Articles from Pennyhibbitts

Space Heater in the Hen house Warning: Not a recommended source of heat! Hello again everyone. I have been out of pocket for awhile..started attending online school and it was harder than I thought but I must have a knack for it I got A's and B's so far, so good.I was born in Wisconsin and have seen some tough winters...I cannot imagine how hard it would be to raise my backyard urban ladies in that state through those devastating cold winter. However, I have been living in Texas for 23...
GOT NEW CHICKS? PLEASE READ THIS! DANGEROUS BEDDING WARNING! I have two new chicks February and Fluffy. A few days after we brought them home I noticed that Fluffy was listless, not eating and fluffed up sitting by herself. I proceeded to examine her. She had a piece of pine bedding stuck in her neck! I had lightly moistened the bedding but the heat lamp quickly dried it out. It is not good for a chick to get wet they can die quickly from wet or cold. Upon closer examination, I...
OH NO! MICE IN THE HEN HOUSE! LAST FALL WE WERE IN THE PROCESS OF CLEANING OUT THE SHED TO MAKE IT INTO A HEN HOUSE. THE GIRLS AND ROOS WERE ALREADY STAYING IN THERE WITH ALOT OF HAY AND NEST BOXES. I ALSO PUT AN ELECTRIC HEATER IN A CAGE IN THE HEN HOUSE. AS I WAS CLEANING I FOUND AN OLD METAL RIFLE BOX UNDER THE TABLE..IT WAS PARTIALLY OPEN..I HEARD A NOISE AND SOMETHING FAST AND FURRY RAN PAST ME WITH SOMETHING IN ITS MOUTH! I SCREAMED AND MY HUSBAND LAUGHED..ITS A MOUSE..LOOKED MORE...
OUR LITTLE CHICKEN FARM MOTHERHEN ROOSTER JOHN RACHAELROBBIE JOBRITTANY CORBIN ETHAN AND CORBIN CHILLIN' SPOT OUR HOUSE FIRST SUNFLOWERS HEN HOUSE COUNTRY GRAVY CREAMY CHICKEN BETTY JO ELLY-MAE OZZY BUTTERCUP LIL' MAN...
How I got Rid of Elly Mae's Eyeworms! Elly Mae is a very tiny adult Partridge Bantham, (12 oz). When I acquired her last spring she was infected with eyeworms. I caged her. I used every treatment I could find, including the RX but to no avail..the eyeworms were surrounding her eye and a huge puss pocket was causing her eye to swell shut. She was listless and called out to me.. constantly... in pain. I was desparate to find a way to help her. I had a spray bottle with pink liquid ring worm...
Brewster the Rooster fights the snake! I am having a lot of problems with uploading pictures and using this program to put information on this site. However, that is not the issue today. I want to tell you a story about Brewster the Rooster. Our very first rooster. One day my neighbor came by to tell me that there was a rooster in her friends yard and would we come to see it and please take it. We went. There in the neighbor lady's yard was a very brilliantly colored rooster with a...
MOTHERHEN TRIES TO HATCH AN EGG! OF ALL THE THINGS IN THE WORLD I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER DO..HATCHING AN EGG WOULD PROBABLY BE ON THE TOP OF MY LIST! CREAMY CHICKEN (WHITE ROCK HEN) I RESCUED CREAMY FROM A COMMERCIAL EGG PRODUCER..SHE WAS CONSIDERED "SPENT" AND THEY THREW HER IN THE TRASH, I WATCHED HER STRUGGLE TO BREAK FREE FROM THE DEAD BODIES OF HER FRIENDS! I ASKED IF I COULD TAKE HER HOME...THEY SAID THEY DID NOT CARE SO I DID-CREAMY FELL IN LOVE WITH MY WHITE ROOSTER NAMED ANGEL. THEIR...
OUR LITTLE CHICKEN FARM BY : MOTHER HEN-PENNY NO MORE EMPTY NEST SYNDROME! TRUE STORIES!! TWO YEARS AND THREE MONTHS AGO..I WAS SITTING AROUND WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF MY LIFE..MY CHILDREN HAD GROWN UP AND MOVED AWAY AND LIVING LIVES OF THEIR...
Potty Training Chickens! By Penelope Dean Hibbitts 2010 Hello Folks, Motherhen here! I have discovered a way to paper train and housebreak my chickens! The experiments have been successfull! I started griping loudly at the hens and roo's everytime one of them went to potty and immediatly placed them on a newspaper or out the door..proclaiming loudly "yyyh ooooh! Bad Girl! or Bad Boy"! I have noticed that chickens respond well to routines and repetitve words. After several weeks of...
The Mysterious Robin I had quite a shock yesterday morning when I awoke...I have a pet rooster who is incredibly spoiled that sleeps in my room at night. He usually sits on his perch by the window to watch the sun come up. He crows at 9:00 as per his training. He comes when I call him and clearly says his name in consonants. Buttercup..uuutttteeerrruuuu!! He also lets me know when there are visitors, or trouble of any kind. He has an unusual way of waking me up if something is important....
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