The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Central FL
    [​IMG] I should have known I would only be enabled here!!

    I used to have a bunch of different varieties of quail... but it got a little crazy. I had to reign myself in, and at least I know 100% the sexes of the pharoh, so I stuck with them!

    My husband said NO to ducks... but he also said NO to emu and I am seriously considering getting them anyway. I just have to build a pen in hiding...
    "What? Honey, I had no idea we had a couple of emu roaming our yard in a brand new pen... however in the world did they get there??!"
  2. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Why?!?! Looks like a perfect plan to me!! [​IMG]

    Quote: Doing great! Where have you been? I'm not on BYC as much nowadays but you can find me at "The Old Folks Home" and on the "Icelandic Thread", though it has slowed to a trickle since new posters are lured away by the face guys. I'm always here at the Easter Hatchalong....wouldn't be spring without it!! [​IMG]
  3. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    And golden
  4. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Central FL
    I took a hiatus... When we moved, I decided to cut down my flock to "just egg layers"...
    It didn't last. I can honestly blame hubby though, he saw a pair of peafowl and said lets get them... And boom. Magically I now have 8 peafowl and a menagerie of other species.
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2016
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    Sounds like you are going to have a busy day!
  6. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2014
    near Cleveland TN
    @LocalYokel started it ! [​IMG]So sorry everyone. I will not do it again. unless yokel starts it ! JK
  7. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

  8. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    :hugs @Sally Sunshine
  9. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2015
    Kingman AZ
    Good morning all it is 30 degrees in the desert. Hmmmm, thought it was supposed to be warm here. On my way out to break ice off the waters. Had to turn off the automatic ones, had one break and dump 350 gallons of water in the back paddock. No one got wet as the ground soaked it all up. Yeah for sandy soil. Up to getting 2 to almost 3 dz eggs a day. Got my GQF with 5 dz eggs in it and 3 48 egg bators going. 'Stops to take a breath' Anyway lots going on here. Oh yeah, mid-way through building the last three paddocks lots to do still.[​IMG]
    this is the open run area each one gets to play outside in
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  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    Nope... It looks great.... :gig
    I aint a quail person so I can't offer suggestions on that but for chickens, if you don't mind ornamentals I'd suggest adding a sultan or an OEGB hen. Or two. Or maybe 3 would offer companionship..? :oops:

    That's how I started... I said, " I will not make pets out of them, only egg layers."
    Well, it went from that to: "those banties are really so cute, and wouldnt eat much... The silkie will earn its keep by being a broody hen... I really need a good roo, why not get a sultan, as they are kinda cute.."

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