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#1 2014-03-26 16:50:57

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

4.5 week olds

Hi All,
We are in a middle of a blizzard in Nova Scotia so decided to take some pictures and send off.  Haven't lost power yet!  Old man winter doesn't know when to stop!  So any and all comments will be greatly appreciated.  We would love to here how they look for our next breeding stock.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1170_zps3c97d286.jpg
This girl we helped out, she was stuck and wasn't going to make it.
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1197_zpsb5d6b7e1.jpg
pullet 1
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1145_zps0d6ce83c.jpg
pullet 2
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1136_zpsbca47b07.jpg
pullet3
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1184_zps91e92a58.jpg
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1172_zpsbe14980a.jpg
These unsure are the same bird, my husband and I are at odds with it.  roo or hen?  I hope I am right!  =D
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1133_zps326f0ed7.jpg
roo3
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1155_zpsc9a0b18c.jpg
roo2
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1204_zps6ff412f3.jpg
partridge/rico roo
http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_1214_zps9270e1b9.jpg
princess/rico roo

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#2 2014-03-26 19:49:19

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: 4.5 week olds

Hi Hollowridge, you're uncertainty is a rooster :chairhide:

You can tell very early because of the barring. I think Pullet #1 and #2 are showing potential, as is the one you helped...though I'm not certain I'd breed her if she needed help to hatch. Pullet #3 is showing lots of speckles but DO NOT FEAR! I have a couple of speckled ones myself and I'm thinking of breeding with them to see if I can get a line of "Speckled Basques", some people here call them "Millies" but I think the plumage looks more speckled. I really think they are very pretty and people would definitely want them for backyard flocks. If your speckle doesn't make your breeding cut I'll trade for her :thumbs:

Mr. Unsure looks like the best rooster prospect in that bunch, nice yellow legs and his coloring will come in I am certain. Keep an eye on that fella! BTW I will have a truckload of roos for you to pick from if you need another =). Hopefully I'll get a few from that new rooster, but my first hatch from him was only a small tester of 6, and the next hatch was all infertile. I think winter movement to an unheated coop cooled his interest in the ladies. :duh: I shall keep setting their eggs though to see if I can get some more chicks from him.

Last edited by riverbendfarm (2014-03-26 19:51:21)


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#3 2014-03-26 20:01:40

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: 4.5 week olds

Thanks Riverbend, how are you doing in the storm?  We are sheltered here but you are in the open!

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#4 2014-03-26 20:29:56

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

Re: 4.5 week olds

I agree with RB your unsure is a boy....sorry!!  Looks like he may be a Millie roo.  You also look like you have some pullets with potential for sure :thumbsup:

They all look lovely :congrats:

I see you guys are getting hammered out there with the weather, stay safe!!!!

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#5 2014-03-27 23:23:14

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2012-05-01
Posts: 214
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Re: 4.5 week olds

Doing great here, never lost power but I was afraid at one point that the wind would have us blown right off my hill. :cozy: I have a hatch of buffs and barred rocks due out tomorrow and I see one is pipping. Going to set a big hatch of EO's this weekend to try to fill my orders. Spent several hours shoveling snow as OF COURSE my snow blower broke after 10 minutes of use. That darn thing has broke EVERY FRICKIN STORM this winter. I'm so ready to junk it...

Last edited by riverbendfarm (2014-03-27 23:23:51)


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#6 2014-03-28 00:59:46

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

Re: 4.5 week olds

Well I can see why you would almost get blown off you hill.  Just watched this clip of some reporters getting blown off their feet!!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/videos … 5962779001

Sorry your snow blower broke, that's rough!! :sad:

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2014-03-28 01:05:35)

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#7 2014-03-28 19:28:26

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: 4.5 week olds

Glad you didn't lose power Riverbend, we were all lucky compared to some,  now in for some warmer weather, but lots of rain on the way.

Just put the chicks outside, 5 weeks old today!  Our nights are to be above freezing for a week and with a heat lamp on they should be fine.  Just spent the last hour sitting out there with them.  They are enjoying the extra room that is for sure.:excited:

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