INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    you could just get a pair of legbars and have him as the head roo. then you can get OE and pure legbar chicks!
     
  2. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't my roos fight since my flock is rather small? I'm definitely like M2H when it comes to my birds. They are my pets as much as anything else. I definitely don't want to get rid of Carl, but I'm not opposed to a second roo as long as I wouldn't have to worry about them tearing into each other.
     
  3. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. If he actually does carry the blue egg gene. Not a guarantee with an EE. And of course, if you have my luck, you would have to hatch out approximately 50 chicks to get a pullet or two.
     
  4. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh don't say that!!! We finally figured out that of our 3 guineas 2 are boys and one is a girl so I probably do have your luck. Maybe I should just leave the hatching to the rest of you and and pay you all large amounts of money for the birds I want. [​IMG]
     
  5. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seven Roos and they all get along. A lot of it depends on breed temperament I think. What are the leg bars like? I could have 20 Brahma Roos and I think they'd all go out and have beers (or acv water) and talk about the ladies haha
     
  6. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When people on here talk about normal vs Heritage, they are differentiating between hatchery/backyard (normal) and birds bred to show and match the APA Standard of Perfection (heirloom/heritage). Believe it or not, there can be quite a difference in the birds. Sally's RIRs are a good example. Color is different, as are shape, size, even attitude between the birds bred for egg production and the ones bred to the Standard.
     
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  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the chatty thread.

    Be sure to toss all your garden debris (except tomato plants, most folks agree they are bad for chickens) over the fence. I pulled broccoli plants out by the roots and tossed them over. Next day, nothing left but the stem and roots.

    There are a bunch of BYCer's up there.

    John
     
  8. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The problem is, I have a crushed stone floor in my barn and they keep digging it up.

    Just last week, I had to hire a bulldozer to pull my tractor out of a hole they dug.

    John
     
  9. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The folks like Brad that hatch chicks know what they are doing and, better yet, what not to do. They get a much better hatch rate than newbies like us.

    From comments I've read on this thread, Crested Cream Legbars are particularly difficult, especially with shipped eggs. I'm gonna buy chicks.

    Buying a dozen $5 eggs and getting one to hatch can make for some VERY expensive poultry, especially when it turns out to be a rooster.

    John
     
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  10. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize for laughing out loud as I read this! I think the chipmunks are on to you and are executing their revenge. You may want to sleep with your windows closed.
     

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