She said/He said Who's right? Who's wrong? No one!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Apparently! I feel like you should be on day 7, seriously. So here's a dumb question. When people buy Ameraucanas from a feed store, they are really EEs?? What about from a hatchery? I'm a little confused as to why this happens..?
     
  2. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    For any of you that wonder about hatching in the pens, for two years all pen hatchers are readily accepted by the rest of the flock. There is never any fighting until the get big enough to start challenging the pecking order, but it sorts out quickly. I have chickens in the pens ranging from day olds to 3 years old, and everything in between. The only time I have integration problems is when I hatch chicks in the house, then move them back to the pen
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    You have a hammer. I'll just bring the drill [​IMG]
     
  4. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I was going to ask what she was too but you said booted bantam, so I wasn't sure if that meant she was a bantam mix. She really is lovely.
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    My Coop
    You can't use MY hammer... [​IMG]
     
  6. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a mille fleur d'uccle, but way too much white, and the rooster is mixed, so he throws mille fleur and black mottled. Great pet chickens, though. If you don't care about SOP, they are gorgeous. I never advertise them as d'uccle when I sell
    I would never [​IMG]
    My brother might, though [​IMG]
     
  7. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Oh yes I saw that! :gig
    I'd be honored! :D

    Haha yes! The queen do like her cake and big hair! :lau
     
  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    99% of the time feed store and hatchery Ameraucanas are EEs. It drives me nuts. I called my EEs Ameraucanas for years before I learned. It should be illegal for them to do that, but it's common practice. I don't kno why, either. I love my EEs, and people that buy them just want the pretty eggs, they aren't concerned about SQ. They would sell just as well if they were advertised correctly
     
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  9. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    SC, your birds are beautiful! I love the pic of the mama and babies! Speaking of mama and babies, Eleanor and her chick were eating at the feed bowl together. I bet Eleanor is so confused as to why the little bugger is following her! :lau Baby pigeons don't leave the nest till they're fully feathered.
     
  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you. Your pigeons are beautiful, too
     

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