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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
I will get pictures tonight..
Chicks are 6 weeks old. Can I put them in the coop now? Please?!?! Lol
You found 1 link on egg bound hens. I would just search here. I had 1 girl I thought was egg bound so gave her extra calcium & lubed her rear with a syringe full of veggie oil. She worked it out herself within a week or so.
do you have any way to safely put a heat lamp in on cold nights? (the next few nights could be chilly for them) I have had the light off on my 4 weeks old in the coop for the last couple days, but they are with some 6-7 weeks old as well. They have all be fine. I just put the light on if get's below 60.
If they are fully feathered, probably.
If we get any really cold nights a small light for heat wouldn't hurt, but they should be OK as long as they can huddle away from any draft for warmth.
I put mine out pretty early. I lost some leghorn chicks though because of the age difference between them and the seramas, marans and turkeys though. Tonight I'll finally be kicking out some 4 week old poults and chicks. I've been so slow on getting the second set of cages up, but they're going up today finally. Not a moment too soon either... The dust is AWFUL! I swear it builds up an inch per day!
6 weeks! you sound desperate! thank God you didn't get ducks in winter!
I should have used complete thoughts there. The woman he is getting the bator from...
I would love some.
whoot! I'll hopefully be stopping in bout 11 ^^ that way I have plenty of time to wander, chat, eat lunch, and meet people! I think I should make a 'byc' tag and tape to my back xD
Have a lovely Friday all!
I like Kiomey's plan for people who are going but not showing, arrive at 11, meander around, chat up yer BYC peeps, grab some lunch, bid on some silent auction items, hear about a bird whose breed you have been considering, and somehow missed seeing yourself, walk back to look this bird over, and discover the judges are still in that aisle and it's blocked off. Walk into the next aisle to see a different bird and step right in the way of a different judge.
Check out champion row, check out the sale birds, convince yourself you really DO need another trio. Watch Blarney walk away with scads of silent auction items. Drive home wishing you bought those call ducks that were only $15/pair. The end.
Oh, and it will be loud and smell of shavings and bird poo.....it's awesome.