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Re: lock down

Postby rita » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:29 pm

i will have to sort them all out eventually and sell the boys, i might keep one with the girls, i was only thinking of keeping 8, but i do have room for them all as hubby has built another run for them.
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Re: lock down

Postby Marigold » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:26 pm

Good luck with that, i could never find anyone who just wanted boys! And even after I found out which were the boys and separated them because they'd raped the girls and made them bleed all over the place, they just went on fighting among themselves. Each hatch, I got far more boys than girls and ended up culling them all, after which the girls settled down and laid happily every day for about 3 years. Maybe you'll have better luck, I hope so!
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Re: lock down

Postby Icemaiden » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:31 pm

They look gorgeous!
It seems a shame to ask, but when the males become a problem, could you eat them? At least you'll know that they've had a good life...
Chickens are a girl's best friend (though diamonds would be nice too!)
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Re: lock down

Postby rita » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:58 pm

hello Icemaiden i am a vegetarian so i won't be eating them.
my hubby eat's meat but he said he couldn't kill them.
i am hoping that someone might need fresh breeding stock to add to their flock, otherwise i will have to give them away to someone who wants to eat them. or maybe a boy pen i have enough room now hubby has build another enclosure.
they are growing nicely and looks like i will have some nice colours.
http://i68.tinypic.com/10z7rcx.jpg
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Re: lock down

Postby ColinB » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:06 am

Wow! They're cute!
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Re: lock down

Postby Marigold » Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:09 am

Yes a lovely variety there, Rita. They grow so fast, don't they? I like the stage when their stubby little wing feathers start erupting.
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Re: lock down

Postby rita » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:08 pm

yes they are getting some lovely feathers through.
here are a few of them at the moment. hope some of these are girls.
http://i68.tinypic.com/4hyvqg.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/6eeo20.jpg


http://i68.tinypic.com/11ce2v6.jpg


http://i64.tinypic.com/351ad03.jpg
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Re: lock down

Postby Marigold » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:22 am

Ahh, so pretty. Makes me think of hatching some more myself.
I think it's 'grandmother syndrome'. Good thing I sold the incubator!
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Re: lock down

Postby rita » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:51 pm

yeah go for it Marigold, they are really sweet.
i will add some more photo's soon as they are really growing fast, not sure what i have still, i do hope some of these white and silver colours are girls they are really pretty.
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