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Those are beautiful chickens! 

 

Cmom, are you going to the fair in Tampa?  Chicken judging is on the 7th.

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Those are beautiful chickens! 

 

Cmom, are you going to the fair in Tampa?  Chicken judging is on the 7th.


Not sure yet. I want to but have to check with DH and see if he has any plans. It seems like every year that I plan to go DH has made other plans.

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HEY LOOK!!! ---> UPCOMING FLORIDA Swaps/Sales/Shows/Events

---> Florida Fair Schedule 2013/2014 and  FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

Heritage Rhode Island Reds, Rose Comb Rhode Island Whites & soon Rose Comb Rhode Island Reds

Member of the American Poultry Association &

Central Florida Poultry Breeders Association. NPIP Certified Participant

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Great pictures there, Tim !

I sure do love those barred rocks!

 

 

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Kathy I have to ask.  Is there a reason for raising Emus ?   Other than the fun of it I mean. Will they be on the dinner table or served in  some fancy restaurant that I can't afford?   gig.gif 

 

Well take care,

 

Rancher 

 

No reason - just for fun. Although emu meat is suppose to be very healthy and quite tasty. Most prized from the emu is the oil. The feathers are great, too!  I am going to meet an emu farmer who lives less than an hour away from me. He used to have over 600 emus. He started back in 1990s. Now, he keeps only a few (less than 20, I think he said). He is going to give me some eggs to give to my artist friend, to carve.

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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Great pictures there, Tim !

I sure do love those barred rocks!

 

 

 

No reason - just for fun. Although emu meat is suppose to be very healthy and quite tasty. Most prized from the emu is the oil. The feathers are great, too!  I am going to meet an emu farmer who lives less than an hour away from me. He used to have over 600 emus. He started back in 1990s. Now, he keeps only a few (less than 20, I think he said). He is going to give me some eggs to give to my artist friend, to carve.

 

 

I don't.  I've gotten one egg since I've been back from AL on the 27th of Nov.  I did find an egg in the straw on the floor of the run but had no idea how long it had been there.  I'm going to put a light in the coop and if they don't start laying they're history.   I also have two SLW's in there and they aren't laying either.  But they sure can eat.  100#'s  of feed and no eggs?   

 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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Ok! I need a shout out from everyone in GA. SC. Al. about how they got through this weather.  The Mtns. got lots of wind and 3 and 1/2 inches of rain but relatively well.  Yard-full-of- rocks how bout you (Scott)?   Oh! how are those beautiful Columbian Rocks coming?  Gloria Jean

  Love 1 hb,,  my children, many grands, one spoiled rotten cat,  mtns, chicks, crochet, lots of friends. My hens and a few sweet roos      NPIP 55928
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  Love 1 hb,,  my children, many grands, one spoiled rotten cat,  mtns, chicks, crochet, lots of friends. My hens and a few sweet roos      NPIP 55928
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Ok! I need a shout out from everyone in GA. SC. Al. about how they got through this weather.  The Mtns. got lots of wind and 3 and 1/2 inches of rain but relatively well.  Yard-full-of- rocks how bout you (Scott)?   Oh! how are those beautiful Columbian Rocks coming?  Gloria Jean

Gloria Jean

 

Thanks for thinking of us.  I am in Las Vegas on a business trip and just spoke to my wife.  The kids were in the hallways of the schools today for approx 3 hrs due to the tornado warnings.  There was one major tornado (see info here  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/30/adairsville-georgia-tornado_n_2582408.html?ir=Green) that caused a massive amount of damage about 10 miles north of our house.  Fortunately no damage for us, just a "rough" day, lots of wind and rain

 

Thanks again for asking

People who don't believe in God better pray they are right.....

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People who don't believe in God better pray they are right.....

Raising Etowah Valley LF Columbian Plymouth Rocks

http://etowahvalleyrocks.webs.com/ 

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Well I'm glad everyone is ok.   Good garden o' peas!  I'm trying to keep this thread alive but it ain't easy.  Guess every one is busy.  

 

Hope everyones chickens are staying put and not blowing away.  

 

We had three panels of stockade fencing blow off and in one case it just snapped the post right in two.  Fortunately there is wire fencing up too and no chickens got away. It's raining here right now, and windy.   

 

Earlier I was able to go out and reinforce the panels that are still up.  It's gonna be a long time before I can dig a new post hole though. 

 

Kathy - an update on those BR's. I got an egg today from the coop. I also put in a light today too.  Left it on til I got home from church at 9:00.  Will put it on and hope things improve.  Everyone seems healthy so it can't be anything but lack of light. 

 

Scott - beware of pick pockets and loose women while your in Vegas.  wink.png    It is not true what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.  My uncle found out the hard way, when this showed up on his doorstep, nine months after he got back.  lau.gif 

 

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Well everyone take care and be safe.

 

Rancher


Edited by rancher hicks - 1/30/13 at 7:44pm

 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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gig.gif  Tim - you are crazy! 

 

My Barred Rocks aren't laying well yet either. They will be soon though. My New Hampshires are laying like crazy though!  I don't use lights.

 

I've been thinking. I have a few folks I need to hatch for. Other than them, I don't really want to do a bunch of hatching this year. I have other things to do, and I hate keeping them penned. I like to enjoy my chickens - out and around the yard. Anyway, that is what I am thinking about. hu.gif

 

You all stay safe! Keep an eye on the weather!

Blessings to you all.

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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Well right now the incubator has more Birchen Marans eggs in it than anything else. They are nice big eggs, over 2.0 oz. 

 

These BR's are great birds if you want them for meat and just need to lay a little better for a good dual purpose bird.  I figure it's been so over cast here that that may be a problem.

 

What's more I read an article of a woman who's chickens stopped laying when she went in for surgery and didn't lay again til she came home.  I figure perhaps these BR's were upset with changes may  while I was in AL and just need to see more of me to feel comfortable to lay.  I am dead serious about it too.  

 

You are  more important to your flock than you think.  old.gif

 

Love ya ,

 

Rancher

 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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 2Sa 22:31

As for God, His way is perfect, the word of the Lord is tried:  He is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 
 
Behind Every Successful RancherIs a Wife Who Works in Town
 
What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.  - Pine
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Ok! I need a shout out from everyone in GA. SC. Al. about how they got through this weather.  The Mtns. got lots of wind and 3 and 1/2 inches of rain but relatively well.  Yard-full-of- rocks how bout you (Scott)?   Oh! how are those beautiful Columbian Rocks coming?  Gloria Jean

Thanks, Gloria Jean   We are ok. Hope everybody is safe.

 We lost power for a few min.   The wind is still bad today and it cold wind. The weather man said the high in the mid lows in 50 today.. It was 80 yesterday. This weather is wild.

Member of the Delaware Poultry Club,& SDWD. Heritage Delawares,BBS Barred Rock, Non-hatchery Buff Opr.  ,Easter Eggers and 2 Heritage RIR girls. NPIP# 56-443 and AI

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Member of the Delaware Poultry Club,& SDWD. Heritage Delawares,BBS Barred Rock, Non-hatchery Buff Opr.  ,Easter Eggers and 2 Heritage RIR girls. NPIP# 56-443 and AI

 PM me if you need more info.

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