Originally Posted by karenS
Hawkeye, Glad to hear you had a great birthday! Hope this is your best year ever.
sunflowerparrot, Fern is adorable!!!!!!!!! Congrats!
I picked up my second round of Swedish Flower eggs today and I'm so excited! The one little Swedish I have is a rowdy little thing. Sometimes when I peek in at it, It jumps up and pecks the plexiglas in the hovabator. I have it in there until a few other chicks hatch and can keep it company. It's certainly not shy and I enjoy that silly bird a lot! I have 21 eggs and have set them today and just can't wait to see how they hatch this time. The first group were pullet eggs that just weren't fertile but these are larger and I'm sure the fertility is better. I'm so excited.
Danz, are you feeling better?
Congrats on the new eggs. I have about 5-6 days left before mine are due to hatch. I'm still not going to candle again. I am trying to be patient.
I was very sick all day yesterday. Still not feeling good.Something must have blown in that I'm very allergic to when the winds shifted.
Originally Posted by lizzyGSR
sunflower - congrats on getting a puppy! She is adorable!
Yesterday, we had a REALLY nice day. It only got up to 82. We got 1/100" of rain the night before last. It wasn't much, but like everyone else, we'll take what we can get. Yesterday was such a welcome break from the heat. It is warmer today, but it is still well below the 110 we'd been having. Plus, there is a little bit of a breeze, which helps as well.
It got much hotter here yesterday. I think it was right around 100. Lucky you!!!
Originally Posted by sapphireblu76
I have a chicken with a problem. About a week or so ago, she flew out of the yard and decided to roost in an evergreen. I saw her fly out and caught her after running around, under and through this big tree trying to catch her. She lost her tail feathers when I tried to get her out of the tree the first time. Ever since then, she hasn't been acting right and a couple of days ago I noticed she was keeping one eye closed. I checked it and it looks fine. She is also keeping her head turned and today she is holding her head completely upside down and turned almost all the way around side ways. I brought her in today and she is light as a feather, so I don't think she's been eating. I gave her electrolytes and fed her some egg in a syringe. She seemed to perk up and straighten out a little for an hour or so, but now she's acting off again. I repeated food and water, but I don't know what else to do. I have no clue what could be wrong with her or what to do for her. I have some of the powdered antibiotic you can get from Orcheln's, but it says it's for respiratory. Any ideas, please?
That is a sign of brain damage. She might have gotten over heated when you were chasing her or at another time. Get some vitamin E capsules and cut it open and squirt it in her mouth a couple times a day. It is difficult to eat and drink when you are upside down. You might try giving her some pedialite, sugar or corn syrup, vitamins, and a little water with a dropper if she doesn't drink it naturally.
Originally Posted by michelleml
which would you keep. The house we bought has a double door fridge(maytag 2010) but the freezer is way too small. We have a larger double door fridge/freezer(whirlpool 2007) but its been in storage for the past 3 years was only used for a few year before storage and we have a deep freezer trying to figure out which we should keep. I could sell one and use the money on fixing up the house or christmas money.
DH says he likes the one we have in the house cause we don't have to move it and it has a lock on the water/ice despenser. But i like the older one sense it has a little more space in the freezer
I would keep the newer one as well. With a deep freeze you can always keep your excess in it. If you move things like that with freon and plug them in right away it can burn up the compressor. So even with your freezer. Let it set 24 hours before plugging it back in so the oil can get back down.
I have a little Serama hen with a couple of babies she hatched. If I leave her in the coop the babies will either disappear or the other birds will kill them. She is acting pretty crabby. I'm afraid if I move her and them she won't care for them. I'm trying to decide whether to move her and the babies to the brooder or just what to do with them. I don't really have a cage that will hold them that isn't in use right now. I'm open for suggestions.
Edited by chicken danz - 8/6/12 at 7:50am