Dixie Chicks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Amberjem, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Sometimes they settle down after they get used to their hormones... my Lav Orp Roo is like that... handleable as a chick, then when he got a couple months old he wanted nothing to do with us... Now he just hit 6 months and he is so calm and laid back... if he is standing next to you, you can run your hand down his back a couple times...
     
  2. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    I think we're not quite there yet... he usually backs away from us.

    Sam, got any action in your DIY starter greenhouses yet?
     
  3. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    No Felix. I am not giving Felix any vitamins. She finally started laying though
     
  4. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I haven't looked... My salad bucket had action after 12ish hours though
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    This pic is at about 30, that's not mould it's roots... The macro pics on my camera are pretty neat...
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    Today.
    Bit of a duh moment with the greenhouse tower, The drainage hole should've been small, lots of them and small, so that they don't splash the soil out of the pots... once the Plants are established it won't be a big deal but right now it's kind of destructive.
     
  5. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Really nice pics, Sam! Good looking little sprouts too...
     
  6. vehve

    vehve The Token Finn

    Bama, I thought Felix was still a chick?

    Sam, I was thinking of planting some salad indoors, under the fluorescent counter lights in the kitchen.
     
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Works like a hot **** Felix
     
  8. Mahen100

    Mahen100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @ everyone Morning! [​IMG]

    @ Ravynfallen, lol yeah, I read that you had some Australorps after I posted that (late to the party).

    The Australorp. in with my New Hatch must be about 9 days older and makes New Hatch look really small, but they are doing well together. I am wishing both are pullets, but with my luck I won't be able to keep either. My helper will take them, if needs be, and probably have some wonderful Sunday dinners.

    And wow, are you asking Jules about the bridge over the Pass? Last time I was there they were painting it! (or is it one of those that they are always painting, starting again once complete?) Memories.

    About temperament at different ages in your Lav Orp. I had the same experience here with my English Orps from last spring. They didn't want me to handle them prior to about 4 months, and then they calmed down and were underfoot and I could pick them up. The one hen I kept is so sweet now, I can stroke her back, she is the one that jumps up on the edge of the metal stratch barrel and I have to place her down, sweet bird.

    I also have a EE/possibly pure Americauna that was a complete frenzied wild child out of the box. She'd run head-long into brooder fences, yell bloody murder if handled or caught, and wasn't liked by her brood mates or the big gals either. I named her "Problem Child" and never thought she'd make it to maturity. She is on the small size for my flock, and really doesn't hang with other chickens much. But at 2 years old, she's one of the smartest birds in the yard, clever, sweet, fully a flock member and not at the bottom of the pecking order, and so calm I just call her" PC"...and forget she was ever a problem.
     
  9. JulesChicks

    JulesChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think @RavynFallen was talking about the Skagit River bridge between Burlington/Mt. Vernon? Not sure, there are so many around here. But, yes, the Valley Farm & Pet is right outside downtown, off the road that runs along the side of the freeway. I honestly don't remember the color of the bridge, but I'll check when we go back for soccer on Saturday morning. @Mahen100 we live about 5 mins from Deception Pass - I can't imagine painting that bridge! It makes me nervous to drive over it with the height and narrow width. Gorgeous there though!

    @vehve Sorry to here about your roo and the blood bath - it is stories like these that make me a bit nervous getting more animals. All the possible carnage. I'm not real squeamish - but of course I don't look forward to the inevitable with having chickens.

    So, I'm confused, was the pretty chick just posted a Marans or Brahma?

    Have a great day everyone!
     
  10. Mahen100

    Mahen100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JulesChick, I have lived in Hawaii, spent some time in places all over, including Switzerland at the top of the Alps on a clear day, and Deception Pass is the most memorable spot on earth to me. And they were painting that bridge(and I think it was green...or silver) when I last came up during a Tulip Festival. I love that spot so much, when I get to the bridge, I get out and WALK across it, savoring that I am there. Only after walking over that bridge on foot, do I feel I have made it to Whidbey.
     
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