LOL Cynitha, I am not sure I am making progress on the 'wart' but I think I am feeling better in general and I've noticed my gout is in somewhat better check. I would try it on the dog, old or not, might help. Also I was a thinking and a smiling today, regarding the responses I received regarding flock block and C.O.B. I think it very cool that you can quarry the board on most anything… and get the thoughts of others whom have used and or tried said (in this instance) feed. So I want to thank those of you whom have helped with my inquiries. Also the-bird-man saved me $40.00 on the BOSS I wanted to fill my storage containers for winter and needed to mix up in the scratch concoction I like to feed. That from a single simple tip on price.
On the other hand some things, like the flock block, you just have to try if you want to know. Yea or Nea… you at least have an answer. When ever I find myself stuttering and stammering over a feed or such, it tends to just hang in the unfinished business part of my mind, I need to house clean that area. Try it, get an answer, good or bad, move on. BUT I should note, that what works for me, may not for you, and of course the opposite is true as well. Still it is good to get a range of evaluations from the kind folks here.
Thanks for the reply Sidewing, and as Red noted the SOP are lacking in some of the hatchery birds. If you want true type you will most likely have to find a breeder of quality stock. AND if you have to pay that ton of money to ship them to you. One needs to just swallow hard and do it. (See stuttering & stammering note above) All hatchery birds are not bad, and heavens knows there is a place for them in the hobby. A great place to start and find what it is that does something to your inner sweat spot. I can feel Sidewings pleasure clear up here in Cache Valley, and I am as pleased as could be for him and his project. Lisa today reminded me that I don't like puffy heads nor feathered feet. Which at its base is true. But I suppose what I mean is that they are not the type of birds I choose for my home/personal flock. I like all chickens, egg colors and etc. et al. I like that many of you like the sizzle, frizzle, showgirl, birds, and I certainly support everyone here in the breed(s) and type they wish to keep. Personal choice is a American as apple pie.
Lisa's birds are lovely, and her roosters are most magnificent. I am always impressed with the lady's knowledge of all things chicken. I will have to admit it was fun to 'enable' her into a twofer. You guys are always killing me with your, try one of these, take two of this kind, how about some free hatching eggs, want a bird in Logan but live in Spanish Fork, lets fire up the ole chicken bus… I could go on.
I got part of the roof on my bath house today, might be finished this week yet.
Best to all and your birds,