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by windwalkingwolf
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Hens leaving chicks early this year?
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Hens leaving chicks early this year?

I had one girl abandon her babies at 3 weeks last month. It does happen sometimes, and I too have chalked it up to the heat. I've also had five broodies just completely give up on their eggs before hatch, which has never happened to me before. I mean I've had the odd one just quit setting, usually s...
by windwalkingwolf
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: What are we?
Replies: 6
Views: 81

Re: What are we?

:-o I think both look to be pullets, but I keep waffling on the Brabanter, so I won't put money on it ;) I would think there would be someone trying to crow by now though if there was a cockerel hiding in there, so fingers crossed both are pullets!
by windwalkingwolf
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Taking a moment
Replies: 7
Views: 123

Re: Taking a moment

:hug: Darn, you're having a rough month :cry: RIP, Gimpy
by windwalkingwolf
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Old girl’s jewellery
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Old girl’s jewellery

I think she looks very matronly, in a good way!
by windwalkingwolf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Odd thing...
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Odd thing...

Anything with a lot of sulphur can change the taste of the yolk. Eggs, fish, shellfish, peanuts, spinach, anything in the onion family and anything in the brassica family will change the taste if they eat enough of it. Maybe someone's been overindulging on oyster shell? Salmonella bacteria also prod...
by windwalkingwolf
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Oh, yuck, that is one sick-looking animal! I think if I touched it I would be tempted to shower in gasoline :barf: I for one am glad you put it out of its misery, and yours!
by windwalkingwolf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Gender guess
Replies: 9
Views: 145

Re: Gender guess

The odds are 50/50. Sorry to be a smartass :laugh: Thinking/typing out loud, that bird has a pullet 'dip' at the top of the beak, but that pink comb says cockerel. The pattern in the hackle feathers makes them look pointier than they are, and if I try to blow pictures up to get a better look, they g...
by windwalkingwolf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Moult? Or something else?
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: Moult? Or something else?

What Ontario Chick said! Most adult birds, most of the time, moult in late summer-late fall, but they can and do go anytime of the year. Hens will often moult right after a broody spell, and since they can go broody 5 times a year in our climate, and I have a lot of broodies toting chicks around rig...
by windwalkingwolf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 806
Views: 21365

Re: Good Morning!

I had the best day today. Yesterday was Day 16 of quail incubation (Day 15 is lockdown for quail - Day 18 is official hatch day) and we had a surprise early bird. Day 17 - today at 7 AM we had a power outage that lasted for 5 hours. At 8:00 AM we had chick #2 hatch. At 8:30 we got the inverter plug...
by windwalkingwolf
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Fatty Liver Disease? (graphic post mortem images warning)
Replies: 63
Views: 1595

Re: Fatty Liver Disease? (graphic post mortem images warning)

Thank you for posting the results! Again I'm sorry you're going through this, but at least now you know for sure, and you know it's not something contagious. Good on you for seeing it through, and thank you for the learning experience for all of us. I have a question though... the report lists the h...

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