Arizona Chickens

ArizonaNessa

Joyfully Addicted
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
1,798
42
171
Texas
Well we stayed up super late last night trying to get the shop building cleaned out and I had a HUGE predator trying to bust into my chicken coop. I just knew that everyone would want to be on the look out for these so I grabbed the camera phone and hurried to get a picture. The girls are all okay but hubby will never be the same because this thing just wouldn't stop peeing while he was wrestling with it! LOL Don't worry. I told it to leave my girls alone and it agreed so I put it back where we found him.

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For those that don't know what this is, it is a Colorado River TOAD. You can google search them if you like.
 

Bob's Henhouse

More like Bob's Nuthouse!
9 Years
Sep 11, 2010
487
1
101
Wittmann
Hello all. I've finally registered as a user after reading the forums and having learned GREATLY for the last year and a half. I want to thank you all for the information you have provided, but I wonder why you didn't warn me that raising chickens was so darn addictive!
I'll be trying to get some pictures up of some of my feathered friends, their house, etc. I still have lots to learn about the site, navigation, where to post what, that kind of thing. The initials for some of the breeds still have me wondering what's what.
We're in Wittmann and have too many breeds and birds to count, not to mention the cross breeds that have occurred.
I'll check back later, time to make sure all my scorpion and cricket killers are happy.
Thanks again.
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NoSkiveez

NoSkiveez Poultry
10 Years
Dec 27, 2009
1,021
2
151
Casa Grande
My Coop
My Coop
Mahonri - two hatchers so far. They are from the blue eggs. Two of the dark eggs have pip marks. Others might have pip marks but I can't see the other side of the eggs. Things are looking good so far!
 

NoSkiveez

NoSkiveez Poultry
10 Years
Dec 27, 2009
1,021
2
151
Casa Grande
My Coop
My Coop
Welcome to the group Bob! Glad your joining us!!!

I still have eggs I need help incubating. I have collected 10 silkie eggs, 10 silver laced Wyandotte eggs and 3 Ameruacana eggs (EE) so far. There is a small catch with the EE eggs. I pulled my EE roo out a short time ago and put a marans rooster in with the girls. So, who knows who fertilized these eggs. Could possiblity be either or both. I'm not charging for the eggs. My husband is taking his grandmother to Chandler on Sunday and he can meet somewhere in the east valley. Please PM me if your interested in hatching these.
 

Gallo del Cielo

La Gallina Resort & Spa
9 Years
May 6, 2010
5,230
464
306
Tucson
My Coop
My Coop
Bob's Henhouse: Welcome to BYC!
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ArizonaNessa: Nice Toad!

Angie: we're pretty sure a Great Horned owl ate our cat. We were seeing it on the utility pole in the back alley and in a large eucalyptus off and on for weeks and then the cat disappeared and we haven't seen the owl since. We found what we think were bits of the cat under the tree the owl would sit in.
 

ArizonaNessa

Joyfully Addicted
10 Years
Apr 7, 2009
1,798
42
171
Texas
You know after reading about the colorado river toad I am really glad they come out when everything is sleeping. They are toxic and can cause serious problems and even death in some animals. He/She was really cool to mess with though
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Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
May 14, 2008
30,365
299
506
North Phoenix
My Coop
My Coop
Bob: Welcome. So seldom do we get a first time post on our thread!

No Skiveez: Wahoo! Can't wait to see pics.

You know it's a full two hour job to get in the truck, drive to The Feed Barn, drive to the Pet Depot, come home and take all the feed to the feed shed. I'm bushed.

On the positive side, 7 eggs today. 3 Marans, 2 WAms, 1 LHCochin mix and 1 PW leghorn... got a polish egg yesterday.

I'm getting the itch to pull out my incubator... but I don't dare yet. DW would NOT like that.
 

pdx2phx

Chased by Chickens
9 Years
Apr 12, 2010
720
28
158
SE Coastal GA
My Coop
My Coop
Meaty's first egg!!!! (My first egg, well, sorta!)
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She was wandering around the yard all morning moaning, squatting and acting confused....then about an hour and a half ago we found this in the coop! Good girl!


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pdx2phx

Chased by Chickens
9 Years
Apr 12, 2010
720
28
158
SE Coastal GA
My Coop
My Coop
Bob's Henhouse :

Hello all. I've finally registered as a user after reading the forums and having learned GREATLY for the last year and a half. I want to thank you all for the information you have provided, but I wonder why you didn't warn me that raising chickens was so darn addictive!
I'll be trying to get some pictures up of some of my feathered friends, their house, etc. I still have lots to learn about the site, navigation, where to post what, that kind of thing. The initials for some of the breeds still have me wondering what's what.
We're in Wittmann and have too many breeds and birds to count, not to mention the cross breeds that have occurred.
I'll check back later, time to make sure all my scorpion and cricket killers are happy.
Thanks again.
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Welcome Bob's Henhouse!! And yes, they are addicting, aren't they? Just got started this year myself, and they are so entertaining!
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Bob's Henhouse

More like Bob's Nuthouse!
9 Years
Sep 11, 2010
487
1
101
Wittmann
ArizonaNessa, we have 3 adult toads and 2 or 3 smaller ones. They are pretty cool. They like to sit in the hens water dish, or anywhere that I leave the hose running to puddle. I have floodlights in the back yard and lights in front of the henhouse so everyone can run around the yard for a few hours after dark when it's cooler. They stay in the shade, or in their house with the evap on most of the time when it's hot. But anyway, the hens leave the toads alone and vice versa. There are occasional quizzical looks when they go to get a drink though. :)
 

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