My Dad was the most wonderful man you would ever want to meet.
He was kind, generous, fiercely protective, smart, patient, handsome (extremely handsome,) strong, a shameless flirt, capable, well liked by most, disliked by few, opinionated, funny, affectionate, thrifty, and wise. He loved kids...
I have had chickens for decades. I know plenty about the care and feeding of chickens, but I don't have a clue what I am supposed to be feeding this duck my son bought. I have Nutrena All Flock Pellets, feed wheat, game bird mash, and medicated chick starter. I don't think I should give it...
Hello, fellow Hatch-A-Holics!
Threw together a quick stand for my incubator and thought I would share it here. I wanted to get my GQF Sportsman Cabinet Incubator up off the floor so I don't have to lay on my stomach to reach the second (back) tray on the bottom turner shelf. I'm getting too...
I have lately heard several members talking about using catfish food to supplement their chicken feed. I am wondering how many are doing this and what affects you are seeing. Please share any experience, knowledge, or reservations you have on this practice.
I have always assured my egg customers that they could never find a chick (or start of a chick) in my eggs because they are collected daily. I may have to stop saying that. I am not new to chickens, eggs, hatching, etc. I have been doing this for many years. I am a relatively intelligent...
I have some new (to me) chickens that have terribly overgrown toenails. They are so bad that the toes can't straighten out. Some are corkscrewed and some circle back on themselves. I know the quick is long and that trimming them without bleeding will be a very long process. I wonder if I can...
I know that Bob helped many, many people other than on the threads. I hope that you will use this thread to cut and paste, or paraphrase, or even attach here so that we can all learn from your interaction with this wonderful mentor. Though Bob's no longer with us physically, he will remain...
I also posted this under emergencies, but wanted to reach the knowlegeable duck people here for guidance.
I have a seven week old duck that was attacked by a coon. I want to treat her but didn't want to start before I had a plan. I have treated injured chickens before but know nothing about...
I have a seven week old duck that was attacked by a coon. I want to treat her but didn't want to start before I had a plan. I have treated injured chickens before but know nothing about ducks. I am not even sure how the wing is supposed to look. The duck is walking around but is not...
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There once was a rooster named Fred
He was not right in the head.
He chased the hens
and wrecked the pens
but he sure did taste good with bread.
How do you stop this hatching addiction?
I wish somebody would tell!
The eggs are so pretty, the...
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There once was a crazy old man,
Came up with a so simple plan.
He'd get a few chicks,
he thought just for kicks,
Now they're all over his land.
There once was a little brown hen
who wouldn't be kept...
Cinco de Mayo Poultry Poetry Contest
Please choose your three (3) favorites and vote above. Thank you!
Write-in votes for #5 will be counted! MY BAD!! i will handle it with the author............shoot!
There once was a lusty young rooster
Who needed a rock for a booster
Has anyone gotten Welsummer chicks from Mt. Healthy and raised them to see the egg color produced? Our TSC has some Wellie chicks and I would not mind having some but would like to know how good (or bad) the egg color quality will be. Anyone?
I am interested in some turkey eggs for hatching just after Easter. I want non-broad-breasted and it would be best if they were colored as far from wild turkeys as not to be mistaken for wild ones (I live near hunting lands.) I don't necessarily want pure bred, but would like to have some idea...
I have been a serious chicken geek for five years. I have designed and built coops, bought and brooded day-olds, treated illnesses, fought preditors, and hatched chicks under a broody and in an incubator. There are still things that I haven't done, some I want to do, some I don't.