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

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

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Morning! :highfive:
     
  2. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So on my Instagram there is this lady, and she is sort of on on here... She had gotten three rheas 1 male and 2 female, but sadly the male and the one female died, so now she has Lillian and she is fully grown and lives with all the ducks, geese, goats,and turkeys! I have been purposely showing my mom her pics, becuase I have always been interested in them, and I was like "they are not that big, not like a ostrich" they didn't believe me until they saw the size comparison next to a mini Pygmy goat and she wasn't more than 4 ft. Tall and 2ft wide.... So I am talking them into it, 1 step at a time........;) :D
     
  3. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhhhhhhh Sally I forgot all bout my favorite birds from this year.... A pair of call ducks, a pair of Sebbie geese, my Swedish duck that I won shows with, a red Cochin bantam frizzle, and the story of the hawk attack surviving silkie...Plus my austrolorps to show and breed... That I donated eggs from.. MORE PICS!!!! There is before and after pics of the silkie, and she was barely alive when I found her after 5 minutes of being outside, and I ran to turn off the water... I hawk came down and attacked her and scalped her, but luckily the Sebbie geese got it off and scared it away... I brought her in and cleaned it up and put some stuff on it,a don packed it... I took it off later and kept it off, and she lived off of Gatorade drank through a syringe.... She was in for about 2 months in my room with twizzler in the box next to her to keep her company... So I took her out now that it is pretty healed up, with only feathers needing to grow back in on the wound... Now she is living outside with Blue the silkie roo!! And twizzler... Well.., she hates other birds, and they hate her.., so she is a bedroom chicken.,, :p

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  4. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! glad the geese scared it off. Poor baby! Had a similar event with two of my pullets- dog bites at different times. one was a dog I was watching for someone that tried to eat my barred rock, Hepsiba. The other was my chihuahua getting a little to feisty with her playmate. Both times I had to stitch up the wounds and leave them inside for a few weeks. (Both are fine and laying eggs now, one even raised a set of chicks for me [​IMG])
     
  5. DK2013Chickens

    DK2013Chickens New Egg

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    Hi everyone! I'm super new to backyard poultry (I have my first 3 viable chicken eggs going into lockdown tonight) but I'd like to participate. I'm aiming to set a dozen Cotournix Quail eggs for the hatch-along.
     
  6. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have ssooooo many Hawks here, that it isn't even funny, when I see 15 in 1 day after my birds, than there is something wrong,,, I have had a dog attack my favorite from last years HAL, my neighbors daughter came down and brought her 5 dogs and the 1 jumped the fence and came down once we just left and grabbed Cuddlebuns right at the barn fence.... Than 2 weeks ago I went on a school trip and a dog came in and grabbed 2 white leghorns from the front of the house... So a lot of issues with Hawks and dogs, even though we out tons of money into fencing, they still jump it.... And it's 5 ft tall...
     
  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome!
     
  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Cooked six eggs this morning, none were fertile. :/ I was finding fertile ones off and on, but now it's not looking so good...
     
  10. bauerdog

    bauerdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want in! This would be my first HAL!
     

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