Ambassadors for the farm

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by centrarchid, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    You have a nice truck and that hen knows it. :barnie
    I assume that this grouping has returned to the barn before when they are turned loose to forage?
    Have fun with this one!
    Scott
     
  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Another field day today and trying a new configuration. Instead of a mature male, a juvenile male pushing 11 weeks old will be used with a broody hen and chicks 5 days post-hatch. Birds will be run in parallel to a touch/display table focusing on aquatic insects and crayfish. Audience will be young with most no more than 3rd grade. As usual birds will be free-range and likely anchored on me. I could often use the confined rooster as the anchor.
     
  3. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I am wondering about the male's age change, was aggression a problem?
    Hope all goes well today!
    Scott
     
  4. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Setup in county fair this morning. Aquatic critters in tubs.
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    Ace in action.
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    Blanca and 12 bitties were not released from cage this round because of a dog I considered to be a major risk. Owner and parent of owner did not see reason for concern.
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    Blanca and brood interacting with kids.
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    Aquatic critters getting some attention.
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    Ride in truck on way home. Inside as chicks showing signs of heat stress.
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    They got free-range time when we got home.
     
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  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I am not sure I am following you. No problems leading to change, rather trying something different because I have the resources to do so. Older birds at ready and any one of three could have been used on male side.
     
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    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    We survived. Over 1120 patrons stopped by our display. No chickens this round and they would have made it much better if we had.



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  8. BlueShadow

    BlueShadow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, this is great outreach effort you are doing. Your commentary provides interesting insight to animal behavior and handling. Your results with your birds are most impressive.
     
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  9. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Thank you. It is quite fun. Aquatic animals represent bulk of effort but reporting on them deemed inappropriate.
     
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