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We have a neighbor that target shoots for an hour or most nearly every day.  It really stresses me out.  Who knows what they are using as a backboard to the shots.  I keep waiting for the errant bullet to come flying through.  Of course, just as annoying is the kid next door with the dirt bike. rant.gif

 

Deb
 

 

One time I was up on a shed roof repairing the steel panels and started hearing little 22 caliber rifle pops coming from the neighbor down the hill. I wan't too concerned until I started hearing these wizzing noises as the bullets started passing by.

 

22 bullets can travel a long ways.

 

I got off of that roof quickly and had a talk with the neighbor. Wasn't a problem since I had gone through grammar school and high school with the guy.
 

 

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

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post #9192 of 11360
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Originally Posted by Sueg4332 View Post

Got eggs in lock down  I have dark eggs or dull flashlight can't see thru olive egg or the sorted marans eggs.   so I think 80 or 81  eggs in the 2 bators.  Really hope my batams hatch.   I'll be happy with 50%....

Happy hatching    Testing the new Brinsea  20eco.   stuffed with sorted marans eggs    24    cuckoo, Bcm, wheaten I think.

Off to feed the group of animals outside.   Have a outside breeding mare to see if she can go home   Hope I hope.

And feed straving chickens  

SueG

P I really want a big incabator      Like  the Brinsea.   any suggestions on which to buy?


That is a question I have too. Someone said they were incubating in a Dickey. Do you have the new one with the incubator trays on top and the hatching trays on the bottom? If so how is it working for you. Is it easy to work with the humidity at lock down? Finally, how does it compare to the GQF Sportsman Incubators?

 

I can't wait to hear.

 

Ron

 

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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post #9193 of 11360
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The Sheriff just got the new Brinsea Cabinet incubator.... as always, I'm envious... but I don't own acreage that I live on, nor a nice big barn etc....

 

OvaEasy%20Advance.jpg  Only $850.00   (for one)

Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #9194 of 11360

Twenty-five minutes without a post....

 

 

Someone had to post... lol

 

just a mom of three teens, 6 RIR, 9 Leghorn,  5 BO, 5 EE,  8 mixed breed chickens, 3 dogs, 20 some cats, and 22 angus... 

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just a mom of three teens, 6 RIR, 9 Leghorn,  5 BO, 5 EE,  8 mixed breed chickens, 3 dogs, 20 some cats, and 22 angus... 

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post #9195 of 11360

No pips yet, but my leghorn X eggs are wobbling all over. Those are some healthy looking embryos, hope they hatch. :) Just got out the tubing I bought to tubefeed sick chickens and used a bit of it to add water to the styrobator. Still holding decent on temps (97 to 100.2) and 60% humidity, which is what I was shooting for. Brinsea is holding well of course. 

post #9196 of 11360
Spot marking...

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #9197 of 11360
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Originally Posted by Mahonri View Post

The Sheriff just got the new Brinsea Cabinet incubator.... as always, I'm envious... but I don't own acreage that I live on, nor a nice big barn etc....

 

Only $850.00   (for one)


Yowsa. I'd never hear the end of it if I bought one of those. :) I can explain away the hatching addiction with my two tiny incubators but if I have something that big? Yipes. :P And I DO have acreage and a nice big barn (but my hubby keeps trying to repurpose the barn into a music studio that he never uses LOL). 

 


Edited by featherz - 4/5/12 at 10:01am
post #9198 of 11360

Well, it's Thursday which means I went with my parents to the feed store. They had Barred Rock and Gold sex links. I think they're over run with them. No RIRs yet again. Someone had already cleaned them out. Still no guinea keets. I really want some and has been dad approved.

 

Still no pips. Temps got up to 104 again. I don't hold much hope for the eggs, but you never know, they could surprise me. 

 

I keep forgetting to say that I have a crippled chick from my last hatch. It's not growing as fast as the others, so I think it'll be staying in the brooder with the new chicks when they hatch. It needs some buddies that it can keep up with. 

 

I'm off to clean the brooders. Here's hoping we can find something to do with older duckling that's taking up the rabbit cage brooder. 

Chickens: 4 RIR hens, 1 BA hen, 1 BA/RIR. Ducks: 1 Mallard drake, 1 Mallard hen, and 8 little ducklings. Coturnix Quail. Everything else: 3 dogs, 6 cats, a pot bellied pig and one stubborn Mustang that rules the field!
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Chickens: 4 RIR hens, 1 BA hen, 1 BA/RIR. Ducks: 1 Mallard drake, 1 Mallard hen, and 8 little ducklings. Coturnix Quail. Everything else: 3 dogs, 6 cats, a pot bellied pig and one stubborn Mustang that rules the field!
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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post


Children this young need to be supervised 100% of the time around animals. THey do not function as we adults do yet, and what we see as hurting an animal is more like experimenting and expressing curiosity.  I know of several people that participated in mishaps as young children and grew up to be rather thoughtful and caring people.  CHildren must be supervised at ALL times around animals. Repeat: children must be supervised at all times around animals. ANd parents are responsible for their children. Be there to supervise.

 

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I agree Arielle,

 

The three year old probably wasn't old enough to understand that she was being cruel to the kitten.  Her mother should have been watching her.  When my daughter was 3  or 4 I caught a geko in the house.  I let her hold it and she squished it, on purpose!  I was so upset.  I tried to explain it to her how we have to care for animals and how it has feeling etc etc etc but she didn't get it.  Same kid at 5 years old she had a small puppy.  She would put the puppy inside her dresser drawers!  She said it was his "bed" so I had to keep a close eye on her.  She's 8 now and she is great with animals.  She loves all the baby chicks we have and is good to the dogs and her hamsters.  I just think when they are that small they don't really understand things the way an adult would and they need very very close adult supervision with animals.


I've worked at public school as a substitute aid, mostly in the Early inetervention Program, but also in the classrooms preschool thru first grade. How children develop varies considerably. They are mimics, and learn primarily by watching others like adults and children.  Children greatly benefit from being with children their own age to develop all intricate peices of development.  With adult supervision. With adults as role models. I have a good friend that is a family counselor . . . and we have great conversations about child development. 

 

I have many animals and my first priority was and IS my children's safety. My dog trainer said, my dogs will be safe with my kids when they (the kids) are 16!!  Really? I accepted her word as I have trained 3 dogs with her. When my kids stood taller than my dogs, I started to teach my kids how to handle my dogs. TEACH. A long process. With close supervision.

 

 

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post #9200 of 11360
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The Sheriff just got the new Brinsea Cabinet incubator.... as always, I'm envious... but I don't own acreage that I live on, nor a nice big barn etc....

 

OvaEasy%20Advance.jpg  Only $850.00   (for one)



Looks like a vending machine!!gig.gif

NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

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