Above the Chicks at 12-days old. Bebe is mom and Rox is dad....Below the older chooks. Rox has gone to a new home.....and the rest are getting ready for the summer's heat.
Picture of the late, great Henrietta-the-wonder-chicken. I just cannot delete it, even though she has gone. (trying to hold on, I guess)
August 7th 2011 was the ****106th**** consecutive day of Henrietta laying an egg sinc I got her. With that egg, Henrietta ends her long-running continuous laying streak. What a hen! (She may have had consecutive egg-laying days prior to the time I obtained her.)
Henrietta's 200th egg since her arrival here was produced November 10th 2011.
DOGS & CHICKENS
Yes, the video 'Instinct to in Sync' about How to train your dogs not to kill chickens is VERY worthwhile. Excellent in my book. Here is a link:
Dusting for Red Mites
On the first video in the series, I love how the chicken looks so relaxed as the man dusts for mites. Although I have never done this, I hope if I do, I will have as calm and relaxed an experience for my hen.
The third video in this series shows a white chicken with red mites crawling, but I am not sure it is actual mites....it may be computer animation to show the impression of mites.
What's on my other pages
Marek's Disease Fact Site- Please contribute (it is open to all BYC members) - if you have useful Marek's information for the BYC community.
Charts-and-quotes HOW TO CONTACT "THE CHICKEN DR." if you need VET help. also a chart of Egg Sizes named by ounce and grams and calories for the sizes.Also a chart and web link of ambient temperatures and the effect of HEAT on Chickens
"Eglu Go" Information - My set up---and a link to increasing run access for 'Eglu Go with attached run' is on the Eglu Go page.... I am soooo pleased with the result of reconfiguring the run!
My Friends Very Cool Eglu Cube - some shots I took of my friend's new Eglu Cube with extnended run. Safe, portable and orange!
What I've learned
Jottings - --- milestones and observations http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/jottings
the above as of 6/2012 Chickat