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Old 05-15-2011, 08:28 PM
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I don't want to alarm you, but the one on the far left appears to be a zombie-chicken with blue glowing eyes.
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:52 PM
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Chicken Vanishes, Heartbreak Ensues - NYTimes.com
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:30 PM
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Only one of my chooks is laying! Still! It has been weeks!
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:10 PM
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Uhoh - one of my chickens is sneezing. And it has a runny nose. Help! What do I do?
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First, you must catch its nose.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:53 PM
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...and how does it smell?
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:05 PM
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Sounds like it might be chronic respiratory disease, a contagious bacterial illness. It's not fatal, afaik, but it can reduce egg production. Just on general principle you should separate the sneezer from the rest of the flock until you sort out what's wrong. Also, vet.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:14 PM
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:12 AM
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...and how does it smell?
Noses don't smell. Feet do that.
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Old 06-02-2011, 09:47 AM
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Righty-oh. One dose of antibiotics for the lot. I have added a white, a blue and a barred lady to the flock as well, and the necessary establishment of the pecking order is beginning to subside.

I am getting 2 eggs a day now - although they are kinda small. Do they get bigger later on?
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I am getting 2 eggs a day now - although they are kinda small. Do they get bigger later on?
They did with ours.



The one on the left weighed 15 grams, the one on the right 61. In the last couple of days we got two weighing well in excess of 70. There were many double-yolkers early on, but we haven't had any of those for months now. Also, you can expect an average of close to one egg per chook when they are mature. Neighbours, friends and extended family love us for the eggs we give them.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:01 AM
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Deadly! Right now they weigh in at an average of 52 grams - pretty consistently too. Also, they seem to be very creamy-tasting... really tasty. I don't know if this is my enthusiasm or just because fresh eggs are nicer, but hey it works for me :)
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Old 06-02-2011, 04:41 PM
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My experience is the same. All started out with 'peewee' sized eggs (I'm clueless on the oz.) and increased to small quickly and eventually to large or extra large eggs over the longer haul.

We had double yolkers from our RIR and all the sexlinks, but none from the Wyandotte, Marans, or Welsummers. And it was sporadic and disappeared after their first year, plus. My largest egg, a jumbo that didn't fit in any carton, was an almost daily (6 days of 7) event with my best layer, Sugar, a gold sexlink. My Wyandotte, Golda, never laid an egg larger than medium.

Grazing on grass and greens will also make the yolks brighter, more 'safety' yellow. I'm told it's the carotene uptake as a result. That's the consistent comment I get from those I provide eggs; how the yolks are so bright.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:33 AM
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irukanji posted about a 5-foot chicken made out of oil drums in Miscellany earlier today. Behold his awesome:



That reminded me of a giant rooster who loomed large in my own childhood. It was handmade in wrought iron by the metal workers of Grazzano Visconti, an artisan village that was built in the early 1900s by the local squire (Giuseppe Visconti) on the site of a crumbling medieval hamlet. It's a touristy place -- lots of Ren faire style events -- but a great one, dedicated to keeping alive local arts like wrought iron, carpentry, ceramics, and just a beautiful place to wander around.

Outside the main ironwork shop stands the giant rooster, so grand he towers over even the oil drum chicken. My dad tried many times to buy him, but he's more than just the greatest wrought iron chicken of all time, he's a symbol of Grazzano and their craft, so the store, wisely I suppose, refused to let him go. We got a gigantic copper cauldron instead that has to be 4 feet in diameter. I kept my tennis rackets in it. True story.

Anyways, without further ado, here is the Grazzano Visconti chicken (click for larger versions), still standing watch outside that shop:


You can see more of the exquisite detail on the ironwork, every feather made individually, in this closeup :


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Old 06-24-2011, 12:42 AM
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He looks like one of those spire roosters.
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Old 06-24-2011, 02:47 AM
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This thread is a fun time every time I see it.

Thanks everyone, it is a pleasure.

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A thing for the leafy green...



My two elder hens, Emma and Ingrid, trying to get the grape leaves a bit closer.

A case of Gallus Tantalus.
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Emma and Ingrid, trying to get the grape leaves a bit closer.

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Ingrid is such a lovely warm golden buff color in that light.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:27 AM
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Godfry, that seems right, what liv said, are we correct?

Emma is waiting on Ingrid to do the work.
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Ingrid is such a lovely warm golden buff color in that light.
The pic in the "Flock!" thrad from this same series has more clarity....check it out.
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Ok - so my girls are really getting up to speed now. 3-4 eggs a day, every day, and the egg-rack is filling up fast. The average weight is going up too - the bigger ones are about 70 grams, the smaller ones 50.

Now I have 18 eggs ranging from just laid to one week old, and I do not want them to go to waste. Does anyone have some really good eggy recipes?

If not I will have to resort to giving them away.
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French toast, Frittata, Quiche, meringues, custard pie, Dutch baby pancakes.
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Egg sammich. Egg salad sammich.

Deviled eggs!!!!
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53 recipes containing egg.
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