First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JessicaThistle, Jun 10, 2014.

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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  2. JessicaThistle

    JessicaThistle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mountain Mom: Glad that you got one of those away from the kids kind of weekends. I find that anymore our weekend is to get away from the dogs and chickens. I don't need an excuse to drink copious amount of alcohol with my fruit though. Heehee!

    My baby chicks will be 2 weeks old tomorrow! Wow, I haven't a clue what happened to at least 10 days of the last two weeks. All days are running together for me. I still have 307. I caught one the other night looking not well. I immediately admitted her to the Thistle Chicken Hospital. After a night and day there getting vitamins, forced to sip water and lots of snuggles, plus a break from the brooder chaos, she went back in with the flock. I couldn't even tell you now which one she is. That kinda makes me sad.

    All of the parts to build our first tractor should be here tomorrow. Hubby is going to build as much as he can during the week, but unfortunately, he has a two day race in CA this weekend. Hopefully, we can move our biggest pen of hens home to this tractor as soon as he is done.

    I also eyeballed a large chicken run with a back room of sorts that someone is selling on craigs. If I can score it I am also going to bring home the small group of pullets asap! That would leave the 1 1/2 year olds at the farm. They are the best layers but just means that we will be busting butt to build the next tractor for them.

    I CAN'T wait!!! I am spread so thin from the travel time disappearing from every day that I have been feeling unwell more lately than I have in my life. I even have been not so blessed with a fibromyalgia flare up. I know they say "no pain, no gain" and in the end this will all be awesome. I just hope that i survive the journey.
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    When I got up, I looked at the radar and that's the area that was really getting hit. I got stuck in the yard of the place I got the cream legbars from. They must have gotten 8-10 inches there, near Brainerd. I don't think we got two inches, but the wind and blowing is unnerving.
     
  4. holm25

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    The wind is bad here to. The snow has been going on and off on and off. Non stop.

    When are you going to post pictures of the Legbars?!?!?!?!
     
  5. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you get home safe. Be careful.
     
  6. LindaB220

    LindaB220 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hang in there, Jennifer. It WILL get easier. So impressed with such great care that you're giving the babies. I put three bundled feather dusters in the brooder last night and today they were all under. So cute.
     
  7. JessicaThistle

    JessicaThistle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean me? Jessica? Haha! It happens all of the time.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Here they are.

    They are still trying to get use to their new home and snow, they have never seen snow before....

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    The crest is kind of cool


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    A little frostbite, but up here it is the norm.

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    Them in their cute little house...
     
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  9. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice !
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    They are beautiful!!
     

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