Originally Posted by BirdbyGavin1103
Yep, dates back to the Egyptians if I remember correctly,and I think it was used to help nursemaids continue to lactate in between kids, I could be wrong...now I gotta look it up.
I don't know why, but this info reminds me of the guy who proved men can lactate without taking female hormones...yep gonna be one of those days.
Thank you! No one ever believes me when I tell them a person can make their milk come in. Especially when I say a guy can do it too!
I have threatened to make DH do it just for fun.
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Well, to continue the baby theme of the night....
Gracie and Pidgy each hatched out a brood of chicks almost 5 wks ago, and last weekend we got another broody hatch from our hen Janeway, and actually, her chicks are all from our own flock of mixed breeds, so pretty cool to watch them.
first trip out and about in the 'play pen'
Well, a few days ago Gracie decided she was done being broody with her crew and she went back to her roost, they are nearly 5 wks old and were doing fine, but obviously missed their mama hen.... We decided to put Janeway and her bunch into the big broody area with Pidgy and her crew and the crew of 'orphans' as Radioman calls them. Lo and behold the first night after she was in with them we go to lock them up for the night and find that Janeway has adopted the orphans! So she now has 6 of her own (1 wk olds) and 4 of Gracie's (5wks old) and they seem to be all quite happy with the set up! Got this pic of them tonight before we locked up. If you look closely to the lower left of Janeway's chest you will see a little puffy white head peeking out... that happens to be one of Gracies chicks, and in fact is a mini Gracie, (white Silkie mix from one of Gracie's eggs)
and the second shock of the night was that I didn't find Gracie up on the roost with the other birds like she has been the past 3 nights...
I FOUND HER BACK IN HER BROODY BOX!!! I snapped a pic, just to show Radioman... we are hoping she's just back in her broody spot because she likes the basket or something, because I never would have thought she'd get back to being broody within a week of seperating from her last batch of chicks! Geesh, she's only laid 3 eggs so far! Hoping she is back out and about with the flock tomorrow and this is just a phase!
Love the little yellow one!!, what is it? Got another one for you...where did you get those baskets?...so nice with the front 'cut-out'!!..i am still looking for something better to put into the nest area of the coop. I have a bin right now, but all Ginger does in throw the nesting stuff every where, then lays her egg in the sand on the coop floor.. crazy chicken..., at least she has found her way up into the coop now..
You can find them at Ollie's in Clearfield, and I have seen them in K-Mart and Wal Mart.
Originally Posted by GirlieChick
Westmoreland county here!! 25 chickens, about 10 ducks and a goose!!
Your life will never be the same again!!