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LOL! I got myself a Sportsman - over 200 eggs can fit in there! I haven't run out of room in it yet. My brooders are another story, though!
My dog is out all night, I think she's helped very very much with our coon problems. Here she is…and the question at the moment is….what did she do with the rest of the deer?
Doesnt she cry to come in at night? my dogs cry and whine to come in a second after a piddle uggggg She is gorgeous
HA! you know it!
I think Sally went AWOL again so this goes out to anyone with npip status,,,,are any of you in lancaster county that can do your own testing.....let me explain a little, I have no interest in npip for I very seldom sell eggs or chicks, but after watching what Bruce has been going thru, I feel that even as a small backyard flock, it is everyone's responsibility to know what the flock in your yard is carrien around with them....I am under no illusion, for I feel that 90% of flocks are harboring something that just does not show......but if my flock is a carrier than I feel I should be able to warn others...no I would not cull for simple things, but I would close the flock and send nothing out alive...
not wanting to start a big health debate here, just looking for someone who will come do some random testing for a reasonable fee.....looking to test for more than just what is covered in npip....really more of a random thing...
side note......great pics....I knew someone had to get chicks for christmas, this is a chicken site after all...
Ray, bet there's more of a market than you would think.
speaking of farm show,,, if I go this year it will have to be sunday, I hate going that day, to crowded
Not AWOL just had a miserable Christmas as usual. Always ok up until other family arrives :( I cant help you out until Chris (local health inspector) decides he has time to come do the field part of our testing. We played phone tag ever since I was at harrisburg and now he doesnt get back to me. I left him a message explaining that is suggestion to wait until Summer wont fly as I need tested in Feb again. Still notta. gonna push in the new year though.
Sucks with Bruce, I am not sure how you are with comin and goings of birds, but I stopped bringing in anything. If I get something they will be tested and I too am watching the bruce posts to learn and keep getting the feedback.
Blarney I love that photo its stunning, but not near as cute as those chicks!
When is the farm show? I want to go for once
question for the group:
If I have two separate coops and runs but they are next to each other.............will the chickens share diseases?
Do runs have to be farther apart in order to prevent sharing of diseases?
Side by side runs wouldn't effect chickens getting along.......would they? Since they would be going to separate coops and have their own enclosures?
I am of the opinion that side by side may still be too close for airborne types of diseases..........and possible other things too...........but I am just wondering.
I am planning for new chicks in the spring.
I currently have 4 and want to build a new coop for the new chicks but am wondering about where to put it etc
or should I combine them when the little ones get bigger?
I will likely not be able to get more than 4 chicks..........
Blarney,,,,,,Love that picture, an the chicks are cute also, you do understand that this is winter time and those chicks will be in the house extra long, right???
Congrats on all the incubators,,,,,you all have more self discipline than I do because I would fill them up just to see what happens.
Sally I have to bring birds in for now, I just have not found a good combination to make my own meat birds quick enough,,,,but Bruce really has me thinking more about this practice,,,I need to o some testing for my own peace of mind, for I really do believe that every flock carries something.(( complete understanding on the holiday part,,,,I drink way to much at this time of year,,,just how I deal with it , I guess ))
Lisa,,, side by side pens will not have any protection from disease, I do find it easy to integrate those birds though..
Bruce is a good guy we all need to lend him a hand if we can,,,,since I have some of the breeds he will need to restock I am willing to test at the appropriate time that he would need
Without being too much a gossip, what happened to Bruce? Did I miss that thread....
He is mostly on Facebook groups, but basically he lost his entire flock (over 120 birds) due to several diseases...some naturally and some he culled