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  1. cindylo

    Idaho?

    You folks have some really good ideas! I'm going to start preparing warm mash in the mornings for them, and sprouting looks like a good idea too. I don't know much about fermenting, but that seems interesting too. It's slightly warmer today, and the below zero lows in the forecast don't...
  2. cindylo

    Idaho?

    Hi! It's been terribly cold here in Idaho Falls, and we've been trying to prevent frostbitten combs and possibly freezing to death the 4 hens in our little coop. We have 2 25 watt red bulbs on 24/7 and have installed a 75 watt bulb (covered) inside the little coop as well. This has brought...
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    Advice needed about dominant, aggressive chicken

    I put peepers on two of my meanies and they really do the job! They should be called peacemakers! (Peepers came after time out and isolation didn't work. Oh, and after hot pick and rooster booster were tried.)
  4. cindylo

    Idaho

    I DID go and had lots of fun! I also added two beautiful ladies to my backyard flock!
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    Comment by 'cindylo' in article 'What To Do With Unwanted Cockerels'

    I accidentally ended up with two beautiful game roosters. Not wanting either of them to end up on the diner table or in a cockfight - I ended up sending one to his ideal paridise - 32 hens! The other one is my personal favorite bird, he's a real gentleman. He is technically an illegal roo, but I...
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    Introducing Pullets WITH Pullets

    I had only one chick survive the cold. Mom and babe have been separated from the rest of the flock ( 1 roo and 2 RIR hens) bith a hardware cloth mini run inside the main run. Broody Mom is going a little bit nuts and "baby" is now feathered out 8 weeks old. Everyone has seen everyone else...
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    Scaly Leg Mites?

    Try your farm supply or home and garden stores. Both will stock this. Your'e a kind soul to save those birds and give them a comfortable life!
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    do rir's always squatt?

    of the three RIR's I've had - two "squatters" to one who abstains!
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    Chicken Names- whats your chickens name?

    I'll bet lots of people have named a chicken Drumstick - but this is only a temporary name until I find out if "Drummie" is a He or a She :)
  10. cindylo

    Idaho?

    Idaho Falls!
  11. cindylo

    My chickens STILL won't lay eggs in the nest boxes. Any suggestions?

    My girls figured out where to lay their eggs thanks to the multi-colored plastic Easter eggs filled with wadded up paper that I placed in each nesting box. Tis the season - lots of Easter stuff is hitting store shelves already.
  12. cindylo

    poll: are you legal or an outlaw?

    I have three legal hens and one illegal roo. The legal limit is six hens and NO roosters, but so far, at least right now, no complaints from the neighbors. I do give them eggs and wine though...... (bribes or frendliness - you decide)
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    NEIGHBORS MAY EVICT FREEMONT THE ROOSTER

    No rooster is needed for hens to lay eggs. Roosters are needed for fertilized eggs. Roosters are great company, and tend to be a stable member of the flock though. I must admit that I have an ilegal rooster here myself, and he is an absolute gentleman to the girls. He has one special lady...
  14. cindylo

    Uncle Sam Expects You To Keep Hens and Raise Chickens !!

    That's IT! I'm just patriotic too! (NOT just the crazy chicken lady!)
  15. cindylo

    Chickens Stop Laying Why?

    Have you added extra rations to help the birds compensate for the cold? Maybe a little bit of scratch grains or some leftovers? All I know is my girls are eating more feed than they did when it was warm weather. Their laying hasn't decreased much with the addition of light and scratch.
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    I've got a roo... breeding question

    I didn't actually buy kitty or dog fod for the gals - just using up freebies and leftovers, and everybody just loves it! So for me it's a high pro alternative. Actually, friends give me the stuff if a pet goes to the "great beyond" or their vet recommends a change in diet. (It's maddenly slow...
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    I've got a roo... breeding question

    Try some cat food. I run dry kitty kibble thriugh the blender for pullet crumble with good results. I've also given canned dog food to the girls that was left over because the vet recommended our very senior dog's brand of food be changed. None of them bark or meow - they cluck and "bawk"!
  18. cindylo

    The Old Folks Home next door is afraid of Rodents and complaining!

    Chickens in my neck of the woods EAT mice if given the chance! Seriously, try playing up your feed/feeder storage and sanitation routine. Good luck to you.
  19. cindylo

    Idaho?

    Count me in too- I can help set up how about a "Tour de Coops" of city and country BYC'ers setups?
  20. cindylo

    Idaho?

    I'm in Idaho Falls too and I can do something towards a summer meet up of BYC'ers
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