Originally Posted by randerson846
If a hen has been fertilised, after it lays the fertile eggs will it go broody and sit on the eggs or will I have to get a broody hen?
Like Oz said. Most modern chickens dont go broody. That being said there are several breeds of chickens that Do. Americana, Cochin, Silky, and just about any chicken that has some Game fowl in it. Broodieness is dependant on Hormones and instinct. ANd cannot be predicted to any degree unless the hen has proven to go broody in the past. Also once a hen goes broody they stop laying eggs. Thats why that trait has been bred out of many lines of chickens. But I have heard of broodys actually stealing eggs for herself to hatch.... even to the point of tucking one up under a wing and litterally carrying it to her favorite nest.
Originally Posted by Wisher1000
My sentiments, exactly! I love tools and manure.
For the past ten years, my Mother's Day gift from my family has been a truck load of dry horse manure. Both my old horses died this past year so I may not get it this year. It is amazing how disappointed I am that my family may not be giving me a bunch of s#^¥ for Mother's Day!
LOL.... I can send you some.... My girl has created what I call BANDINI mountain in her Dry lot. She only poos in one spot. I am going to have to hire a bobcat and a dump truck ..... Litterally ..... Um.... soon before it catches FIRE. LOL....
Originally Posted by apteryx
Originally Posted by lazy gardener
Hubby is talking about buying me a pneumatic nail framing gun this spring... Other women get excited about a boquet of flowers... Me... give me power tools and a load of manure... New coop in the plans.
Love my framing nailer. The only thing that may top that is the impact driver.
Ooooohhhh IMPACT Driver......
Originally Posted by kingfrodo
we are kindred spirits! I love to build and dig. My DH is good about indulging me and building stuff all the time. the hard part is that b/c he is a master woodworker (he builds stuff for a living, think Triton bass boats, Hatteras Yacts, and GE windmill blades) he wants stuff to be perfect and I just want him to slap some stuff together.
Oooh my dad and I were a design team for The Canon Wind farm in Tehachapi. Well UM he was the Designer and I was the Hey sketch this part up on grid paper so we can get it out to the Fab shop .... Girl. He did the master drawings and I pulled details out for the welder or sheet metal shop. Back before CAD and Personal Computers....