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Totalcolour- Beautiful paintings and I agree with Chickmate.  The top one is absolutely fantastic.  It looks so real!  It would be so neat to be able to do that, but that particular gene went to my daughter.

 

RaZ- hope your back feels better soon.  OTC pain meds can be tricky to figure out what works best for what type of pain.  My youngest just did a mild sprain on her wrist and I gave her Tylenol and it didn't touch it.  Gave her Aleve (naproxen) and it helped.  Hope you can figure out your cocktail.

 

Sarah- glad to hear your dad only required a stent and is on the mend.

 

Hello to the new people who joined today. frow.gif

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this is my poop board, my coop is 8'x16'  the roosts are at least 21/2 ft off the ground witch gives extra floor space under neath this is a summer pic. I use more straw in the winter. 

 

 Hope your Dad is doing better, prayers for your Dad and family.
 

 

That gives me a pretty good idea of the poop board, thanks!! I'll have to try to add some stuff to mine this weekend. Dad is doing better so that's good, thanks for the thoughts.


 

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Chickmate-

 

fourteen dollars a panel at Home Depot. I bought six, should have gotten twelve. )&**& dogs have discovered the end that doesnt have any. 

Chickens have proven they can levitate to get where they want to go. 

yuckyuck.gif Levitating chickens.....haha!



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Shades of the "Spanish Inquisition" - and people do this voluntarily?

I wondered that also when I read the thing about the rack.

 

 

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Um, well, I'm better at painting than I am at photographing, but here goes . . .

 


Totalcolour love the paintings! I also thought the top one was a photo. Great talent!

 


 

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Sure wish that I could have won last night's Mega Millions.  I could certainly put the the money to good use.  But maybe I'll win Friday substantially more money.  I'd probably buy each of you a new chicken or two if I win.  lau.gif

I hope you win, if you do could I have a new coop to go with that chicken?
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This is my first year with turkeys. I got these BR last summer. Right now I have 3 toms & 2 hens. ( I know, I need to cull at least one of the toms. Nobody fighting yet though) My hens started laying 3/14. They only laid everyother day for the first 4 days then kicked right in to an egg from each hen every day. Everyday I go out to write the date on the eggs, so I could remove the older ones the more they laid. I kept revolving around 12 eggs. I went out last night, but could not get into the nest. A hen is in there. I believe she is sitting on 14 eggs. That was yesterday evening around 6pm. She is still in there. I did see her out of the coop just before dark for about 30 sec's then she was back inside. Keeping my fingers crossed. They are all between 9-10 months old. The males have been strutting constantly since early january & my husband seen them a cpl times mid-late january breeding.

 

 

Welcome to the MI thread frow.gif Congrats on the broody turkey.

 

 



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Hi all!

 

I am going to raise chickens for meat for my first time this year, and I am looking for chicks in west Michigan. I am in the Cedar Springs/Sparta area, but would travel.

 

Does anybody know of a farm selling chicks?

 

Thanks

Welcome to the MI thread frow.gif Family Farm and Home sells the cornish crosses. Unless you are looking for a dual purpose breed. See my siggy line for what I breed.

 

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Olive,
Thanks, I had no idea. I've got a message to a lady up here.selling a breeding pair ,but haven't heard back from her yet. Found another lady who has hatching eggs in white cloud. I'm picking the eggs.up tomorrow. If the gal with the pair calls back I may have to cancel picking up the eggs....Nah! Who am I kidding. They're small and can't eat much right. Repeat after me..I do not another chicken......I do not need another chicken......Lol.

Oh, you will be near me. You should give me a call sometime and we could meet. They will be having the small animal swap meet starting in April at the Family Farm and Home soon. I believe it is the second Saturday of every month till October, 8 till noon. I will have to find my paper and check the dates and time to be sure.

 

 

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Um, well, I'm better at painting than I am at photographing, but here goes . . .

 

This is a Cathedral in Britain (Salisbury), where I used to go to school - I can't get the flash to work properly, the colors aren't right. But I'm very happy with the composition, even though Himself says I paint dark and dismal paintings (well, it's twilight!)


Beautiful art work TC thumbsup.gif
 

 

 

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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Sorry if I forgot any new members.

 

Sorry to for the loss of the Isa brown.

 

It has been a long day trying to keep up with an 8 year old. It's been a long time since I have had to keep up with a little one. th.gif

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

My coop  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/386902/we-gave-the-chickens-our-bedroom-pic-heavy

 

"Friends, I will remember you, think of you & pray for you, & when another day is through, I will still be friends with you"--John Denver

 

 

I chickened out   

 

 


 

 

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Need to ask about one of my buff orps.  The other day as I was watching the chickens I noticed her running across the yard with kind of a hobble.  I mentioned it to DH and he noticed it, too.  I thought it looked like she had injured her leg at some point and that it healed wrong and he thought she might have something stuck in her foot.  I checked her over and she seems fine. Nothing in her foot and leg looks right.  Now mind you she is the heaviest girl out there.  Obviously an eater.  She a good deal bigger than her sister.  So I'm wondering is her size the problem?  Too much weight to run with?  Can anyone can come up with anything different for me to check out?  She appears healthy in all aspects except for the hobbled looking run.

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welcome-byc.gif  to the newbies!

 

TC.. beautiful, just beautiful!

Be yourself....everyone else is taken
Rose
Be yourself....everyone else is taken
Rose
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Need to ask about one of my buff orps.  The other day as I was watching the chickens I noticed her running across the yard with kind of a hobble.  I mentioned it to DH and he noticed it, too.  I thought it looked like she had injured her leg at some point and that it healed wrong and he thought she might have something stuck in her foot.  I checked her over and she seems fine. Nothing in her foot and leg looks right.  Now mind you she is the heaviest girl out there.  Obviously an eater.  She a good deal bigger than her sister.  So I'm wondering is her size the problem?  Too much weight to run with?  Can anyone can come up with anything different for me to check out?  She appears healthy in all aspects except for the hobbled looking run.



If she's not acting off I wouldn't worry too much.  Could be weight, could be an old injury, could just be a hitch in her giddy up.  You should see how the CX hens run, it's like a herd of elephants. LOL!

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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HH,
I don't know why, but I never thought a small animal swap would have chickens. I guess I just thought it was for guinea pigs and rats. Definitely let me know when they are, I'd like to check it out. My daughter would love to see all the different critters. The Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.smile.png

Welcome to all the newbies! You'll like it here. Everyone is very kind and not afraid to share their knowledge, humor and encouragement.
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
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Teeville,
Where are you at? RIRjen has chicks. I found a dozen hatching eggs that I will pick up tomorrow to put in the incubator on Wednesday. I only want to keep one...I'd be happy to share with you. Or if you want to "cook" your own I can get you the gals name that has the eggs. She has another dozen sitting there.


Tomorrow is hatch day. WooHoo! K, I followed the advice of a post that said not to lay shipped eggs on their sides for lockdown , but to put them in cut down egg cartons instead. So, how long do I leave them there, till they pop then take them out?
Edited by Elliemae 77 - 3/29/12 at 9:41pm
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Jeremiah29:11

There's always room for one more chicken......or three
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Elliemae - The chicks will hatch fine in the carton.  Leave them alone until all chicks have hatched.  It's called lockdown for a reason you want to keep your bator LOCKED DOWN to maintain the appropriate humidity for the hatching process.  Your chicks can easily survive 3 days without food or water after hatching so there's no need to open it to retrieve the earliest hatchers until after the later hatchers have made their way out. 

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.   - E.B. White

 

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The best way to be missed when you're gone is to stand for something while you're here. - Seth Godin

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