Hey All: I'm in love with Rhetts neighbors' barn as well. Its still an impressive barn with that stone wall on the first story. Wow...beautiful.
You boys and the genetics. I break out in a sweat just reading it...and I believe a slight glazed look in my eye. Perhaps there were other reasons for my poorer grades in genetics. Not just a professor hard into her EtOH. Ha!
Originally Posted by Coffee 1st
This might get me kicked out of the chicken club BUT i hate baby chicks, sorry dont like them, UNLESS they are big enough to make it outside i wont be getting them...the are messy,poopy,smelly little screamy things... i clean their mess and paper at least 5 or more times aday, change poop filled water dishes and im getting tired of squishing my hands,arms in poop... its gross and im done,, these arethe LAST ones.. God Bless you all that can do it...
Coffee, you're entirely too hard on yourself. I can't imagine chicks in my house in the middle of winter. No thank you! When I brood summer is coming on (Middle April) in my GARAGE! and when the chicks are 5 weeks old they are in the coop. We don't do 4-H so we don't need to have any birds ready for a show or anything....we just do it for backyard fun. It is a detailed 5 weeks of depooping water/feed, adjusting heat, changing shavings every 2-3 days. I hear ya. I pretty much put that 5 weeks as blocked out for not going anywhere or vacationing or what have you. It's chick-ville time.
Originally Posted by jerryse
I will share my journey of getting this site to work better . I did a golden feather membership . That helped some . Still was having scrolling problems and typing lag . Started getting a message that shockwave flash plug in was not responding or sometimes it said crashed . So I googled it . Made by adobe . I found out how to turn it off in my laptop . Then I have been using chrome for this site . I noticed a page with the corner turned down before the address for this site . On chrome only . So I clicked on it . Told me how many cookies from this site 36 and like 356 from other sites . I was able to block or turn these off from other sites . So now it seems to be working good . I have 3 browsers now due to chasing these problems . I went from explorer to firefox then to chrome . No problems on other sites but for me chrome is working the best .Firefox I can auto delete browser history but chrome only found incognito mode . In that this site did not recognize me and I had to sign each visit . So I got out of that .
I too ran into the shock wave issues. And after configuring my computer to not deal with that plug-in...I now cannot watch a majority of videos posted on here unless they are you-tube. Love BYC...but it is a HEAVY site to deal with computer wise. Another computer doesn't even want to type a sentence...as it just lags horribly.
Originally Posted by KlopKlop
I posting this on another thread but will repost here to liven things up. We have been stuck on eggs, hatching, and genetics for quite a bit....
I am jot usually a big tv watcher but last night I was at my inlaws house and my FIL was watching Survivor. I've never watched it even though the spirit of the show intrigues me I just assume it is mostly fake like most reality shows.
The reason I bring it up... 2 of the 3 teams grabbed live chickens off the supply boat at the start, kept them penned up in baskets for several days until they got fires made and promptly ate them.
I don't know how hard it would be for a chicken to free range for food (well perhaps on a leash) on a tropic island but wouldn't it be better to have some eggs every day over 1 day of protein? I know the one team had issues with red ants climbing into their beds so I know there is potential food sources for the birds.
I'm making some assumptions here that the birds are hens and of laying age, but still... What would you do??
We are Survivor Watchers. We always make that comment about the chickens, of course. Ha. We were watching it one year...they butchered the hen and kept the rooster. Total dumb-dumbs.
Originally Posted by lvie
Good Morning - The sun is shining! The sun is shining! Doesn't it feel like Spring is coming? I know we have a cold spell coming for a couple days next week but so what! I may not even be walking on this earth next week so I think I will enjoy today.
Just wanted to tell you that I think SC has turned the corner. It came yesterday and is persisting into today. She is awake more; she is flocking with the roos everytime I check on her (or they are with her - the roos are definitely hanging around her more); She is pecking at the chickie feed on her own more. I am making sure she gets her water and vitamins and that is about all. She is flapping her wings alot more and I let her because I just think she will get stronger. At this time I doubt that I will be able to put her in a run with other birds other than her flock mates and two roos would be too much with one hen. Ahhhh, I will cross that bridge when I come to it.
Have a great day! Mine will be busy.
Great work Ivie. Give us a little photo once in a while. Hope it keeps going smoothly for SC.