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

  1. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you for telling me and not trying to make a profit on them. Sorry that your youngest is having issues with the puppies. I hope that you find a good home for them.
     
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  2. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well I'm a big softy, and it's going to be really cold here tonight, so I brought momma and her three inside and put them in the brooder. She isn't sure about the other chicks yet, but I put a towel over the brooder to darken it up a bit and put the other chicks under her. She is covering herself with bedding, but she isn't being mean to the other chicks. I don't hear chirping or growling so I think everyone must be comfortable.So we will see. Here are the inside littles while I cleaned out the brooder before I brought momma in.

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  3. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Buffed Laced Polish. Any interesting info you may have gathered would be nice to hear, if you care to share.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    He was telling me how the new feathers she would have after she molted should look. He mostly talked about her feathers and the patterns of them, things that I would of never payed attention too,(lacing wise) if he wouldn't of pointed them out, well at least not with this breed. The polish I had before, didnt molt when i had them so i didnt really get to see how much they changed. If you pay attention to the detail of the lacing, they do change a bit. Is your pair from Joel?
     
  5. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. Mine are just hatchery stock from MMCM. They are about 8 months old. My female is also bearded, but the male is not.
     
  6. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    Moving chicks around in the brooders again. Trying to give them more space until they can take the cooler night temps out in the growout coop. Setting up more brooders can be time consuming but it gives me a chance to make sure all of the runts are doing ok. And there always seems to be a runt or two.
     
  7. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sally - what age are you going to put them outside? I've never had chicks this time of year.

    My duckling has tripled in size I think in a week and a half. I wonder when I can safely put him out in the yard....

    Why did it have to get so cold!!
     
  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I will need them to have all of their feathers which can happen as early as 4 weeks but in reality is closer to 6 weeks imo. I need to get my other coop finished enough to have the adult birds in it. I'm also wanting the hawks to finish migrating before I let the almost adult birds out to free range. Since the new coop will not have a run, I will have to balance how finished the coop is with how finished the hawk migration is before moving more chicks out of the basement.
    DH changed the location of the new coop. Originally it was going to connect to the grow out run so that I could easily let the birds into a covered run on days I did not want to free range and just keep the little ones in the growout coop. I need to think of something to accomplish that still. A tunnel would be too long and hard to maintain, but maybe a partial tunnel on wheels. Or a sectional tunnel that I can easily set up the night before and take down the next day. I just know Dh is going to say wait till spring for anything like a tunnel though.
     
  9. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    So, Sally....how will you know when the hawks are gone?
     
  10. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, kkelsh. We are a very chatty, helpful group, you will find out.
     

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