We just started home brewing and are making our first batch of India pale ale right now!
Brewing 5-6 gallons of this recipe produces a pound or so of spent grain - malted barley, which is barley that has been germinated, then dried (and now is wet after steeping them)
I just gave a little bit...
a friend of mine says the same thing about a chick shortage - she was supposed to get them today, but no! didn't hear when they're supposed to come.
I think it's great that so many people want chicks!
and, cetawin, have fun with your babies when they come!
For once, I actually have some knowledge on this topic. I'm a graduate student and am doing some research on silver in the environment - about how to detect and understand what form silver might be in the environment - but anyway...
I can't understand the popularity of colloidal...
our neighbors in virginia had them ... so we took a liking to them (and their eggs) then ... then we moved to colorado and lo and behold our new neighbors also had 2 hens! then they moved and couldn't take their 2 hens with them so we became adoptive parents!
then unfortunately they...
it does sound a little like my hen who was just egg bound - at least the messy vent and lethargy part, but our hen additionally had blood on her eggs and a swollen vent. She had the same symptoms for a couple of days, and then was in complete pain until we put her in a warm bath and she passed...
that's great! will this be a how-to book? funny chicken stories would be a great book too. or a story about lives with chickens - kind of like Marley and Me if anyone's read that - highly recommended if you haven't!
could she have mites? still don't know if that would make her pull out her own feathers though.
i've heard there's bitter stuff you can spray to prevent pecking ... i don't have any experience though- good luck!
My year old Buff Orpington just passed an eggbound egg - I have never had that before, it was scary. Thanks to some of the previous topics I knew to put her in a warm bath and it came out.
We've been noticing things weren't quite right with her over the last few weeks. About a month and...
the one on the bottom left and the reddish one look like americaunas to me. the rest of them, we'll i'd just call them adorable!
can't wait till our feed store gets chicks in, just so i can go play with them!
That's great that you can get 3 chicks. 3 might seem like a few, but it's a good idea to start with just a few, so you're not overwhlemed. Taking care of chicks is really fun, but it's work too. Plus, they grow up into chickens really fast! I bet you'll like chickens too by the time...
Geez ... $5.19 ... I can't believe people would pay that. They could get 2 chicks for that price!
Before my pullets started laying, after my previous hens were taken by a nasty fox, the brand I settled on was Land O lakes free range, not organic. I thought they seemed fresher than some of the...
we just called our home depot and asked if their trees were treated with flame retardants or dyes. they said no, they get the trees locally and their supplier does not treat with anything. so we're going to throw the tree in the run now!
glad to see there's at least 2 other !!!:DDENVER BRONCOS:D!!! fans here amidst all the packers and cowboys! and Alleyoops25 - i'm still wearing my broncos gear too! we'll be back strong pretty soon i think.
we had one we had to give away - when we thought they were all pullets we named him Cutler-Bailey after two of the Denver Broncos.
we've learned two lessons.
1. don't names chicks after men. all the others were girls or non gender specific names, and they all turned out to be hens.