building paradise for the birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by birdman55, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. auntie mary

    auntie mary In the Brooder

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    Yes you did your good deed for today.Thought about getting any horses?lol Love you
     
  2. bigmrg74

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    Those horses must have been out for a while, tired, and hungry to let someone they don't know catch them when they're loose like that. sometimes when we get a new boarder in here at the barn it can be a heck of a deal to catch a horse that's just out in a lot that first couple of days until they get with the program that you're the one who brings them in where the food is.
     
  3. birdman55

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    A BAG OF CARROTS WILL DO ANYTHING...I have never handled a horse either before
     
  4. perchie.girl

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    LOL... Catch one and the rest will follow too. especially if they are pasture mates. Boarded horses dont form that herd bond unless it was one in the corral next door.

    My horse would pick his lock and go down the rows testing latches till he found someone to let out too.... They would be found at the BIG Hay pile.... The boarding stables I boarded at had fence surrounding the whole thing and over 150 horses in 24 x 24 pipe corrals.

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  5. Yountoo

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    Hey now-no southern bashing allowed! I'm from central MI originally then headed off to Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. heh heh heh bwwwaaa. SO.... I do my best outdoor projects here in SC in the winter too! NO BUGS. Been here since 1990's and love everything southern, well, mostly everything. I have 14 BC Guineas, 3 S. Faveroles & 3 Basque Hens.....10 cats(throw-aways) a JR Terrier, an African Grey Parrot and 3 tanks of fish. S.I.N.K. - guess. When I can figure out how to post pics, I will.

    Marcia
     
  6. birdman55

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    you just got to the icon that looks like a couple mountains with the sun/moon in the left part and click on it....its right below the red reply mid way on the same line as the size...a.b.i.u...then looks like chain link....then the icon you need...upload and submit
     
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  8. birdman55

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    huh....that is perfect...especially for my dad...
     
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  10. birdman55

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    thanks Kathy for the chit chat...hope everything goes well with hawk....here is some pics
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    see what I mean with the eye lids.....she does open them very quick to see whats going on but then shuts them immediately and then the head starts to go down...she is warm to the tough....(next to the fireplace helps)....and she was just fine just today she just went boom im sick...hope the pics help...

    well I took her out of the small cage and she started walking around clucking...then I caught her and gave her about 25ml of a warm sugar solution...here are some pics

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    this is her poo forget the dirty carpet
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    I don't see any worms in it...it was greenish and white...liquidy.....I did try and feed her some feed by putting some in my hand and then placing it by her mouth and she opened and closed her mouth...I also did this with the sugar solution and got some in her mouth she raised her head and swallowed....but I will redo and post some pics now that I am used to doing this...its really not that hard...to tube feed...just gotta take your time...make sure there is no resistance...and make sure the neck is extended so It can go down with ease..she is resting now....

    I have had 40-50 chickens for the last three years....they get butchered at about year to year and a half...I always seem to just loose two chickens every winter..and they seem fine weight wise...but just drop and I find them in the morning...this girl was just standing out in the cold while the others were walking around...she actually came up to me so I picked her up and brought her into the house and put her by the warm fireplace.....she just kinda nods off...any help on what it could be...she was on her last day of worming with safeguard...I put the safeguard in the water for all the birds to drink...I did find roundworms in the poop from one of the 40 chickens....after day one...hope this helps
     

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