North Idaho / Eastern Washington

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by SusanRenee, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. nanclapper

    nanclapper Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased three white Ameraucanas straight run from Pips n Peeps and they were beautiful chicks. Two turned out to be cockerels so I advertised them on Craigslist because I had too many other cockerels. Anyways, the gal that took those two cockerels a couple years later took a beautiful picture of "Leo" and submitted the photo to Backyard Poultry Magazine for a photo contest. Leo's photo is on the cover of December/January 2015 Issue!! So exciting for Judy!

    http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/published-issues/
     
  2. nanclapper

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    If you're crazy, then so am I!! LOL! I like all the breeds you mentioned as well! Next you will be incubating hatching eggs! That's when the craziness and chicken math really settle in!!![​IMG] I know because I have three incubators running [​IMG]

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  3. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes, I popped that one on him last night and he gave me another one of those "really, you can't be serious" faces...[​IMG]<<Pretty sure he was the red one in this smiley.
     
  4. nanclapper

    nanclapper Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL!! My hubby would be the red one too!!
     
  5. bjedlicka

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    I'm in Post Falls as well and I haven't found too many local breeders either. However, there are some in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. I've gone on Craigslist and looked in the surrounding areas also but, I make sure they have a website to their farms first before contacting them. There are listings on the APA site for breeders and many ship eggs and/or chicks. Also, local farmers markets will be opening in May, I believe, so you can go and speak with the folks that are selling fresh eggs and find out if they have any available for purchase. If you're wanting started birds, many of them won't be available for another couple months anyway, so you'll have plenty of time to set up your new property. Hopefully, this helps! Good luck and congrats on the new farm! :)
     
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I'm here, with ameraucanas and sebastopols. :)
     
  7. bjedlicka

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    I guess I should revise...lol I haven't found a local breeder for Barnevelders, the kind that I would like to raise. I'm looking for some that come from one of the few Dutch lines imported into the US. Maybe somebody on this thread might know but, I haven't had any luck as of yet... :(
     
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  8. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I love that you mention that because my brother has been at the kootenai county market for many years selling jewelry. However his health has been declining for a while (unexplained epilepsy) and isn't too sure if the will be this year or not. I know lots of people have brought live chickens/rabbits to sell during market season for many years. People are always surprised that the market runs may-oct, most everyone I speak with thinks it ends in aug/sept when everyone goes back to school...

    @pips&peeps I may message you when we finally buy the new house. Our house is officially on the market right now, and our realtor is looking into properties with our requirements while we're working on the loan. *crossing my fingers for a good and quick outcome*
     
  9. darina

    darina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 week old Silver Gray Dorkings getting outside time now that is warm. After the sun sets, they spend the night in the house still.

    @nanclapper this weekend if there is a night that it's above freezing, I might let them spend the night outside. What do you think? I am being extra cautious because there are only two of them, so they are not able to keep as warm together as a group could. Also, they are so healthy and I don't want i change that!

    I'm so glad to see this thread becoming more active. I knew that there had to be more people in this area who are a little chicken crazy.
     
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  10. nanclapper

    nanclapper Out Of The Brooder

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    Darina, I think you are wise to wait until the temps have come up at night. The girls are fully feathered and should be able to stay warm at night in their coop. Its still a decision you have to be comfortable with and you are doing a great job. I've had young Silkies outside since mid-Jan and they have all done well, although, they were in a group of 25.
     

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