Originally Posted by Blarneyeggs
Is this LMPs pantry? Looks like something she'd whip up.
**Anne...I think you should get them all!!!
Yes, Stake and I went to the same High School, but I believe the teachers he had were retired by the time I got there. I think they sold his abacus by then too.
My personal experience is that the only way to keep down the stink of ducks is to sell them or give them away. AND, it works. Every Time.
Mine DO!! So funny that you asked this, yesterday DS put a cadbury egg in the egg basket and then gave the 10 year old chores to do including sorting out the eggs (the cadbury was the reward). If only they always got along so well!
I have fond memories of being allowed to 'throw down' cards for my older brothers when they played spades. I was also taught how to pump a keg and top off a beer with little to no head at an early age. I most likely served a beer or two to Stake.
I prefer my ducks stuffed...or baked. But since you seem to want the pooping kind, check out Sally Sunshine, she has some great info.
Hello and Welcome! Can't see really well from this pic, but I'd say a 7 month old RSL should be laying and the comb and wattles look like perhaps they are. I see that they're free ranging, have you checked eery nook and cranny in your free range area? Perhaps there's a gold mine of eggs out there somewhere. You could also google 'egg production bleaching' to see how to calculate a hens egg production by the coloring in legs, eye ring, vent ect. Distance between pelvic bones is a good indicator too, although both of these may be difficult for a novice, I'd start by having a good ole Easter Egg Hunt in your yard, you may be surprised.
Today's lesson...How do you Spell Enabler???
I agree, Broody Hens are amazing. I usually have the hatcher all warmed up and ready on hatch day when I have a first time broody just in case she gets off the nest before they're all hatched. Pretty sad when they leave zipped peeping eggs behind to take their first hatchlings out for a walk. Keeping food and water within reach those first few days is helpful.