pictures from my newest peeps and more

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenTiff, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. ChickenTiff

    ChickenTiff In the Brooder

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    Here is our biggest Rooster. He is pretty, not sure about the breeds of any of my birds, so if anyone knows please tell me!!
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    Our little Rooster, this little guy is a meanie!
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    Here is a chicken we have that is much better looking feather wise as our others. What breed is this one?

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    Hens sitting on eggs, look at thier backs, why are they all missing feathers on their backs. What is causing that. The only chicken who doesnt have the missing feathers was in the previous picture.
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    These are from one of my resent hatches. What type are they also?
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    My newest babies...my sweet little peeps!
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    This is the make-shift baby chicken coop until they get big enough to hang with the older ones. Not pretty at all but serves its purpose!
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    My anxiously awaited baby ducks I have in the bator! I have a black bellied whistler duck in there too!
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    My daughter looking at our newly hatched chicken house set up.
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    My other daughter with a baby peep.
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    Dad working the tractor and a huge metal awning that blew into our yard during Hurricane Ike. We are soon going to make that into a chicken coop roof, when we add more room to our coop.
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    Our garden, we have bell peppers, peas, green beans, corn, watermelon, tomato, yellow squash, zuchini, and purple bent neck squash and more,,,,
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    Our spoiled goats, Moo and Flower
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    SAVED THE BEST AND CUTEST FOR LAST....THE APPLES OF MOMMAS EYE,,,MY BABY GIRLS
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  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    What color eggs do your hens lay?
    I'm not sure what kind you've got- but the naked backs could mean you have a picker in your flock- probably the one with no feathers missing! It has happened to some of my dark brids, but never the light ones. Sweet chicks & kids!
     
  3. first time farmer

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    The naked backs could also be from your roosters mating with the hens. Mine have it too. The old farmer who i got them from had 2 roosters for 20 hens which i think is an ok ratio(dont quote me on it though) But they were over mated.
     
  4. ChickenTiff

    ChickenTiff In the Brooder

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    Man poor girls!! That could be it because those rooster never ,,leave the hens alone.
     
  5. Ghostchick

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    I saw in a magazine these cute little jackets that the hens can wear. Now I see that they really might be of good use, not just for fashion, lol. I heard its from the mating. Bad boys!
     
  6. Lach Cnoc Farm

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    it might be from the rooster but i doubt it...i have only 5 hens and 2 roosters and mine are all fully feathered.

    the feathered hen is probably the plucker.


    ETA: separate that hen for a while and see if it gets better, if not then separate the rooster next. it shouldn't take long to find the culprit.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2009

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