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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Rancher where did you find the roosters ? Craig s List ?
    Heres another one
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    Roosters, FREE. Breeders, Friendly, SHOW WORTHY (clay ny )

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    I have a bunch of roosters that hatched, best offer for any you like. dusk is the easiest time to catch them,
     
  2. rancher hicks

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    Heni-cillian, I'm so sorry I didn't congratulate you on your good news. You know I wish you the best.

    Lord knows this economy is weighing heavy. You think when your kids grow up you won't worry so much but I do. At least when you're young that is. Then they grow up and they tell you don't worry but how do you turn if off?

    We have a foundry here that is closing and that's 86 more people without jobs.
     
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    Even if they are silkies I'm happy for you.
     
  4. rancher hicks

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    Well that will look good. I'll have goats AND chickens following me around. [​IMG]
     
  5. rancher hicks

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    I'm not sure what you mean. I'm not looking for roosters. I do have two to give away. A young delaware or two and a one eyed black Orpington.

    He's with two others and not fairing well. He can see just fine but they pick on him I think. I've had him for over a year and he and his brother are nice friendly guys. I can pet them and pick them up. I call them Mario and Luigi. They're a couple of meat balls. I'm hoping to get some chicks from them and my BBS and lavender hens.
     
  6. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    free to a good home. 1 year old healthy handsome roosters. we thought they were chickens when we bought them as chicks...now we know. If you need a rooster we have a good one for you.


    This is what happens when you don't do your research. [​IMG]


    This one ...you found this somewhere right ?
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  7. Adoravachick

    Adoravachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I am pretty excited to have a hen doing the work for me. Julia is still in the pen with the rooster and another hen, should I remove her and the eggs from the pen or the other two birds so Julia won't be disturbed? Or can they all just stay where they are, will the other two be ok with the chicks?
     
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  9. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well....it can happen both ways. You can leave them there and nothing will happen to them OR you can move them and nothing gets to them OR you can move them all around and something can happen....You just never know. How aggressive is the Momma? My silkie is a great broody and a lousy momma....I ALWAYS have to protect her little ones from the rest of the flock. My lace winged something or other is a GREAT Momma....you don't mess with her chicks....*I* don't mess with her chicks, cuz I don't like scars.

    So I say find a nice corner of the coop for the little family and keep the big birds from touching them until you are sure they can run faster than them. I suggest you put something they can fit under/behind that the big birds can't get in. I have had success with cutting out a few slats of an over-turned laundry basket, so the chicks can run in there but the big birds can't. I made the mistake of using a dollar store basket and it crushed under the weight on the adults, now I use a much stronger basket. I put it over the chicks and let them find their way out...then they know how to get in.

    I will say that no way is fool proof. Even having them penned off from the flock I had my silkie sit on and crush one of her young ones. (Like I said, not an overly good momma) If you decide to move something, moving the other birds and leaving the broody where she has decided to sit is probably your best bet. We all have our stories of trying to move a broody and having her either abandon the new nest spot and go back to her original spot or try to roll the eggs back and have them not hatch.
     
  10. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    It's fun! And funny! [​IMG]

    Catch them at dusk. Yup. That's alot of fun. But not for me...

    I've had it both ways too. I have always tried to separate them if it isn't too hard. When we would let everyone out to free range I would let Momma out with the babies and then there is more room to escape. [​IMG]
     

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