INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    If you end up with roosters, they are typically easy to rehome. I know I don't mind offering a short term home to a young rooster.

    As for the turkey order. I really would like to order but i just am not set up right now for a tom turkey. But wow the Tiger Bronze toms are very eye catching. Are tom turkeys mean like the RIR roosters?
     
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    If you post pictures, I'm sure there will be lots of interested people. But if no one is interest by the date of the show, I will be by then. Has she met a duck? I have 2 ducks and they rule the soon to be layer flock. The ducks are the youngest ones in the pen but no one dares cross the ducks.
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I have never bought anything from strombergs. But if the reason you are wanting to order there show birds is ti have show quality birds, then I would not order from a hatchery. Tis is jow i look at it. They say these specific chickens are SQ. But many many hatcheries say their EEs are " americanas". So how do you really know unless you buy them. I would just buy directly from a breeder. Even if the hatcheries birds are sctually SQ, it eleminates the middle men. Thats just my 2 cents :)
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I dont have any good pics of her yet. She has never met a duck, i do not have ducks. She is pretty assertive. I think that she could hold her own with the ducks.I will let you know if i still have her closer to the show.
     
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  5. BackyardBitten

    BackyardBitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lilmisz-- the link that Leahs mom posted is the exact same website I was looking this very afternoon. It has a lot of good information. I should have posted the link, but I just wasn't thinking. It also says not to use ACV which is unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar. I thought this to be strange since someone on this website under the fermented feed forum said she swore by it. Here's the website address again in case someone else needed it! Very informative!

    http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.ca/p/fermented-feed.html
     
  6. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two toms at the moment. So far they aren't very aggressive, they just break up the girls when they tussle. But I don't think they are mature yet, so we will see. Before my roosters realized they were roosters I would have said they were no trouble either. That sure changes.....
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    tell me about it. They are always so sweet until their hormones kick in
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Blood testing went good today. Everyone is clean if disease. I tried to covince my dad my chickens had rabies, he blieved me for a minute. lol
     
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  9. gunchief25

    gunchief25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is good news
     
  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Bourbon red are awesome sweet birds. My#1 choice, just lil turkey puppies as I have heard from so many owners!
    Both of mine are precious. I do like my royal palm pair too, very quiet gentle birds.
    They are easier than chickens, but have a shorter laying and breeding period. Poults need to be watched close the first week of brooding.
    High protein chick feed 24% plus it you can get it. 28% is ideal.
    No kidding, porters is well known on several forums/threads and not just ours. Porters are preferred by most experienced turkey keepers.
    you already know I AM IN! Many of the BYC east coast members prefer porters stock. They have beautiful birds.

    The name is well known. I have not ordered from them yet. There is a restaurant in Valpo that is amazing, serves turkey dinners. wonder if they are connected.
    I love the early mornings and sunrise the most. My birds are fussing at daybreak and I have all the waterers freshened by then, want my birds happy!
    Hope it is just a needed vacation, and all is ok. FF will improve health and vigor of your flock. Saves a LOT on feed too. You won't regret it.
    Awesome to have free time with your birds! You do learn so much about them just observing interactions between them. Love my chicken soap operas [​IMG]
     

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