Originally Posted by Minniechickmama
She figures the Mike's isn't taking you down fast enough for her to collect on that huge insurance policy she took out on ya!
Originally Posted by duluthralphie
We call that the Life Insurance Lottery. I plan to win it.
I have fed the last supper. And as tradition dictates I removed the feed and feeders when the last bird went into the pen. I got some nasty looks and a few complaints for removing the food. They will forget all about it by tomorrow night.
I set up a new tractor and brooder for Bert Junior and his girls to go into tomorrow during the camper round up. It's kind of sad right now knowing I will not see a bunch of white chickens running around the yard until next summer.
I think I am ready for the big day, I got the trailers in place, the stock tank filled with water, the hanging ladder is ready, The plucker is on the first barrel, and I sharpened the axe. My DW is getting more lemonade and a little beer. BlanchRanch if you want that dirty dark muddy horrible foul tasting beer, you better bring your own.
I would be sad too. I would love to raise some meat birds, but don't know if I have it in me to dispatch them.
Originally Posted by lalaland
ok, just a remnder on camp day....pictures! blanch that migh be your job because ralphie is going to be busy with people and things. Keeping my fingers crossed, but it looks like you will have perfect weather for camp day.
Should be nice weather, but don't know if I would want to see photos. Maybe of bert jr. and his sister, or the ones left behind...
@Ralphie, do you do Turkeys on this day too? or wait with them?
Originally Posted by duluthralphie
I forgot to mention this. This afternoon I was setting the stuff up for tomorrow and I heard this blood curdling howl, it sounded like a dog had a piano fall on his head, its was yelping and just terrible. I went to see what it was, it came from in the shed. I figured I would be making a trip to the vet.
I didn't see anything in the shed except a few chickens an Junior. The Junior looked at me and made that sound. He was trying to crow. I am thinking Junior should give up crowing. It was so funny and he was so proud of himself. I think it was his first crow.
He also tried to make babies with his sister today. She would have none of it. I notice her comb is extremely red and getting larger. I did not think CX's would lay in the fall of the year they hatched. Does anyone know?
Hahaha! Bert Jr. how cute. Interesting about the CX's, I suppose like other chicken breeds, it can depend on the bird. I had one EE start laying in October, the other one didn't lay until february, they were the same age. so maybe some CX's mature early? that would be neat! Make sure and let us know if you figure it out.
It is official, mother is molting, dropping feathers everywhere today. gonna give them some tuna tomorrow to help her along. they love tuna.
I finally finished the stain on the run, been working on it every night. I couldn't get photos as I finished up with my head lamp, so I'll try and get some tomorrow so I can add it to my link to My Coop. yey, done! (for now) DH is working on a new system to put up and take down the green house panels easier, he came up with a screw and nut system. when we get this in place, I won't have to bring the drill out to put on and take off the panels, just turn the nuts with my fingers. Now I have to buy 2 or 3 green house panels every paycheck to cover the new hardware cloth.
Edited by Cluckies - 10/9/15 at 5:53pm