Arizona Chickens

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

  1. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Gophers. My neighborhood is plagued with them.
     

  2. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Quote:Gophers. My neighborhood is plagued with them.

    So far we have:

    AZ Ground squirrel
    Rock Squirrel
    Gopher
    HONEY BADGER!
     
  3. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Next Noob question.

    I do not believe the peepers are hot. They are not panting and they are not lethargic. However when they lay down (squat?) they relax and spread their wings like this:

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    Normal or too hot?
     
  4. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

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    Quote:I think they're relazing (ie being normal) [​IMG] But someone else might have a more useful opinion!
     
  5. Bob's Henhouse

    Bob's Henhouse More like Bob's Nuthouse!

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    Mikey D, I think they may be warm. My adults do that to cool off. My guess for your digger is a brown tailed prairie dog. We are infested with them. They'll eat most anything they can carry off vegetation wise, and eat through vines, drip systems, tree roots, vegetable roots.

    Thanks Southern Desert. I'll try and get through the tub this week. Wherever its supposed to go next please speak up, plus im me so I don't miss it.

    I want to know who stuffed all their crap into my house, garage and yard!?! I'm getting tired of moving it! Still not done. My kids told me I have extras/backups of everything! So far only have one call to do tomorrow, hope to be able to work on moving the rest of the week.
     
  6. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

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    Serama/Silkie mix photo update:


    He's all business up front, well, sorta....

    (.....if your business is being extremely fluffy and ridiculously cute with a tuft on your head)

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    and Party in the Back!

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    Yep. My cockerel has a mullet! and stylish booties!! [​IMG]

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    I'm hoping the solid grey one is a pullet, but I'm honestly not sure.
    It seems like her little comb is starting to bump up like his, but it's hard to tell because of the grey color. Anyone have ideas??

    They are both so sweet and cuddly. I don't look forward to when they go outside, actually [​IMG] And I definitely don't want to see them go if they're both roos. I hope hope hope they are quiet!
     
  7. Memphisjourney2seramas

    Memphisjourney2seramas Songster

    May 19, 2011
    You need to name him billy ray! I don't think silkies are to loud.
     

  8. pdx2phx

    pdx2phx Chased by Chickens

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    Quote:[​IMG] I keep trying to convince my DH that he/they wouldn't be loud, but a quieter crowing roo is still probably too loud [​IMG] I dunno
     
  9. pimachickens

    pimachickens Songster

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    Come on people...that is clearly the home of a colony of Desert Shrews.[​IMG]
     
  10. Mikey D

    Mikey D Songster

    Jul 12, 2011
    Apache Junction AZ
    Bob's Henhouse :

    Mikey D, I think they may be warm. My adults do that to cool off. My guess for your digger is a brown tailed prairie dog. We are infested with them. They'll eat most anything they can carry off vegetation wise, and eat through vines, drip systems, tree roots, vegetable roots.

    Thanks Southern Desert. I'll try and get through the tub this week. Wherever its supposed to go next please speak up, plus im me so I don't miss it.

    I want to know who stuffed all their crap into my house, garage and yard!?! I'm getting tired of moving it! Still not done. My kids told me I have extras/backups of everything! So far only have one call to do tomorrow, hope to be able to work on moving the rest of the week.

    Thanks Bob. I've lowered the heat a tad. They don't see to be keeping away from the heat, but I was concerned. We turned off the AC about a week ago and none of the swamp cooling gets into the bathroom / peeper heaven. I'ts prolly around 85 in there. I'll put the thermal-meter back in there & find out.​
     

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