2015 HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long, Join us IF YOU DARE!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. KayJay13

    KayJay13 In the Brooder

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    @Sally Sunshine

    We LOVE our animals. I swear we will never have enough. Everyone is named, and all super friendly. You can reach down and grab almost any bird on the property besides some of the turkey hens. Usually I have a Mille Fleur D'Uccle hen on my shoulder or head as I feed. She always rides a human around the yard lol. We will certainly be taking all of the babes with us to med school! Lol. We own our current property, and will find a place large enough and rural enough for the feather babies in advance for school lol. I don't currently work. DH just got a big promotion which is great. I just study and make As in class. So I spend almost all my free time in the yard with them. :)
     
  2. tracyjg

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    lv nv
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  3. tracyjg

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    I tryed to candle the ones in lock down again but it really doesn't show it on camera for some reason.
     
  4. sonshine15

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    They're really cute!![​IMG]
     
  5. sonshine15

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    I have done many ignorant and some down right stupid mistakes along the way but wow........scratch grain only? My birds are free of critters. Had a mite/lice issue after all the rain we got and the grounds were sprayed, all birds, dogs and cat even my carpet dusted with sevin. The hens have lay feed, free range and run to the door to get treats every time it opens.[​IMG]........some fly to the door[​IMG]....the treats are usually oatmeal, cat food a couple times a week and veggies at times. They have oyster shell and also egg shells I bake and crush. I have a WS that is the roos favorite and is always bald:( Her eggs are not being used any longer due to some leg issues that were fairly consistent in the hatches. There's a camera on the coop so I know who is laying what and when the pullets begin to lay. (6 of them are due to lay). Yesterday I picked up Feather Fixer due to the older gals molting and the change in season. I raised 200 hens for 4-H when growing up then had a sprinkle of a few here and there over the years off and on. One of the Purina Layer Pellets I got a few weeks back was in question.............the girls didn't seem quite right.......bad batch? Not sure so I went to an off brand, they picked back up and now the FF.

    My first egg bound hen is in isolation. She's 5 years old and I read over everything to do. Gave her calcium........electrolytes and yesterday started her on tetracycline. Shes' lubed up and is now passing poop and drinking and eating.......she sounded a bit stuffy and not sure if it was to do with the egg or my not noticing soon enough due to all the hatches..........we'll see..........hoping this morning some action happened and if not will try extracting the egg. She's not dehydrated and is not acting uncomfortable like she was........
     
  6. sonshine15

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    This is ringing a bell of familiarity...........addictions............[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. sonshine15

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    Still working on DH but he's great at helping and I think it may be catching [​IMG]
     
  8. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Songster

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    Wow that's very nice Cynthia!!!!
     
  9. tao chick

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    My eggs are supposed to be shipped today. I'm hoping they get here safely, and I hope the trip keeps them viable. They should arrive Tuesday. I'm going to contact my post office to tell me when they arrive so I can pick them up.

    First time with shipped eggs... reading all the advice and hoping for the best.
     
  10. CaseyV

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    Good luck, I set shipped eggs yesterday.
     
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