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    Need photos of criss crossed wire for daytime predator protection

    We recently added a Sultan hen to our flock and she isnt as hawk savvy as the other girls. Our chicken yard is about 16 feet wide x 50 feet long and sits prominently in our side/front yard. We'd like to cover it with criss crossed wire or fishing line but would like to see what the finished...
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    I'm back...with a new rooster! Name?

    So long time members will remember me as Mr. Joy's mom. Mr. Joy passed away in Jan. 2009 and I kind of dropped off the radar. I was just too sad We still have chickens... Mrs. Joy, OEGB Silver Duckwing hen (14 years old) Ms. Joy, OEGB B.B. Red hen Daisy, Plymouth Barred Rock hen Veronica...
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    Mr. Joy has passed away...

    I am sad to report that Mr. Henry Joy, gentleman rooster, therapy chicken and beloved friend, passed away peacefully Thu. Jan. 8,th 2009. In his 9 years of life, he touched many lives proving that when it comes to love, neither size nor species are important. Mr. Joy had a special knack for...
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    Psittacosis ?

    Has anyone ever had their chickens or other birds tested for Psittacosis? I was recently at a medical conference regarding animals in healthcare. The Eden Alternative program for nursing homes includes pet birds, but they must test negative for psittacosis. The last time I took Mr. Joy in for a...
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    Mr. Joy makes the local news!

    http://videos.charlotte.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=1886354 Mr. Joy, therapy chicken and all around nice rooster, got some attention from the local paper. They got such a kick out of him they came back to videotape his "spa treatments" prior to nursing home visits. He's 8 years old and...
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    Christmas Greetings from Mr. Joy

    It's been a busy year so I haven't been online much. Just wanted to share this year's Christmas card from Mr. Joy.
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