Originally Posted by RavynFallen
I remember the dark morning calf feedings... no thanks...
Ours isn't big, but they sell everything from the kitchen sink to cattle... (not joking either, they had a sink at one, lol)
If you don't need the poultry selling outlet, then probabky no need to bother looking farther... but if you do, then yes...
I never buy poultry from auction though, only sell... and once it hits the ground there, it don't come back here...
Neighbors son said he got MG or Coryza from buying and selling back and forth from the auction and a flea market... wiped out his whole stock and he had to start over... won't risk that... ever...
I'm dying to check out the auction around here. I say around here but it's about an hour and a half away. My neighbor goes every month and comes back with something or multiple somethings. He did pick up 6 beautiful Mille fleurs last month. I was pretty surprised. This month, the past weekend, he picked up 3 young frizzles. I walk over to his place and he wanted to show them to me. He had them in a cage. So we walk over and one was already dead!! Poor thing. Then he opens the cage and just lets the other 2 jump out to go mix with his whole flock. I took the opportunity to ask him if he was scared that the dead one had something and now the other 2 would infect his flock. He says "yeah, that's why I kept them in a cage for 24 hours".
His place is so dirty and unsanitary anyway and it's really none of my business. But I just don't get some people that really do like animals but don't treat them right. Bio security is really important especially with the ai now, not to mention all the other diseases.
Originally Posted by meganhundley
OMG... someone please help me!! The last chick to hatch will not shut up, lol. She just keeps crying. Loudly! The only time she's quiet is when I'm holding her or if I make a nest for her in my lap and cover her up. Will she eventually stop if I put her in the brooder and wait it out? She's driving me crazy!!
ETA: This has been going on since 5 when she hatched. She's been quiet for the last 30 minutes or so cause I've had her in my shirt.
How long ago did she hatch? I know my chicks cry a lot right after hatch but then settle down and go into post hatch coma. Lol. Someone on this thread said that incessant crying can mean something. I think it was after one of chicapee's chicks was doing that. Remember, Ravyn?