Originally Posted by missydcpc
Ok guys, I tried, promise I did, but I'm 54 pages behind!!! There is NO chance I'll catch up.
Came home last night from a weekend in DE, Fiancee had been home alone. Went out to lock the chickens up, look down and have a white bodied, red-headed rooster in front of me....I don't own any of this....THEN I realize it's my Delaware roo!!!! His whole head and shoulders were COVERED in blood!!! I picked him up and carried him in the house so I could inspect/clean/care for. His one eye I thought was swollen shut, turned out to be crusted shut with dried blood. His whole comb was bloody...not sure if he got attacked....go frostbite (didn't look like it) or what...but once he was washed and blukoted (along with my hand and the sink, and the wall...) and dried (he sat still soooo well for the hair dryer!), I returned him to the coop....where he went right to the feeder, filled up...then went to attack one of the girls. He was fine this morning when I went out.
Welcome Back!! I had the unfortunate experience of watching a hawk try to eat my Silkie for about 2 minutes(long story) once. We realized she was still alive and rescued the poor thing. The only thing that hawk had done that whole time was try to eat her eye. You made me think of that when you said his eye was bloody and crusted over, maybe a hawk? Poor Boy, he deserves extra treats for sure.
Originally Posted by stake
Originally Posted by galgo98
What type (watt/color) of light bulbs does everybody use for their brooder??? I"m getting frustrated. The red ones from TSC are teflon coated and 250 watts. My brooder is a smaller kiddie pool, so 250 watt is overkill anyway. The light is only about 18" above floor of brooder. It's hard to find red light bulbs anymore. Found some at Kmart earlier but they are only 25 watt and the poor peepies were huddling together in a ball. I didn't like that, so I put 100 watt regular white bulb in and then they all scattered around the edges..... I finally put a 60 watt black light in, that seems better. (I was running out of incandescent bulbs in the house..) So what does everyone else use??
Galgo, you might want to check out pet stores for infrared heat lamp...you can get 75, 150watt for reptiles....hope this helps...
I use the 250 W Red, but after a week or so, it is too hot. I'm gonna try the pet store, thanks for the tip.
Originally Posted by fawngrovechad
Originally Posted by gardeningmama
Mother Hen, we're all neighbors! I live 5 minutes form The Mill! AND Thank God I didn't know they had new chicks in, LOL!
Well gmama, they didn't all leave yet, they're still there!!!! Go get me a gold laced Wyandotte!!!!!!!
No, NO, NO! I have a plan, no chicks till the shipment comes in and my Easter babies hatch. Learned my lesson about having too many age groups. Not enough cages!! Mixing them never worked for me, they always fight.
Originally Posted by ctfeathers
Anyone hatching wyandottes? Or trying to be rid of extras? Need some more chick! I'm practically begging for an enabler!
I only have 5 week old cockerels.2 Black Laced Red & 1 Blue Laced Red.
Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
Awww they're cute. Yes, alcohol and e-bay do NOT mix. Lucky for me, I usually fall asleep and get outbid.
Originally Posted by wingstone
these i am not sure what i was thinking, i have no bantam pen..
Wing u ever see that movie, 'The Hangover'? Know how at the end they show in quick succession all the craziness of the night? Don't ya wish u could rewind and watch last night over?
I want to rewind, and see her last night. Okay, I really just want to see the pizza boys expression when she offered him the $$!