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

  1. toodlesmom

    toodlesmom Chirping

    Jul 1, 2013
    What gorgeous colored feathers the roosters have!
  2. bradselig

    bradselig Crowing

    Apr 29, 2012
    Warren, IN
    just have your mom file a claim with her bank.


    Dec 3, 2012
    I will tell her thanks for the advice :)
  4. Lora Indy

    Lora Indy In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2012

    I'm glad Linus is settling in, he is a sweetie . If you think your hens are surprised by him crowing just wait till he shows them his dance moves [​IMG]

    The mean girls had spent considerable time in their pen,that's why they didn't go out. I couldn't keep them from going over the fence after the rest of my birds. Splitting them up is a good thing, it resets the pecking order. The one in the first pic is less aggressive,the second will need to be watched. If she gets her booty kicked a few times it will do her good. The third is lower in aggression but very shy & will fight like a wildcat if she needs to be handled.She also lays a nice blue egg.

    Linus is a little young but he will try to break up fights. He separated his sisters having a spat & has tried to stop attacks but he is small. I hope it all works out.
  5. FarkerFarms

    FarkerFarms In the Brooder

    Aug 19, 2013
    Lebanon, Indiana
    That is good to hear. Of the two grays with the light head, one seemed much worse. Were both of them bad or just one? She was VICIOUS and I am hoping most of the trouble started with her. I agree that splitting them up probably helped, they are out of their element for sure. Linus is adorable and I can't WAIT to see his dance moves!
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  6. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Songster

    May 13, 2013
    Lebanon, IN
    The mean girls are holed up in the coop. Whenever they go out, they get beat up. There is food and water in there, so they will be OK.

    I nipped off the point on their beaks and talons and hobbled them. I soon took off the hobbles so they could run for their lives.

    I dusted them heavily with Sevin just in case.

    I also clipped their flight feathers on one side to keep them from flying over the fence until the pecking order gets sorted out.

    Things were in somewhat of an uproar for the first day, but it is mostly settled down now.

    FarkerFarms took 3 hens and the roo. We did all the same things to her share of the hens.

    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
  7. Too Fast

    Too Fast Songster

    Feb 2, 2013
    Indianapolis IN
    So, if your chicks are about 2-3 weeks old, then yeah you need a heat lamp in the coop. At least starting Sunday night for a couple nights. Make sure it is very secure, then secure it more, there are too many horror stories about heat lamps getting loose and burning down the coop.

    Yeah, i t must be. I want everyone to know, I will be without internet access this weekend, so I don't want to find out Sunday evening that I am 1,058 posts behind!
    I must've missed the coop size. How big is it? I allow for 4 square feet/chicken. 3-4 square feet minimum, for large fowl chickens.

    BTW, John, your moon beam just missed me this morning. I was driving to work in the '68 Le Mans I drove to the chicken fest last July, top down of course, and a HUGE falling star went by. I mean huge and bright! Must've been visible for 10 seconds, it was the first one I've seen while driving. Very bright also, not sure what it was for the first few seconds. Was hoping for a UFO lol! The sky was getting brighter, and I saw it about 7:10 AM.
  8. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Songster

    Apparently if you want hens to go broody, just buy an incubator. Now one of my silkies is broody, sitting on eggs. As soon as I bought my incubator my hens started doing their jobs.


    Dec 3, 2012
    that sounds about right lol!
  10. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Songster

    May 13, 2013
    Lebanon, IN
    There are so many good snide remarks that can be done with this, I think I'll use several.

    Drat! I thought it was aimed better than that. It was supposed to land in your passenger seat. Your tinfoil hat must have messed up the homing signal.

    I am jealous. I didn't get to see the alien vehicle re-entry. Rats!

    I'm one of those people that get up at 4 or 5 AM during the Persides(sp?) meteor shower. Hate to have missed such a good one.


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