Backyard Chickens

Home/car maintenance, renos, gardening, DIY, farming, creative endeavours.

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby Bsuds » Jan 1st, 2014, 9:32 am

cheese8000 wrote:Gotta learn more on chickens first :)


Lottsa good recipes on the internet!
I have never tried Yoga but I bent over to pick up my keys once so I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it.
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 42234
Likes: 8269 posts
Liked in: 10442 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 18th, 2014, 3:52 pm

One of my 7 hens has been laying really, and I mean REALLY thin-shelled eggs so they break in the nest or are cracked when another hen comes onto the nest . And I don't know which one or I would isolate her and force her moult(or take her head off). I have been mixing oyster shells into their morning porridge (they also have them freely available) and I put Apple cider vinegar into their drinking water but every other day I see a broken/cracked egg in the nest.

Anyone have this experience before and what is a sure cure?

I have had them on a resting cycle (no supplementary lighting and 3 have completed their moult) and I just last week started getting them up around 7 with lights on and their production has come up from the 2-3 eggs per day to 3-4. I know I don't have a deliberate egg-eater because the rest of the eggs (harder shells) survive.
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » Mar 16th, 2014, 7:11 am

My yard is quite of chickens(I gave them to the good care of Nom)
I still have my Golden Pheasants though and his courting call is quite loud this morning.
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby WeatherWoman » Apr 14th, 2014, 12:31 am

FF does she need protein. WE had this problem too and I believed we moved to a higher protein food.
"It takes a village to raise a fool." ~ Dan Mangan
User avatar
WeatherWoman
Wicked Witch of the West Coast
 
Posts: 34611
Likes: 2765 posts
Liked in: 2516 posts
Joined: Jul 30th, 2009, 8:25 pm
Location: Vancouver Island

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » Apr 30th, 2014, 8:42 am

My pheasant is sitting on eggs!
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.

2 people like this post.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby Nom_de_Plume » Apr 30th, 2014, 9:00 am

1nick wrote:My pheasant is sitting on eggs!

are they her eggs?
I have a chicken that will sit on any old eggs she's not fussy
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
~ Terry Pratchett
User avatar
Nom_de_Plume
Guru
 
Posts: 6485
Likes: 230 posts
Liked in: 453 posts
Joined: Mar 7th, 2007, 8:13 am
Location: Falkland

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » Apr 30th, 2014, 9:05 am

No,they're hers.
I think I might pop them in the incubator.
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » Apr 30th, 2014, 9:07 am

Heck! Let HER do the dirty work!
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » May 1st, 2014, 6:34 pm

She has so many comfy places to lay her eggs and chooses a barren gravel area exposed to the wind.
I put some boards up a threw some straw in with her.

image.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » May 1st, 2014, 6:56 pm

Do you know how many potentials she has? Where is the cock in this scenario?

She looks comfy. They brood in the most unlikely spots. Reminds me of the kildeers in Alberta.
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » May 2nd, 2014, 7:14 am

Not sure how many eggs,2 that I caught a glimpse of.

The cock is just strutting his stuff as usual.He should be in full plumage by thee end of the year.
image.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » May 3rd, 2014, 8:28 am

Going to a 'Spring Fair' and small animal sale hoping to find a few replacements for our murder victims....
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby 1nick » May 3rd, 2014, 8:47 am

^^That's one of my favorite things to do.
Lotta Hitschmanova,56 Sparks st,Ottawa.
1nick
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 3444
Likes: 236 posts
Liked in: 682 posts
Joined: May 6th, 2006, 8:55 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » May 3rd, 2014, 1:29 pm

Well, we got 2 replacements but they are the perfect age at 11 weeks to quarantine for a couple weeks or so and then go right in with the big girls. One is a lilac Orpington and the other is a black Orpington and they are very quiet and calm in their temporary digs.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?

2 people like this post.
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Backyard Chickens

Postby flamingfingers » May 6th, 2014, 8:20 pm

Heheh, got the little suckers coming to my hand for treats and they are getting more interactive. Nother week or so will take them in the cage to the big girl pen for a familiarization session. Looking forward to pullet eggs in a couple months.
Why do people who fancy themselves "fiscal conservatives" not scream at hidden debt accumulated in the past dozen years? Or, do they only object to spending on social programs?
User avatar
flamingfingers
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 20056
Likes: 5564 posts
Liked in: 6125 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

PreviousNext

Return to Creative Endeavours

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 1 guest