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AnnieBBB

(Zone 5b)

September 19, 2012
5:33 PM

Post #9280514

Life gets too busy and haven't had time to be on line much. Had to come check out what you were all up to!

10 of my laying hens went to a new home last week, wow do we miss the eggs! They were starting to molt, the yard looks like a feather pillow. I still have 6 Marans, 1 Barred Rock, 12 Welsummers, and 10 Easter Eggers. The Wellies and EE'ers won't be old enough to lay until sometime in November. I'm excited to see what the Wellies will lay, I ordered them as day old chicks from Whitmore farms, had to wait several months for them because of the long waiting list.

Nice to see you all!

AnnieBBB

:-)

CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 19, 2012
8:50 PM

Post #9280689

Hi, AnnieBBB. My girls are molting too. I got i egg today. First 1 in 4 days. Going to thin my flock for winter. Feed is too expensive.
green04735
Bridgewater, ME

September 20, 2012
3:52 AM

Post #9280791

Mine are just starting to molt,had a forst this morning,ground was white when I got up.Nice to have the cooler weather but I know whats comming.LOL
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 27, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9288025

Same molting situation here, the hens and the peacocks. Our yard is rainbow snow!
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 27, 2012
9:35 PM

Post #9288500

TE, do you collect the feathers?
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 28, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9288875

I rake up what is in the run and compost. Everything else blows through the yard and the dogs chase and just generally have fun with.
CajuninKy
Biggs, KY
(Zone 6a)

September 30, 2012
7:40 PM

Post #9291520

How often do the males shed those beautiful tail feathers?
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2012
7:21 AM

Post #9291964

Mine shed once a year right after breeding season, which seems to be late summer for us. I've been told it is usually early summer but my peacocks are goofy.

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

October 10, 2012
2:09 PM

Post #9301709

terri, mine mate in early spring. nobody in the neighborhood sleeps during mating season
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2012
6:59 AM

Post #9302251

One again, my peacocks are goofy. They are very quiet. I cannot see my neighbors during the day, only their lights at night. But sound carries and several neighbors have mentioned that they didn't realise I had peacocks and they were surprised because, in their past experiences with peacock owners, they could here the noise very clearly. I must just have weird peacocks!?! My first male's name is Mr Chicken because he seems to like hanging out with my chickens rather than the other peacocks.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

October 11, 2012
10:00 AM

Post #9302392

Goofy indeed! I have never known a quiet peacock.
terri_emory
Alba, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9302432

Mr Chicken is very currious, too. Most peacocks can only think of themselves...LOL!
Light_for_Jesus

(Zone 6b)

October 17, 2012
8:52 PM

Post #9308525

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