Very cute!!!! I'd watch the dogs like hawks if they aren't used to chickens. My dogs and chickens can NEVER mix, but many are successful in keeping their dogs from hurting the chickens.
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We don't trust them without us out there. Here is Koda with my hens. Bunny is kind of scared of them since they will chase and peck at her. LOL
- Sonic screwdrivers are cool!
You should never let your sonic screwdriver break, you never know when the British are going to get their act together and make more episodes! lol lol lol
Yeah just the Christmas special this year and then more next spring.
I have a question for my fellow Okies. I've mentioned that I received 8 meat birds with my order from Murray McMurray. I've noticed about a week ago that they were acting like they were too heavy for their frames. They lay on their sides take a few steps and lay right down again while the other forage normally. At first I thought they were just sunning themselves but if you watch them it looks like they would just rather lay down than stand. I don't have a problem with meat birds and had already decided to process them once the get to the right size. My issue is that I've lost one yesterday and one today. I don't see any signs of trauma and it looks like they died in their sleep, one even appears to have fallen off the roost. None of the other chicks show any sign of illness, I checked everyone out after I found the first one yesterday. The only theories I can come up with is that they had something congenital or it is weight related. From the hatchery site they should take 12 weeks to reach processing age and mine are 6 weeks. I'll admit I've never raised a batch of meat birds just to process but I can't imagine that there is anything different from the standard chicks. I'm debating just culling the remaining 6 as for all intents and purposes they act just like the two that died. If they aren't going to live to processing age they are just taking up space and eating feed. Is it unusuall to lose meat birds like this or am I missing something that I should be doing?
They were Pioneers from Murray McMurray. They list them as a dual purpose but you'd definitely have to ration the feed to keep them as laying hens.