INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. barb s

    barb s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for responding. I want to get into the heritage birds for basically the same reasons as you do. There are 3 or 4 breeds that I would like to try my hand at breeding. But what I mostly want to do is have a flock of pure breed heritage birds that will make pure breed heritage mutts. I know that you can't really call them pure breeds because they are mixed. But imo if the rooster is a pure bred heritage bpr and the hen is a pure bred heritage blrw then the chicks are going to be beautiful pure bred heritage mutts. Does that make sense to anyone but me. I don't know maybe my thinking is way off base.

    Other than a few breeds that I know are definite I'm gonna have I can't make up my mind what I want to end up. Someday maybe I will have some of all the breeds that I have on my wish list.

    I'm glad to hear the positive feedback on the breeders that I had mentioned. I did place a order for spring chicks from one of them. So come this spring I will be getting Isbars, Bredas, Light Sussex, Coronation Sussex and Swedish Flower Hens. I can't wait.

    We live near Columbia City in Northern Indiana. I would be very interested in possible going in on a an order with you depending on when you are wanting to place it. I really need to wait until spring before I get anymore. I would be willing to meet you half way. Just let me know and maybe we can work something out.

    I hope to be able to go to the Nationals in Ohio this year but don't know if we will be able to.
     
  2. barb s

    barb s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    II would love to get the Iowa Blues that you know about. But like you said it is a little far to drive. And I was looking at getting them in the spring rather than right now. But thank you very much for the offer. And I was able to locate a breeder on line that I have contacted about getting chicks in the spring. Again thank you for your offer
     
  3. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Indian Runner Duck eggs. I have 3 ducks and 5 drakes, so they are well fertilized. I get about 1 egg per day at this time. The ducks are about 5 months old. I don't care for the stronger taste of them. We use them in baking.

    You can have (free) as many as I have, currently 10. Don't know if they would hatch well. They are usually laid in mud, so I wash them with clean water. If you want to hatch some, let me know and I will collect them without washing.

    John
     
  4. pginsber

    pginsber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of the first RIR chick hatching last night.
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    Aretha is fiercely guarding them post-hatch. This morning, all 3 chicks were warm and dry under her. I'll take some pictures of their cute & fuzzy faces tonight.
     
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  5. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It never hurts to do a drain. Sort of like washing your hands; might not need to; couldn't hurt.

    John
     
  6. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks John. They actually aren't for me. I like to bake with them but my 9 year old turned out to have an allergy (seriously?!) so I can't use them. I put an ad on CL to unload them and a lady answered that wants them because she is allergic to chicken eggs. The irony. I'm pretty far for her though. She wants me to meet her half way and i just dont have the time to do it. I could put you in touch if your interested in selling a few.
     
  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's an update on the broody girls and their eggs. Was out in the coop today and thought I heard faint peep peep sounds. One of the girls sitting on 4 eggs stood up to position herself and I saw about a 1/4 inch hole in one of the eggs. They are 21 days today. The other broody has 4 eggs under her as well and she keeps positioning the eggs. Thinking we're on a roll now. Our first hatch! When my 4 kiddos get off the bus, they're going to be so excited. The other broody we have is still wishing those eggs were hers. lol Not now, girl. 8 is enough!
     
  8. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom True BYC Addict

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    On the avacado - they can eat the flesh, just not the skin or seed. I often don't put the avacado in, but if I do, I cut them open. They only eat what isn't offensive to them.
     
  9. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Btw My silkie with the babies started laying again. Looks like she's gearing up for round 2! I hope she waits til spring!!
     
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  10. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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