N F C

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I just spent some time with the flock when I fed them this afternoon. I cleaned up the big coop a bit and found that the new girls are laying in the nest boxes. It’s good to have a basket full of eggs again! The rooster was eating near me and one of the new girls came over and tried to run him off so I waved my foot at her. He laughed when she squawked and ran away. Literally. Hubs is still calling the him Spicoli, cracks me up. It might stick, but Bigfoot fits as well, that dood has HUGE feet! If he grows into them I’m in trouble. I think I’ll be hearing crows soon and that he’ll have a deep crow rather than a high pitched one. His voice reminds me a lot of Kazoo. Big Blue seems to be lukewarm about him right now. Cuckoo seems to be calming down since she doesn’t have the wee chicks to deal with. She has the AC chicks out foraging every morning out by the compost pile. Tonight I’m going to start integrating on the roost. Cuckoo and the chicks can roost near Big Blue and Joan Crawford and the new girls will go at the opposite end of the roost. I’m now convinced the one AC is a pullet even though her comb is larger than I would expect. The body shape is right and I’m able to see differences between her and her brother. They’re still a little bit wild but I expect that for a while yet. Tomorrow will be a major cleaning day out there, then I’ll close off the mini coop until everyone learns to roost together.
Spicoli :gig

Wow, he's so handsome (big feet and all)!
 

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@BlueBaby From what I understand you can ferment just about any veg or fruit. I did some canned pears, asparagus and pickle cukes.
You can purchase pickle pipes on amazon and use canning jars and rings with them. I bought some Ball fermenting lids and springs at walmart too, but they sell them with the jar also. They work great.
 

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@N F C You will be able to get a good chick fix when he's old enough to make offspring and she hatches from her girl's. He should throw some pretty interesting colored chick's for sure.
He hangs out near me quite a bit at feeding time because I won’t let the mean girls eat his food. He is such a pretty bird. Once he learns to call the girls for his treats I think we’ll get along ok.
 

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@BlueBaby From what I understand you can ferment just about any veg or fruit. I did some canned pears, asparagus and pickle cukes.
You can purchase pickle pipes on amazon and use canning jars and rings with them. I bought some Ball fermenting lids and springs at walmart too, but they sell them with the jar also. They work great.
What's a pickle pipe?

He hangs out near me quite a bit at feeding time because I won’t let the mean girls eat his food. He is such a pretty bird. Once he learns to call the girls for his treats I think we’ll get along ok.
Yes, he is pretty for sure. He sure is "pretty chicken" for a boy with such big feet also.
 

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