Okay, I just bought the equine pine and I'm going to try it. I am a little worried that the chickens will try to eat it but we'll see. The pellets are a little bigger than their layer pellets. I also picked up a bag of the same sort of stuff for my rabbit - it is made by the same company...
I'm sorry about your chicken. This also happened to my silver-laced wyandotte over the weekend.
I went out in the morning on saturday and she was just laying there under the roost. She was also 8 months old, and has a sister, who looks fine so far (they came from My Pet Chicken)...
Mine is up. I just like it and it hasn't dried out yet, so I leave it. This is the longest we have ever left it up.
I did put all the other decorations away. I find un-decorating the tree a so difficult though. It has all these child-made ornaments from years past, and I hate to put them...
I'm thinking about a golden polish but I read that they're not cold-hardy. Does this mean I shouldn't have one here in MA, or that I should just take special care in winter. How much cold can they stand?
I love the midwest - wisconsin maybe?
Also the middle of Maine. I miss living in Maine.
I just want more of what I already have. The more snow the better. And more land for more animals.
I stay here because of family and kids in school system.
May I suggest a really good read about old timers and chickens (and other animals too)?
E.B. White (author of Charlotte's Web) is so old that he's, well, dead. There is a wonderful book called "One Man's Meat" where he writes about life on his farm in Maine. Many of the articles in it were in...
Three Kings Day is also known as "Epiphany." It's when the magi visit the baby Jesus.
We actually don't do too much with it - we take down our tree, and the church service (Episcopal) this morning had a cute procession where the kids followed the star to baby Jesus in the manger, and then...