calling any one from missouri

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by missourichickenmama, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    I did get the fans installed in the garden shed to be converted 1/2 to a coop today.

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    I still need to box them in so they draw air from the outside only. They are located above the roost table.

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  2. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    @shawluvsbirds did you know about the new Atwoods? A big new building on the north side of that traffic circle in Webb City.
     
  3. jthornton

    jthornton Crowing

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    @SueT how are the chicks doing?

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  4. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    All chicks doing well. Getting big, growing wing feathers. The lives of the chicks outdoors with hen is a big contrast to that of the brooder chicks. The little orphans are best buddies. I moved them from the cat carrier to a larger brooder. I'll try to get decent photos today.
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    Have any of you heard of oak mites???????? Apparently chiggers aren't the only scourge here. The oak mites live in pin oak trees and blow in the wind...here's a local news story from Kansas City:
    https://fox4kc.com/2018/05/16/get-r...oak-mites-will-invade-once-again-this-summer/
     
  5. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    brooder chicks
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    outdoor chicks have no trouble using the 'stairs' I made. 1 week old and so nimble!
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    Everyone moves so fast, hard to get non blurry photos!
     

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  6. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Free Ranging

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    Not the best picture due to distance... but this little fawn came by to sniff the lilies this morning ... ignore the log, I had to take that tree down and didn’t get back to the log yet
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  7. OhZark Biddies

    OhZark Biddies Free Ranging

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    I know oak mites only from the KC news, lol... luckily we didn’t have them when we lived up there... and I don’t think we have them here... but I should read that article ... because I do get itchy here lately when I’m out ...and not sure why... so maybe we do have them :idunno
     
  8. SueT

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    Apparently they blow for miles on the wind, so they may come your way. No repellent will stop them from accidentally landing on you! They even blow thru your window screens! Chiggers seem so innocuous in comparison. Article says, "It was only back in 2004 that we saw the first big outbreak of oak mites in Pittsburg, Kansas, and also here in Kansas City." Pittsburg is 30 miles from us. I have been so itchy, I actually went to clinic, and they guessed oak mites. I had never heard of them. Take antihistamine, she said. There's no escape! [​IMG]
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  9. SueT

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    A couple pics of the adventure chicks: (there are still 3, just couldn't get a good shot with everyone in it.)
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  10. SueT

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    Good morning everyone! It has been raining all night. Yesterday, guess who came back! That cucumber turtle! It's the same box turtle I relocated over a mile away a few years ago, but returned 3 months later. The cucumbers are in bloom, and it must have known....I am so happy it is still alive! It is welcome to eat what cukes it can reach!
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