Re: Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] pullets and chicks available

From: Melina B.
Sent on: Friday, September 13, 2013 11:49 AM
I find that the addition of a panel heater if things get very cold works just fine for any smaller breeds or younger birds. Im not worried about age of birds going into winter as long as extra heat is provided to them as needed. I also give extra light and protein in the winter...I insulate my coops too.
I have never noticed any extra occurrences of the problems you are citing in my flock or in any other flock in my group or extended groups.
This is actually the first I've heard of that. Can you cite if thats from an article or book or is it from your own personal experience?
Thanks
Melina



On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 9:32 AM, bee ayer <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey FYI, 
Recently I keep being asked about taking care of young birds during the winter or fall. 

For the longest healthy life of layer birds, it is recommended that they come into lay as the days are getting longer and in warm environments. So if you plan to keep the birds outside, its best if they are hatched in the early spring. 

This helps with preventing problems of pro-lapsed oviducts and other ailments, and will keep your birds laying and healthy optimally. Birds that are still pullets going into winter should be kept nice and warm all winter, being careful not to induce laying with to many hours of light, or through increasing their protein to calorie ratio to early. 

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On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 9:14 AM, Maggie <[address removed]> wrote:
 
I hatched out a few silver laced wyandotte and 1 Sumatra.  These are  straight run and 6 days old. $4 each
 
Pullets (1 week old) from Agway purchased in NJ last week. RIR and Buff Orpingtons. $5.00 a chick
 
I am downsizing for winter and have  some beautiful hard to find pullets I hatched here under my silkies .
1 Swedish Flower hen just started laying. lt. brown tinted eggs $20.00
1 Basque at point of lay. tinted egg color $20.00
1 laying Creme Legbar (6 1/2 mos. old) and she lays pretty blue eggs. $25.00
 
 These 3 breeds are hardy birds with very pretty and unusual coloring. Very quiet as well. Nice compact sizes and they love to forage.
 
I can accept deposits through paypal for serious buyers.
 
 pick up is in Staten Island only. zip 10307 I am unable to deliver or even meet someplace. I am the last train stop in NY State and easy to get to via the ferry and Staten Island rapid transit.
 
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thanks,  
Maggie
 
 
 




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