Originally Posted by Ray from PA Guess I won't get something for nothing here,,,,, never did answer,,, did you ? lolThanks Blarney,,, made it up to the farm show this evening,,,, didn't like the Roo at all ! Hen....averageNot you too ! you been hanging around with Missy ?Thanks for the offer Sally,,, but have a hatch going and ordered more eggs when you decided to keep them,,,,, pass 'em on to MamaWelcome aboard Bower !!! good to see another guy here........ Beware the estrogen levels around here ! Shhhh ! they're watching...... right Chad !
You love all the attention, Ray.
Originally Posted by galgo98
I noticed yesterday that most of the birds (chickens, ducks, and geese) were from the same few people. I kept seeing the same names over and over again. Is this how the farm show usually works? A few bring all of the birds?
I think alot of people stopped showing several years back when someone brought in sick birds and almost everyone had losses as a result of them not catching it before the show. I know they're much stricter now, but it's one of those once burned, twice shy things.
Originally Posted by Ray from PA
I think it just reflects how few people show in the area at the moment, and especially how even fewer can and are willing to show at the farm show. It's not easy for someone to leave their birds there for an entire week and make sure they are taken care of,,,, by themselves or make arrangements for someone to do it for them.
Most poultry shows are just 2 or 3 days.
And, I'm sure it's hard on the birds,,, an entire week of stress !
My poor birds would go insane...a week in a cage???
Originally Posted by mama2my4
I know. When I saw the eggs, I knew I needed some chicks!!
I don't blame you!
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Well, hope you all can bear with me while I do a little 'really cool moment' sharing...
We put cameras in the coop, one for general population and one on 'broody watch'... we figured out the motion sensor and record setups and finally tonight got the video I've been wanting to capture. Gracie doing her own broody hen temp and humidity control.
Watch her do her 'broody shuffle' at the end of the video...
this could be dangerous... I actually broke down and got a youtube account so I could post this video! I'm doomed!!!
Originally Posted by patrickschick
Yep!!!! High levels of estrogen doesn't even begin to cover it!
The estrogen doesn't even begin to balance ya'lls.....
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs I was going to show there, but what got me was the temperature change, I thought if they were INSIDE the farm complex for 9-10 days (coop in on Friday, pick up following Sunday) and then back outside when they got home that they would all molt. The live vaccine required was a bit of a put off as well.
They feed and water your birds for you.
Delmarva is looking like a pretty big local show. It's coming up in March and I am IN!!
Cool...you going to the Maryland Small Flock Seminar?
Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
I know why I have been up since 5. Why the heck is everyone else awake so early?
Cause I have an appointment to pick out my wedding dress today.