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Discussion in 'Chickens & Poultry' started by goathiker, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    I've been invaded lol
     

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  2. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator

    Too cute!
     

  3. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Active Member

    aww how cute! Glad I'm not the only one that uses an old oven rack for a brooder top! if that is what it is lol
     
  4. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    It's a piece of an old ferret cage lol
     
  5. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Active Member

    I love finding new ways to use stuff.
    What is the white and black chick? So cute!
     
  6. Dayna

    Dayna Active Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Keaau Hawaii
    Do you already have chickens? If not, you'll be hooked quickly. haha I have like 200 (not joking, they just seem to appear).
     
  7. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    There's one Black Australorp cockerel
    Four Black Australorp pullets
    Two spotted Leghorn pullets
    Two white Leghorn pullets
    It looks like the free Meyer meal maker is a third White Leghorn pullet
    The three Buckeyes are Intrepid Dreamer's
     
  8. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    I just lost the last of my hens. They were aged twelve. The old Leghorn rooster is still out there so, he'll be glad of some company. Lately he's been trying to convince the neighbor's Wyandotte to move to our house but she can't fly like he can lol
     
  9. Dayna

    Dayna Active Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Keaau Hawaii

    Hahaha what a good boy. :) We have them just come in from the jungle here so never any lonely chickens. 12 is a good old age for a hen, curious if they were hatchery or from a breeder? I've found my hatchery hens don't live nearly as long as the wild/feral mixes around here.
     
  10. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    That group was from Meyer hatchery as well.
    I've found that the heritage breeds do much better than the fancy types.
     
  11. Suzanne_Tyler

    Suzanne_Tyler GreenTGoats

    Jul 19, 2014
    Pinnacle, NC
    Wow. The longest we've had a chicken live is 3 years :p
     
  12. mariarose

    mariarose Member

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    Oct 23, 2014
    SouthCentralKY, USA
    Dayna, your life sounds SO exotic to me!
     
  13. Ours seem to live forever too! We have way to many roosters
     
  14. NyGoatMom

    NyGoatMom Shady Acre Homestead

    Chicks are always fun....I am down to 64 chickens thank goodness. Twelve is a good long age!
     
  15. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    I'm down to 10 now, Intrepid Dreamer picked hers up.
    Funny thing is that the whole group had been squabbling and picking on each other. As soon as those weird looking brown chicks left they all settled down and are fine cuddling up lol.
     
  16. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    Okay, I was too lazy to look up the spelling of the black and white chicks earlier. They are Exchequer Leghorns.
     
  17. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Active Member

    Wow I'll have to look that breed up! So cute!
    We have a cackle surprise box on the way... I can't wait to see what and how many we get.
    We have about 30 chickens already. We are chicken hoarders lol
     
  18. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you

    Apr 13, 2011
    Oregon Coast Range
    Surprise boxes are always fun.
    One of the chicks didn't develop at all over night and didn't seem the be really eating even though going through the motions. Her balance is off a bit.
    I put half a cc of high level vit b in a pint of water and fixed some chick mash. She's beginning to eat now and the healthy ones are running around eating everything in sight lol
     
  19. Realtree2429

    Realtree2429 Member

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Ohio
    Sooooo cute! I always have to be careful because I only live 45 minutes from Meyer Hatchery!!!!

    It's just way too easy to be all like "Let's see what I can go and pick up today!"

    Then I get there and it's like "Oh yes....I would love to buy more from your $1 mystery bin. Thanks!"

    Makes me happy, my husband....not so much ;)
     
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  20. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Active Member

    oh wow, it's a good thing I don't live anywhere near a hatchery. It's also not a good thing that i own an incubator lol I've been somewhat good this year though. I can honestly say I do NOT have ANY eggs in either one of my machines. I did pretend not to notice 2 broody hens though and now we have 6 chicks outside. "Where did they come from?!" hehe