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post #51 of 1018 Old 02-12-2012, 02:31 PM
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Lockwood agrees with Flygap.
( I think meat birds don't usually make it past 6 months though without organ failure... blehck)
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post #52 of 1018 Old 02-15-2012, 07:59 PM
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Here are my chickens. They are barred rocks. I have 6 hens and 2 roosters. So far, the roosters don't know they are not supposed to get along. We get TONS of eggs. All we feed them is layer crumbles and occasional treats of fresh clover or grass. They seem pretty happy to me.
The white "eggs" that you see are golf balls so that they won't know we are stealing their eggs.

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I love that Celeste! What's up with the golfballs? Does it just keep em happy or ?

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I don't know if it does anything, but I was told by the old farmers around here that they will get upset if all their eggs are gone and that they like to keep some. They said that golf balls work great as fake eggs so that's the way I have always done it. It supposedly keeps the hens laying in the same place rather than scattering the eggs all over.

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Phyllis the polish (as in Diller)


What a cool chicken!!!!!

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post #56 of 1018 Old 02-16-2012, 10:23 AM
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She sure is cool!
I should never have gotten on this thread.
I find myself wanting to buy some Easter Eggers and some Golden Laced Polish hens and maybe some Silkies.....................
Anybody want some eggs?

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She sure is cool!
I should never have gotten on this thread.
I find myself wanting to buy some Easter Eggers and some Golden Laced Polish hens and maybe some Silkies.....................
Anybody want some eggs?
My family in Spain has an entire chicken farm complete with jackrabbit rooster that chases little kids, haha. I really want chickens... and yeah I never knew they laid pink, green, and blue eggs! So cool! (It wouldn't let me like your post either.. silly computer.)
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I'm going to be ordering new chicks soon, I had a predator problem and lost all but one of these chickens. Here we have Rooster C, the partridge colored Americauna, a Buff Orpington, 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes, 2 Sebrights. I don't have pics of my 2 Polish Roos Einy & Steiny, my black Cochin (she was my favorite of all the chickens) and a flock of Americauna hens. I still have 2 Americaunas and one of the Sebrights.

Rooster C ended up having to be sent to Freezer Camp. That bird would run across the entire barn yard to attack me, and he did it one time too many. I called him Frickin' Chickin' more often than not. The 2 Polacks were wonderful roos and both died protecting their girls. The girls are just too much fun, I love holding them and listenting to them sort of chuckle while you pet them.

And of course, I LOVE all the eggs. I had quite a nice little side business going selling all my eggs. We're rebuilding the coop & run to make it more predator proof. Instead of chicken wire we're useing hardware cloth and hog panels, similar to the cow panels but smaller squares. We've put a cinder block floor under the wooden floor of the coop, so no predator can dig in and we've wrapped the house in hardware cloth. We have raccoons and oppossums galore here, as well as skunks. I've shot a bunch of the first 2 and trapped several of the skunks and relocated them. I learned my lesson about shooting skunks.....OHMILOWERED!
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Bridgertrot,

PM me, I'm not very far from you and you can come see my chicken setup and bring home some eggs. I do not vaccinate or use medicated feeds as my whole goal is happy, healthy chickens with non-chemical filled eggs.

Mine free-range so absolutely none of the issues that come with overcrowding. I do not buy organic feed but because mine free-range, they don't eat a ton of feed. It's always available but unless it's snowing and they hole up in their coop for days on end, it's eaten pretty slowly.
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What a cool chicken!!!!!
Oh my goodness! Phyllis looks a lot like my boyfriend's rooster Richard! Are they the same breed? They are basically allowed to roam free and take care of bugs, bf has no clue what kind they are,lol
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