Articles from pinkwindsong

my first blog, chicken or otherwise. Here is my chicken story right or wrong..I'm gonna learn and keep on learning. March 18th 2011 - picked out my pullets at Tractor supply, 6 dark bhramas - 3 have leg feathers 3 black with gry britches don t have leg feathers. well see ... I also chose 2 wht leghorn and 2 reds and 2 black unknnwn breed) All chicks were within a week old. I have them in a good draft free box with heat lamp. 3/21/11 - lost one of my unknown little black girls, dont...
Hoppy Easter.... well the girls got all kinds of different goodies to try yesterday, and Im sure after todays easter feast they'll have even more. I am so glad that I saw that mans post about what they can and cant eat, good deal. I've still been giving them worms everyday to help they scratch and catch food.. the Wht. leghorns are the best catchers and like eating them more than the others. I dont know who enjoys worming more , me or the chickens? we have such a good time doing it. I...
everyone is doing good.. havent lost anyone since colt shot the fox.. thinking of getting the rainbow egg pullets..??? its 25 pullets of different breeds? I dotn know I want to but Im scared of how to get them all pen'ed... hummm got a pic of Bo, Midas's daddy cant figure out how to put it on here? so i have it in my pics.. forgot how pretty he was.. Midas is growing up nicely and is going to be beautiful too.. found a new favorite goodies espcialy for the littel black girls.. they...
april 12, 2011 Well I must be doing something right, So far my ten girls are happy chicks. Still havent gotten my coop built. having major motivation problems with my help ( 13yr old son enough said.!) I have been keeping them in the building at night with their light on and then all day I have had them outside in the x-pen to get exercise and get used to being outside. Cant help but smile when they come flying out of the carrier and fly up flapping wings, then squating all low and...
2011-04-17 Well another first for my girls... tonight they are sleeping outside. stil no coop.. but I have them now in a 4x8 dog pen ( mainly to keep the horse from eating their food) and I put in one bottom of a dog house upsidedown so tey have a shady area to get into they seam tolike to take naps in the shade or their box. I had had a dog house sitting on top fo rhem witht heir shavings but realized that NO DOOR. problem. we nad traded dog house for large dog carrier. problem solved....
13:06:28 2011-09-13 Its been forever since ive written... let see, so much has happened.. let me start by listing the chickens I have as of now. 1st flock - 25 weeks Jett- Barred Holland ( will be ordering 20 more this spring of this breed.. by far my favorite ) laying nice size white eggs. Tillie- Dark Brahma started and laid 2 eggs now stopped? dont know why? Jezable - Darl Brahma. still no eggs.. she is leader of the flock Twin - white leghorn she lays daily white egg Tippie-...
Well last night I made my girls sleep like big girls in the buiding.. NO light on .. i figured they would wake up and be starved and thristy like crazy.. but when i put them out, the good night sleep must have agreede with them .. there was all kinds of flying and chest bumping . lots of get down low and charge full speed ahead round abouts. and very little eating and drinking.... and not none of them got out of their box either. so after this test , they will be sleeping in the dark,...
Gosh I can't belive its the 2nd weekend in may allready... ihavnet updated my blog records here, so, let see what's been going on ... 2 weeks ago I bought 4 EE's for $5.00 each from a lady i met here on byc. Nadine . she was really nice. Its been a while since we've been to Greer. Mom and Colt went with me.. and we got to see all her birds..Wow. has she got a bunch and she's getting into ducks. no pond?? hahah.. her brooder , a room, out in her old barn, was full of brooder boxes...
wow what a rough week its been. the heat has been outragious.. each day at or above 99-102... I lost lafiat to the heat. they had freshe water but It hink he just never had been his full self and he had so mch feathering he just coulnt take it, found him under mother cypress in the shade. little Gloria has hurt her left leg somehow. dont know if it is the leg or hip.. shes still moviong around but she limps and i know it has to hurt, weezy stays with her and i make sure thye go in the...
yesterday evening we had one hell of a storm.. I thought it would blow over us like it has been doing.. the chicks did too.. they were happily in the garden when all of a sudden.. whoooosshh... torential rain. 70mph winds that were blowing sideways. there was more than one river going out of the garden and past the coop/kennel. finaly it died down to just rain and I went for my flockers. they were scattered everywhere.. three girls and Midas was in the teenagers roost.. one little black...
time is absoulutly flying by.. Ihavent gotton on here and updated my blog for a month.. ahhh... so much has happened.. let see.. one of the main things and to remember for future referance, is ... Lafiat got sick.. cold like symptoms.. snuffy nose, sneezes and tight chest.. I posted on byc and OMG this one woman just keep on for me to cull him and all of my birds cause they were going to be carriers. for ever.. and on and on.. so of course i asked around on the forum and no shes...
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