Rocky64's chat thread: anything is welcome

Discussion in 'Games, Jokes, and Fun!' started by Rocky64, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, good luck to you too. Hopefully you get your leghorn problem handled. Where do you show, county fairs or those big poultry shows?
     
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  2. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice pictures! Those silkys are cool. :)
     
  3. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Whitey (white rooster) has a great personality and makes me laugh at the things that he does, can't wait to get some of his chicks! I wish his mate would hurry up and lay eggs, this waiting is killing me!!!
     
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    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! When I had a rooster he had 3 chicks with one of my Bufforpingtons and one of my americanas and cuckoomarans.And that Bufforpington took Care of a chick that was hers and 2'other chickens chicks. One of the ways some of my chickens tell me when their hungry is peck me and then make funny noises. It's so funny when they do that! :lol:
     
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  5. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The partridge hen that I have is great, I got 4 chicks from TSC last year but only one made it to winter time and it was afraid that the last one would freeze so I introduced silks(partridge hen) to the chick, which was fully feathered and 2 months old at the time, and silks adopted her right away. Silks defends that chick from the other chickens(when they are with the others, the two have a cage to themselves and only occasionally go outside with the others) and even makes the noise roosters and momma hens make when they find a piece of food and she gives it to the chick. She's had a respritory infection, probably from the chick(most likely cause that killed the other chicks) and so I will not be breeding her with Whitey for fear that Whitey will get an infection from her.
     
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  6. Hens rule

    Hens rule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry about your chicks. Does the your chicken still have a respatory infection? I know ways to help respatory problems.
    That's cool that your chicken silks protects the chick.
    Have you ever seen the movie ( the natural history of the chicken) it has a silky hen story around the end of the movie where the hen protects her baby's and almost gets killed by a halk. It's a really good movie I think you would like it.
     
  7. chickenboy100

    chickenboy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
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    Fairs and smaller other shows.
    You show?
     
  8. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think her infection is gone because she doesn't show any more signs of having one, but once they've had an infection, the chickens are carriers and can get other chickens sick, which is why I'm keeping Whitey away from her. I did see the natural history if chickens a few times. It's good but I wish it actually talked about the HISTORY of chickens. I was amazed that the hen that was frozen was still alive.
     
  9. Rocky64

    Rocky64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Back in the day when I had more silkies I applied to show but couldn't because my hen had scale mite. I got that hen from a breeder who shows her silkies in big shows and has champion birds, if the hen didn't have scale mites, I would've had an easy win. I plan to get back into showing but I need to do some breeding first.
     
  10. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    My hens won't brood.....
     

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