to the newbies! I'm a newbie too, and this is the greatest bunch to listen to. I'm sure learning a lot and laughing a lot too!
Originally Posted by nocityboy
Originally Posted by Buster52
I want to get a pea bird one of these days, just to jazz up the place a little. I love that call they do. Is that the peahen or peacock that makes that haunting jungle sound? Or is it both?
I'd say it was the hen, just after the peacock says or does something not quite the way the hen wants him too.
Nocityboy, I was laughing so loud at that the dogs looked at me funny... And I'm here by myself!
Was at a friends last year who has a neighbor with peafowl that are always wandering into their yard. I heard the "HELP" call and asked my friend what on earth was going on outside. She laughed and told me the first time she heard it was in the middle of the night and she woke her husband up to go out and see who needed help.
Originally Posted by BBAcres
I want some peafowl. I'd love to hatch some eggs out. I discussed that with my daughters last night. I live in the country. Not many neighbors. But unfortantly they sold the field accross from my house. Now we are going to have a housing edition built there. Really sad about that. I thought if I did get some peafowl and the buyers heard them maybe they wouldn't want to live there. ....My birds where here first. Ha-ha. But that's just wishful thinking. I was really enjoying not having to see people out here. :(
I hear ya.. my next door neighbor moved last year and they also have 220 acres across the road. Lots of woods, several ponds, cattle, horses... We're a little uphill from it and it's a wonderful sight first thing in the morning on the front porch with our coffee. It's for sale.... I'm skeered....
Originally Posted by mefordz
then evidently his jobs are all done for the day, you should pay attention to how he gets HIS work done so mabey you could get yours done in a timely fashion also!!!!!
ok i am logging out now so i dont have to take the punishment for my actions.
*groan* My DH is gonna love meeting you guys...
Originally Posted by Oceanseve
Originally Posted by lynn1961
Kassaundra, here are some pics of the greenhouse / woodshed, made mostly out of salvaged materials. Please forgive my photos, they can not even come close to the ones I have seen you post, yours are beautiful. Please ignore the medical products, I have not gotten them cleaned and put away yet, spent too much time playing in the dirt this weekend.
okay there is apparently some magic happening here.... how are those wheel barrows attached to the wall??
Did you know if you don't have a roo a hen can start "crowing"? It's not quite the same as a roo, but still loud. Loud enough it caught the attention of our neighbors when we were in town. That's part of the reason we decided to give up our flock back then.
I was wondering the same thing about the wheelbarrows and am anxiously waiting for the secret.
And... I have a hen that crows. One of the old chickens looks like a hen, but it has some serious spurs. Then last spring it started crowing. Well it was a pitiful sounding crow and I went out to see who it was and saw that hen doing her best to crow. She did that for months and then just as suddenly, quit. Until last week. I only heard her crowing one day so far. Strange thing is that we have a roo that crows all the time. ????
I spent most of the day rearranging the coop and run. My new girls are 6 weeks old now and they got their first taste of the outdoors after being shut in the coop for a week. I put up a fence divider between the old chickens and the new girls and opened the door. They were so funny! They went nuts on the grass, pecked in the dirt, and got scared by the wind and kept running behind the open door which acted as a wind block. Then I removed the temporary roof on the brooder area, and added a ramp to the shelf which propped up the temp roof. Then I added another roosting pole at the higher level. They had a blast! I never knew chickens played like that. Then again, I've never had young'uns before either. I ended up bringing a bench into the run so I could hang out and watch them. The cats, dogs, and even the horses were looking at me like I'm crazy and they all wanted to know what I was doing in the chicken yard for so long. I can't wait till the younger chick is big enough to go out with the rest of them. Do chicks get lonely when they're caged by themselves?
It's late, time to get to sleep!