Euskal Oiloa Chicken Forum

A place to find out more and share what you know about this awesome rare poultry breed! **NOTE: Those who wish to register as a new member on the forum are asked to email eochickenforum@gmail.com and an Administrator will gladly help you join the forum!

You are not logged in.

Adverts

Adverts

#1 2011-10-06 00:03:05

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

'Kay, I'll stop lurking now! I feel like I already know you folks!

Working on my Euskie flock w/ James at Skyline.

Carry on, all ye chicken pioneers!:thumbsup:

Glen

Offline

 

2011-10-06 00:03:05

AdBot
Advertisements

#2 2011-10-06 00:48:00

gubi
Member
From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: thanks for introducing yourself.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

Offline

 

#3 2011-10-06 01:17:06

Flat Rock Farm
Member
From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: Glad you decided to join us crazy EO nuts! :thumbs:

Offline

 

#4 2011-10-06 01:35:26

Skylinepoultry
Member
From: Old Fort, Tennessee
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 222
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: Glen.. Ask any and all questions. Great people on here!

Offline

 

#5 2011-10-06 01:44:29

Island Girl
Member
From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: Glad that you joined us =D

Offline

 

#6 2011-10-06 01:48:02

Susan
Administrator
From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Nice to meet you! Are you just hatching or do you have adult birds as well?

Offline

 

#7 2011-10-06 02:05:19

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

I've got three pullets and a roo, (Black Australorps) that I bought 2 weeks ago. The were hatched in late April, and I got them from a local feed store.

I want to build a hardy dual purpose flock, and these birds ( :EO: )sure seem to fit the bill.

My 6yo daughter Maggie is the driving force behind the flock, but the entire family is getting into this.


Oh, here it comes!

We are new at this, so you could say we're starting from scratch... :whistle:

Offline

 

#8 2011-10-06 02:56:13

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: I am so pleased you decided to join in! Its way more fun this way! Well at least you have an idea of how crazy we are anyway!  :whistle:  Sounds like you`ll fit in well!

Chickens make great pets as everyone here will tell you. And pets that provide food, and recycle food scraps, even better.  Ask any questions you need to, we are happy to help and you are in good hands with James at Skyline!  You will find the Euskal oiloa nosy, friendly and hardy, not to mention beautiful and productive!  Enjoy the site!

You`ll have to post pics of your Aussies!  I love black Chickens.  I have Black Penedesencas and Sumatras!

Offline

 

#9 2011-10-06 04:17:02

JaerhonChanteclerEuskies
Member
From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 154

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome:


Mainly raising Norwegian  Jaerhorn’s, Partridge  Chantecler’s, White Chantecler’s,  Euskal Oiloas, Ameraucana’s, Wheaten Maran’s, Barred Rock Cochin’s, White Silkie’s , Saxony Ducks, Rouen Clair ducks, Australian Spotted Ducks Lavender Guinea Fowl, Welsh Mountain Sheep, Cashmere Goats and Texas Longhorn Cattle.

Offline

 

#10 2011-10-09 00:57:25

texastinsel
Member
From: Louisville, Kentucky
Registered: 2011-10-08
Posts: 56

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Hi!  My husband was just in Virginia last week (Richmond) for business.  He is in the equine business.  Virginia is so pretty!  Glad you are on here...welcome!=D

Offline

 

#11 2011-10-09 11:58:16

Lisa
Member
From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

:welcome: to the site!

Glad to meet another australorp fan! I think they are a much under-rated breed ... maybe because pictures never do justice to the lovely green sheen on thier feathers, and they are truly scrappy looking as adolescents! I have a flock of showbirds - they look lovely flouncing about in their petticoats and bustles! And the roosters are unusually manageable.... =D


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

Offline

 

#12 2011-10-10 02:42:22

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

I wanted australorps, I'm hoping they're australorps, but for right now I all know for sure is that they're black chickens!  (The bottoms of their feet are yellow...  :huh: )

They are super quiet, will come when I call them and eat out of my hand, and Henry hasn't attacked me yet...

Offline

 

#13 2011-10-10 21:28:55

Lisa
Member
From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Uh-oh!

Australorps have white feet. :whistle:

Have a look at your pullets' heads - if the heads on the hens are quite rectangular looking rather than more slender and feminine, and their eyes are set fairly wide apart (a bit bulgy), and if they are quite shy and are taking a long time to grow, you may have Jersey Giants! (happened to me!!). Australorp and JG pullets are kinda hard to tell apart until they are older unless you look at the bottoms of their feet. Oh, and if you look at the vent, you will see that the skin is quite yellow rather than white. The eggs on a JG are usually speckled rather than the more uniform brown of an australorp. I find that the JG's are very quiet, while the australorps can be downright raucous, especially if they see the bowl of kitchen scraps coming....

On the up side, if you have JG's, they are also lovely birds! =D

Last edited by Lisa (2011-10-10 21:30:12)


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

Offline

 

#14 2011-10-22 21:49:14

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Okay, here's some pics...

Proof - that happiness is having your very own chicken!


http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee466/maggiesdad1/chickenjoy.jpg

Offline

 

#15 2011-10-22 21:51:37

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Chickens... can inspire the artist within! :thumbsup:
http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee466/maggiesdad1/chickenart.jpg

Offline

 

#16 2011-10-22 21:54:43

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Chickens in asparagus...  Chicken with asparagus - mmmm :eat:

Don't tell Maggie! LOL

http://i1229.photobucket.com/albums/ee466/maggiesdad1/chickensinasparagus.jpg

Offline

 

#17 2011-10-22 22:51:27

Susan
Administrator
From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Awesome pics! I just love the expression on the kids faces when they are bumming around with the chickens! They are always happy. Cute kiddos and lovely birds MD :)

Offline

 

#18 2011-10-22 23:48:59

Island Girl
Member
From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

maggiesdad, I love the way they are all just casually hanging out together! What a genuine smile your daughter has.

XOX Monika

Offline

 

#19 2011-10-22 23:57:21

Lisa
Member
From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Glen,

Those are fantastic pics! Maggie looks like the poster child for a 4H club!!!=D

Have you figured out yet if you have Australorps or Jersey Giants? Looks like there may be some yellow on their beaks....


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

Offline

 

#20 2011-10-23 00:29:13

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Gorgeous pics!  Thanks so much for sharing them. :happycrowd"

Offline

 

#21 2011-10-23 01:36:55

Susan
Administrator
From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-28
Posts: 2540

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

I was just looking at your pics again and thinking how the last one should be on a calendar or something like that. Don't know where, but you should submit it to a magazine or something like that. It's really lovely.

Offline

 

#22 2011-10-23 05:55:35

Skylinepoultry
Member
From: Old Fort, Tennessee
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 222
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

I know! Love that pic.

Offline

 

#23 2011-10-23 07:55:09

skeffling lavender farm
Administrator
From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-17
Posts: 2720
Website

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

I love how she has a hold of that hens legs. Maggie certainly knows her chicken handling techniques! :cheer:

Offline

 

#24 2011-10-23 13:04:12

poplar girl
Administrator
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Well it seems I somehow missed your introduction!
:welcome:

Maggie is a most lovely vibrant little girl! Her drawing is so sweet...it seems chickens are a part of your family according to Maggie. And a brother. And who is the person in orange? And I see a dog or a cat... I love childrens drawings, sometime they are really quite well thought out.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

Offline

 

#25 2011-10-23 16:42:21

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Greetings from Louisa County, Virginia!

Thank you all! I will read your comments with her tonight. :)

I'm blessed with a wonderful wife and four beautiful kids - Maggie's drawing show's my wife, her (Maggie's) twin brother, her 19 yo Marine brother( with the little black topknot!), me, and Maggie.  Then Bridgitte, Midnight, Sylvia, Henry and our 8yo Black Lab Angus.

After the picture was taken she added her 15 yo sister plus our 9 week old Black Lab/Border Collie mix that we just rescued. The top of the white board said "God Loves us"

Offline

 

Adverts

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB
Hosted by PunBB-Hosting