Got back after 9 tonight, and have 19 pages to catch up! Hope everyone had a good day. Guess I will find out when I finish reading!
Originally Posted by WPFarmstead
Originally Posted by granny hatchet
Thanks for the reminder! I'll be doing that this week, I think. It's only about 15° right now and not supposed to snow for a few days, so I'll get a little time out of it.
I'm actually glad they are limiting antibiotics. I see so many people who will just throw antibiotics at their birds, without knowing what they have going on. And the biggest issue is medicated feed. Low dose antibiotics are not good at all. Those are linked directly to creating antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is similar to the issues with people overusing chemical wormers.
There is also a school of thought that we should not vaccinate the birds for Mareks and other viruses, let the populations develop natural immunity. The big producers will never go tht route, so there will always be reservoirs for the diseases. Local man here has been raising and showing birds for most of his life and is an APA/ABA judge. He says the only thing he keeps in his poultry medicine cabinet is a hatchet. He has never had a bird get sick at a show either. Something to be said for his method. Too bad I'm such a wuss.
Originally Posted by campingshaws
Wishing, sweaters for dd AND bubba.
You are SUPERMOM!!
Originally Posted by jane s chickens
Drizzly rain here. I wish it would just rain. Critters fed Made homemade cheesy hamburger macaroni & lima beans for lunch. Had to go this am to get dh's medicine for diabetitis. He didn t have any yesterday & didn t tell me til pharmacy was closed. Of course i had cooked a cake from cakemix with sugar & he ate 1/3 of it plus 2 large biscuits , pancakes & syrup, 2 pieces of loafbread. I don t know how high his sugar was but he seemed alright
We have the drizzly stuff going on here too. Do people crave sugar because they have diabetes, or do they have diabetes because they eat too much sugar? It's my drug of choice so guess I better start watching out.