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Got a couple quick pictures of my Snow Mallards! Not the best pics, suns going down.

At the big corn feeder, chowing away!

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Well, challenged a dealership today to meet my numbers. Lets see what they offer! We decided on a 2011 Chevy 2500HD. No dually, yay! Our poor old 1991 dually is just about worn out. I told Brad my DH its my new "Chicken Truck"! He was not amused lol. @SallyinIndiana fingers crossed, hope we can get down next weekend and help you out!

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Well, challenged a dealership today to meet my numbers. Lets see what they offer! We decided on a 2011 Chevy 2500HD. No dually, yay! Our poor old 1991 dually is just about worn out. I told Brad my DH its my new "Chicken Truck"! He was not amused lol. @SallyinIndiana fingers crossed, hope we can get down next weekend and help you out!


I'll be sure to get to a store and pick up a cheese cake or two for dessert.    But I'll understand if something comes up.  Next weekend is that big couple celebration after all.  Lots of publicity and money will be spent for couples everywhere.

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Well, challenged a dealership today to meet my numbers. Lets see what they offer! We decided on a 2011 Chevy 2500HD. No dually, yay! Our poor old 1991 dually is just about worn out. I told Brad my DH its my new "Chicken Truck"! He was not amused lol. @SallyinIndiana fingers crossed, hope we can get down next weekend and help you out!


I'll be sure to get to a store and pick up a cheese cake or two for dessert.    But I'll understand if something comes up.  Next weekend is that big couple celebration after all.  Lots of publicity and money will be spent for couples everywhere.


It will! DH and I will share an awesome steak dinner for sure.

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Well, challenged a dealership today to meet my numbers. Lets see what they offer! We decided on a 2011 Chevy 2500HD. No dually, yay! Our poor old 1991 dually is just about worn out. I told Brad my DH its my new "Chicken Truck"! He was not amused lol. @SallyinIndiana fingers crossed, hope we can get down next weekend and help you out!


I'll be sure to get to a store and pick up a cheese cake or two for dessert.    But I'll understand if something comes up.  Next weekend is that big couple celebration after all.  Lots of publicity and money will be spent for couples everywhere.

I am really hoping my nephew James can bring truck and trailer too.He is sure the cheesecake fanatic! I want to get you to the point you need to be. If we do buy this truck Brad said he will bring the tractor to clear your garage pretty fast.

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post #45996 of 50255
Picked up 8 quality black copper maran week old chicks today!!
Been wanting them for awhile now.
Chick count to date is
Brooder
4-EE's
6-Sussex
4-ISA Browns
10-light brahma's
2-cuckoo Marans
2-black australorps
3-barred rocks
8-black copper Marans
Eggs In the incubator
8-cuckoo maran
4-LF salmon favaroll
8-our own barn yard mix
I believe this is going to be a busy year and just think chick days haven't even started yet!!
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Thanks for the info on Breda chickens. I'm surprised that they're low on the pecking order because the photos I saw online look just as you described them. Tall —good posture! lol And I read some descriptions online that they have a "hawk or vulture like beak." Seems like those traits would be intimidating. Also interesting that they "small to nonexistent  combs and waddles," but have feathered legs and feet — good for cold winters!

Other than this awful respiratory issue, they've been great in the col weather. She's smaller than he is (by quite a bit), but she's catching up (and getting so pretty!). The could look intimidating to a human eye, but chickens see right through that.

 

The patriotic Wyandotte and Wun Wun keep everyone in check. No clue what's going to happen to the roo pecking order when Wun Wun goes, but I'm sure the next alpha position will swing to the Wyandotte or Mr. July, who, as it turns out, is also quite the singer and has a set of pipes so amazing that I may have to find him a larger amphitheater to perform in. My humble backyard probably isn't the greatest place for him to practice for Travis Pratt tributes. So, while Wun Wun is the biggest guy in the yard by height (possibly also weight; Big Jim Slade, the Cochin is awfully close here) he has another home lined up, and things are going to get interesting. I'm hoping Mr. August, Mr. July, Mr. February and Mr. Rooster (my son's Breda roo) will be able to work things out without my yard becoming a death metal/opera mosh pit. 

 

In good news, we've had four babies hatch, and they're all doing much better aster a night of electrolytes and vitamin supplements. I went to RK for food and such, and came back with chicken-print mud boots and eight chicks (6 CX, one Leghorn and one Jersey Giant) even though I pretty much swore I wouldn't get anymore.  The JG I thought we'd picked up last year turned out to be an Australorp, and I rather miss the Leghorn eggs. 

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Hi :frow  I am looking for a member that posts here. He (I think a he) lives in North Vernon In. and has or raises polish and if I am remembering right ,tolbunts. I am looking for some hatching eggs or a few chicks . Please contact me via pm.  Thanks

    Don't be sad, don't cry.He did his work well and only by leaving could he teach my son the last lesson he needed to learn.   Empathy for another soul 
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I'm caught up with posts, but wanted to ask @Faraday40 about this darling photo of teacher and pupil! I know that in animal training, it's important to immediately give the reward (that's about all I know). What did your DD tell Bubbles to do? "Peck at the red chip." ? Is this part of a series of tasks or what? Just curious and wanting to try something like that. 

 

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DD is stuck home with strep throat today, so she decided to start training her chicken.  Both did very well.  In about 8min, "Bubbles" learned to consistently peck at the red target chip & not peck at the distraction white chip.  She surpassed "Cuddles" on her 1st attempt, so it looks like Bubbles will be an excellent candidate for DD's project. 


I've mentioned many times before that I sing (out of tune) the lullaby, "Hush little baby" to my hens when they are ready for bed because it decreases "arguments" and settles them down. They watch for my signals of slowly closing my eyes off and on and then they close their eyes. (If any new people on the thread are reading this, I hope I am not scaring them away! Haha) Tonight, I softly sang it to my new Lacy who's in quarantine in a bedroom. She started closing her eyes and going to sleep! (She might have been closing her eyes to pretend I wasn't there!) So as far as training, I've done some unplanned training (one night I was humming which led to the lullaby, etc.), but I'd like teach my hens some tricks!


Note to @pipdzipdnreadytogo ~ I agree that some used car lot pennant flags would be a perfect addition to your tent sale pictured below. ;)


@MarshallPrime ~ How is your roo? Any word on what exactly is ailing him? Hope he is improving!


@jchny2000 ~ Congrats on your new Chicken Truck! I still keep my old minivan as my Chicken Truck. You have to have something for hauling Chicken Stuff!

4.5 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Six Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender American Orp, Bielefelder, and two Black Bantam Cochin Frizzles. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

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4.5 years of experience ~ Mother 2 Three Hens: SLW, EE, and Blue Silkie and Six Pullets: Chocolate Cuckoo and Chocolate English Orpingtons, Lavender American Orp, Bielefelder, and two Black Bantam Cochin Frizzles. I also enjoy my 3 cats, 3 twentysomething kids, and my marriage to an old rooster. Artist and animal lover. IU Hoosier.

 

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Holy moly, I'm going to spend myself blind on urban gardening this year

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