Originally Posted by tweetysvoice
Here is a pic I took today of the silkies. - Hawkeye - see how dirty they are! LOL. I keep wanting to give them a bath! They get pine shavings stuck on their feathers and that's dried crumble all over their little faces! LOL. It's hilarious, but I cringe at showing pics of them cuz they are getting the awkward feathers and are messssssy!
Tweety, oh they are sooo adorable!! And yeah, I did have to laugh-- they are a mess!! LOL!!! They must go bathing in their food. I'm sure when they get outside, they will get all cleaned up. They are too small to bathe. If you do want to give them a bath, wait until they are at least 3-4 months old. :) They have great color-- they are beautiful!
Originally Posted by ginnylea
Hi There all you Kansas people Iam pretty new with Chickens but I love all of them. Iam in Wichita. One of my Hens just hatched a Baby this morning just waiting on the rest. Glad too talk to you all.
WELCOME to the Kansas thread!!! and There are a lot of us here in the Wichita area!
Originally Posted by chicken danz
I hauled a bunch of chicks to the brooder today. It was another one of my large groups that hatched. I started counting but lost interest when I had to lay on the floor and fish them out. I am up to around 30 guinea keets. Now if those people who wanted them will call me back I'll be one happy camper. I had one person say they'd take 1000. Can you believe that? They wanted them all at once though. This doesn't happen in my world. I am lucky if I get a dozen guineas eggs a day.
I got my eggs to town and started on another group of 10 dozen for Sunday. Then my sister asked me for 4 dozen tomorrow. It's a good thing the ladies are being cooperative.
Congrats on your keets!! I bet they are so stinkin' cute! So whoa... 1,000 of them, hu?? Too bad he doesn't want chicks!
Originally Posted by Ivywoods
Today I finished working on my walkway area. We got the rest of the mulch that I needed. I got the two colorado blue spruce trees planted. Planted a burning bush towards the south side of the yard. They are pretty hardy.
My DH gave me my Mother's day present early. He bought me a beautiful Earnest Markham climatis. I planted it on the little windmill my brother made for me.
Dh's bobwhite quail are doing well. He got some coturnix quail eggs for free.
We are going to have a super busy weekend. I've got tons of stuff to get ready. We will be in Manhattan Saturday for my son's graduation and then Sunday we are making a whirlwind trip to Chanute and then on to Pittsburg to eat chicken..... at Chicken Mary's, not Chicken Annies.... and then on to my sister's at Columbus. It will be a full day and I'm sure we will both be beat by the time we get back Sunday.
Sounds like you have been doing quite a bit of planting too!! I sold something last night on Craigslist, so I have more tree money! LOL Going to go buy another shade tree. I like burning bush, they are so pretty in the Fall. You must have a lot nicer soil than we have down here, so hopefully your Co blue spruce will grow alright. Your quail sound adorable, and I think you're going to have a lot of fun seeing your son graduate! Ummmm.... Chicken Mary's?!?! Say it isn't true!!! Noooooo!! hehe! Okay, well, each to their own. Of course, I've eaten chicken in there a lot, too.
Originally Posted by Trish44
Well I got all the mowing done & at the last I got a piece of old carpet stuck in the blades that I didn't see in time.
I have 5 chicks in the hatcher right now, 4 of which I'm getting ready to take out to the brooder. I have about 4 more eggs that are either starting to pip or peeping in the shell, but there are still a lot to hatch yet. I'm looking for some more eggs to hatch since I have so much incubator room. I think I'm going to get some Welsummer eggs from my friend up by Newton. She has been wanting more Welsummer hens, so I told her if she will get me some eggs I'll try to hatch some for her & maybe one or two for me. I did have some Welsummer eggs shipped to me, but I think maybe only one out of 10 or 12 is going to hatch. I have two in the hatcher, but I'm not sure about one of them.
I went out to feed my pups this morning & I started smelling something. When I got them into the dog run where I feed them I figured out what it was, evidently one of them got sprayed by a skunk last night, phew! I'm sure glad they stay outside.
Oh & I forgot to say Welcome ginnylea!
Oh no on the carpet! My DH would kill me if I did that!! ha! He needs to sharpen my blades anyway from all the other stuff I run over.... rocks... etc... What do Welsummer look like? Sorry your pups got sprayed! But it sounds like they were doing their job, so that's great! Hope they didn't get too close, though and get bit. Probably not, though. I bet they got sprayed before they got on him. My equine vet told me last month that rabies has been REALLY bad this year already. He's had to put down a lot of dogs. My ferriar has his dog in quarantine for the next 6 months (or was it 6 weeks??!?) because his dog got bit by a skunk. His dog was UTD on shots, but apparently, it still doesn't matter. He had someone come out and make sure his dog was locked up in the kennel. And he has to do all this stuff to report about the health of his dog now. It's a mess and he's pretty upset about it, it is his hunting dog (bird).