NY chicken lover!!!!

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

  1. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I am drowning in eggs!! Let me know if you need any :p I just sold four chickens, but up until yesterday I was getting 30+ eggs a day. Yikes!
     
  2. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still dealing with the issue between Oscar, the roo, and Blondie, my BO hen. I've tried a couple "tests", seeing what happens if I separate her and him several different times. It is definitely HIM who is the problem. Even some of the other hens will pick on her if he's around. They do not if he is not around. She is to the point where if he is inside the coop at all, she hides with feathers all fluffed and growls. This morning, I booted him outside and closed the door. I finally coaxed her out and once she realized he wasn't there she calmed right down and ate and drank, even with the other roo fairly aggressively dancing for her. She was obviously not afraid of the other roo. She will not even go outside if he is out in the run. Poor girl.
    He has one last chance. Today I will drag out the brooder to put in the garage. He will spend about a week in confinement. If when he goes back to the flock, he hasn't been knocked off his high horse, he will go. Otherwise he's a great roo. Very protective and always keeps an eye out. I'm hoping he can stay, but I won't put up with her being picked on. She's never been anything but sweet.
     
  3. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We sent 12 birds to auction this morning and afterwards realized we forgot the one lone mille fleur d'uccle roo in the bantam pen. Oh well there will be other days. I'll consider him lucky.

    On the maran egg topic, I know someone who sand papers part of the outer coating off to help with hatching.
    Edited to add: She sand papers the section over the air sac.
     
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  4. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had a tiny little egg come out of the BLRW pen. I thought it would just be whites, but it did have a tiny little yolk. I fried a normal size egg with it to compare.


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    Cleaning the brooder and the girls decided to corral one of the chicks that were in a box waiting to be put back in the brooder.
     
  5. JayinCohoes

    JayinCohoes Out Of The Brooder

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    I broke down and bought 6 ducklings at TSC after waiting there for over 2 hours hoping that someone else would walk in wanting ducklings. I only want 3 for my small garden and tried to find some local with out any luck. So now I'm offering 3 very friendly and personable ducklings to anyone close to the Albany area. All of them have been imprinted so they think they're human or they think I'm a duck. Either way they will make a great addition to your flock. If I had more land I'd keep them all. They are 10 days old now. I could keep them until they are out of the brooder or deliver them whenever you like. Of course I would love them to be pets like mine are but beggars can't be choosers. So please someone take three of my babies.[​IMG]
     
  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well I'm sure it was good for the heart rate.
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well you just let me know when you're coming this way. I'll hatch a bunch and you can have them all. [​IMG] If I get another row for this turner that will be 42 to start.
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I do want some but with no job and all these eggs in the fridge what would I do with more eggs.

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    HEY O' MAN, WHATTA YE THINKS WE IS, A BUNCH A QUAKERS??!!


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    HEY O' MAN COME 'ON, LETS HAVE A RIDE ON THIS 'ERE TROLLEY! OUR TOES 'iS GETTIN SOGGY.


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  9. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Now now, no complain'in. Just think of how things were a few weeks ago. Well for some of us anyhow. If you got no sales donate 'em to the pantry.
     
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I talked with someone at TSC lookin for Mille's. I should keep a list in my pocket of who has what. Though I did encourage her to join us here at the chicken sanitarium. [​IMG] No one ever gets well, we just endure the disease. [​IMG] AND JUST DON'T TRY TO ESCAPE!
     

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