INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sent a PM to Lora Indy saying I would take them all and share with you whatever you want. Is that OK?

    Also, I would like the igloo, if you haven't already promised it to someone.

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  2. FarkerFarms

    FarkerFarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds fantastic :) It is yours. Are you also taking the Rooster or should I talk to Lora Indy about him? I probably want to try to take 2 of the hens and maybe the roo.
     
  3. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. All the above. Lets go to PM for the details. No need to bore everyone else with all the back and forth.

    John
     
  4. pginsber

    pginsber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Delaware and a Dominique and love them both.
    Our Delaware was bossy, and nosey as a chick and turned out to be a beautiful, mild-mannered pullet. I was surprised how big she is--she's about the size of our Barred Rock.
    Our Dominique was one of the smallest chicks, and now, as a pullet, is the same size as our bantam Orpington. The Dominique is such a talker...she's the first to run to the fence and ask W--H--A--A--T did I bring her.
    Both are really great girls, and I can understand why they'd be on your list. [​IMG]
     
  5. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    I have some birchen marans chicks available right now. I also have some red brown modern game bantams coming that are a couple months old. I will likely have a extra cockerel or two available if you are interested in bantams. Next year ill have eggs and chicks.
     
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  6. browncow15

    browncow15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh behind again! Got home from my trip last night to a sick calf :/ figures! Anyway someone had asked over the weekend about a virtual tour de coops so I took some pics this am. Oh and I got to meet Darthlayer this weekend and brought home some pretty EEs ill get pics later :)


    We converted an old mini barn that was on the property to the coop and enclosed the area the former owner had used as a feeding/holding area for cattle.
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    We still have one more wall to put up to make a second pen in front of this one.
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    Laying boxes ill probably need another row come spring.
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    First time one seen this! Figures the boxes were full today I got 1 egg on the roost yesterday and I had been getting 9-11 a day!!
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    Chickie :)
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    And the cows ;)
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  7. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I've seen that, the ugly chickens. Sure look funny when they are wet!
    Yes one of those who wonder was me. I didn't know if my chickens just didn't know to go in the coop, or that they don't care. Still learning, over here, in spite of all the moon beams. Mostly I was wondering if they will go in the coop when it's winter.
     
  8. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really sorry. I know how hard it is. I broke down and had my lil roo euthanized but if it happened again I couldn't afford to go back to the vet either. I had read something about gassing with baking soda and peroxide. I don't know details but it was on BYC. I'm sorry :(
     
  9. lilmizscareall

    lilmizscareall Chillin' With My Peeps


    I'd be interested in a Maran or two, and I think you said somewhere, that you had a Swedish flower hen pullet?
     
  10. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh my goodness you guys!! I cannot keep up. There are like 10 different subjects being discussed lol! I'm not going to try to respond to the last two days on here.

    I am however going to update the Chick hatching progress.

    It is day 6. She is still sitting like a professional that has done this before. In the mornings I get her up and set her on the barn floor or out in the grass for 5 minutes or so, to get that nasty broody poo out and eat some breakfast. She eats a little and does her business and goes right back to her nest. In the evening I get her up or another 5 minutes to repeat the process. I don't think she is getting up to eat on her own, so the 10 minutes a day I take her out, she is at least eating something.

    I candled the eggs for the first time today while she ate dinner. Man, I am so confused. It wasn't quite dark enough I don't think, where I was candling. Two of the eggs appeared clear to me so I put a penciled question mark on them. I saw 2 distinct embryos moving on two others so those got a check mark. The other 8 are iffy. They all looked like the ones I saw the movement in, with a large dark area, and the air sack, but I couldn't see well enough to find the dark spot to see for movement. So I put them all back into the nest and I will try again in a week.

    I have a dozen bearded silkie eggs in the silkie coop too, if anyone is interested in them. Otherwise I may incubate. I don't want to waste them.
     
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