Virginia

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by tntfarm, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. FoggyMountain

    FoggyMountain Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I am currently in Staunton, VA. Moving to Nelson County next month. I am looking for hatching eggs! Can't wait to get my flock going again! I am interested in Araucana's, Cukoo Marans, Light Sussex, Rhode Island Reds mainly. If you will have any towards mid/late January please get in touch especially if you are within driving distance!
     
  2. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg song is the call the hens give as they leave the nest after laying. Some times the other hens will pick it up and sing too, and it sounds like a big ol' chicken party!

    Typically goes something like buck buck buckock! abuck buck buckock! abuck buck buckock! Even the roosters will join in sometimes...

    There are lots of variations, but that gives you an idea.

    My pullets start singing about a week before they lay their first egg... It's always a welcome sound!




    ... egg song starts at 36 seconds in... enjoy! [​IMG]

    ps if you liked that, this is even better - on the banjo! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I'm gonna grab my guitar and head down to the henhouse for some pickin and grinnin!
     
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  3. jmarie

    jmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hahahaha That was awesome!!!

    Got a second egg this morning, still not sure which of the 4 are laying!
     
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  4. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Room to rent Dinwiddie, Va:
    Small mixed flock of large-fowl, not-quite-a-year-old hens seeking roommate(s). Would prefer an older large fowl female - attitude is a PLUS. Breed is not important but colorful eggs would be huge bonus. Our landlord (roo) is being rather tough on us girls and we'd like to welcome an older, experienced hen who just might teach him a few manners. We have a nice 8x8 coop with a large perch, 2 private next boxes (more can be added if required) and a 30x30 run with a nice dust bath and a shady bush to nap under. Our person visits every day and sits with us while we get a snack of scratch and yummy kitchen scraps.
    If interested, please respond to this ad.
     
  5. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    Pm me, I'm in Dinwiddie county and have a couple extra giants/mutts I can spare!
     
  6. DirtyAnkleAcres

    DirtyAnkleAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're from Madison,Va and still a little new to BYC!
     
  7. canesisters

    canesisters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE the name!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. DirtyAnkleAcres

    DirtyAnkleAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you
     
  9. Maggiesdad

    Maggiesdad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Madison is beautiful country!

    Sloppin' in the red mud down here in Louisa... [​IMG]
     
  10. jmarie

    jmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maggiesdad,
    My husband came upstairs today and said "there is something wrong with the chickens, something is bothering them!!" We open the door to the deck and hear the egg song and we caught "Henry" in the act just coming out of the coop and now know who is laying the eggs!
     

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