Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs
Hi everybody! I just went to a barn sale today and got some great deals, but I started talking to a gentleman there about backyard poultry. He said over and over that ducks are the ways to go as far as egg laying and easiness to keep goes. Anybody have any opinions about this? I still want chickens for sure, but I'm curious if any of you have ducks as well. Do they lay a lot? Are they easier to keep? Thanks!
I love my ducks but would never choose the ducks over the chickens. The personalities are different. My ducks are messy and loud, almost demanding at times. The chickens just go about their day, and come running when I call. I love them both, but would choose the chickens if forced to.
Originally Posted by Farmer Mike S
Originally Posted by stake
Nobody ever claims to be a poo expert.....heat+poo = smell.....my two cents....lol
Haha yea, but I've come across some experts with this stuff. I'll probably try somewhere else, but I though I'd give it a shot here first
I do deep pile method. Add DE to your shavings, in the morning after you've let the birds out for the day (to let the dust settle). Dig it in really well, it's awesome for drying up poo and odor control. I only add more about every 2 months or so. My coops don't stink, and I have quite a few birds.
Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm
If you place a carved pumpkin in the run-------I wonder how long it will be safe for the chickens to peck at..............
I may wait at least a week because its so hot right now the pumpkins might go bad quickly?
what is your experience with pumpkins and chickens you all?
Last year I let my boys have fun smashing all of my fall gourds and pumpkins around the coops. In maybe a week, they were gone!
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Hey all, I have a question about "worming". We just bought 'Wazine 17". The girls do NOT have worms, but from all I am reading, everyone worms regardless 1-2 times a year. Do I HAVE to do this?
Okay, I have 3 chickens..yeah, yeah, I know..I am working on my numbers...anyway, they are 1 yr+, 10mnths+ and 11 weeks. What I would like to know is the dosage for this amount of birds...I am giving myself a headache trying to figure it out...and I have been looking all over the different threads on the subject and can't really find the numbers I am looking for....so just wondering if anyone here is "in the know"??
It say on the back of the bottle: over 6 weeks old , for each 100 birds...use 2 fluid ounces in 2 gallons of water.
I am tired, have a headache and not getting it..my math is usually "on" , but.......I do realize I have to toss eggs for 2 weeks, sad..., so THANK YOU to anyone who wants to have a project and a headache...Danielle
You can do the Wazine, and should worm for sure, but just the other day I was realizing that fall last year was when my mite epidemic hit, UGH! Gonna kill all the pests with one stone and do the Ivermectin Pour On drops, and be a step ahead. Probably this weekend.
Originally Posted by missydcpc
Sorry I've been MIA again...was having a small heart attack....ya'll have heard about this shut-down thing...right?? Well my wedding is scheduled for Army Heritage Canter....federal land. After seeing on the news that 2 poor brides, one for the same date as me, and one for the following weekend were told by Gettysburg that their weddings were cancelled...well...I not so slowly lost my mind. Luckily, my contact at AHEC called me and told me she's not furloughed...and she wants my wedding to happen more than I do!
Here is my outfit from my bachelorette party....it was a blast!
Wowser Missy! I have missed a lot I see!! You look smashing girl...I'm thinking I may be depriving DH....Maybe I need to get a corset??