Thanks for starting this page hot2pot. Like you i have a small farm with milk goats-large black hogs bottle calves -a lot of the old large breed chickens.I also have some silkies-old english-a bunch of white sebastopol geese- some Muscovy ducks-and one friendly emu.I have showed chickens off and on for over 30 years.I'm always building pens and moving birds around.There in Arkansas the chicken sales are down at the livestock sales but they do this every year when it gets hot , so i go every Saturday and set on my hands. Yes those wal-mart monitors work great it takes the guess work out.
Glad to be of service. Sounds like your critters keep you busy too!
Today I got the broody pen almost done! It is about 4'X8'. I would have kept working, since there is only a bit of wire to secure over the window , but Wisp, my scaredy cat barn mouse killer showed up with her kittens. I managed to get hold of 2 of them. The black and white one , I am calling Sassy because it spits and makes a fuss.If I can ever catch Momma she'll go get spayed . She just showed up one day, I think the people that moved out next door left her. But I never get close enough to touch her with a 10 foot pole. However, she is happy to eat the food I leave out for her.
The brooder fish tanks I use to put chicks in that have just hatched are bulging at the seams. I am really lucky, the eggs I got from Janie on the monthly swap are hatching like crazy. Plus I have some chicks which I have no idea what they are but they must be egg chain chicks because I have never hatched these out before.
I did find out that there really is going to be a swap at TSC in Jackson , TN on Saturday. Apparently starts at 9:30 and runs to noon. I plan to take a few chicks, some roosters, maybe some eggs and a few started birds to sell.
Edited by Hot2Pot - 6/23/11 at 9:04pm