San Diego Chicken meetup and Chat thread

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

  1. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Can't you sneak the little chick under the good mama at night? I've never done that but I don't think she'd notice if she had 17 or 18, I certainly wouldn't if it were me!! LOL

    I probably would have tried if they were closer in age. I seem to think that the 17 chicks can be on their own but their mom is right there. The other day I was changing the bedding and 4 or 5 of the chicks were on her back. The bad mom would not even let the lone chick on her back, she kept running away.

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  2. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    17 CHICKS? That's a super broody! I can't even imagine. Pictures?

    Oh, happy day... I found out who was laying egg #5:

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    It is without-a-doubt the Cuckoo Marans I got from Laurel. I didn't think she was ready, but I watched her go in, hop in the (empty) second nest box and produce that lovely deep brown egg. (It looks darker in person.) Now I can still expect a nice dark egg from the FBC Marans!

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    I still don't know who's laying egg #3, but now I'm leaning more towards my homegrown EE. I was looking at my Am girls, and they are just not very red in the face/comb yet... (but then neither is the Cuckoo Marans, really).

    Aren't chickens fun? [​IMG]
     
  3. flower

    flower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dfdesigns It is a mystery but I bet that you will solve it, Pretty pretty eggs though !
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Hi Renee and KKH, How did the SFH hatch go??
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Quote:Renee PM'd me this morning. She candled 5 eggs and all were viable. [​IMG]
    They're due to hatch on the 25th.
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    That is fabulous!!!!
     
  7. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Chickens are a blast! How old is your cuckoo marans?
     
  8. craftychicken

    craftychicken Out Of The Brooder

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    dfdesigns - do you have any pictures? chickies going for a ride on mama's back sounds so cute.


    on a side note - did anyone see storage wars last night? One guy found some vintage peepers - he called them "rose-colored glasses" for chickens. I'm such a nerd - I get so excited when I see chickens on TV. [​IMG]
     
  9. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Those pictures will need to come from Nancy... I only wish I had that level of cuteness here!

    Being fairly new to the whole chicken thing, I am AMAZED at molting. I have three in active molt/moult right now, and it looks like a dozen chickens exploded in the pen.
     
  10. dfdesigns

    dfdesigns Indigo Ridge Farm

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    Quote:I forgot to answer this... and the answer is: I'm not sure.

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    I got her as an older (but not yet laying) pullet, and I never wrote down (or even asked about) her hatch date. I usually keep meticulous records previously, too.
     

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