Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

dheltzel

Crowing
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Nov 30, 2013
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You've got a deal. Anyone else from SE PA (chester/delaware/montgomery/phila county) want in on this?
I will email you about what to order and payment. If anyone near Delaware County is interested in a few rare chicks from Sand Hill, speak up. We should put in the order soon. Crazy as it seems to order so far in advance, they do get booked up quickly as they have breeds not available anywhere else.
 

dheltzel

Crowing
7 Years
Nov 30, 2013
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Pottstown, PA
Also, @feliciadawn , you mentioned making Favaucanas with your black Ameraucana roo. Those chicks would be as difficult to sex as true Ameraucanas because the pea comb is dominant over the Favorolles single comb, and the extended black genes will completely hide the wheaten color from the hens. Wheaten chicks are sexable early by their colors (not at hatch, but a few weeks). If you wanted that in your Favaucanas, you would need a Wheaten Ameraucana. Those exist, but are scarce. When I had them they were really inbred or something, I could not get them to reproduce.

Not intending to rain on your Favaucana plans. If you want some valuable chicks that are sexable, get barred pullets. Eggs from your Legbar and Welbar will hatch into black sexlinks, easily sexable at hatch or at most a week old. They will lay blue or green eggs (depending on what pullet laid them). Eggs from your Marans will be great Olive Eggers, but not readily sexable.
 

feliciadawn

Songster
Mar 31, 2020
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Delaware County (near Philly), PA
Sadly, I am limited because I can just maintain the one rooster, and he is a black ameraucana. Not willing to trade him in -- he is our favorite chicken. So it seems any chicks I hatch of my own will be hard to sex. I am thinking maybe if I have a bunch together, I will be able to differentiate by leg size? We all live and learn.

***** All EXCEPT DENNIS: I am filling out the sandhill sheet tonight and sending out tomorrow. Please direct message me if you want in. ******
 

OneMountainAcres

Smothered in Feathers
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
May 14, 2013
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Central, PA
My daughter and I were messing with the Cricut again tonight... this time with vinyl. We made wall decals and a small one for my coffee cup.

I made these two

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My daughter made this one since her room is beach themed

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LadyBehir

Songster
7 Years
Jun 29, 2013
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Lycoming County PA
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We did have a family gathering at my sister's. I even got to see my granddaughter. We had all been quarantining/podding prior, so it was a calculated risk. Chickens are doing ok. Laverne and Shirley aren't laying at the moment but soon. Hazel - the only chick to survive - should start soon also. Cate is, well, Cate. Never did lay proper. The 3 new girls - Ernestine, Alberta, and Dolly - are laying nicely, so that's good. Clyde is a nice quiet roo. I'd love 2 or so of the Mottled Ameraucanas! Beautiful!
 

BullChick

Enslaved by a Duckling
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Apr 17, 2012
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I’m still at one egg, but it’s almost daily. I assume it’s the same pullet. The eggs are pretty big and consistently sized for a beginner, I’m impressed. I’m still keeping a stash, but at 7, I can finally eat them without worrying I won’t have anything for a broody. I also need to ask Rural King if they are still getting poultry through the winter despite Covid making shopping erratic.
 

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