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  1. Sam The Yam

    Peoria Arizona Chicken Ordinance

    Peoria Arizona Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens AllowedDoes not specifyRoosters AllowedYesPermit RequiredNoCoop RestrictionsDoes not specifyCity/Organization Contact nameStephen M. Kemp City AttorneyAdditional InformationThe maintaining and keeping of all...
  2. Sam The Yam

    Phoebe The Silkie Chicken

    This is Phoebe. I got her for Torie for Christmas. She is a sweet little one. She is easy to catch and fun to hold. A little update on Phoebe: On Saturday, January 2, while I was working on the garden spot that has Phoebe's hutch, Phoebe was out in the yard and so was our dog Allie. Allie I...
  3. Sam The Yam

    The Queen Of The Palace

    This is Licorice, my Black Star hen who I obtained by trading one of my Americuana pullets for from another BYC comrade. He was so generous and gave me two for one. This one and another one, a Wheaton Americauna who should start laying hopefully around the end of August. Licorice is laying one...
  4. Sam The Yam

    Sam The Yams Page

    I live in Peoria, AZ which is a suburb of Phoenix. I have a great wife and we have 5 children. Our oldest daughter is married and they just had our first grandchild, a boy. Our only son is currently serving a mission for our church in New York. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of...
  5. The New Coop

    The New Coop

    The Pallet Palace begins to take shape. It all started with some great used wood I got from my work. There was some specialized pallets that I retrieved, hauled home, and had some great help from friends to take apart and get the nails out. It is what had been used for some heavy duty...
  6. Sam The Yam

    Arizona Chickens

    Does anyone in the Peoria area have any fertile eggs available? I have a die hard broody hen right now. Please feel free to call me at 602-625-7946 Thanks. Carl
  7. Sam The Yam

    That's no yolk!

    I have a bantam hen who has been laying a few eggs, about the size of a robin egg. There has never been one with any yolk inside, just what little bit of white that can be in such a small egg. Will there eventually be eggs with yolk in them? Thanks. Carl
  8. Sam The Yam

    Where's the yolk?

    Quote: That's good to know! It will be great then when that little fart gives me some complete eggs! Thanks for the response. How's things in New Zealand? Great thanks, although one part of the country is recovering from a massive earthquake followed by a week of aftershocks. Enjoy your...
  9. Sam The Yam

    Where's the yolk?

    Quote: That's good to know! It will be great then when that little fart gives me some complete eggs! Thanks for the response. How's things in New Zealand?
  10. Sam The Yam

    Where's the yolk?

    Quote: Mahonri! I see you are up too! I have been asleep but am having one of my typical nights of being up 2 or 3 times. My PD medication at work! I guess I could market my yolkless eggs couldn't I? Carl
  11. Sam The Yam

    Where's the yolk?

    I have a small cross breed bantam that started to lay recently. The eggs are very small, about the size of a quarter. I have yet to find one with any yolk, only a small amount of white. How long until I might start getting a complete egg? Thanks. Carl
  12. Sam The Yam

    Dog attacked the chicken

    Quote: I had awhile ago the same thing happen to a silkey. She was in bad shape. I got some of that purple spray medication from the feed store and would keep it on it. Keep her isolated and warm. Give her some tender care and she could very well make it through. Mine really bounced back and...
  13. Sam The Yam

    Keeping them cool

    Just a suggestion to help keep the chickens cooler in this heat: When I turn them loose to free range on the lawn in the late afternoon/early evening, I turn the sprinkler on and let it run through the three stations. It wets the grass and gives them the chance to "cool their heels" and pick at...
  14. Sam The Yam

    Arizona Chickens

    Just a suggestion to help keep the chickens cooler in this heat: When I turn them loose to free range on the lawn in the late afternoon/early evening, I turn the sprinkler on and let it run through the three stations. It wets the grass and gives them the chance to "cool their heels" and pick at...
  15. Sam The Yam

    My Chicken World is finally finished! Woo Hoo!!!!

    What a great job you all have done. I wish I had space like you do to expand mine. Keep up the great work!
  16. Sam The Yam

    smell....what causes it? how bad is it? what can alliviate it?

    joypeters, The fortunate thing about the heat is that it drys out their droppings fast which helps control the smell. If you keep moisture away from the droppings you should have little or no smell. You might also want to turn the shavings and bury the droppings for a day or two until you really...
  17. Sam The Yam

    Wetting down the run?

    I will occasionally lightly dampen the run, which will give their dirt/sand some coolness. I think it is a good idea to do it, just don't do it too heavy. Keep them plenty of drinking water and shade and they should be fine. Also keep the soil loose so it makes it easy for them to dig them a...
  18. Sam The Yam

    First Time Chickens, First Coop Build (Pics)

    You did a really great job! Keep up the good work and enjoy those chickens.
  19. Sam The Yam

    My First Brooding Hen / Successful Hatch ***pictures of new babies

    Quote: Mahonri, they are Americuanas and Bantams is what the lady I got the eggs from said. It was dark when I went and got the eggs so I was not able to see her hens very well. So I will just have to see how they turn out. No, this one is BB (Black Beauty), she is a Black Australorp...
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