Originally Posted by KlopKlop
THanks for the kind words all - I showed photos of juvie bald eagles, goshawks, and golden eagles to DW and she say the Juvie bald eagle looks most like what she remembers. This doesnt surprise me really. We live just close to Rice Lake State Park where a large population of bald eagles live. Do bald eagles migrate? we havent ever seen them at our place before but plenty in the area.
Originally Posted by Bogtown Chick
Yesterday my buckeye at roost time was soaking wet across her back with many blood feathers and free ranging in the rain snow mix--she's almost too tough for her own good -- everybody else must have taken cover and were dry and fluffy. So took buckeye up to house. Since she's been a chick she's protested being held and although she filed a mild complaint I could tell her heart wasn't in it as she looked uncomfortable and hunched on the roost. I got her in the bath room and turned the blow dryer on low and she nestled right in to the sink basin and rolled her eyes back. Lol. Not quite the struggle I anticipated with her. Hahaha. Anyways got her back down to the coop and she began preening and much more comfortable I could tell.
This weather is probably more dangerous for birds than the 25 below in my humble opinion. Especially when it dips to freezing after a rain.
You are not kidding about this weather, it is my bane!!! Wet and cold like this every year gets a couple of them rattling and snotty eyed. My first year with a big flock, I lost 30 out of 200 because a respiratory infection hit them hard. The swing temps 40-60 degree changes overnight and back did not help either. The culprit was one Dark Cornish rooster I kept medicating instead of just putting down. I learned many lessons that week, two are: use the right treatment immediately, and don't keep a bird around that gets sick more than once (they are compromised and keeping them compromises the rest of your flock's health).
Originally Posted by KlopKlop
Yeah yeah, we all talk big, don't we.... I'm a firm believer in the 'happy wife, happy life' motto. I just have to swing things right and I can still get what I want while keeping her from being upset with me. Ralphie knows all about these tactics. It all about convincing her it was her idea all along!
Y'all men are cracking me up! I will be the feminist here and bring up the point that we all know the women are the more savvy and cunning and manipulative ones in the relationship, AND we wear the pants, even though you think you do! Klop, you are a smart man to realize that keeping the Mrs. happy is the way to go. She will let you be happy longer too.
I can't divulge too many of our secrets that have been passed down from mother to daughter for eons, on how to keep a man, but I will remind you, "If Momma ain't happy, Ain't nobody happy." My husband worked in the electronics department of our building, I was an air traffic controller and he was a radar tech, and the old guys in his shop told him when we got married, "Just remember, the answer to everything is 'Yes, dear.'" After 22-years, I still let him sleep in the bed. He's a smart man.
Originally Posted by NathanZee
The bag balm and clhorehexedine came this morning! Should I apply it on their feet tonight before they sleep? And will any future eggs be edible?
Will have no effect on eggs. Use it as soon as you are able. and if you can do it twice a day in the beginning, that would't hurt.