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The Esther and Winnie Archive
Documenting an Easter Egger Chicken and Golden Laced Wyandotte
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Esther and Winnie Fluff to Feathers
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Golden Laced Wyandotte and Easter Egg Chicken as they grow from chick to Hen
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07/28/2007 3:08 pm
barg
BAD NEWS!
Yesterday my camera broke and I dont know if or when we will be able to replace it

This may be the last Pic post in this thread unless I get a new camera.

I took this shot of the crew yestersay, still with silver hardware cloth.
http://etherbunnyonline.home.comcast.net/theflock.jpg


Comparision of the older girls and younger around the same age, colleen thinks the younger ones are smaller...

http://etherbunnyonline.home.comcast.net/oldergirlsys.jpghttp://etherbunnyonline.home.comcast.net/younger.jpg
Whats concerning me more is the color of Winnie's comb, which continues to be too pink

http://etherbunnyonline.home.comcast.net/combs6.jpg
Last edited by barg (07/28/2007 3:22 pm)

07/28/2007 4:34 pm
ozark hen
Gah Gah Gah
When my camera broke we took it back to Best Buy and come to find our we had purchased the extended warranty and ended up with one much better then the old one which was the "top of the line" at the time we purchased it. The new one, replaced for free, was about half the price of the one that broke! Please tell me this camera is still under warranty! This has been such a great thread.
07/28/2007 5:11 pm
barg
A few things on that.
I never get tired of talking about this and I hope it will help anyone who reads it.

There is a law called "The implied warrantee of merchantability" SP which says: Any product purchased must work as intended for the average amount of time of a product of that type or the retail Seller Must Repair or replace it for free". (I have paraphrased) This law cannot be negated by any Store return policy, and the only way to disclaim this law, is to write in big letters directly on the item "AS IS"

Despite this law, the camera broke because I dropped it, it is not under manufacture warrantee, and would not be covered under any of this because it was my fault

We are talking about getting another camera, we will see.

But I again want to emphasize, that law covers all 50 states and applies to all retailers on all products Unless they are sold "as is"

I worked in the retail business for a while and know what retailers do in order to try to trick you into not getting what are legally your rights on returns!
There is no 30 day or 15 day policy in any retail store in the United States, despite what they post on the wall.
You do not need to go through a Manufacturer to get it repaired or replaced, the law is specifically for retailers and not the manufacturer.

When doing a return on a defective Item at a retailer that is beyond their posted policy, save yourself some time and ask for the store manager or store director, they know the law
Sorry, Just my little tirade

Wish it could help me but, it can't.

Thanks for the reply ozark


Oh and btw, my nearest best buy is full of inept people with no idea of customer service, so i have to go the one farther from my house to do business.

Last edited by barg (07/28/2007 5:17 pm)


07/28/2007 5:51 pm
ozark hen
so sorry, barg. You do what you have to do and we will wait...maybe not patiently...ha ha. Good luck, please post anyway even if there are no pics. Let us know how the girls are doing.
07/29/2007 7:47 pm
barg
We have decided we will buy a new camera.
There is really no other option since we have 3 kids, we have to have a camera.

I'll be inundateing the board with more chicken pics as soon as I get the new one

I still can't figure out if the older pullets are more interested in watching the younger chicks, or if they just want to get to the few dandelion greens in the extended run, either way, they spend allot of time at the separator wall staring in.

Looking for any opinions on that pink comb of Winnies(see pic above)
Can't raise chicks without asking at least once... can you?

Last edited by barg (07/29/2007 7:49 pm)

#86 07/30/2007 2:05 am
ozark hen
clap: I am so glad we get to continue on the adventures of Esther and Winnie! I wish I could help you on the combs but I don't have that breed so I will keep my mouth shut. LOL


07/30/2007 9:32 pm
barg
ozark hen wrote:
Clap I am so glad we get to continue on the adventures of Esther and Winnie! I wish I could help you on the combs but I don't have that breed so I will keep my mouth shut. LOL

Thanks again ozark, I think i'm down to an audiance of one hahaha.

Still havent gotten the new camera, posted a new subject asking about winnie's comb etc...

Chicken update: Turmoil in the chicken house.

I brought the chicks in early today and moved the pullets into the extended run so I could move the coop.

I didn’t take the whole thing apart (as it’s designed to do)
I just pulled off the roof, cleared out all the old bedding, put in new bedding and moved it to a spot where the pullets could get some greens.

In the process their rope night light got pulled out of its normal position and was hanging there.

Bed time came and I could see all the pullets going up to the house and then coming back out, I went out to investigate and Hazel was at the door frantic and clucking at the misplaced light.

I pulled the roof up and put the light back in, as close to its former spot as I could.
The chickens then started to pile in, all looking at the light and clucking in disapproval.
It seems I didn’t get the light into the exact spot it used to be in.

Eventually they calmed down and took their spots on the roosts, but not before spending about 10 minutes clucking at the light.
A pic of the old spot it was inhttp://etherbunnyonline.home.comcast.net/rplt.jpg

maybe tomarrow ill use the pic to align it perfectly for them

Last edited by barg (07/30/2007 9:34 pm)

08/01/2007 1:56 pm
barg
For Continuity, I have copied the contents of my other thread to this thread.
I started the other thread so that I could get more input on this topic, and since this thread does not seem to generate a lot of response it was necessary.

barg wrote:
When do roosters start to get their mature rooster feathers?.
I'm trying to find out when I will know for sure if the new chicks are roosters.
In paticular winnie the wyandotte, as seen in my thread has too much pinkish red, i'm thinking.

Also
Did I read somewhere that combs can get more red when they are out in the sun, or is that just if they are sunburnt?

If you prefer to take a guess at what sex winnie will be , feel free to post that, or feel free to answer either of the other questions.
You can post your answer here or in my main thread , Ill probably copy any answers I get to that thread anyway.

Thanks guys

alex wrote:
Well, chicks become mature at 4-5 months old. alex
barg wrote:
Is that when roosters first start to develop their distictive feathers; Long tails, different feather patterns and feather color?
silkiechicken wrote:
Well, wyandottes are a bit harder... but by 3 months, the roos should have their flowing tails and be identifiable. It's harder with no comparison though. A more experienced eye could probably tell at 6 weeks or so. A frontal and side shot might be easier to pick at to make guesses. Combs will be kind of pink, but roo combs will redden at like 6-8 weeks,with hens at3-4 months.
flyingmonkeypoop wrote:
It is hard to describe where to look for saddle feathers. Look on the back for shiny feathers at about 2 months old, they will look different from the rest. At 3 months you will be able to tell for dure. Hmm, ok, on their sides where there are little to no feathers, looks like fur kinda, you can lift the feathers and seperate them from the rest, you can also find saddle feathers there.
Hope you can understand what I mean.
-Michael
mom23chicklets wrote:
I can't help you with the feathers, but I have 5 GLW (messed up on my signature with 4),and they are only 8 weeks old now. I've known for probably over a month that one was a rooster. His comb was much redder than the hens. His waddles and ears (?) were much more pronounced at an early age.
barg wrote:
How does he compare to mine? Thats pic shows mine at 6+ weeks old.
And of coarse you can see more pic in my esther and winnie thread.

silkiechicken wrote:

mom23chicklets wrote:
I can't help you with the feathers, but I have 5 GLW (messed up on my signature with 4),and they are only 8 weeks old now. I've known for probably over a month that one was a rooster. His comb was much redder than the hens. His waddles and ears (?) were much more pronounced at an early age.

You can change your signature under the tab called Profile .

As for identifying, it's hard to say when you don't have a bunch from the same group to observe because different lines can often develop slightly differently. Hopefully somebody can figure it out!

barg wrote:
I called privett today.
Since there seemed to be some confusion when I bought the chicks, I could'nt be sure if the feed store had actually ordered pullets or strait run , or what.
Privett would Not give me specific information about the order bacause I was not the person who ordered them, but through a sort of mental telephone telepathy, indicated that I probably had a 90% chance of having a pullet.

My opinion of them has raised slightly from the opinion i've given in previous posts.


I'll have Updated Pics of the chicks in about a week

Last edited by barg (08/01/2007 2:03 pm)

08/03/2007 12:45 am
TreyClark281

barg wrote:

TreyClark281 wrote:
mine are right along with yours.
post more pics lol

I just looked at your personal BYC page and, WOW!
Zoolander looks alot like Esther doesnt she
How recent is that pic?

sorry forgot i posted a comment lol. it is pretty recent.
but now it is about 2 weeks and she has gotten way bigger lol!
08/03/2007 1:21 am
barg

TreyClark281 wrote:

barg wrote:

TreyClark281 wrote:
mine are right along with yours.
post more pics lol

I just looked at your personal BYC page and, WOW!
Zoolander looks alot like Esther doesnt she
How recent is that pic?

sorry forgot i posted a comment lol. it is pretty recent.
but now it is about 2 weeks and she has gotten way bigger lol!


Ide love to see an updated pic of yours. Esther has changed a bit and developed a partially dark beard and her feathers around her head are doing this wild thing.
I'm at that point where I fear that Ive gotten 2 roo's.
Winnies comb still looks too red for her age uhg!

I did just read about your loss, and posted a responce in your thread.
Hope things get better for you

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