thedragonlady" Hi! Almost a year ago I put up fishing line over my coop. Looks like a giant spider web. I had hawks and owls getting to my girls. Knock on wood, since I put the 'web' up, I haven't had any more deaths. I do check it periodically to make sure it is still taut.
Just a thought about the fishing line. Might need to replace it periodically as it breaks down and become brittle in sun exposure
QUOTE "bruceh" well guys speaking of husbandry practices. i guess i will be moving all the birds to a secure shed. if weather predictions are correct i am right in the line of fire. we are expecting 70 mile an hour winds and 6-10 inches of rain. i know chickens can fly but i don't want to see a scene from the wizard of oz. instead of flying monkeys i have flying chickens. just think i moved from florida.:he [/QUOTE]
Please be safe BRUCE! I enjoy reading your posts! Have you ever considered making your home in SW Kansas? We don't have those hurricanes! No trees or buildings or mountains blocking the view of beautiful sunrises or sunsets. It's quiet, no traffic noise. A lot of good folks here. [/quote]
And SW Kansas , like Oklahoma, is in tornado alley...
Beekissed" They don't go crazy for BOSS???? :th My chickens would kill their grandma and sell her kidneys to get a hit of BOSS.... Yes, you can place it right in the FF...it's the first thing that gets picked out of mine, then the larger cut grains and, last, the finer mash. I've seen a few of those black speckles on a comb or two once or twice down through the years but never paid it any mind...it goes away shortly. I just took it as a fungal/mold like you'd see on anything outside in the rain all the time and it never sticks around, so I never give it a second's thought. Amazon is the cheapest place for Nustock....I LOVE Amazon! [URL=http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=backyardchickens-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fgp%2Foffer-listing%2FB000HHSIYQ%2Fref%3Dsr_1_1_olp%3Fie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1351524506%26sr%3D8-1%26keywords%3Dnustock%2Bointment%26condition%3Dnew]http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000HHSIYQ/ref=sr_1_1_olp?ie=UTF8&qid=1351524506&sr=8-1&keywords=nustock+ointment&condition=new[/URL] I also found cheap sulfur powder on Amazon with which to make my own Nustock. No more finding and paying for a 12 oz. tube...I'm going to make myself a big ol' bunch of it. Cheap and effective stuff after you get to making your own.
And you will share the recipe won't you Bee?
[QUOTE] The dogs are lobbying to make every day "Torture the Chickens" day, they said it was the best show they've ever seen. [/QUOTE] :lau That's my kind of dogs!! My silly old Jake gets all worried and starts whining and prancing around trying to get me to stop making his chickens yell....he likes a quiet flock and will even intervene between roosters that are getting ready to fight. He's such a mothering, worrier type dog....I call him a sissy, [I]right to his face[/I]. :plbb [/quote]
Our dog Red is great with his chickens, whining like your dog when he thinks I'm hurting one when I check it. He lays down for the chicks to climb all over him and he charges the retail hawk that flies over once in a while. Good chicken dogs are hard to find
Edited by NanaKat - 10/30/12 at 4:43pm