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Oh, report on June! She's doing very well right now. In fact, in fine head hen fashion, she broke up two fights yesterday between Neela and Maretta. I mean, she was right there on the spot for the smackdown. Tough old gal, our June. Thought you, Mary, especially would like to hear that. @1muttsfan  And did you see the new pictures on Hector's thread? How is your boy looking, do you think?


Edited by speckledhen - 4/21/17 at 10:03am

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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Yay for June, tough old girl.

That Hector is a handsome lad. I love is comb, it looks perfect even with one too many points.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post

Yay for June, tough old girl.

That Hector is a handsome lad. I love is comb, it looks perfect even with one too many points.


I think so, too. If he's going to have one too many, let them be great ones!

 

 

 

Adding pictures of Atlas's two grandsons and Pooh-bear. You can see her toes are not really like most of this type dwarf, but both have that little crook in the joint on the outer toe. Funny, that is a trait Ida has herself, that crook on one outer toe. Apollo had that himself and so does Zara, but I think it's just something with Ida. Would that be bizarre if we eventually found out that a dwarf gene is also circulating in the Stukels? What are the odds that I've had a line of Delawares with it and then add a line of Rocks with it, then, horror of horrors, cross the two?? Just my luck, though, I tell ya!

 

 

I believe now that the younger male is not really small; it's just that, like certain individuals in other groups, the older one is a moose!

 

 

 

And Gypsy. She is such a treasure. She will be 10 years old in November if she makes it that long. @seminolewind Valerie's sister is still with me.

 


Edited by speckledhen - 4/22/17 at 5:39am

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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Oh, lookie who got caught on game camera up by the driveway?

 

 

 

Have not downloaded it yet, but the other camera caught a fox by the perimeter fence in the pasture, second time, but a better, closer picture this go-round. I bet he smells the feathers in the poopy shavings we've been throwing out in the pasture to fertilize it. They're feeding kits now so have to watch for them in the daytime.

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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post #4945 of 4948
Sneaky devil.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, one elderly cat,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 


Chickenstock 2017
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/michigan-chickenstock-event-page
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1160475/michigan-chicken-stock-2017#post_18242644
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post #4946 of 4948
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Oh, here is the picture. This area is right behind the barn and surrounding fence/pen.

 

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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post #4947 of 4948

Looks like the beginning of a beautiful winter coat for you.

It's all fun and games until the entire flock is dead because of poor biosecurity practices.

Member of the American Poultry Assn.  NPIP tested.

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It's all fun and games until the entire flock is dead because of poor biosecurity practices.

Member of the American Poultry Assn.  NPIP tested.

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post #4948 of 4948
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Originally Posted by getaclue View Post
 

Looks like the beginning of a beautiful winter coat for you.


Well, maybe a pelt to hang on the fence as a warning to others. Not wearing a fur coat! I'm just too hot-natured!

 

 

 

ETA: An interesting email from my son in S. Korea, who will soon be leaving for Dublin, Ireland to do a Masters program at the end of August. He sent me pictures of them selling wood stoves on the sky garden of a building for $5000 each, which is about twice what they cost here. I said it was odd since they have the worst air quality ever anyway, but here is his response.

 

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True. I was told wood stoves were illegal to use inside a house. And nobody has a house anyway. Everyone is in an apartment unless you're super rich or super old and living in a rice paddy somewhere. 

 
Standard Korean prices always 2-20x USA prices.  I saw a Duxiana bed today that was $37,000 but online is $8,000. Also a full coffee/expresso/latte /everything maker for $6,000 that's $2,500 on Amazon with free shipping. 
 
Always amazed by the up charge here. But then again, in a shop where an American company would put 1-2 people per area (housewares, bedding, etc) Korean companies employ 2-3 people to push sales in EVERY SINGLE AISLE  of a store.
 
I'll be glad to escape the 'discount' stores where carrots are only $1.25 each and Chinese rice has a 500% import tax to make it comparable to Korean rice prices. 
 
But then again, Dublin apartment prices will make up for any food and clothes price savings.
 

And I sent him the link for this cool little cabin not far from us, which is much larger than his apartment in Korea, all off-grid. He said he loved it and FRESH AIR, TOO!

 

https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Gilmer-County-GA/126445984_zpid/1039_rid/2-_beds/75000-100000_price/278-371_mp/globalrelevanceex_sort/34.95912,-83.985672,34.445423,-84.864579_rect/9_zm/


Edited by speckledhen - 4/23/17 at 5:27am

~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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~A dog on its owner's property is a pet; A dog on someone else's property is a predator~

Blue Roo Creations Etsy is BACK! See us on Facebook!

"You don't breed stupid" & "Hens are not vending machines" ~speckledhen

My YouTube Channel-Chickens, Quilts & Homesteading

 

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