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  1. Oneacre Homestead

    Any homemade fly spray "recipes"?

    Skin so soft Does not contain deet but is still very toxic. Pthalates, etc, it got an 8 of 10 for toxicity on the EWG cosmetics website. I know it is so tiresome, but stick with the oils, not products from chemical companies.
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    Dog waterers for chickens?

    Thank you for the wonderful photos! Your setup looks great! I love your big clay rain barrel!
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    Dog waterers for chickens?

    Are those the cups from mcmurray hatchery? I was considering those too, but I was afraid it would not be enough water, like the nipples. I'm interested to know your ladies prefer them
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    IME, chickens DO overeat

    Ok, Thanks Chris and Erica! I feed them commercial layer pellets, and oyster shell. Do you think it is he layer pellets themselves that make chickens fat? Do either of you mix your own feed? There are three people in our family, so they get about a salad bowl of kitchen scraps per day, but...
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    IME, chickens DO overeat

    Hi, I have been wanting to throw this out there for awhile. I have read a million times on this site that chickens don't overeat, and I have always fed my chickens free choice, mainly for my own convenience. I give them kitchen scraps too. Well, I have had chickens for about 8 years and i am...
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    Dog waterers for chickens?

    I am ordering a stainless steel automatic dog waterer that you hook up to a hose for my hens. I have been looking at tons of chicken waterers, and I think it will be the way to go. Easy to clean, and though I like my nipple waterer, the chickens don't. If they are ever given water in a bowl...
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    Was it a cat? a hawk?

    Thank you amillecay! I will try to find out if we have weasels In our area! I found a hawk In my yard once having just killed a pretty small and young chicken and it was not happy that I was chasing it away. It flew up to a tree and screeched. But all it had done so far was bite off the head.
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    Was it a cat? a hawk?

    Yeah, once I had a raccoon do that, too. And hawks bite heads off, also, but I don't know what they do next. Are weasels active in the daytime?
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    Was it a cat? a hawk?

    I found one of my cochin bantams in the dead in the yard yesterday. We have had this stray cat coming around lately, and last night I caught it in a trap. I am going to describe what was done to the dead chicken now..... Just warning you.... The head and neck were bitten off and eaten...
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    Does chicken need to be aged like beef?

    Hi, we wait a few days, up to five, after putting them in the fridge. Once I cooked up these cockrels that were really inedible. Rubber bands!! They were about 14 weeks old so I though it was their age. I even told someone on this site not to bother to try to eat their 5 month old rooster and...
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    Help! Gosling kicked out of nest! - Update! Photo of babies

    Here are the hatchlings! I tried to zoom in so you could see the cute little guy looking at me. They are Buffs. Mom and dad are doing a good job! The is dad giving me the evil eye in the photo. They only have the two. I risked life and limb again and took out the rest of the eggs. I'm glad I...
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    Help! Gosling kicked out of nest! - Update! Photo of babies

    Hi! Well we had so much fun with our little gosling, who turned out to be fine! I am so glad I found him, her. He really had some personality. He did not like his stuffed duck friend for long. When I would put him under the heat lamp he would cheep frantically because he was all alone. He...
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    Help! Gosling kicked out of nest! - Update! Photo of babies

    I really appreciate your replies! I think he is doing better! He can hold up his head and I think he may have taken a sip of the sugar water. It looks like his legs are better too, and he is standing up and cheeping like, hey! where is everybody? We put a little toy duck in there and he...
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    Help! Gosling kicked out of nest! - Update! Photo of babies

    Hi, my goose has been sitting on a nest for about 29 days - well I went out today to check on them and there was a little gosling lying on the ground about three feet from the nest. I went in and the gander stepped on him , didn't seem to know he was there! I picked the little guy up and he was...
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    My first geese

    Oh, wow! How exciting! They are sooooo cute! I have buff geese and would love to get some sebastapols one day. They look healthy. Also, the ducks I your a avatar are pretty, are they Cayugas? When I got my first goslings I raised them with some ducklings who were always mucking things up...
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    Advice for First Time slaughter

    I think the idea with the cockrels is to eat them when they are first starting to crow and they won't be tough. And age the meat a few days. When I was a beginner (i mean, more of a beginner) i tried to eat one that was in rigor!
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    Advice for First Time slaughter

    I just let my cockrels run around, yes. Also, I eat my spent hens, but I just skin them and put them right into a pot of water to poach them and make soup or taco meat.
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    What do you feed your geese?

    Thanks for the concise and helpful info, Celtic! I hope this doesn't make me sound like a moron, but the sunflower seeds you list for the chickens are shelled, right? Do they come from the feed store? I have a big bag of sunflower seeds, but I was going to sprout them. They seem really big...
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    My goose is sitting on eggs do I need to isolate her from the flock?

    I have a goose sitting now, too! My first broody, too. I hope we can all share pics of the hachlings! I only have a pair, but I will be watching my gander when they hatch because he has acted a bit strange in the past.... I used to have a trio and he HATED one female and almost killed her- he...
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