BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Where am I? Where are you! › Michigan Thread - all are welcome!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Michigan Thread - all are welcome! - Page 3670

post #36691 of 37544

We will be making some adjustments, i'm just not thrilled with how much work is going to have to happen to do that.  I'm tempted to shuffle up all of my flocks and get all of my grow out chicks into the most secure run since none of the full-size birds have been taken yet (the one missing broody was more of a bantam size).  When we built our first coop we did the hw cloth apron, chainlink over the whole thing including the roof, etc.  The other option is to re-tarp the currently un-used meat bird tractor and put down some fence around the perimeter as an anti-dig barrier.

One of my roosters is turning into a jerk this month.  He hasn't attacked yet, but he has started charging me every time i go outside.  His dad is the one that took a chunk out of my hand last year, so he's probably going to get butchered when everyone else does in a couple of weeks.

Mommy to 3, foster-human for HANDDS to the Rescue

 

Whittling the numbers down for winter.....down to around 45.  BLRW project on hold again.  HOPING to have F1 Olive eggers and blue and black sex-link eggs/chicks locally in the spring.

 

Incubating eggs in the Mitten State?  Come join us!

Reply

Mommy to 3, foster-human for HANDDS to the Rescue

 

Whittling the numbers down for winter.....down to around 45.  BLRW project on hold again.  HOPING to have F1 Olive eggers and blue and black sex-link eggs/chicks locally in the spring.

 

Incubating eggs in the Mitten State?  Come join us!

Reply
post #36692 of 37544
Hey everyone! Sitting here with RaZ reading all the messages. RaZ is looking great, and is busy expending all his humor here on unsuspecting staff!
Edited by wingless - 6/21/16 at 10:04am
post #36693 of 37544

BAH HUMBUG!  Just saw that another one of the leghorns has her side ripped up a bit.  Went out to catch 2 isa browns someone is buying and one's neck is all ripped up on the back (looks to be at least a day if not 2 or 3 old).  I have blue kote.  That and triple antibiotic is usually all i do for stuff like this.  blue kote first?  Then ointment (no "caine" in what we buy)?  The isa chick is in isolation in the basement.  Going to grab the leghorn tonight and probably put her in there too.  Also missing an EE cockerel (no loss there).  I guess I'm going to have to go dig through the scrap pile and see what all i have for fencing.

Mommy to 3, foster-human for HANDDS to the Rescue

 

Whittling the numbers down for winter.....down to around 45.  BLRW project on hold again.  HOPING to have F1 Olive eggers and blue and black sex-link eggs/chicks locally in the spring.

 

Incubating eggs in the Mitten State?  Come join us!

Reply

Mommy to 3, foster-human for HANDDS to the Rescue

 

Whittling the numbers down for winter.....down to around 45.  BLRW project on hold again.  HOPING to have F1 Olive eggers and blue and black sex-link eggs/chicks locally in the spring.

 

Incubating eggs in the Mitten State?  Come join us!

Reply
post #36694 of 37544

Sorry Glad.

 

Raz don't get after the nurses too much they might slip you a mickey in your IV!!

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

Reply
post #36695 of 37544

Have decided to get out of chicken keeping for a while, so I'm selling my 7 laying hens, they are free ranging most of the day so I'd like them to go to a setup that still allows for that. 6 of them are a year old and the 7th is 2 years old (her name is Fancy) I have 2 reds (ISA?) 3 Pencilled Rock and 2 Olive eggers.

 

If interested, please pm me, I'm located between Reese and Bay City, thanks

post #36696 of 37544
Anyone know where I can get some eggs or chicks? I'm willing to meet most cities.

Looking for show quality bantams...

Blue whyndotts
Black Rosecombs
Barred and silver laced Cochins
Silver or fawn Duckwing old English
Golden or silver Seabrights
5 Kids & 1 Amazing Husband! 
Reply
5 Kids & 1 Amazing Husband! 
Reply
post #36697 of 37544
Any poultry shows coming up in MI?
5 Kids & 1 Amazing Husband! 
Reply
5 Kids & 1 Amazing Husband! 
Reply
post #36698 of 37544

I did what I think is my final candling tonight. Looks like all 10 eggs are still viable. I lost 2 to damage, have 6 of my easter eggs left, and 4 of my "brown" eggs. These are australop/RIR (brown) and easter eggers mixed w/ a RIR roo. I really hope these hatch, I want to see the coloring on these guys/gals really bad!

 

 

Woefully behind on the garden, but almost done. I planted Kale, Swiss Chard, a BUNCH of tomatoes, sweet banana pepper, rd bell pepper, mild jalapeno. I still have squash plants to get in, spinach plants, and another cantaloupe. I'm actually running out of space, so I need to get creative tomorrow!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/michiganduckexchange/ Michigan Duck Exchange on Facebook!
Reply
https://www.facebook.com/groups/michiganduckexchange/ Michigan Duck Exchange on Facebook!
Reply
post #36699 of 37544

Glad you are doing so good, RaZ!!  Keep it up and hope you are up and around soon.  But, take it easy!

 

Heading out today to go camping for a few days.  Taking the grandkids to Yogi Bear in Barton Lake, IN.  Great water park for them.  

Be yourself....everyone else is taken
Rose
Reply
Be yourself....everyone else is taken
Rose
Reply
post #36700 of 37544
Quote:
Originally Posted by Folly's place View Post
 

So sorry!  Sooner or later every possible predator will show up, and you have just experienced that.  Some fox kits or ??? are getting good chicken dinners, and learning to love them.  Time for an upgrade, electric fencing, and some live traps.  Mary

 
Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post
 

Electric wire around and heavy-duty poultry netting over the run would not be overly expensive, and would keep your birds in and most predators out.  

 

 

I think I am going to just surround the perimeter of the kennel runs with electric poultry netting.  We still want the birds to get out and free range, but the groups get about 2 hours a day each at this point.  We have a weasel who prefers to catch rats and mice right now.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by wingless View Post

Hey everyone! Sitting here with RaZ reading all the messages. RaZ is looking great, and is busy expending all his humor here on unsuspecting staff!

Hi @RaZ

:frow  

Quote:
Originally Posted by gladahmae View Post
 

BAH HUMBUG!  Just saw that another one of the leghorns has her side ripped up a bit.  Went out to catch 2 isa browns someone is buying and one's neck is all ripped up on the back (looks to be at least a day if not 2 or 3 old).  I have blue kote.  That and triple antibiotic is usually all i do for stuff like this.  blue kote first?  Then ointment (no "caine" in what we buy)?  The isa chick is in isolation in the basement.  Going to grab the leghorn tonight and probably put her in there too.  Also missing an EE cockerel (no loss there).  I guess I'm going to have to go dig through the scrap pile and see what all i have for fencing.

Sounds like a weasel to me.  If they are in the run, but not being pulled out, then good bet it is a weasel.  I read that weasels will kill for the fun of it and they often attack the back of animal's heads (go for the spine and try to disable the prey that way).

 

We have a weasel...it tried to get into the Chante coup mid afternoon while we were out sitting watching the ducks (about 50 feet away).  Heard a ruckus in the Chante run, looked over and saw the durn weasel running away.  Brett tried to follow it, I stayed in my chair and saw the thing run behind the coop and then back into the run along side our house. The Buff Chante girls also saw it and took off after it like they were thinkin "weasel dinner".  Then our Walter (White chante roo) started in chasing it.  That weasel didn't know what to do, but I feel like it may avoid the chante coop.  Those birds will go after it for sure!  

So after about 20 minutes, Brett saw the weasel exiting the pole barn with a rat in it's mouth!  we have to prepare for the time the rat population is gone....  sort of love/hate feelings towards that weasel for now.  We have not seen any chicken or egg damage...yet.


Edited by Candy442 - 6/22/16 at 7:27am

 

NPIP certified flock #34-616   www.fivewiregroup.com  

Reply

 

NPIP certified flock #34-616   www.fivewiregroup.com  

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Where am I? Where are you!
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Social › Where am I? Where are you! › Michigan Thread - all are welcome!