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#98679 - 08/30/11 06:01 AM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: yes]
Wieslaw Offline
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Congratulations! A WARNING: to hatch chicks can become an addiction!(believe me, I know )

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#98682 - 08/30/11 08:22 AM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: Wieslaw]
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Feather

Registered: 08/24/11
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Loc: victoria,australia
Yes I know. I'm already thinking about my next hatch. How long have you been breeding chickens Wieslaw? Do you have different breeds, or specialize in one or two particular breeds?

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#98690 - 08/31/11 04:41 AM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: yes]
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I have been breeding for most of my life on and off. I have mainly leghorns in various colours and some mutts which perform other functions, like being broody all the time. I also have a few blue/green eggers.

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#98722 - 09/01/11 06:58 AM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: Wieslaw]
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Feather

Registered: 08/24/11
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Loc: victoria,australia
You don't find Leghorns to be too nervy and flighty?

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#98745 - 09/01/11 03:55 PM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: yes]
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No,they and I we 'fit' together. It also depends on the line and where they are from. People often exaggerate, or have birds which have never been selected for good behaviour. I have had some docile browns, and additionally I crossed some from England into mine. They are even quieter. But I have one dark brown originating from the US, and she IS wild. They are only nervy if there is something new that suddenly pops up, for example I go with a wheelbarrow or something like that. And they are afraid of people they do not know(which is good).

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#98769 - 09/01/11 08:42 PM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: Wieslaw]
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Wieslaw, my placid old Wyandottes get very alarmed at strangers also. They don't turn a feather at the lawnmower, but if I carry the red bucket through the yard, lookout!

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#98770 - 09/01/11 09:00 PM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: Foehn]
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Feather

Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 25
Loc: victoria,australia
Wieslaw, it's good to hear the Leghorns are not as nervy as I thought. I like the look of the browns and blues. Leghorns are probably the best layers around as well.

Foehn,

"They don't turn a feather at the lawnmower, but if I carry the red bucket through the yard, lookout!"

Is there something special about the bucket? or just the colour red your Wyandottes are affected by?

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#98771 - 09/01/11 11:57 PM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: yes]
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Not sure. Just think it is because it is different to what I usually look like, that they treat me like a stranger. frown

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#98776 - 09/02/11 05:59 AM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: Foehn]
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Feather

Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 25
Loc: victoria,australia
That's very funny!

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#100865 - 12/20/11 11:46 PM Re: eggs rocking. [Re: yes]
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Registered: 12/20/11
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Loc: state
Rocking is a good sign.

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