Long time no post. Seems like everytime things seem like they are going to calm down... Bam!!! Craziness!
Originally Posted by jcatblum
It may not be 100 degrees today, but the peacock is inside his shelter dust bathing in the shade & 2 girls are in the nesting boxes panting. The humidity is brutal! And the wind is actually barely blowing. Time to get the coop fan set up I guess.
I am going to stop at Lowes and get a sprinkler hose today because I know the birds are going to need it soon. The one I purchased from Habitats for Humanities 4 years ago finally bit the dust this year, but considering I only paid .25$ for it, I can not complain about it much.
Will probably being taking the side panel off the coop next week. Especially since I have 7 broodies camped out in the coop sitting eggs for me. Keep telling them they are earning their paychecks by hatching eggs for me since they are not laying. Wonder why they keep giving the roosters stink eye????
Originally Posted by Bo Garrett
Originally Posted by NanaKat
Thanks to a tip from JCatblum, I discovered that Michael bought some of those gorgeous white Cochin hens that Bo brought to the Newcastle sale. We had to leave before the girls made it to the auction table. Michael has agreed to sell me two of them....I'm in Heaven!!!
This will still leave me time to decide what other colors I want to get from Bo this fall.
I think I'll have to agree with my hubby..... obsession!
Don't think I would call them gorgeous! LOL They were dirty and rooster worn to say the least. They will molt out and be pretty again this fall. Great meeting you NanaKat, you are a sweet lady and I hope you hatch many blue cochins from those eggs you fought so hard to get.
Bo, just wanted to say thank you for coming all the way up here to bring your birds and eggs. The pair of blues and the white hen have settled in nicely and I have the 18 mottled eggs divided up between two broodies.
I think a pair of LF black cochins I bought at Newcastle a month or so ago are from your stock. The rooster has come a long way in just the short time I have had him. I have had one chick hatch but it appears to be a blue. Not complaining but is it common to get a blue chick from a solid black pair?
Well try to post pics of the newest baby at my place. It is so darn cute.
Originally Posted by sshavney
Originally Posted by Oakieridge
Thanks Revival is who I ordered our Oxine from and I want to order some more. We are spraying coops down with it daily right now and I clean waterers with it once a week plus putting it in their water every other day. I started the sneezing chick on the Tylan 50 he is only 5 weeks old and started all his broodermates on Duramycin in their water to hopefully keep them from picking it up. But if it is viral there isn't much I can do. I am going to see if Revival has the Denagard but I was thinking they don't carry it. But I may call them to double check.
Oxine is made in Norman, OK. I had our local feed store (Bixby) call them and they are going to carry it now. At least it would save on shipping and you would be buying local. When I spoke with the people at the plant they do not sell to the general public.
2845 Broce Drive
Norman, Oklahoma 73072
Originally Posted by Buckguy20
NANAKAT is doing a super duper job tracking the raffle items and getting donations and
Sooner is doing her usual stellar job in coordinating the food roundup and tee shirt sales.
Muesky likewise has been great in running the wants and wishes list.
Let's give them all a big hand!
Originally Posted by jcatblum
Was wondering about a few contest at poops. Kinda like the fair. Prettiest egg, darkest, smallest, biggest, oddest, etc. I know the kids would love it. We could set up a table & let people vote??? Any objections? I could organize it & set up a table. Maybe we could give out prizes for winners.
Oh, I am so going to see if one of the feed stores can start carrying it around here.
Originally Posted by RetiredArmyWife
Originally Posted by Ksane
RetArmyWife-not sure on the duck question. Ducks are so flippin' adorable! And so messy or I'd have some.
I feel a congratulation is in order! Do they just send them in the mail???
But I thought I'd make a valiant effort at pretending to sell it
Yeah they do seem to poop there weight a day. LOL