I am alive!
I was too lazy to get out of my Lazy-Boy last night. I saw you talking about me on my IPhone. BTW I prefer the real Mikes lemonade and not the cranberry. However, I have been known to drink a cranberry one in the spring.
I am trying to get rid of last years chicken in the freezer, so yesterday I pulled out the chicken livers. I have the deck done, except the hand rails on the steps. So I set up the fry baby on the deck, cracked an egg add milk into the livers and coated them with Cajun fish batter fried them up, made corn and riced potatioes rto go with them and over ate them. They were so good! So I spend the night in the lazy boy regretting eating to much as we binge watched Game of Thrones. ( Can you believe they killed off the King?)
I do not like to type on my IPhone, and did not want to interfere too much with the show.
Lala I think one Guinea would do ok with chickens as it was raised with guineas. I think single guineas are better behaved than two of them. Yesterday I had to chase the juveniles they were going towards the road, so I herded them back with the 4-wheeler. Then they decided to pick on the CXs. So I had to put the run on them again. However, I think I will still keep all except the one in prison. I watch them working the yard for bugs and I know why I have them. It is amazing how many bugs they eat. We have not had one box elder bug or Japenese or Asian beetles ( the lady buglike ones) so they do have a useful purpose.
I, like Mistablue, love my little mentally deranged dinosaur like guineas, I guess. I am hoping to enter a 12 step program to wean myself off them this winter.
I had combs damaged last year in the warmer weather and not the cold. Chickens are tough, I seldom see a sick one or one in discomfort with anything short of a major injury/illness. I read somewhere this is a evolutionary trait in prey animals as predators go for the sick, injured and weak. Not showing signs of an illness means survival.
Reading what you all do I have decided to try a few new things. I think I will lower the roost. and lay some of that shiny bubble wrap over the main part of the coop. How much head space to you think the chickens need?
I think I covered everything you guys talked about.