INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom True BYC Addict

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    And...one of my hatchery BR's...my former bumblefoot girl!

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    The BRs always remind me of Aunt Bee :D
     
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  2. BackyardBitten

    BackyardBitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am CLAH at that "morons" chicken post on CL [​IMG][​IMG] i'm telling my DBF there's a new breed sweeping Indiana and i have to get some lololololol!

    have a good night y'all
     
  3. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gorgeous. Very distinctive chickens.
     
  4. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    Leahs Mom- beautiful SFH! I love that hen!

    SallyinIndiana- I meant to comment earlier on your water heater question. While I've yet to do it myself, I would suggest that while it's drained, consider swapping out the elements while you're at it. Kinda kill 2 birds with one stone. Also, when refilling it, give it several hours to completely fill up before turning it on. If it's not filled, and elements not under water you I'll fry the elements. From working at lowes, I can tell you we sell a good number of elements just due to that reason. Once you drain it so far, you could open up the relief valve at the top to allow air in to drain faster.
     
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  5. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    So my latest quail hatch. I set 60 eggs and didn't touch them until lockdown (which I was about a day late on that as they had already started to hatch). I only set the older eggs that I don't sell. I set 60 eggs. 2 chicks died hatching (weak chicks?), 4 died later during incubation around day 10, and 7 were clears, non fertile eggs. I have 47 little chicks running around like crazy with zero hatching troubles! I'll take these hatches anyday! I'm liking the still air hatcher!
     
  6. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on all your little quailies!
     
  7. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm needing to start clearing out some of the garden. My green bean plants are still green and have a few beans hanging on that got too big to pick. Can I feed the plants (with the attached beans) to the chickens? I have a vague recollection of discussion here or somewhere else about perhaps not feeding raw green beans? Also, what about sweet potato vines? We need to dig them soon and the vines are not dried up yet. If I can't feed them they'll go in the compost.
     
  8. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    Picture time. Just a few pics, but mainly wanted to show off the first chick i hatched from my flock, a naked neck chick. I'm loving its color!

    Start with the little monsters, the quail.
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    How about a little game of name the breeds? Lol. There are 5 breeds in here. Winner gets a free rhodebar or legbar roo lol! I'll even let you have one of each!
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    And now my favorite. I'm not sure what the color would be called but it's from a buff NN hen X Birchen Marans roo. It's like a barred pattern with red/buff thrown into the mix.
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  9. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    [​IMG] sending good broody vibes!!! Its hard to describe, but a "bad egg" will often have fluid in the air sac, moves around easily and you can usually smell it [​IMG]
    I cant answer your second question, someone with Auracana (sp?) experience will have to answer that.
    In EEs I have had no problem, and have hatched about 80+ EE eggs this season.
    She is doing ok, really frustrating for her. Still no final decision on the accident OR the car. Seems its all up to ins companies now, the police don't decide? Wow...
    Its been a real headache for us from the beginning.
    Tell Max cable is the only way if in the city, DSL would be my 2nd choice. Satellite is a huge headache and waste of money.
    Hehe, Turkeys are truly personable, but are very different from chickens. I do plan on mini whites next year.
    So many small families these days, big turkey dinners don't fit the average family anymore.
    Unfortunately, different cultures see things differently.. Very good example, a family member married a girl while stationed in Korea.
    When she came home with him, the poor girl was TERRIFIED to see a dog in the HOUSE! They are considered a food animal.
    The people you mention see the birds as a food source, and in this case, without thought of their health, or their customers from the sounds of it.
    Not all Asian restaurants are that way. I am sure they have a regular health inspector and will eventually get caught!
     
  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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