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  1. SpottedCrow

    It's been a long time...

    So I don't know if anyone remembers me... I've been around since the beginning of BYC with ChickChair and Terrie Lacey... WELL, just to put a fine point on it, as of 8:15 this morning, my pet/house chicken, Obelisk the Tormentor has gone to the Coop in the Sky. She just turned 12 years old on...
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    Arthritis? Hopefully?

    Long time member...things have been going smoothly...too smoothly obviously... Obelisk the Tormentor is an 11 (gonna be 12 year old Leghorn hen). For the past few weeks she's been limping on her right foot. As of now, she doesn't want to put any weight on it whilst she's walking, but she can...
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    I'm still alive...Just had a Suck Splort with a Silly Straw Kinda Year

    I was at work and ripped something in my shoulder and arm on March 10th. I finished my shift and came home to the house having been broken into. The back door and the porch door were wide open. Now I don’t know if Obelisk scared em off or me coming home early did, but nothing was taken. Poor...
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    Hi everyone!

    Sorry that I've been MIA been a lonnggg few months... And I was all prepared to come jumping whole hog into the chicken stuff. but Life is What Happens when You're Busy Doing Other things... I don't even remember the last time I was on AnY of my chicken places...my bad... Let's go back to all...
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    Merry Christmas from an MIA member!!

    Hope your Holidays are wonderfully and peaceful and Feathery Blessings for a healthy and prosperous 2010!
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    How do I get rid of an unwanted house guest?

    I had a baby groundhog in the porch with Obelisk all winter...didn't know what it was until I was doing a bit of spring cleaning...All three of us went different directions...Ground hog crashed into a tree and kept going...now he's back and eating the floor around the door of the back porch. I...
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    Obelisk ate a diurectic pill.

    She found one on the floor on Tuesday and I didn't notice until I saw it in half. It's my DH's and it's Hydrocholorothiazide... She was fine yesterday, but today actually since about 6 she's had alien projectile pee. It's clear with no smell or any particles like a regular ploop. Ernie did...
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    This is from a friend...it's for an iggy, but

    You could certainly use it for an inside bird keeper too. Knock-Down PVC Cage for Iguanas By Catherine Rigby-Burdette Last updated Dec. 1997 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sometimes an iguana is in the need of a small sunning cage, or a...
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    Obelisk starting to lay again...

    She's 5, will be 6 on Memorial Day. Since her second year she hasn't laid in November. So far I have gotten 5 eggs from her in the past couple of weeks. Today she tried laying, but couldn't produce it...she finally did, but was still uncomfortable and strainging and had egg white on her bum...
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    Lookin for Tea and Sympathy

    I'm a cardiac patient with corrected Tetralogy of Fallot. Twice actually with a couple of shunts and 6 catheterizations...blech. 5 Years ago, in the summer, I started having dizzy spells and arrythmia...very scary, but I thought it was stress from Tom's being killed, Jerry crowing and all...
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    Inspection Day in Weymouth...UGH!!!

    I was just finishing making my lunch when the doorbell rings. DS opens it..."It's the Dog Catcher". Snap!!! I haven't vacuumed. There's chicken food on the floor, but I bite the bullet and let him in...He's writing up the slip and he's like how many and I say one. The other one got taken by a...
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    Sometimes neighbours surprise you...

    We had some neighbours move in a few years ago. They're the inlaws of the Queen of the Neigbhourhood, but they're completely different. They walk their dog, they're friendly etc. The kids are polite and always say hi. In the spring we'd talk and I gave them eggs. They were very happy and loved...
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    DH is being operated on on Tuesday...UPDATE!!! last page

    On Tuesday the 22nd, Ernie's getting his hip replaced...he put it off for 4 years because he saw a museum exhibit where it was being done... I am now a nervous wreck... I have had no premonitions or visions, but I would like my BYC buddies to say some prayers for him...This is only the...
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    My two new Chickens...

    Blue... And Yellow... Come on, guys...Like you really think that Ernie would let me get more real ones...
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    Miss MoneyPenny

    She's been sitting on her bums bones since last Wed. It started that she was having trouble getting into her chair to sleep on Tues. By Wed she couldn't walk and sat with her feet out front of her. I took her to the vet on Wed night and they made a tentative diagnosis of Marek's Disease. She's...
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    Anyone up for a laugh?

    This story just happened to my FIL. His niece and nephew gave my MIL a gift certificate to the Outback Steakhouse for Christmas. So they decided to use them today. Some background: My inlaws are 89 years old... My MIL can't see worth a darn and my FIL can't hear so things can get very...
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    New things in my Etsy shop!

    Come in and take a look. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5406335
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    On Nova tonight! 4 winged Dinosaur!

    OMG OMG!!! They used Chukar partridges to show how dinosaurs could've started flying from running up hills...LOL They are the cutest darned things!!! http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/microraptor/?campaign=pbshomefeatures_3_novabrthefourwingeddinosaur_2008-02-26 This is a fantastic programme...
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    Leghorns!!!

    My Leghorn hen Obelisk started out picking her buddy Penny's feathers...she's done it since we brought Penny home. Yesterday we went out for about an hour and I went to put them out and Penny's back was bloodied...Obelisk had taken all the feathers and was going for the meat! I washed Penny...
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    I am done, soooosooooodone!!!

    With my Christmas shopping... Gotcha goin din't I?
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