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My rooster B.B. posed for me today with some of his ladies.  I love him.

The babies don't like posing, so this was nice.  I have too many chicks.  I listed a group but now I'm wondering if I want to keep some.  I have 24 chicks that are between 1 day and 2.5 weeks old.  All are from this group which includes 5 other laying hens and a Brabanter rooster that are not pictured. I should also decide if I'm keeping my Pavlovskaya group.  They're so pretty. My chicken math/ Morehens Disease/ chickenitis is cured with this recent bout of hatching, but I have to find room for all of the chickens I'm keeping.  I have my new setup of my old coop housing 9 chicks that are 8 weeks old... wait... I'm losing track.  Eeep!  So much hatching along with a hectic non-chicken related life has me all confused.  I know I have 55 chickens between 1 day and 1 year old and I cannot keep every single one.  I'm happy with my base EE flock.  I'm going to develop my Brabanter flock.  I'd need to build another coop to house another pure flock, which I guess is possible and I plan to do- I just don't know when I'll find the time.  

 

In garden news, we're tilling a new garden.  The ground is rock hard and very rocky so it'll be hard work for a few weeks, but should be ready for transplants and seed sowing by Memorial Day.  I'm deciding on fencing now.  I have the option to do chain link, regular metal mesh, or wood/metal combination.  I'm leaning toward wood posts regular garden fencing, but I'm pretty tired right now and will probably rethink all of my plans 100 times before the day I actually have to choose.

 

Speaking of tired, I'll catch up more with morning coffee... Good night, all.

He's very nice. I like his muffs and beard. 

 

I would add more compost and peat moss to your soil. This will help keep it soft enough to work. You could do as I have done and keep working in more garden soil/peat moss/ compost as money allows. Eventually you'll be able to work it with little effort.  You can also keep working in horse manure too. Some folks will give it away and you can't have to much horse manure. 

 

Which reminds me I need to get some. 

PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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@tao chick what breed is in the back of the picture on the left? The speckled one
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Is Ninja cuckoo marans / astrolorp as well? He's precious.


yes he is

My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/SloansvilleSwap/?ref=bookmarks

 

This one is in Schoharie County.  You just missed the one for this month as it was held yesterday.  I believe the next one is on May 22nd.

I was there, there is also one in feura bush on the 22 that i also attended last month, besides feura bush and sloansville, anyone know of anything else? We need more swaps in the area if i had the land i would so do one myself!

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I'm lending my incubator to the elementary school to hatch eggs for their life science lessons. None of my pullets are laying yet. Does anyone have any interesting eggs for hatching close to barryville ny? I think it would be nice if I could get a variety of colored eggs but open to all possibilities.
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Hi I am new to the forum but not not to being harassed. ( it ended with SWAT in our neighbors and our yards) Thankfully problem solved. I have a suggestion. What if you used something that would stick to your stalker? Rolled open sticky fly traps in hair are really hard to get off or predictor urine or rotten eggs mixed in something really tacky? If they got it on themselves it would be a lot harder to say " I didn't do it ". My DH is building chicken Fort Knox ! He says no preditor or person is getting to any of his girls!
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Hi I am new to the forum but not not to being harassed. ( it ended with SWAT in our neighbors and our yards) Thankfully problem solved. I have a suggestion. What if you used something that would stick to your stalker? Rolled open sticky fly traps in hair are really hard to get off or predictor urine or rotten eggs mixed in something really tacky? If they got it on themselves it would be a lot harder to say " I didn't do it ". My DH is building chicken Fort Knox ! He says no preditor or person is getting to any of his girls!
now that's a great idea!!
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Originally Posted by akaruby View Post

@tao chick what breed is in the back of the picture on the left? The speckled one
I think you're referring to the Cream Brabanter. I love them and I'm developing a breeding group that will hopefully reach a standard. There's still some argument about whether to develop an American standard or follow the Dutch standard.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I probably should have said that it was a third neighbor that the SWAT team took away..........wink.png
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Originally Posted by cutipatooti View Post

I'm lending my incubator to the elementary school to hatch eggs for their life science lessons. None of my pullets are laying yet. Does anyone have any interesting eggs for hatching close to barryville ny? I think it would be nice if I could get a variety of colored eggs but open to all possibilities.
I wish I was closer. I'd give you two or three dozen for the kids.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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