Originally Posted by LizardCat
So I just got a text from the wife.
My girls are SCARY.
Ugh ours were worse. I skinned the two roosters I processed yesterday, I have some people interested in the feathers for tying flies, guess the scalding removes the oils that make them buoyant. Anyway, the entire flock was after every skin the second I put it down. I'm sure it was quite the site, me chasing them off, trying to pluck and trying to bag feathers all at the same time.
Originally Posted by stake
There is a woman on here Sally Sunshine....if you can find her profile and pics etc, she has built a really nice pallet coop....unfortunately she has not been posting here lately....
Here's the link for her pallet coop: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hinkel-haus-made-of-pallets-recycled-wood-pickets
Any number that does not make you a chicken hoarder?
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Sally has been having connectivity problems with her internet. Should be back up to speed when they get it worked out.
OMG!! I have had this nearly exact conversation with my DH! And yes, they are little dinosaurs in disguise... last week my cat brought in a mouse. He ended up being ganged up on by 3 of our hens and they ended up with the mouse, he ended up thoroughly confused about what had just happened!
My definition of reasonable keeps changing!!
Ugh, our poor cats have to be fed in the house now or else the chickens AND ducks steal their food. Then Buddy and Midnite stare at me as if to say "What the h*** just happened?"
Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick
Hello, crazy chicken people! I haven't been on in over a week, and I am not going to attempt to try to catch up. I know a conversation was started on winterizing coops. If anyone has a link to the video explaining how to make a cookie tin water heater for the plastic waterers, can you please post it? I am sure the new members would greatly appreciate it.
If it was already shared, please disregard this post.
New members, welcome. You can purchase metal water containers that have a base you can also purchase that will keep your water from freezing. You can also get a plastic one for a lot cheaper.
The plastic one is a one-piece unit.
I wanted to let you know everyone has settled in nicely, and seems to be getting along. Goldschlager (the BLRW with the more yellow/golden hackles) has been better with the ladies now that Jäger is gone, to be honest it was a little hairy for a bit since he was being a bit rougher than I would have liked. Gavin named the other one Fred, and we're still trying to figure out names for the other boys. They all still prefer to go over my parents' to forage, but they now come running when I step outside and say "Chickie, chickie, chickie." They know it's snack time! lol