Originally Posted by CrazyRays
Out here in Pittsburgh, PA.
My Roo Mitchell and his girls down in the valley watching me as I leave.
They really are enjoying free ranging.
I will be separating the roos from the hens. They should start laying soon,
they are 17 weeks old now. I am looking forward to my first egg!
He's looking great! Shouldn't be too long for your eggs now, remember to grab a pic of them to provide us with an announcement.... I actually sent out a pic message to about 3 or 4 friends with a pic of our first egg! Felt like we laid it ourselves after all of the time we spent working on things for our birds!
Originally Posted by tweetr1979
What does everyone have planned for today? Hopefully I can get out into the garden and plant some flowers I picked up cheap at the local nursery yesterday before the next round of rain comes!
Have a good day!!
Good morning! Today is coop cleaning and getting ready to head for Erie for the weekend at camp...
and probably giving the puppy a bath, considering he has been having fun alternating between playing in the water in a nearby ditch and sleeping in the coop in the cool sand! I don't think we want to spend 2.5 hrs in the car with him in the condition he is in right now!
Originally Posted by roseschickies
and what is your address. cuz that look AMAZING!!!!!
Camp about 20 mins west of Erie... all are welcome, just phone ahead! LOL
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
OK, finally caught up. Wheeeeewwwwww!!!
BIG THANK YOU to fisherlady!!! She drove 3 hours 1 way yesterday to bring her plucker equipment to help me process the last 9 meaties. Total time from set up to clean up (not counting me packaging after she left) was less than 4 1/2 hours & that was counting setting up & tearing down all equipment & unloading & reloading her car...in the rain. She didn't want any birds (darn) but took home feet & stripped carcasses to make stock with & I slipped her a big bowl of raspberry cobbler (for radioman) & a bunch of soaps for her, radioman & her mom.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! (Last time it took me over 12 hours to do 10 birds, & you figured out why with the amount of assistance offered by JJ...LOL)
You are very welcome, I really enjoyed the day and meeting all of you! Glad I was able to help and next time we will have to order a bit of drier weather! Though when I got home I found there had been 6" of rain in our area during the day, a few nearby towns made the news in Pittsburgh due to the extreme flooding, sure glad I live on a ridge top! The cobbler was great (Radioman passes along his thanks!) and I'll pass along the soaps to my Mom in the near future, she will love them!
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
A few nights ago i merged several groups of chickens of various ages. Normal pecking order issues, some sleeping outside, etc. Nothing I didn't expect.
Included in this was a momma and her two two week olds. They weren't moved, just opened another run area between them and some others, and she is taking great care of them.
Late last night when I went to close coops, she was on the roost, 18in of the floor. I couldn't find the babies!
After searching, I found them, huddled with her on the roost! Amazed they got up there, but all was well.
Just thought I'd post this for those who sweat and worry about every little thing. They are very capable little creatures!
The longer I have the chickens and the more broodies we get to see the less we worry... amazing how well they all do.