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Old english and Modern game bantam thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Poultrylord, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Poultrylord

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    The thread where OEGB and Modern Game Bantam lovers can post pics and tell stories!
     

  2. SunHwaKwon

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    I have four OEGBs and just got 32 more chicks :)

    I'd love to see some pics of moderns. I thought about getting some but got Egyptian Fayoumis instead.
     
  3. ModernGamer

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    Here’s some of my Lemon Blue and Lemon Spalsh Modern Game Bantams from Ideal Poultry
     

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    I should have 25 more oegbs from them tomorrow. They must be done with moderns for the year :(
     
  5. ModernGamer

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    Yeah while I was looking at the Wyandotte Bantams I noticed that really stinks
     
  6. DelaneyMGB25

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    @ModernGamer Hello! I see your username and avatar! Am I in the presence of another modern fantic?! If so, hello there!
    What colorations do you have? I currently have mostly brown reds and birchens, but I have a few lemon blue splashes, and a silver blue pullet (I sold all my Silver blues, but somehow her egg made it into the incubator...:gig)
    I also just picked up a silver duck wing rooster and B.B. red hen. I’ve been trying to breed some lemon blues, but either none of the eggs produce chicks, or they die within the same week they hatch :(

    Here’s a few pictures of my flock! They get to roam free during the day (unless they just got a bath, then they stay in their pens until Show day comes around, I bath a week before show) and I have trained them to each get into their individual pen! (Well mostly. They get it confused sometimes, and the younger birds need a lift into their pen (becuase I was REALLY smart and placed my chicks into a pen up top. :tongue))

    These are the “chicks” no matter how old they get, I will always call them that! At least until new chicks hatch next year :lau
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    This is Squirt, She’s a silver blue. E6B16240-B28D-4BAE-849F-437C64B3E7B2.jpeg
    We also have call ducks! This is (was) little Lele, but she turned out to be a he! Still have renamed him... BA7E78D1-E6E5-46AA-A50A-05F112A360CD.jpeg
    a chunk of my flock, roaming the garage! F2E48017-D050-4917-8292-C814D5871410.jpeg
    This is my btown red, Friday! It’s hard to see, but he has lovely dark skin! I just need a dark skinned hen... 5AF61638-30CA-46F6-A828-74996BE13FE9.jpeg
    Finally, this is Anubis! He busted his spur off a day before my first show, and of course you don’t want a bleeding/freshly injured chicken to be shown, but it’s all healed up now! 53C387FB-A351-435B-9F99-65A30E384644.jpeg
     
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  7. ModernGamer

    ModernGamer In the Brooder

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    That’s awesome :clapI love Modern Game Bantams currently I have a pair of Lemon Splash and a pair of Lemon Blue MGBs also hoping to get Silver Blues and Self Blue/Lavender birds (I really like the blue) and I’ve always called my flock the Nuggets I got them all in May from Ideal Poultry we purchased 4 Lemon Blue and 4 Lavender Cochin Bantams which are very mean to my other birds and me so not a big fan and thinking of taking them to the local livestock auction. And about the Modern Games is true that the really can’t handle the cold weather because we’re im at right outside of Philadelphia it can go down to 1~2 degrees and are they really horrible Layers. Thank You
     

  8. DelaneyMGB25

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    They are terrible in the cold! I lost my best Silver Blue hen, and cockerel, therfor pushing me to sell the remaining hen and rooster.

    When you hatch chicks, do you let mama hatch them? I mostly use the incubator, and tried to let a hen hatch them this past week, but have found once again Moderns are trrrible mothers. She smashed the first to hatch, filling his mouth with dirt. I saved him, but he was weak and ended up dying later. She later killed the other two by stepping on their heads/necks. Have you ever had problems with a hen hatching? Or have you never allowed them to? I’m looking for a nice show quality Black Cochin bantam to sit on my eggs in te off season, and still go to a show when they start. I’ve yet to find one that has a history of good broody, and is nice. I found one, but she was very mean, so I’ll keep looking.
     
  9. ModernGamer

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    Currently my Pullets are still to young to have even started laying and I definitely won’t let my hens set their own eggs in my main flock I have a sliver silkie hen who I’ll allow to hatch them out and do you think that I could possibly use a small heater in the winter.
     
  10. DelaneyMGB25

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    In the winter, when it gets cold in the garage, I have previously used heat lamps. (Attached picture). I also covered the top of the pen with a blanket. But as I have expanded, I have new pens that can’t harbor heAt lamps. I am thinking if it gets too cold, I’ll add heat pads (or whatever they’re called)to the new pens, and still use heat lamps in te old ones, or put a space heater in the garage. Covering the entire pen with a blanket (minus a few inches for air movement) really helps keep most of the cold out!

    BUT I have found the heat lamps can ruin their feathers! No matter here I put the perch, or positioned the lamp, they wanted nothing more than to stand under it. The heat completey fried/dried out their back feathers, and I still have a couple that haven’t regrow them all yet. Just a heads up if you do decided to use lamps! It may just be easier to use a heat pad and blanket!
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