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  1. Sherielu

    Would a coyote take the whole bird?

    I finally found out what was getting the chickens.....a bobcat! About 5:30 pm my daughter saw it stalking the chickens! Not sure how to deal with this other than SSS, but I'll try to work something out! Sherie
  2. Sherielu

    Would a coyote take the whole bird?

    Thanks, We are missing roosters I think because we have more of them than the hens...luck of the draw when I bought the chicks. I thought about hawks and foxes, but was not sure if they could take a full size bird in the middle of the day. I don't know if could be a human unless they are...
  3. Sherielu

    Would a coyote take the whole bird?

    I am starting to lose chickens.... In the morning I let the chickens out of their house and let them free range. In the evening I call them in with some food and everyone loads back into the house and I lock them in for the night. This has been then routine since early spring and up to this last...
  4. Sherielu

    3-week old chicks first time outside

    I had to force mine out of chicken house this morning! Once they were all out in the yard they started enjoying themselves walking around and looking for bugs. I built a little ramp for them to use chicken door, but I think it will be a struggle to get them back inside. Sherie
  5. Sherielu

    3-week old chicks first time outside

    I know! I thought they would be happy to run around and explore but ours stood around for a bit and then piled in the corner on top of one another. I will try to get the sliding door cut into the chicken house today so all of them can come and go as they please. I think they need an older hen to...
  6. Sherielu

    3-week old chicks first time outside

    The 3-week old chicks were getting pretty crowded in their plastic swimming pool surrounded with chicken wire, so I decided to make them an outside yard. I used an entire 2x4x48 100' roll plus some extra for their area. I thought I would bend two feet wide chicken wire and hardware cloth that...
  7. Sherielu

    WTB: Hand Carders

    Thinking about trying my hand at cleaning and carding a fleece I have….. I’m looking for something used because I sometimes loose interest in my little projects…. Not sure what carders I need, but if you tried and have given up now is the time to sell them to me! Thanks in advance, Sherielu
  8. Sherielu

    I Caponized! ***Graphic Pics*** Not For Faint of Heart.

    I think I’ve figured it out! I printed out the Sears and Roebuck Instruction book along with the wonderful photos. I now understand that the bird is lying on its side, at first I thought it was spread eagle on its back. I hope the first few will forgive me….I think there will be a learning...
  9. Sherielu

    I Caponized! ***Graphic Pics*** Not For Faint of Heart.

    I am really thinking about trying this on the extra roos….but I need more information, did you have a guide to use, or some inspiring article? You have great pics but I am wondering how to flip them when you say flip them over and do the other side. Funny…I was showing my husband your article...
  10. Sherielu

    Peachicks Full of Air!

    Wow! I just read the posts about peafowl in hopes of getting some of my own...I am learning all the time! Sorry I had to laugh picturing this ballon peacock wobbling about in the linked story.
  11. Sherielu

    My homemade kill station in action (pics)

    Quote: It's been a long day and I was just winding down looking at the photos of this wonderful station when I saw this post .....I just cracked up! Thanks for the laugh. Real humor comes from looking at ourselves.
  12. Sherielu

    Big Girl equine question…

    These are great suggestions! I like the idea of a shorter horse! Old knees!! I have heard about Halflinger’s but now I will do some more checking. Glad to know I am not the only person thinking about this issue!
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    Big Girl equine question…

    This is good information! I never knew the percentage of body weight a horse could carry. Does anyone know if a mule or mammoth donkey can carry more or less percent of body weight than a horse? I can foresee a time when it will be easier to lose some extra weight, but right now, I spend 8-10...
  14. Sherielu

    Big Girl equine question…

    Big Girl equine question… Try not to laugh…. Here is the story, I used to own Quarter/Arab horses many years ago and loved riding and caring for them, kids came along and my horse dreams were put on the side. Fast forward twenty-five years, kids are off living their lives around the world...
  15. Sherielu

    Kate! Kate to the Nigi help desk!

    This might be the longest goat pregnancy ever.... admit it MP you just have a fat goat!
  16. Sherielu

    Kate! Kate to the Nigi help desk!

    I cannot believe it! I was camping without a computer for two weeks, upon returning home I thought for sure Coco would have finally had this baabay! Maybe it will be an Easter bunny delivery!
  17. Sherielu

    BEES...14 days and counting!!!

    Exciting! The class I'm taking is not for another month, all the others were filled. Please let us know how it goes, I wish mine was tomorrow!
  18. Sherielu

    Kate! Kate to the Nigi help desk!

    Maybe she doesn’t know what to do… how about goat Lamaze classes? She could watch videos, compare notes with other goats, and practice pushing! Have you talked to her about the process?
  19. Sherielu

    Any one else in/was in 4-H

    I was in 4-H as a kid.....I loved every moment! Teaches great skills at every level.
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