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#1 2012-03-29 17:16:24

Cathy
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Registered: 2012-01-20
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Thank you Skyline Poultry!

My chickies arrived safe and sound.....thank you James Meeks, you did an awesome job!!! :love:

http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q497/cathybhaney/Mar201219.jpg

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#2 2012-03-29 17:32:19

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats: on your new fuzzy butts. Aren't they the cutest littlec things.:love:


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#3 2012-03-29 17:49:49

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats: :welcome: :EO:


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

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#4 2012-03-29 18:39:37

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Adorable! Welcome Cathy, where are you from?

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#5 2012-03-29 19:16:28

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats: they are beautiful, they look like some of mine :whistle:

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#6 2012-03-29 20:03:59

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:welcome: Cathy! :congrats: on your new :chickout:


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.

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#7 2012-03-29 20:13:27

Cathy
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Registered: 2012-01-20
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Susan wrote:

Adorable! Welcome Cathy, where are you from?

Hi Susan!
I'm in East Texas, just south of Tyler.....kinda new to raising chickens, it seems as all mine are ending up as pets....having a great time with them.....in fact, need to go check on my babies (aka, take more pics, lol) :pics:

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#8 2012-03-29 21:46:53

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
Posts: 915
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

YAY! they are wonderful! enjoy those babies and welcome to the EO forum.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#9 2012-03-29 22:46:24

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Hey welcome Cathy.  :congrats: on your new chicks.  If you need any help or advice just ask.  You have picked an awesome breed! I hope you love them.

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#10 2012-03-30 00:07:44

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:welcome: Cathy!  :EO:

Hey  - Is Bob Wills still the King down 'round Tyler?  :wise:

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#11 2012-03-30 00:12:45

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats: a box of beautiful EOs it is.

:welcome: to the forum from :Canada: and enjoy your new babies!


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

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#12 2012-03-30 00:28:00

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats:


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#13 2012-03-30 13:38:30

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 261

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

:congrats: They look so cute, big and healthy :chickout:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#14 2012-04-03 02:04:40

Cathy
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Hello Everyone.....thank you for all the kind words and greetings! 
I thought I'd get back before now but have been totally absorbed with my 17 new babies....feel a bit like Octomom, lol
The chickies are a week old now and have quickly learned to run to my hand for a 'rub'....it's almost like they get in line to be next, lol.  Am amazed at how fast they are growing, I swear they grew wing feathers OVERNIGHT!!! (seems like it anyway, lol)
Here's a picture that is a couple of days old.....yes, they have a toy mobile to play with, as well as an exercise mat (hop on, hop off).....do you think I may be spoiling them??? :)
http://i1160.photobucket.com/albums/q497/cathybhaney/101_0150.jpg

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#15 2012-04-03 02:23:57

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Lovely!  Very spoiled but EOs deserve it! =D  Glad you are enjoying them.

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#16 2012-04-03 04:51:51

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Welcome Cathy, what could be cuter than a box of EOs. You have come to the right place to share your love for these new little babies.

XOX Monika

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#17 2012-04-03 11:19:23

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Cathy love the "play things" for the EO's.  I know they love to tug on things like, shoe laces, camera straps, buttons.....they are just too curious.  So glad you are enjoying them, they only get better as they grow :thumbsup:

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#18 2012-04-04 02:07:09

Cathy
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Registered: 2012-01-20
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Oh my....not for sure what to do....it appears one of my chickies forgot to wipe his butt :shock:....was so dried up I couldn't get it off, so I made him 'sit' in a shallow dish of warm water....he didn't seem to mind, in fact he fell asleep....anyway, I got him somewhat cleaned up and he seems to be fine now....

Anyone have any advice on how to 'bathe' a chicken?  :wise:

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#19 2012-04-04 02:25:05

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

If it's a true dingle, I carefully cut 'em off with a pair of needlepoint scissors - having that bit of fluff gone makes things run smoother. If it's pasted, I moisten it and crush the paste with my thumbnail. then rinse the mess away.

Oh the things I do for my chicks - ugh I think I'm gonna be sick ... :sick:

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#20 2012-04-04 02:30:46

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Posts: 3159

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

You did just fine! The "dirt" must be removed or it can plug them up and stall important functions :shock:

If it seems to be happening to several they are probably too cold or too hot so check your brooder temperature!


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

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#21 2012-04-06 01:08:13

Chrish
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From: Arborg MB
Registered: 2012-02-20
Posts: 117

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

On my last batch we had many little poops to clean off. The wife got good at it and we were doing it every night to about 10ish for a few weeks. On this batch we added stressaid to the watter right away and only once cleaned about 4 chicks this time just pulled it with a little fluff coming out. Not sure if the stressaid had anything to do with it. we also lost 5 chicks from the last batch the first week and this 2nd batch just 1 at 2 weeks old.


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#22 2012-04-06 02:11:16

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

I may be a meanie but mine get the wax treatment.  I just pull it fluff and all.  Then you only really do it once.  If it looks like its pulling too much then I dampen it, but PG is right, cold, drafts, or a bumpy start and stress (shipping) can lead to it.  It seems like it is always less when you hatch your own.

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#23 2012-04-06 23:10:53

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Maggiesdad wrote:

If it's a true dingle, I carefully cut 'em off with a pair of needlepoint scissors - having that bit of fluff gone makes things run smoother. If it's pasted, I moisten it and crush the paste with my thumbnail. then rinse the mess away.

Oh the things I do for my chicks - ugh I think I'm gonna be sick ... :sick:

It is gross but "butt pickin" is just part of the joy of having chicks.  Just back home today and found four that needed cleaning up.  I told DH before I left to watch them butts and he said he had do a few while I was gone.  :sick:

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#24 2012-04-07 00:24:10

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Don't tell me the first thing you did when you got home was check chickie butts!! Now that's dedication for ya. :funny: Hope you had a good time with your Mom not with the butts :funny:

Last edited by Lindy Lou (2012-04-07 00:24:57)


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#25 2012-04-07 02:08:46

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

Re: Thank you Skyline Poultry!

Well they were my first priority when I got home as one,  they are in a brooder in the basement and have not been cleaned since they hatched,  a tad smelly :sick:  Yes I did check their butts as well as they can get backed up and not feeling well if they can't go :shock:

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