got another egg today with some blood smears on it. Waited until everyone was cooped up for the night and went in and checked all the girls to see if I had a prolapsed vent. I saw no sign of one at this point. So hopefully it's just a 'new layer' thing and it will get better. On the brighter side, didn't see any mites, and it allowed me to confirm who was laying and who has not started yet. I also got the chance to get a real close look at my Welsummers, and it was fascinating to see all the new feathers coming in on the one who is molting.
  5. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Crowing

    Aug 14, 2012
    Bargersville, Indiana
    I can see the liability going up if you admit to selling eggs. But it would be a hard case to win trying to prove that the egg a person got from you caused an illness or injury. The person would have to show multiple case with different people getting sick just as a starting point. A few dozen eggs going to friends and family each week really should not be an issue.
    Try getting a quote from a few companies that offer farm insurance. They sell standard insurance too and most of their underwrites would not think twice about seeing a chicken or two. There might be a limit though for the standard policy, maybe having more than 3 adult chickens per family member needs a farm policy.
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  6. julie0477

    julie0477 Songster

    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    Wow that's an eye opener. I never even considered the chickens being a problem for home owners insurance.
  7. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Songster

    So every egg our EE has layed so far has been double yolked. 4 now. I guess twins are in her genes. lol Does anyone know how a hen lays a large egg ad hen the next day lays two soft shells?

  8. toodlesmom

    toodlesmom Chirping

    Jul 1, 2013
    We went to the State Fair today. Saw our daughter Irish Dance with her troupe, Celtic Motion. She did a mean treble jig solo!

    Also saw the CHICKENS!! My loving DH helped me find the ones I am interested in getting and took a real interest in the info I've gleaned on BYC, then he saw the Polish chickens and, from his expression, I think I may have a real chicken man on my hands! He wants to come back Tuesday night to see the results of the judging. Hurrah!
  9. Mother2Hens

    Mother2Hens Songster

    Jun 10, 2012
    Evansville, IN
    Originally Posted by jchny2000 [​IMG]
    M2H that's very exciting, chocolate Orps are just beeeautiful!! Everyone still has Bantam so far but for a bantam, they are as big as a small LF, like a polish.

    I read your post and thought Bantams-- whaaat? For some reason I did not notice that word on's description of Chocolate Orpingtons even though the information was in 18 pt. type (apparently for potential clients with vision problems). They need to think of people like me who apparently have brain synapse problems. My only concern about a Bantam is being picked on, but as you said, they are large sized small birds. Do you know what size eggs they lay? My RIR and SLW lay small eggs, my BR and EE lay nice large eggs. Lauren and I are driving over tomorrow, so we'll see what the pullet looks like. They have some other breeds, too, in case I change my mind.

    DH and I worked on converting the custom rabbit cage into a custom chicken coop. Our big coop is bolted into the back of our garage, then there's a walk coming out of the garage, then the grill, then the deck with a back door to our house. When he asked where I wanted to put it, I said sweetly, "Where the gas grill is." So, DH moved it so we could set up the small coop. Then I read this post:
    Originally Posted by jchny2000 [​IMG] We have a 2 car garage that's all storage. What a huge waste of space! Time to utilize that building [​IMG]
    What a great idea! We'd have the big coop that's bolted into the back of our garage, then there's the walk coming out of the garage that could be filled with lots of chickens!, then the small coop, then the deck with a back door to our house.
    Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken [​IMG]
    I recently added two EE's to my flock of six. The EE's are outcasts and cannot touch the ground without being mauled.
    My EE is the lowest in the pecking order of my five hens, so maybe when I integrate my younger, docile and maybe a bantam-- orps in with the hens, my EE will have better self-esteem. She also suffers from being made fun of on those BYC purebred ameraucana threads.
    Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken [​IMG]I saw the same coop on TSC's website. They are advertised for $150 new. The Craigslist ad says 4-6 capacity and TSC says 2-4 capacity. Just a heads up.
    Yes, by the looks of the coop, it might hold two chickens! But it would be a handy size for a back-up cage.
    vickichicki~ Did your sister come from across the pond or is she a mail-order bride, too? haha just kidding you! Hope you had a nice visit. Does she think you're weird for having chickens?
    Too Fast~ I think that hawk is the prison warden and the finishing touch for your fortress should be some razor wire:

    CRSelvey~ So let's see, you had a truck load of construction sand delivered, but you use a kitty litter scoop to clean the sand.
    Loved your story about too many plans for one weekend-- especially when you said:
    " . . . so out of the truck the roosters went and off to the bridal shower we went." You missed the perfect opportunity for a unique bridal shower gift-- you could have started a trend-- Bring a rooster to a hen party!
    In lamenting about your good boy turned bad, you said:
    I'm going to miss one of them for the chick that he was, but not for the adult he became. Is it wrong to leave his pic on my avatar as a memorial? Well, I remember when I made your avatar you said he was your favorite. You can remember him from his innocent days or I'll be happy to update your avatar with one of your Cochins.
    Originally Posted by Kiniska [​IMG]
    We have a miniature doe that will be available in a few weeks. Born July 18th. She is so cute! Can not put her out with her Daddy. [​IMG]
    How sweet! Sounds like a similar situation jchny has with keeping the male away from mom and baby. It would be hard to give her up!

    toodlesmom~ Sounds like the State Fair was successful for your daughter and for conditioning your husband toward the path of chicken enlightenment.
    Originally Posted by HouseKat [​IMG]
    Our chickens seem to have enjoyed the grass clippings (chemical-free, of course) and they got their first taste of tomatoes last night. They didn't take an interest when we first set them out, but this morning they were all gone. Tomorrow I plan to give them some zucchini that we got from the same FOAF who gave us the tomatoes.
    I've never given tomatoes to my chickens after reading that they're toxic (another debatable chicken topic!), but from other things I've read, I believe that leaves and stems of the plant are toxic and not the actual tomato. I have noticed that like most creatures, chickens seem to know what to eat and what to avoid. Thank goodness! I can't keep track of everything!
  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

    Jun 30, 2012
    Pendleton, Indiana, USA

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