Originally Posted by sherylreno
Pam, that sounds more like it. Did you see anything like a prolapse?
Since Sunny is doing jokes I thought I would post a cartoon. I don't know how this came about but here it is:
Lol!!! Yesterday, as a client admired my chickens and asked what they ate, I said, "Just about anything. If I strain a bowl of chicken noodle soup, they'd be thrilled." She laughed so hard she snorted, and said that was just wrong.
I think it's funny when people look at what used to be a fluffly little chick, and realize it's an omnivore and can be a ruthless predator if the conditions turn it that way. It's not like they stop and ask, "Pardon me. Is this chicken, that we're eating, or fish?" (I just realized I compared my chickens to Jessica Simpson.)
Ooh, I'm so excited about the hatch!!! So glad they're doing well, so far! On Saturday, when Sahara sees the cayugas, I'll ask her if she wants them or to wait for the Harlequins. No matter who "owns" them, we all know who will be taking care of them most of the time. I'm pretty sure she won't turn down a couple of cute fluffy black ducklings that are sitting in her hands, though. So the Harlequins will be mine. If I can't convince her to name them Balut and Pidan, those names are going for mine. But they're better names for black ducks.
When Joe asks, "What do I get?" I'll take him out to the garden and offer him one of the beds, and tell him he can plant anything he wants as long as he cares for it while he's home. That's actually a big sacrifice for me to make! To give up 15 square feet of super-fertile ground!
Pam, I'm glad you figured it out. I'm worried about the day I'll have to deal with prolapse. So far, we haven't lost chickens to anything other than roosterism.
Last night, I turned on the heat lamp in my greenhouse, and tossed a couple lf old comforters over the top. It was 50 degrees in there at 11pm and at 7am, with 35-40 degrees outside. I think I'm ready for this freeze to blow through. It's a good thing, too! It looks like I need to find a way to install a rack in there. As I transplant more seedlings, I realize how much space 500 red Solo cups really take up! I may fill the greenhouse, then keep some in the laundry baskets to move in and out. And Russ joked that I need to be careful, or I'll find homeless people sleeping in there. And I realized that it's a reality, because there are a lot of people sleeping in the parks around here. So I ziptied it closed. If I found someone, I think I'd offer them some food but explain that, if my plants die, my food budget is really compromised and I have kids to feed.
Edited by americanvalkyrie - 4/12/12 at 8:36am