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I'm here trying to figure out how to navigate this site, after reading some posts and meeting you today I would have to say yes to the enabling, but I'm not complaining. Thank you!
If you're not interested in keep ALL purebreds a cross can produce some pretty and productive hens. Many of the older breeds started out as crosses. So you could just keep hatching from the same rooster and hen breed to get birds you like.
I've considered a New Hampshire in with my Dels to get sex linked chicks.
Met a nice stay at home mom from up north and sent her our way. I'm sure you'll all be as inviting as usual.
Edited by Lady Loveall - 12/5/15 at 6:33pm
Trying to catch up here :
My girls love hamburger fat mixed in with their evening meal. They only get it once a week, because that's all we eat hamburger. They have also developed a taste for horse manure, is that safe? The horses are healthy and happy but it seems like a strange snack to me.
Horse don't digest all the grain that they eat so the chickens are just eating what bits were left over.
I have 4 isa brown hens. I absolutely love them. They were a gift my brother gave my daughter. So far their personalities are great and they are fantastic layers. I would love a rooster just like them. I need a big rooster since i lost my bob who was a huge light brahma.
I'm getting back a big Slash Orpington rooster that you could have. I hatched out 4 and 3 were roosters. They are all HUGE The 2 that I have right now are about the same size of my turkey hens.
Welcome ! May you have many chickens
DE - if I understand the way DE works ...no reason to put it in the food ..
Diatomite is used as an insecticide, due to its abrasive and physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on Fick's law of diffusion. This also works against gastropods and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat slugs. However, since slugs inhabit humid environments, efficacy is very low. It is sometimes mixed with an attractant or other additives to increase its effectiveness. Medical-grade diatomite has been studied for its efficacy as a de-worming agent in cattle; in both studies cited the groups being treated with diatomaceous earth did not fare any better than control groups.
it works good on the outside but should be used with care
as it can be toxic to breathe in
Inhalation of crystalline silica is harmful to the lungs, causing silicosis. Amorphous silica is considered to have low toxicity, but prolonged inhalation causes changes to the lungs. Diatomaceous earth is mostly amorphous silica, but contains some crystalline silica, especially in the saltwater forms. In a study of workers, those exposed to natural DE for over 5 years had no significant lung changes, while 40% of those exposed to the calcined form had developed pneumoconiosis. Today's common D.E. formulations are safer to use as they are predominantly made up of amorphous silica and contain little or no crystalline silica.
Well im almost finish plasticing up the baby coop for storage ..hope to do some more tomorrow .
then move the leaves / bedding in ...still need to clean out the coop for winter ...thats next on my list ..
Too much to do to little time .
Heres Grey goose ...3 1/2 months .she honks all the time
Tab do you have any of these with Black spots on them ...She might be 1/2 Australorp 1/2 olive egger
Edited by Gramma Chick - 12/5/15 at 7:49pm