Originally Posted by BlanchardOK
That shrub is vitex, chaste tree, monks tree. They are wonderful plants easy to grow from root of stem cuttIngs.
Thank you sooooo much. Now I can do some more research on the shrub!
Originally Posted by Buster52
I would correct you on one thing, though. I don't love my chickens. I like them fine, some more than others, but love none of them. Sooner or later, they are ALL going to end up on a dinner plate, so I go out of my way not to get attached. Ironically, I like my Cornish Cross best, and they are all destined for freezer camp in the very near future.
I do love my dogs, though, and don't plan to eat them.
Originally Posted by MacGuyver
A trellis attached to the side will train plants up and over the coop.
I saw online somewhere, can't remember where now, someone had a kind of apron thing, with pockets in it for dirt, and they had planted things in those pockets and hung it on their a frame. It was made out of a type of landscaping plastic. I was going to try to recreate it using used feed sacks. Worst that can happen is I throw it away.
Layena feed bags will last one season. The sun really leaches them out.
Originally Posted by Ksane
You've got bold hawks, MacGuyver
The 2nd pic is the Brown Red and the White Bantam Ameraucana. They're so big already, look at all their wing feathers and they've even got tail feathers-at only 1 week.
Then the 4x6x6 tall frame my daughter and I (mostly her) made yesterday. I think I'll do them this way from now on. I'm going to 'side' it with 6" wide pickets and cover it with roof panels. It's heavy, it's in one of the new 50x50 yards we build around a group of trees. My 4 Dark Brahma girls and 3 Lavender Ameraucanas are going there.
Nice. Are you framing in a door on the left?
Originally Posted by nnbreeder
Originally Posted by jens-hens
Oh no! Stella (spangle hamburg) keeps sneezing and her chest is rattly. Does she have pneumonia?
I would do a search for Denagard. Nanakat can give you more info about it, shoot her a PM.
When bringing in birds from outside even if you keep them seperated that is no guarentee that they won't get sick. Your flock could be carriers of any number of nasty things that the new birds have not been exposed to.
While pricey, Denegard is good to have on hand. For initial treatment, 16 cc to a gallon of water is easier than mixing up the way the label says. I store the extra in the barn fridge. for minimun of 5 days.
For maintenance treatment I use 8 cc per gallon. Treat for 3 days once a month
Originally Posted by Okla-doodle-doo
Also found two white pumpkins about as big as a soccer ball today! If I understand it right you are supposed to pinch the vine tips off once they set fruit?
Greybear,I had the other ice hen setting when I got home and put the eggs under her. Reckon I will be able to tell the ice from the games?
I don't pinch myvine tips unless I want really big pumpkins. I like a variety of sizes and think the foilage helps shade the fruit.
I bet there is a no difference in the chicks at all