Originally Posted by jcatblum
When you are ready for more guineas we will be happy to send some your way.
Wanna send some my way?
Originally Posted by Ksane
Robin, those babies are adorable :-) That 1st one looks exactly like my Lavender Ameraucanas.
Wayne, I saw chicks at 2 feed stores today and wasn't even tempted, I couldn't believe it. I've never bought chicks at a feed store before. Most of them were RIR's and Red Stars, a few Cornish Rocks. Don't the Cornish Rocks die young even if you don't eat them?
I saw a blog once of a lady that kept one alive for a couple years, but she had to restrict his food, made him forage a lot. When we butchered ours we were behind by a month (we were doing them 5-6 at a time) and two died in the last few days.
Originally Posted by Okla-doodle-doo
Yes Mjgigax it is jimpson weed family. This is a man made cultivar that is used for its flora buety. Its flowers are 10 times the size of the wild variety. I imagine it is still not safe to eat but so far I haven't been that hungry ! I got my start from a flower bed at a nursing home when I was delivering oxygen. So I figure if they would use it for a public garden it can't be to bad. It is very stunning when you get 30 or more blooms open at one time. Flowers smell bad but bees just love them! Its fun to watch them crawl into the unfurled flowers.
Kasne I never did have much will poer when it comes to chicks and if I have a few dollars in my pocket!lol. I guess they are my substitute for an alcoholic habit!
Just went outside to check on birds in the shed. Its like a summer night,so warm and peaceful.I am like Robin ,I'm afraid we will pay for these early summer days. I remember a hard freeze in april a couple of years ago!If not,I'm afraid its just going to quickly go into summer. I'm not a doomsday prepper but you have to kind of wonder whats going to happen with all these major weather changes.
I was watching the news a week or so ago and one of the anchors made a comment they knew it was safe cause the weather guy had planted his garden. Hopefully, he knows. We're putting our plants in the ground this weekend.
I ment to bring it up to the house, but I found something that I swear is a small turnip while I was digging the hole for one of the fruit trees. I'll post a pic of it later so you guys can tell me if I can eat it or not
Cowboy - Have fun garage saleing, I enjoy the once or twice a year I get to do that! Hope you find some good deals.
Anyone interested in an old dishwasher? Might be good to convert to a bator or brooder. One thing I love about chicken people, they have a knack for being able to look at anything and figure out how they can put a chicken in it! Wish I was handy enough to use it myself, but I don't trust my skills!
Edited by Oceanseve - 3/31/12 at 4:48am