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I think my post was taken wrong. I wasn't trying to call her out more like saying HI. 

 

When I don't feel like posting or wanting others to know I am lurking I just sign out then I don't show up. 

 

Illia  I am sorry and apologize to you.

 

 

 

I'm sorry there was a little disagreement going on.

 

Yes, I decided to drop by for a quick sec just to see what was going on, so, frow.gif anyone who remembers me. No, I wasn't offended or anything by the shout out, in fact it was welcoming. However lol I wouldn't have seen it if it were not for a PM I got lol.png

Hi Illia! We've missed you! Hope you come back again soon!

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

post #73372 of 88735
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Originally Posted by FirewifeJess View Post

How much is too much in regards to treats? My girls are almost outside all day now, unless it is raining and then they have to stay in the coop. I say that so you know they eat grass and bugs all day long. Today is rainy so I brought them some celery and greens earlier, and now I have another bowl of chopped celery, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed. Should I just do one bowl a day? They're medium size cereal bowls full to the brim. Just don't want them to suffer being cooped up, but I also want them to eat enough real feed to promote good healthy growth. When they can go outside, we just do occasional mealworms and they eat grass all day.

 

Here is what I was told...someone else will have to pipe in if I'm way off!

 

As many greens as they want (grass, dandilions, etc.)

90% chicken feed

10% treats (sunflower seeds, scratch, flax seeds, apples, pasta, leftovers, etc.)

 

too much energy will encourage pecking, especially when confined.

~ formerly known as dawng ~

Jersey Giant (Juno) 2010

Ameraucana (Blueberry) 2011

Easter Eggers (Chubby Cheeks & Caramel) 2011

Cream Brabanters (Peepers & Peepers) 4/8/12

Quail Belgium Bearded D'anver Bantam (Frodo) 6/7/12

Salmon Faverolle (Salmonberry)  2/22/13

Porcelain D'Uccles (Princess Alice) 5/11/13

~ formerly known as dawng ~

Jersey Giant (Juno) 2010

Ameraucana (Blueberry) 2011

Easter Eggers (Chubby Cheeks & Caramel) 2011

Cream Brabanters (Peepers & Peepers) 4/8/12

Quail Belgium Bearded D'anver Bantam (Frodo) 6/7/12

Salmon Faverolle (Salmonberry)  2/22/13

Porcelain D'Uccles (Princess Alice) 5/11/13

post #73373 of 88735
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Originally Posted by FirewifeJess View Post

How much is too much in regards to treats? My girls are almost outside all day now, unless it is raining and then they have to stay in the coop. I say that so you know they eat grass and bugs all day long. Today is rainy so I brought them some celery and greens earlier, and now I have another bowl of chopped celery, cucumber, sunflower seeds, and flaxseed. Should I just do one bowl a day? They're medium size cereal bowls full to the brim. Just don't want them to suffer being cooped up, but I also want them to eat enough real feed to promote good healthy growth. When they can go outside, we just do occasional mealworms and they eat grass all day.

I wait til the afternoon to give treats so that I know that they are eating feed when they are hungry in the morning. And I only do it once a day. I don't know how much is too much but I just go on how much feed is being consumed. If they are not eating much of it I know I gave too many treats! :)

 

 

On another note....my Silkies are hatching!!! I got word from Tamara that the first one pipped this morning. SadieSue, it was a white one! Yay! I am waiting to hear if there are anymore. fl.gif

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

1 very patient DH, 2 DS, 2 cats, 2 EE's,11 Faverolles, 1 Black Sexlink & 22 Silkies.

 And I'm 100% in love with all of them!

 

Member:

American Silkie Bantam Club

Washington Feather Fanciers

PNPA

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On another note....my Silkies are hatching!!! I got word from Tamara that the first one pipped this morning. SadieSue, it was a white one! Yay! I am waiting to hear if there are anymore. fl.gif

 

Ooh - congrats! jumpy.gif Chicks are sooo fun! I cannot wait to see pics!

~ formerly known as dawng ~

Jersey Giant (Juno) 2010

Ameraucana (Blueberry) 2011

Easter Eggers (Chubby Cheeks & Caramel) 2011

Cream Brabanters (Peepers & Peepers) 4/8/12

Quail Belgium Bearded D'anver Bantam (Frodo) 6/7/12

Salmon Faverolle (Salmonberry)  2/22/13

Porcelain D'Uccles (Princess Alice) 5/11/13

~ formerly known as dawng ~

Jersey Giant (Juno) 2010

Ameraucana (Blueberry) 2011

Easter Eggers (Chubby Cheeks & Caramel) 2011

Cream Brabanters (Peepers & Peepers) 4/8/12

Quail Belgium Bearded D'anver Bantam (Frodo) 6/7/12

Salmon Faverolle (Salmonberry)  2/22/13

Porcelain D'Uccles (Princess Alice) 5/11/13

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Thank you FM!! Just what I was looking for, I have a couple of black stars already, two more will work fine!

 Oh good, I'm glad it helped!

Proud Momma of 5 wonderful children. Support from the greatest husband at my side. Kept company by a Great Dane, Mastiff and a Dane/Lab/Shepherd mix. Pest control from 2 cats, Pigs now in the freezer. Turkeys didn't make it past the Hollidays. Many breakfasts and lots of laughs and great times provided by over 30 adult LF chickens of many breeds! Now on our adventure to buy a new Farm.

 

Plea...

Proud Momma of 5 wonderful children. Support from the greatest husband at my side. Kept company by a Great Dane, Mastiff and a Dane/Lab/Shepherd mix. Pest control from 2 cats, Pigs now in the freezer. Turkeys didn't make it past the Hollidays. Many breakfasts and lots of laughs and great times provided by over 30 adult LF chickens of many breeds! Now on our adventure to buy a new Farm.

 

Plea...

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 Really ?hu.gif

There is a big old list for all to see on the right of all the folks viewing (lurking on!) this thread.  Maybe I'm still too new to the online-thingamadealy-etiquette, but I didn't realize it was rude, either.

....waiting waiting waiting for the day when my eggs aren't costing me $500 a dozen....

....waiting waiting waiting for the day when my eggs aren't costing me $500 a dozen....

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That front wall is so tall, you could even mount the broody pens on the wall, and have a double-decker coop! That's so cool!

 

Or paint it gloss white and use it as a projection screen for outside movie watching!  (or as the boys said - Xbox ! )

I love it! big_smile.png

Yes, my boys really embraced this idea. I am not sure if it was them or VF that suggested it for their video games.

 

I DON'T THINK SOOOOO!!!!!

Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
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Originally Posted by 4cats3kids1hubby2many View Post

Okay, "quote" is not working for me:

 

CR:  LOL. All my birds are small and spindly you wouldn't want them. 

 

Nature:  I built a bucket with nipples...I can't get the birds to use it. Course I still have their bucket of water to dip from. I dont' want to take it away from them. How do you teach them?  I tried to hang something shiney off of it so they would go for it...but NO. Still nothing.

 

 

My birds will always go for the easy water. Would you want to sip or take a big mouth full?

 

Remove the easy water, tap the nipples to get a drip of water on the nipple. One bird will need to see the water drop on the nipple and see it drop. You do not want to drip to much water to cause a pool under the bucket. All you need is one bird to drink from the nipple the rest will follow. Chicks always catch on quicker then grown birds.

 

HTH

it has cooled off some but it was really hot and I don't want to hold water from them when it is that hot. I will try this weekend if it is cooler. Thank you.

Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
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I don't know if that is what they are really called - just what I call them. I sometimes order eggs and they can be expensive and I want the best hatch rate I can get and I don't want any accidents or other hens laying more eggs in the nest or trying and breaking the eggs I put under her. If I get a broody hen I will lock her up in a pen or separate cage and put the eggs I want under her. then when she has hatched I let her stay separated as I want to make sure no one is hurt or gets killed by another hen. Just a separate place for her to hatch her eggs where she will not be bothered by the rest of the pen.

 OH thank you 4312! It makes more sense now. Great explanation. smile.png

No problem...that is why we are here. thumbsup.gif

Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
Proud member of: www.unitedorpingtonclub.com & www.seramacouncilofnorthamerica.com
Love my misc layers. Love my Orps; blacks and working on lavendars. On the other side of the "size spectrum":  My beautiful Seramas. Going to start showing in 2012. I hope to learn lots.
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Hey CR guess what?? I have another B RIRwee.gif

Well I just spent three hours on the phone with a very experienced goat person!! Learned tons!! And have more homework to do!!  LOL!

I'm tired!!  th.gif  Glad the girls made it safe, which I know they will VF took good care of them! Happy coop building!!

Hopefully I will have kids soon!

OH and ya know what??  NO ONE HAS ASKED.....

 

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE MOUNTAIN BLEW???

What the heck peeps?? Did you forget what today is?? It's kinda like remembering WW2!!!   Ok, just kidding!  But, I can't help it, every year when I have to write that date, it just stays with me!!  old.gif


I was just a freshman in high school, glued to the TV as my dad was working in clearing underbrush for the loggers and half his team went too very near  St. helens and my dad went to montana, we saw several of the guys my dad worked with being airlifted....on the news in hopes of catching a glimpse of my dad and wondering if he was there. It was like it had snowed on everything but fine dust ash everywhere, the grass the cars etc. And how dark it was.

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