Originally Posted by babylady4
Love your bunny set-up CS!
Dang it's cold! Someday I will live in a toasty house that does not require plastic on the windows!
On the flip side, my cousin is moving to WI!!!! She found an awesome house on 16 acres just over the border near Salem. She is already planning on her chickens!
Originally Posted by Daethen
Never been to a swap meet like you guys are talking about. I am SW Wisconsin. Anyone know of a swap down here? What kind of prices do chicks and chickens go for at one?
Originally Posted by Angiebubs
Hey strangers! I haven't been on here in awhile (talk to my BYC peeps on FB though) and wanted to say Hi-and catch up :-)
ETA: How many of you remove your roos spurs? trim them? or just leave them alone?
Originally Posted by chickendreams24
Idk if anyone will have any insights but I just thought about it and decided to ask: since moving to the cooler all 30 of our birds have stopped using the roosts, now the silkies have never roosted and their two hatch mates seldom have but I still thought it odd that only accounts for 8 of the 30 anyone have any insights? It's just such a funny sight walking in and all 30 are in three or four huddles or piles around the room has anyone else ever encountered this?
Originally Posted by MamaHubbard
Hello all! In the midst of preparing for a musical tomorrow, I'm working on trying to get prices together for some friends. I could really use some help. My neighbor and I share 5 acres with our duplex. I have some friends that would really love to go in on a "meat chicken co-op", but they want to hear prices for the long term, as in how much would 1 meat chicken cost after its butchered. Whats all your experience, anyone keep records? We are planning to tractor on about 2 acres I think, as I have egg chickens currently and neighbor is going to start too, plus I'm hoping to plant a garden. Suggestions, thoughts? best hatchery to go through for meaties? With living in the Green Bay area, what would be the best time frame for ordering and raising? I was thinking order in April and keep inside tilll end may, then start hauling them around the yard?
Originally Posted by Sclark73
Originally Posted by irishrovr I'm getting the flock tested next week and the tester wants to know my premise ID. Do any of you have one? Who issues them? Any info would be appreciated.
You should be able to register online. Sorry I posted before I finished watching up. I am a state tester and have my Premise ID for the past 8 years when a woman was going door to door having everyone register with any type of livestock. I don't like the idea of it all either but in order for me to attend swaps to sell chicks its required to get in.
Originally Posted by 67drake
This is getting weird to me
I've never heard of registering a flock,or chickens,but I'm new to the chicken world. I don't register my dog,cat,or firearms,so good luck getting me to register my chicken(s)!.
Originally Posted by irishrovr
Originally Posted by Celtic Chick
I hope this works. Too funny! Talk about recycling.
That's a hilarious pop out door! I love the sense of humor in that!
I was going to answer so many things but holy cow I ended up being so many pages behind I decided they must have ben answered 20 times already.
CC I hope your arm is all better now. Cind, I also hope your thrush is gone. I missed all other illnesses and injuries. If you have them..get well soon.
The cottage is coming along slowly. It seems like it will take me forever, but I am moving in as soon as my bedroom is finished..when ever that is. I can finish the rest of the things living there.
I have all of the painting done in the bedroom, and I am working on removing all of the half round trim. I think I have all of the staples out. I will use leveler on the floor than lay the new floor.
I miss my birds..