Arizona Chickens

Geckolady

Songster
Sep 12, 2020
290
1,236
196
east central Arizona
I can’t eat him. He reminds me of either Felix Unger or Mr Rogers with his little vest, standing there like a good boy. Two girls won’t be enough, so I told hubs no chickens with a drake, I’m getting more ducks.

He is a comical looking guy, and I'm glad you're enjoying the ducks. They look like they'd make fun pets.

Somebody at work wants to get some fertilized hatching eggs from my chickens. Big Ben is only about 8 months old. Is it likely that he's, uh, you know, and the eggs will be fertilized? I told her the eggs are still a bit small for hatching, but Henrietta's eggs are getting bigger. The last one was up to 53 grams. I told her there should be some hatchable ones closer to spring and a bit of patience will be needed. Lacey is not that far behind Henrietta in size, so hopefully she will start laying soon.
 
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allgr8dogs

Chirping
Dec 26, 2020
34
76
56
Any AZ chicken people out there? I am looking for some advice on raising chicks in the desert. I'm in Mesa. Does it get too hot out here? I have four 20 day old chicks, 3 Buff Orps and 1 leghorn. Do we need to do anything special here
Years ago when I was raising chickens in Phoenix we had a mister, and the chickens (which free ranged in our back yard) would lay up under bushes and larger plants in the garden. Sometimes you couldn't see a single chicken but when it came time to go in the coop at night they would emerge from all over the yard.
 

AngBantamLuv

Crowing
May 9, 2020
1,153
3,924
296
Phoenix, AZ
Had a coyote up by our houses while i was driving by yesterday afternoon.. i was honking to scare it away.. nope, didn't care. It went into and bushes and immediately camouflaged.. i knew it was in the yard, but honestly it made itself perfectly invisible. I bet there will be more out, they are hungry. I usually have rabbits in my front yard, and some passing through the back yard, but it's been ages since I've seen any.
 

springvalley123

Crowing
5 Years
May 22, 2015
554
1,731
327
North of Phoenix

City farm

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 6, 2012
5,903
2,248
461
Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.

City farm

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 6, 2012
5,903
2,248
461
Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.
Had a coyote up by our houses while i was driving by yesterday afternoon.. i was honking to scare it away.. nope, didn't care. It went into and bushes and immediately camouflaged.. i knew it was in the yard, but honestly it made itself perfectly invisible. I bet there will be more out, they are hungry. I usually have rabbits in my front yard, and some passing through the back yard, but it's been ages since I've seen any.
Ugh, no way. They are weird to see on your block. We have seen them so many times & still freaks me out. I think of rabies when Insee a single one.
 

City farm

Crowing
8 Years
Jul 6, 2012
5,903
2,248
461
Mesa, Arizona U.S.A.
Oh and loving our rain! It's just drizzling here now, hope we get more today. My plants need to recover from this summer!
I finally had to water, barley a drizzle here. Sad since my garden loves rain & all the work I did putting up the tarps for the flock, which is doing better, whewww..
 

AngBantamLuv

Crowing
May 9, 2020
1,153
3,924
296
Phoenix, AZ
Ugh, no way. They are weird to see on your block. We have seen them so many times & still freaks me out. I think of rabies when Insee a single one.
Omg i think of them just walking in anyone's garage and through a back screen door! Then it was able to hide in thin air... tiny yard and instantly invisible. I warned one guy walking.. but still.. its not like it was gone.
 

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