Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. chiques chicks

    chiques chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wing - I'm fine for now, but thank you! I should call around. I also think a place in Manheim sells southern states or something.
     
  2. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, here is a "real-Newb" question...What is the purpose of the leg- feathers on some of these chickens? I see alot of you are really "into" these types/breeds and was just wondering. Is it "elements"-protection or purely cosmetic..both? I am not sure I am a "true " fan of these types[​IMG] ,..I know I'm risking being forever ignored, but I keep thinking of the "stuff" that can get attached to those feathers..[​IMG]
     
  3. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Purdy....I don't have an answer to what the "purpose" is...but I was totally with you when I wanted chicks...Amazingly...they don't get alot stuck to them...
     
  4. PrnzsButtrcluck

    PrnzsButtrcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not an expert on the subject, but I do know people who prefer to keep non-feathered legged birds because of the same concerns. I bought marans & was given a pair of mille fleurs, & they had leg mites. Their legs still look awful. I believe the feathering is a desirable trait for certain standards, if you're into showing. You can keep marans for example without feathering & still get your dark eggs. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will chime in with much more info than I have.

    No one will ignore you :) No snobs on this thread. I have chicken snobs in my life & I ignore it & just enjoy my goofy flock. I hope you do the same and keep what you like :)
     
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  5. PrnzsButtrcluck

    PrnzsButtrcluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Missy is right. Mine were neglected, but the ones I've raised, some feathered, have been fine.
     
  6. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks guys!..I do think they are "neat"- the leg feathered ones, but I do prefer the types I have listed,at this point -it is all theory to me....anyway, was just trying to understand the different types better..I "creep" at alot of other threads & I still feel more "comfortable" asking questions here -maybe it's cause I have met some of you- IDK... [​IMG]you all are just as, if not more knowledgeable than the rest.[​IMG]
     
  7. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    layer was $11.04/ 50lb this time, big difference over flock raiser, , but I confess to also using flock raiser for young birds...
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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  9. Sally Sunshine

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    Hey Lil Miss!! when you figure that out, can you explain the whole "why women have to shave deal?" [​IMG]
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Anyone see the hubcap Christmas tree in Pinegrove????? I said to DH "only in Pinegrove!!!" its was pretty cool and he wouldnt turn around so I could take a pic!!!
     

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