Awww, they've come home!

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Awww, they've come home!
« on: April 24, 2012, 13:24 »
Last year, Brian gave our last 8 Shaver black pullets which were only 8-9 weeks old to Harry in the village.

Harry ended up with 16 chooks, but as they were free ranged, he decided he wants a bit of grass back, and last night we went over and brought 5 of the Shavers back here.  They are all laying well he said.  They were the last hatchings, so will be 1year old in June.

Mind you, he didn't listen to me telling him to to clip their wings!  He ended up clipping both wings on each hen and right back.  They do look weird!

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 14:03 »
We need photographic evidence I am afraid Grannie!   ;)
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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 14:33 »
Just stopped raining, so I might manage that!!  back in a bit!   :lol: :lol:

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 15:37 »
So pleased I got to get a few back!
Shavers back home 1.jpg
Shavers back home 2.jpg

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 15:45 »
And this is what they used to look like
little shavers 4 weeks old (400 x 300).jpg
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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 16:01 »
They have grown into lovely birds though I don't think there is much chance of them flying anywhere soon!
Helen

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 16:03 »
 :lol: :lol:
what happened to giving them all up??  ;)
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 16:08 »
I still need eggs! and by selling the extras, it helps pay for the feed as you know!

Brian looks after the birds, I just sell the eggs!   :lol:

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 16:09 »
They have grown into lovely birds though I don't think there is much chance of them flying anywhere soon!

I can't believe he cut so much off their wings Helen.  He said oh I had to do it as they still flew over the fence!

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 16:30 »
I see what you mean... seriously strange wings  :nowink:
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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 16:45 »
One of them looks like her shoulders are hunched up! lol

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 16:57 »
poor things  :(  still they can't feel too bad about it if they're still laying  ;)
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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 17:24 »
They look really healthy despite having Dallas shoulder pads on!!   ::) :lol: :lol:

Have not seen that breed before so thank for sharing your photos.  :D

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 17:53 »
They are the same cross as the black rocks, but they aren't black rocks.  RIR cockerel crossed with a plymouth barred rock hen.

Some breeders call them rhode rocks and other names.

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Re: Awww, they've come home!
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 19:11 »
I have 4 Black Rocks but mine have more gold on them, never heard of them being called Shaver Blacks before.



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