The Silver Laced Wyandotte Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cuntryuppiechick, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. HenDaddy

    HenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Well for about three weeks they slowly were disappearing. So I maybe thought someone was stealing but I found a SMALL hole in the bottom of the fence. I'm not sure how they could've gotten through it but they must have because all are gone. My flock of double laced blue barnevelders are just fine though. The while has been fixed so they nothing can get out.
     
  2. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And they just wondered off? Caught a bus? Crossed the road? I don't understand how an entire flock disappears. Generally chickens come back to roost
     
  3. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So as I prepare for my SLW what do I need??? Are they friendly or less friendly towards us?
     
  4. HenDaddy

    HenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    Trust me
    trust me I get it. I've had chickens for almost 8 years and have never had this happen. I think once they got out the wondered off and got picked up by something. Hawks are really bad out where I live. Along with dogs and coyotes. But yep. All 11 of them just gone.
     
  5. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stolen?
     
  6. ChickenFox

    ChickenFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry about your flock HenDaddy. [​IMG] If my boys and girls disappeared I would be devastated....on a happier note I believe one of my SLW laid their first egg today. [​IMG] I say believe because I have 2 SLW and 4 RSL and while 2 of the eggs I got today look the same this one was larger and a different color. Also I don't think Betty is ready to lay quite yet so Wilma is really the only option. [​IMG] She won't cooperate for the camera today but here's a pic of her egg!

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    And here with the other 2 I got today
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    BTW these are my first ever eggs. [​IMG]

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    Manage to snap 2 of Wilma. I swear I would think she was a he with that comb and wattles! But no hackle or saddle feathers at 18 1/2 weeks and my banty Roo is always trying to court her. [​IMG]

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  7. HenDaddy

    HenDaddy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure. I've thought about that but there's only one other family in my neighborhood who has chickens and I'm don't think they would do that. I need to go make a visit but I doubt it.
     
  8. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two SLWs that i got for spring .
     
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  9. Wyandotte103

    Wyandotte103 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My six chickens started laying this week. Since Wednesday, I've gotten nine eggs[​IMG]
     
  10. mcgillagorilla

    mcgillagorilla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey....
    I usually read posts but don't get to chat too often. I got my SLW from Jerry as well - won an auction and got some beautiful birds from his show and exhibition lines. They are about 12 - 13 weeks now. unfortunately I got a tilt towards roosters. If your are interested in a roo (wish I had more hens but [​IMG]) let me know. Anyone else for that matter. Have quite a few roos and cannot keep them all!
     

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