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We have an NPIP certified flock & are breeders of Iowa Blue Chickens http://fivewiregroup.com/post #37224 of 498981/26/15 at 7:55amMy first attempt at dyeing our alpaca yarn. I still have a bunch of undyed left if any one is interested. Not chicken related but a few friends onhere have bought some, so I wanted to share. :-)
My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)
My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)post #37225 of 498981/26/15 at 8:18am
that's really neat with the dye
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please follow my forum it has been dedicated to my grandfather who inspired me since I was a little boy now I have the motivation to see exactly how far I can go.....post #37226 of 498981/26/15 at 8:47amQuote:
That's cool! I was going to try that with the white I bought. What did you use for dye?post #37227 of 498981/26/15 at 9:15am
My 2 acres of crazy consists of chickens, dogs, alpacas, parakeets, more fish than I can count, no human kids, and one very very patient husband who loves the feathered finned a furry kids as much as I do. :)post #37228 of 498981/26/15 at 11:57amQuote:Originally Posted by kabhyper1
Its just food coloring. Isoaked the yarn in warm water for a half hour. Then gently pushed the water out. Wringing can cause felting. I put warm water, white vinegar, and food coloring in the pots and brought them to just under boiling and tuned burners down to low. Added yarn and 'cooked' for 40 minutes. Turned burners off and let yarn absorb the rest of the dye. Water will clear when the yarn is done. Wash yarn in dawn and same temp water as pots. Lightly press water out and hang dry. Make sure when u dye yarn that it gets dyed under the yarn ties.
Sounds easy enough! I'll post results if I try itpost #37229 of 498981/26/15 at 12:43pm
Update on my roo "situation" (one guy attacked his "brother"). I'll try to make this brief.
So I had to remove the injured roo (very bloodied comb and swollen face, so much that he could barely open his eyes) and treated him with penicillin by injection for 4 days. By then, he seemed to feel better, so we decided to put him back in with the four pullets, and remove the "offender" to Chicken Jail for a while.
Within a few days, the injured roo started breeding the girls (which the dominant "brother" had largely prevented previously). We left the formerly injured roo alone with the girls for another few days. "Offender" stayed in Chicken Jail 7-8 days total.
We tried to put "Offender" in with our general layer flock, which has two lavender Orp cockerels just a little younger than the Jubilee boys. Unfortunately, that plan did not work at all. DH said the lav roos, who get along very well and are sweet boys with us, ganged up and seriously attacked "Offender" Jubilee. Back to chicken jail for "Offender," for one more night.
DH and I decided to reintroduce "Offender" back with his brother and the pullets. The formerly submissive/injured roo immediately postured in multiple ways that he was in charge here now, but nothing serious or injurious. DH watched them for a while before leaving them alone, and we checked them several times that day to be sure neither was injured. To our great relief, harmony has been restored. They've been together about 3-4 days now and have resumed getting along. I am not sure who is getting the lion's share of breeding now (they are most active first thing in the morning when they are turned out into their run), but I don't care as long as things are peaceful. I examined both carefully today, and neither has a new mark of any kind on him.
I'm still interested in selling the one that was initially dominant, not because of this incident, but because the boys are practically identical and I don't need two Jubilee roosters. My flock is NPIP certified and both roos were individually tested negative for pullorum and typhoid.
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Our hens' egg laying has picked up finally. Hooray!
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I don't think the pullet is laying yet. She's SO BIG! She's a 5 month old coronation sussex. She has the hugest fluffiest butt and cute little lilac feathers, and a tiny, tiny, pink comb...
I have two EE's a LO and l SLW The EE's are older hens 3 yrs or more. They were laying one to two eggs a day, It started getting cold and one EE went into Heavy molt. I felt sorry for her. The other EE layed $ to % begs a day, The Slw and LO are both pullets and started laying about Christmas. I was getting about 7 eggs a week from them. Now my LO is laying almost every day but my EE has quit and the Slw is only giving me 2 eggs a week at the most. I have been giving them BOSS and cracked corn besides there regular layer pellets so I don't think it is a protein problem. I just can't figure it out warmer weather plus more sum should they should be laying more not less.
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