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The first was really speckled.  The second was terracotta, with light brown speckles.  The third was solid terracotta.  So I'm not sure what she's going to regularly lay.

 

Your gold cuckoo marans looks just like mine.  Almost exactly.  I'm still trying to figure out what the other two are, but I guess I just have to wait on that.

 

I planted the spinach today and promptly put the grates over the planters... these planters are in the yard, in the reach of the chickens.  They all wanted the seed I was sowing.  Tomorrow I'm going to do carrots, and my viking purple potatoes in containers.  I'm so antsy to plant other stuff, but I know I'll regret it.  At least this feels like an early spring.

 

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Edited by americanvalkyrie - 4/6/12 at 11:42pm

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Those bad/lazy employees that drag the place down when everyone else is trying. 

This line reminds me of an excellent essay, written in 1899, but still relevant today, on finding good employees and what to look for. It's called A Message to Garcia. It's a quick read, only one page.


Great essay!  I enjoyed it very much!  Yes, unfortunately I think the problem is getting worse for a generation that has been led to believe that they are entitled to have the finer things in life rather than having learned they need to work long and hard for it.       hmm.png
 

 

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no i never ordered my hambergs i am thinking ill order in the fall.

 

 th.gifall this buisness stuff

 

I am 14 so opening a zoo is still a relalitiy yesss.gif


Why not?  I'm sure the local college has classes in animal husbandry.  In just a few years you will be out of High School and you should take classes in what you like.  I started with a double major in college cause I couldn't decide what I wanted to do.  It was a great way to explore different disciplines.

 

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Good luck to all of you in your businesses whether current or in dream form still.  My husband would love to own a business some day.  

 

Well, it was a record breaking day for us.  16 eggs!!!  woot.gif That's from 19 chickens so pretty close to the max possible.  


Woo Hoo!!!  That's fantastic!

 

What kind of business is Jose interested in?

 

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On Wednesday we got 9, from 10 hens.  And I think there's one that's still not laying yet.  We're been getting at least 7 a day for over a week, and the welsummer has given us 3 so far.  Those go right in the cartons that Sahara sells.

 

We just got back from having Seder with a good friend.  It's so awesome to learn about someone else's culture, and the kids were really receptive.  But I'm stuffed!


Sounds interesting!  I've done Hanukkah with friends but never Seder.  The menu for Hanukkah is a lot more appealing for me but I know the food for Seder is very symbolic.

 

9 eggs from 10 hens is great too!
 

 

Don't miss the new Nevada thread pages here!  These pages are in their infancy so don't hesitate to send me suggestions for additions or improvements.  Just be kind... I'm old and technologically challenged.     LOL

 

All things Nevada.

 

New Nevada recipe pages here.

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Don't miss the new Nevada thread pages here!  These pages are in their infancy so don't hesitate to send me suggestions for additions or improvements.  Just be kind... I'm old and technologically challenged.     LOL

 

All things Nevada.

 

New Nevada recipe pages here.

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Sad news this morning. We lost another hen. Do you guys have any idea on what would kill a hen silently in the ealy dawn hours and then not eat her? All of our dogs and cats were still in for the day, and I've never seen anyone elses domestic pets here. We're about a couple of miles from any other homes.

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Sorry about your hen.  hugs.gif

 

I know raccoons are terrible for that.  They're the worst enemy here!  Does she have any specific injuries on her?

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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post #11835 of 19510

So, what's the first thought that comes to your head when you see this ad?

 

http://reno.craigslist.org/grd/2930492431.html

 

(Safe for work... it's selling a chicken coop.)

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Hmmm, am I hogging the thread today or what?

 

I just finished ordering 4 more types of beans from Burpee.  I got on to order red mulch film for the evaporation shield for my Global Buckets, and ended up getting beans.  Sahara wants lima beans, but the pole variety reach 10 feet high, so I found a bush variety.  Anyway... apparently Reno has caught on to using buckets for gardening, because only ONCE have we found surplus buckets at Whole Foods.  In December.  Nothing since.  So, this year, I'm going to experiment with using reusable shopping bags.  I can set them on the driveway, or hang them up on the fence, out of reach of the chickens.  Walmart sells theirs for 50 cents... lots cheaper than about any other growing container.  My biggest concern is evaporation in the hot weather... we'll see how it goes.  I might have to wrap the bag in something less permeable.  So many people who garden in them do it in areas that actually receive rain.

 

So anyway, 2 links to consider if you want to try it out.  First, this one is from the Global Bucket kids, talking about their success of growing in bags.  These boys are going somewhere!

http://www.globalbuckets.org/p/grow-bags.html

 

And another really important one on which reusable bags NOT to use because of lead and cadmium content.  From reading this, I'm seeing that you should be fine if you use cloth bags, taking out the rigid insert if it has any plastic in it.  http://www.consumerfreedom.com/downloads/ccf_bag_report.pdf  Which is kind of a detriment, since plastic will retain moisture better.  But I'm all for eating food with no lead content.

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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post #11837 of 19510
So wow has things been hectic at my house & its definately springtime! My new mini aussie pups showed up last nite. So I had to share pics!!
5dogs,3 cats,1bunny,2mustangs,1quarterhorse,1shetland pony, soon to have a painted donkey, 8goats,3 call ducks, 1 hubby...hes furry he gets counted in the zoo list lol
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5dogs,3 cats,1bunny,2mustangs,1quarterhorse,1shetland pony, soon to have a painted donkey, 8goats,3 call ducks, 1 hubby...hes furry he gets counted in the zoo list lol
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post #11838 of 19510

sooooo adoriblelove.gif

 

sorry about the henhit.gif

 

what shold i sell the cockrels for?

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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Sad news this morning. We lost another hen. Do you guys have any idea on what would kill a hen silently in the ealy dawn hours and then not eat her? All of our dogs and cats were still in for the day, and I've never seen anyone elses domestic pets here. We're about a couple of miles from any other homes.

hugs.gif sorry about your hen.   I wonder what happened?

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Hmmm, am I hogging the thread today or what?

 

I just finished ordering 4 more types of beans from Burpee.  I got on to order red mulch film for the evaporation shield for my Global Buckets, and ended up getting beans.  Sahara wants lima beans, but the pole variety reach 10 feet high, so I found a bush variety.  Anyway... apparently Reno has caught on to using buckets for gardening, because only ONCE have we found surplus buckets at Whole Foods.  In December.  Nothing since.  So, this year, I'm going to experiment with using reusable shopping bags.  I can set them on the driveway, or hang them up on the fence, out of reach of the chickens.  Walmart sells theirs for 50 cents... lots cheaper than about any other growing container.  My biggest concern is evaporation in the hot weather... we'll see how it goes.  I might have to wrap the bag in something less permeable.  So many people who garden in them do it in areas that actually receive rain.

 

So anyway, 2 links to consider if you want to try it out.  First, this one is from the Global Bucket kids, talking about their success of growing in bags.  These boys are going somewhere!

http://www.globalbuckets.org/p/grow-bags.html

 

And another really important one on which reusable bags NOT to use because of lead and cadmium content.  From reading this, I'm seeing that you should be fine if you use cloth bags, taking out the rigid insert if it has any plastic in it.  http://www.consumerfreedom.com/downloads/ccf_bag_report.pdf  Which is kind of a detriment, since plastic will retain moisture better.  But I'm all for eating food with no lead content.


I wonder if you could repurpose your old feed bags to make grow bags.  I am planning to sew some totes/purses from mine.  

 



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So wow has things been hectic at my house & its definately springtime! My new mini aussie pups showed up last nite. So I had to share pics!!


so cute!! love.gif

 

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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