San Diego Chicken meetup and Chat thread

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by tigerrrrrrrlilly, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2010
    My Coop
    can you believe it ,we got our first egg from our welsummers or maybe a lav. orp. both in the same pen at the moment
    I was going about my business cleaning coops this morning and lo and behold there it was in all its glory in the corner of the coop.
    seems like they never would start laying., hubby kept saying when are those wellies going to start laying and earning their keep.
    geez like I have control of such matters.
    so I have something to show him when he gets home tonight.little as it is, it is something.
    doing the happy dance.

    the wellies are my project birds and so glad to have them laying.
    Now I need to seperate to get some pure eggs for incubating this next spring.
    yipee [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 16, 2009
    SW US Desert
    Welsummers are laying How eggciting ! Please, some day, post pictures of pullet and eggs ?
  3. All-American-Chick

    All-American-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2010
    My Coop
    will do.
    I think they are the prettest chickens.They remind me of hawks.
    if the egg was a wellie egg it wasnt very dark so maybe a lavender orp.

  4. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

    Sep 20, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Welcome to PsychoChicken, too! How fun to have a bunch of new SDers...

  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 19, 2010
    Sandy Eggo, CA
    Yay! Welcome newbies!!! [​IMG]

    I might be offline for a few days, our modem took a pooper and it can be up to SEVEN days for them to send us a new one. [​IMG]
  6. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    My computer is on the blitz too! I'm on the laptop, but all my files are in outer space.

    I'm trying to beat this storm. I was planning on putting sliders over the openings of the little coop I bought off of CL
    (sorry, can't upload the picture). I made tracks 3/4" deep and cut 3/ 8" plywood with the intention of cutting out the center and screwing some
    Lexan over the front of it. Problem is is that now I read that Lexan will split when you screw or drill or cut it. Has anyone used this material and
    if so, what's your experience with it? If I don't use the Lexan than my tracks will be too wide, not making a snug fit. [​IMG] Why isn't ANYTHING easy?!!

    [​IMG] Newbies!! (Well, not new to BYC but new on this thread )
  7. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

    Feb 15, 2010
    So. Cal.
    Quote:They probably knew processing was around the corner [​IMG]

    Sounds like it's time to convert that trailer into one awesome Wellie coop!!!
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:I have used it before as a Product designer I used to make prototypes out of it. Use a drill to drill your holes before you use screws. Leave the plastic film on the lexan if you havent removed it already. (just keeps you from scratching it.) Make sure your holes are just a teeny bit bigger than the screws. Then you can screw it down just dont snug up the screws. Thats when it cracks. If you can use a small rubber washer under the screw or If you dont have washers just cut some pieces of Felt or fabric or rubber or anything resiliant even cardboard run the screws through that.

    This will allow you to make the lexan feel snug and take up any irregularitys when you fasten it down.

    Lexan is tough stuff.... Just dont gorilla it on.

    PM me if you have any more questions.

  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Welcome San Diego BYC newbies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Nice to have more people [​IMG]

    You learn something new everyday - I had to google what lexan is.

    It looks like the "storm" has been down graded from a 4 dayer to just Saturday night with not much wind. Is that take on it correct?

    Anyone knows of anyone who looking for a trio of this years peachicks??

    They are not really "chicks" any more and are past the dangerous 3 month time point. They are not as tame as the parents, but not bad for peas, and will eat out of your hand. Color is basically india blue /india blue pied. They likely also carry white.
    Make spectacular Christmas pressie [​IMG]

    I was growing them out for someone, but just now they told me they can't take them (Sigh).

    Also have a 3 O Shamo chicks that were hatched this week for someone who again now can't take them (another huge sigh). They were from illia. I really do not want these to end up in the wrong hands. Cute for now though.

    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
  10. craftychicken

    craftychicken Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Hi All,

    Has anyone here used "pinless peepers?"

    One of our RIR hens had been feather picking. We separated her for 6 weeks, tried to re-integrate today, and she went right back to it. I really don't want to trim her beak, so I am curious as to what other options are out there. [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance.

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