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  1. Northie

    what happened??? :(

    Wow so we were almost totally wiped out today by either a local predator or a dog... Maybe even our trusty chicken guardian dog??? We just started free ranging our little flock this weekend and to our shock we lost almost all of our birds including the kids most favorite pair of huge cochins :(...
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    egg hiding game...

    So apparently I have very poor taste in nest boxes. I thought if I gave them boxes exactly like the ones I saw on byc, they'd be thrilled! Nope, and that bucket idea no way. So we play the egg hiding game. Under the ramp, behind the bin, random corners or the best yet right in front of the door...
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    no gut method... ?

    I'm not sure if anyone on here has seen the "no gut method" of cleaning wild game like deer or elk, but if you know what I'm talking about... has anyone ever tried it with chickens? Could it be done if you didn't want to the bird whole for roasting? I was thinking it would be easy to remove the...
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    22 week old chickens still don't use their roost...

    They're 22 week old pullets and cockerels and they still sleep snuggled up in a group in the corner. It's cute but... Shouldn't they be roosting by now? Do I really have to put them to bed?
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    zebra finches, 1+1= how many????

    Silly little birds.... We bought our first pair of zebra finches at the beginning of the month. I hadn't really done that much research on the little ones because I figured I wanted a cockatiel. Well hubby wanted finches so we picked the brightest little zebra finch male an a female to go with...
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    considering a new pet bird.

    We're going to be looking at a new pet bird in the near future but I'm not quite sure what species. We lost our pet budgie a month ago and my daughter misses him. She found his food and treats in the cupboard today and is still sad he's gone. I talked to her about getting another bird and I...
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    chickens figure I need a belt....

    I've lost a few pounds and my pants don't fit very good anymore. Last night I was crouched down feeding a few of the pullets and day dreaming. Some naughty little chicken happened to notice my low hanging pants as they walked behind me and gave my bum a good pinch! I yelped loudly which scared...
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    injured or sick or... oh no could it be Marek's???

    I have a 6 week old chick who isn't doing very well tonight... It's weak and wobbly can't seem to walk properly and lays with one leg sticking out. I moved the birds legs around and they don't seem broken or dislocated, I couldn't find and swelling or abnormal heat that would suggest injury...
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    Warming up the brooder for tomorrow

    I'm getting things ready for chicks tomorrow and doing a last min check to make sure everything is set up right. this is what we've got: Giant rubbermaid tub - with ventilation cut and screened off in the lid and a viewing window in the side for the kids. I expect them to out grow this one...
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    dog proofing against a talented escape artist

    We're expecting an order of chicks at the end of the month and I'm trying to plan ahead when it comes to protecting them from our dog. She has a very high prey drive and figures the budgie would be an awesome chase/chew/squeak toy. Sooooo chickens are probably on her list of "best toys ever"...
  11. Northie

    Sometimes real life is better than a daydream

    I had one of those moments tonight where you look around at your life an think wow... Is this real or am I in a dream... I went out to feed our horses tonight. The night is clear, the stars are shining like thousands of little diamonds and so is the snow that blankets the ground. The old pony...
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    how much light do chicks need

    I have our brooder set up waiting for our first batch of chicks and now that it's set up it seems like it might be too dark. We have an XL dark blue Rubbermaid bin with a ecoglow brooder, ventilation cut and covered in screen into the lid and a 4"x6" window in one end sothe kids can look inside...
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    Making a cooler into an incubator - stuck....

    How do people cut holes in a cooler?
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    trying to declutter....

    I'm in the process of trying to dig our house out of a cluttered mess.... Man what a battle I don't know how we ended up with ssssoooooooooooo much stuff!!! Dh is a little too in touch with his inner hoarder and is fussing as I tackle each clutter zone. He doesn't know why the heck I'm so bent...
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    Ordered Chicks for farm pick up but how do I get them home? + negative Nacies suck....

    I'm so excited, after so much planning and researching we're actually going to make this chicken thing happen! I've placed an order for chicks with a breeder and we have a day set when we will be driving to their farm and picking up our first batch of little Chickie's!!! I'm still working out...
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    Had to put the dog down - sad....

    Today we made the sad decision to put down one of our dogs, the youngest one. We had been havng trouble with him being aggressive towards other animals and last night he snapped. He and another dog were barking at something outside the fence and he turned on the other dog. He grabbed her by the...
  17. Northie

    How cold is it?

    It's Darn cold this morning! It's -33'C(-27'f) and -40'c('f) with the wind. Icky!!!!!!!! Here's hoping it warms up for Grey Cup this weekend!
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    Bannock breakfast pocket

    We made these over the weekend and I have to share! (even though it's more of a vague idea that a real recipe...) It's a bannock pocket stuffed with scrambled eggs, finely diced onions, sausage crumble (spiced ground deer), crumbled bacon and sharp/old cheddar. Bannock is heavier, and kind of...
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    What breed/colour hatches as a chipmunk chick?

    This is kind of a different question but which breeds or colours produce the chicks who look like little chipmunks? I think they're adorable! The more chipmunkie looking the better! .... So which breed/colour should I be looking for for the best chipmunk chicks? If anyone has cute pictures I'd...
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    Another space/bird question.

    We're building our "starter coop". A little 4x6 coop to test out if we're any good at chicken keeping before I turn the old granary in my profile picture into a chicken barn or... Chicken mansion... ;). My question is about how many birds would be comfortable in this little coops by the 4...
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