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My SpeckledHen Boys

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by FLF, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. FLF

    FLF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some photos of my handsome Speckled Hen Boys! I took these alittle while ago, and forgot to post them. I just thing thier coloring is so neat, and they look like little turkeys because they are sooo large!

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  2. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty !!! Can't wait to see one grown in full feather.......

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are quite broad, aren't they? My five week old cockerel in the nursery is humongous with legs like little saplings. He's larger than the pure Orpingtons, that's for certain.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Cynthia, why are all your birds fat??? I had to get bigger collars for the orps.
    And 50 pounds of food a week per bird is getting expensive.
    Where's the dog? Oh s&$!!
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cynthia, why are all your birds fat??? I had to get bigger collars for the orps.
    And 50 pounds of food a week per bird is getting expensive.
    Where's the dog? Oh s&$!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] I have no idea how they get that large! I don't ever feed them people food. They just get high quality feed and yogurt for digestion, even their scratch is high protein, low carb. [​IMG]

    I was thinking about "downsizing". Anyone want a Big Blue Tank of a rooster?​
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    It's genetic of some sorts. Your injecting the eggs with something before
    you ship them. I know your not close to the Savanah River. Where do you
    get your plutonium from?
     
  7. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Some people are just destined for certain types of animals. I wanted nice small petite cats, and got two kittens that grew into big hulking Jabba the Huts.
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    And I wanted bantam chickens, and ended up with buff butterballs.
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    Sometimes, you're born into bigness and sometimes bigness is just thrust upon you.
     
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  8. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Wow, that chicken really has a nice buff. [​IMG]
     
  9. FLF

    FLF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's just crazy because they so round! When you pick them up, they feel like footballs... They dwarf even my much older roos.

    I love your kitty buff. I have a thing for grey/blue cats. Really pretty!
     
  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Cute little girl there Buff.
     
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