Arizona Chickens

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by paynemom, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. pimachickens

    pimachickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] Problem solved!
     
  2. honeycake

    honeycake Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I wondered if our girls would be laying "real" eggs yet as the previous owners said they'd been laying for a little while already...turns out, yes, so far! Very excited about this and trying to contain myself...but I can't stop smiling!
     
  3. pimachickens

    pimachickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Congratulations! There is nothing like the first egg! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. honeycake

    honeycake Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:You got that right! I'm still smiling, hours later!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Mikey D.

    I didn't see that anyone answered your question.
    Nest boxes. 12" X 12" X 12". Make certain there is a lip in the front so they don't kick the eggs out.
    Mine stick out of the coop a bit so I can gather them from outside the coop.

    Had a wonderful date night with DW for her B-day... we planned on going to Razz's in N. Scottsdale but when we got there, we (she) had forgotten the $100 gift certificate... so we did Red Lobster instead. Fun evening.

    DD has the flu. I hate it when kids get sick and I'm praying I don't get it!

    We are planting the rye grass at the office in the morning.
     
  6. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:Good on ya for being able to do it! Yes it is rather gross, but after a few it gets easier [​IMG]
     
  7. southerndesert

    southerndesert B & M Chicken Ranch

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    Quote:I did indeed!

    http://i52.tinypic.com/mx10l2.jpg

    Can't wait for my husband to get home...I called him and he was so excited, he sounded like a little kid. Yay egg!

    Very cool! And pretty 'normal' (whatever that is) [​IMG] shaped, too. Some of our first ones definitely looked like "pullet bullets"[​IMG]

    Yeah nice first egg honeycake!

    Our flock #2 is currently 22 weeks plus (20 birds) and we are getting lots of pullet bullets and some of the peewee eggs are double yoke [​IMG] Some just started out laying nice mediums for us...

    Cooler nights have also gotten the big girls laying with a vengeance again finally.....
     
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  8. pastrymama

    pastrymama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey bill,

    any eggs from the dellies, EE or fluffy blue? hoping they have settled in and cooler temps have helped them. the gals i kept were just starting to lay, so i have about 4 laying now, the wicked heat delayed quite a few of them, but combs are getting bigger and redder and they sure are talking up a storm! so i'm hopeful!

    and i agree, bumblefoot surgery [​IMG] been there done that. i don't think anything "medical" done to a chicken can be considered anything but just gross.

    ca
    i once had what i thought was a stuck egg in a brahma and someone told me to lube up a gloved finger and find out! [​IMG] it's just all disgusting. i hate cleaning boo boos off my kids sometimes.
     
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  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Is it time for rye grass already?
     
  10. Mikey D

    Mikey D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Way cool! I'm afraid I'm still months away yet.

    gonna build the coop today though!
     

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