Something unusual happened today. My SLW pulley was running around in the yard and the other two hens were chasing her. I thought that was strange so I stopped and took a closer look. The SLW had a pair of frog legs hanging out of her mouth and the chase was on. I could not believe they found a frog this time of year and in below freezing temps. Maybe it is another sign of early spring.
There have been strange things happening for December. I'm pulling ticks off my cats--didn't think I needed to keep up the Frontline in winter. Also had a bug--we always called them stink bugs--come in my back door. I promptly invited it to go back outside.
My geese are acting like its spring, and I had another goose egg today from my youngest Embden! She was hatched in March, so I think she is confused
I need some advice on moving Polish chick's outside. They are in a brooder in my detached, insulated garage. They were on a heat lamp for the first 6-7 weeks, then I turned it off for a few hrs at a time gradually to nothing at all. So they've been in a unheated garage for a week or so with no extra heat. I would guess the garage stays 10 degrees or so, warmer than outside. They are about 11 weeks old and fully feathered. Think it's ok to move them out to grow out coop with other birds and no extra heat?
They should be ok, just watch for any signs they aren't taking to it well.
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