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#11 06-20-2008 03:12:59

Akane
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

The eggs made it through the flood water.  8 BTW and 16 BTB.  I tried to candle a few but having never done it before and not having a good flashlight for it I couldn't tell much.  I do think I saw a slightly darker area on 2 of the 4 I looked at and I could see the air space at the end of one.  Better start in on my coop.


I have nothing to hatch!

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#12 06-21-2008 01:26:28

BantyChickMom
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Here's a BTW and a Gray, I hatched the roo and got the pullet from a friend,
they are 4 months old,





http://youtu.be/536E2Yjj5kk

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#13 07-02-2008 04:55:45

BantyChickMom
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Here's a pair of the older birds, they're a year old




http://youtu.be/536E2Yjj5kk

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#14 07-17-2008 05:10:06

tiki244
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Love those birds Tammy!   I love the grey Japanese too! chickie3

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#15 07-17-2008 07:52:38

BantyChickMom
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Thanks Kris!   Japs are one of my favorite breeds, they're very calm and so regal looking.   love


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#16 07-17-2008 08:47:04

Frozen Feathers
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Akane, yes they will get frostbite. I had a Jap roo that got terrible, terrible frostbite. You can prevent this by using vaseline on their combs. Also because their legs are so short if their is any amount of snow they can get stuck...lol. But other then that they winter pretty well. My roo decided to roost up in a big pine tree most of the winter and beside losing his comb he wintered very well. They are also viscous mean mommies and I find the hens to be a bit flighty, but smart.
Mean mama..

BTW beautiful birds everyone!


Chicken fanatic....that's me! Proud Mama of Hiro and his harem of EE's and layers.

Yes I keep Silkies...yes they are real chickens...yes they are spoiled little brats. chickie3

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#17 12-24-2008 10:22:12

cherndon712
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

So, who's gonna have hatching eggs?


Crystal 
~Silkies, Mille Fleur d'Uccles, Seramas, Buff Orps, and a crazy variety of other chickens!
~Bourbon Red and Pencilled Palm Turkeys
~BEI, Runners, Cayuga and Rouen Ducks, Toulose and Mixed Geese

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#18 01-05-2009 09:32:40

BantyChickMom
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

Right now, mine aren't laying but when they start back up, I'll be sure to let you know.


BTW, I only have the BTW eggs for sale, I don't have a gray roo.  sad2


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#19 01-05-2009 09:50:34

cherndon712
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

I don't mind BTW! I would love mottled, too, if anyone has them!


Crystal 
~Silkies, Mille Fleur d'Uccles, Seramas, Buff Orps, and a crazy variety of other chickens!
~Bourbon Red and Pencilled Palm Turkeys
~BEI, Runners, Cayuga and Rouen Ducks, Toulose and Mixed Geese

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#20 01-14-2009 01:29:03

Akane
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Re: Japanese Bantams! ~ Add yours and any information you have!

I can now say Japs are not cold hardy.  Another of my roos has frostbite.  If I can't keep the coop at 0F or higher with the heater I'm going to end up with the entire flock in the house tonight.  I think I'm going to sell all but a trio and keep those in the herb garden in the backyard during the summer and as house pets in the winter.  They have actually been laying randomly for weeks now.  Considering the ones in the coop have only gotten 8-9hrs of light through a tinted window they don't seem like too bad of winter layers.


I have nothing to hatch!

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