KarenS/Sapphireblu- Is that what that loud whooping sound is at night!?!? Foxes??!!!!??? We have tons of them, they are out late, late, late at night when I go out to turn off the last of the outside lights and the garage light. I always wondered what on earth that racket was, they are sooooo loud!
Hawkeye- If you sell that cute little splash silkie you let me know!!! I love that hen of yours, she is just gorgeous. I just have bbs silkies for pets and fun. I have always had a soft spot for the splash silkies since my favorite hen Uno. I lost her last summer to heat exhaustion.
Sorry if I missed anyone!!! Have a good night everyone!
I never hear fox here. Probably because we have a den of coyotes in my tree line. I'll let you know if I'm going to get rid of it! I'm still back and forth on it. The one foot has the two inner toes fused a bit, and I'm going to double check to see if those can still make good breeders. If not, I'll be getting rid of it. :)
Just caught up with everyone but it's late and I'm beat. DH got the electric fence going and the kids and I moved all the keeper birds to the coop. I have 22 birds out there right now but will be checking to make sure I didn't leave any essential birds out or keep the non-essentials. I stayed out there with them while they acclimated just watching to see that everything was all good. It took them forever to venture a toe out on the concrete patio, but some of them finally made it to the grass. It was great to see. They are 12 weeks old now and getting so big. I loved watching them get used to their new place.
Who mentioned Chicken Annie's? My great grandfather (now deceased) used to live in Girard and we loved to visit and eat at Chicken Annie's! Are they still open?
Okay, gotta crash and burn.
YAY on having your coop ready to go! I'm pretty sure a hawk attacked Seymore a few weeks back. I would think they'd take off with a LF chicken. I mentioned Chicken Annies, and yeah, it's still there and one of my favorite places to eat! They have 3 of them, one is in Girard and the other two are in Pittsburg-- one along the highway and the other off in the sticks-- the Original. One time I was down there, they were selling these really cute Chicken Annie's t-shirts and I bought one, it has their motto on it "Something to Crow About" with the rooster on it and then on the back it says "Peace, Love and Chicken Grease". It's really funny/cute! I got it in a bright pink color, they have them in lots of colors. When we went back just a while ago, my brother and mom ended up getting one too, after they saw mine they were soooo jealous! LOL
A friend of mine was a young teen just learning to drive. He and his older brother were out tearin' around town and there was a cardboard box in the road. His older brother told him to run it over, but he just didn't want to chance it. Good thing he didn't...as they passed by, a little girl climbed out of the box! Can you imagine? I mean, the kid should not have been in the road like that, but little kids don't always think or realize what the consequences could be...ugh. He told me that story and I almost threw up thinking about "what if".
OMGosh!!! There was a KID in the box! That just made me sick, too. And the thing is, people think nothing of going so darned fast or running over crap in the road. I live on a dead-end road and this morning there was a great big bird in the road that had been hit. Most of the people that live down here, they don't drive fast. I go 20mph, and i know it irritates the younger kids driving our road, but I don't care. Anyway, most of our speeders are people that come flying down here not realizing we are a dead end, or visitors to homes here. Makes me so mad when they speed, because my kids do ride their bikes in the road, I ride my horses in the road, and often neighbor dogs are laying in the road. This is usually a very quiet and small community down here, so it really ticks me off when people speed.
Made for poultry but when I tried it my dogs liked it better than my chickens did! And boy oh boy did it ever firm up their poops! Biiggest you know whats I ever saw! And all nicely rolled in all the grains they couldn't digest! I had to go back to my green pastures mix to get everyone back to normal!
Oh wow!! LOL I might be tempted to use it except that my girl is already a rolly poly and it has a LOT of protein in it.