Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys! :confused:g I could definitely go for a beer! Heck, make it a boozer, I have like 20 bottles of the junk here, though I don't know what all we have. Heck, I'm not even sure if it's still good, though I don't think booze goes bad? We did dump some wine that had been open and sitting there for a few years, I think that goes bad, LOL. I'm telling you, we could get a whole block party smashed on our little "bar" here, and neither of us drinks any of it! Many were gifts, but there are two bottles of rum from my cruise from three years ago, a bottle of vodka from like two years ago, then a gallon of apple pie that was a gift for hosting the 2011 biker party at our house, two bottles of captain, I think two bottles of jack and a bunch of other stuff, LOL. Heck, we could get the whole town of Julian smashed! I should see if I can trade it for stuff!
     
  2. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, that's my kind of exercise!
     
  3. Baym

    Baym Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL. I would trip and break a leg.
     
  4. roseschickies

    roseschickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends, do you have more details? How old? is it used? The base model sells for like $159 new, online, no camera. Then there is the HD mdl..

    here is a link you can see all the different ones:
    http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Fire-Amazon-tablet/dp/B0083Q04IQ
     
  5. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    I would think you can combine your current chicks and this weekends chicks pretty quickly, just make sure you are careful if any are particularly small or weaker. They can be moved to bigger grow out areas (protected from drafts and extreme cold) with minimal extra heat once they are fully feathered. Different breeds feather quicker than others, so it may be 4 or 5 wks or so, some sooner, some a bit later. Ours are 6 wks old and out in the coop with the other big birds right now and are in the same temps as everyone else without trouble.

    So you should be able to rotate the current ones out to a protected area by the time you get your April chicks, so at most I'd say you may want to be ready to set up a second small brooder in case you get a couple of late bloomers or sickly ones you want to keep separate.

    We've raised multiple roosters together through 6-8 months plus in age without problem. It does get loud in the mornings with 5 or 6 roos all practicing their crow!! But there were a few short squabbles and that's about it. So they were all good size for the pot when we were ready to cull them. In fact, we culled one or two at a time as needed for behavior and didn't feel we needed to do them all at once, which made it nice.
    It seems that when raised together as little ones, or even as young adolescents they get their pecking order figured out pretty well and it isn't a constant war. Keep in mind you may run into a roo with a personality that just won't conform, and you may need to cull him early or keep him separate.
    Love this!
    I know who can provide the bar at our get together! [​IMG]
     
  6. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I combine chicks pretty freely. Right now, I have all of my turkey poults (3 weeks?), serama chicks (early December), marans (about the same age as the poults) and a silkie from an early December hatch all together. I had the quail together with them as well until we moved, and still haven't seen a single egg from those brats. I definitely wouldn't put very young chicks together with older chicks though. Anything that is like 2 weeks or younger goes together in the small brooder, then they get dumped into a big bator together. Now, I have moved the one light brahma/leghorn pullet in with older silkies that I bought from April (I think a November hatch for her and the silkies are from November to December if I remember correctly) and a tiny silkie pullet that I've had since maybe October? Basically, if they look about the same size, they go together. The light brahma chick was with the seramas, the silkie and the quail before we moved, along with a duck. Now, I have the silkie pen without a door, so the brahma chick can go from the large flock to the silkies at her discretion. She gets along just fine with both sets. The duck is with the big flock and does alright, though he's kind of stupid and has to be found every night before bed or he'd spend the night somewhere else and get eaten.
     
  7. JoanO

    JoanO Out Of The Brooder

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    That just stinks, Chad! Sorry both of you had to deal with this. :(
     
  8. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wing, i love this one, gave me a chuckle for the day, thank you[​IMG]
     
  9. Blackcrest

    Blackcrest Out Of The Brooder

    I spend the last three days building a coop for my girls. And I'm at the point where I am trying to figure out the inside and how to build a nice hen box and roost, and I have to paint it, and I realized I didn't do the whole picture process thing.... UGH.... I'll have to get some pictures to share.maybe you can give me a few pointers before I'm complete
     
  10. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sally, the "boys" are at it again over on the brahma thread, you really need to go read, now they're getting into a ------- contest with one from europe, course, he did start it
     

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