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grannys gone and done it

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by granny hatchet, Mar 9, 2014.

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  1. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't mind at all. Here is another. Leave It IMO is the 2nd most important command. Leave it means ignore what you were looking at and immediately focus on me. Like the cat on the other side of a busy highway, the chunk of rat poison you just dropped...etc. Here's another link. When they mention "clicker", that's just a marker to tell the dog exactly when it did right. The word "YES!" as you deliver the treat is the same.
    http://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/11_8/features/How-To-Teach-A-Dog-To-Listen_16053-1.html
    Step 2 is working the dog on lead at a distance with the leave it command.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    whats #1 ? come ?
    I just ate 5 eggs and still hungry ![​IMG] of course they were just one bite each. lol if i were selling them i just had a $30. breakfast.
     
  3. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Granny, I do very few things well. I don't ever mind trying to help steer someone toward a solution. Dog training is my passion. Training owned dogs so they can keep their homes, training shelter dogs so they can find a home, and training service dogs for the disabled. I LOVE your story about the DAD (Diabetic Alert Dog)! And she came from the pound! It just amazes me how some dogs alert to blood sugars and seizures with no training at all. Bambi was alerting to a change in the smell of your breath. I wish you could find a nice, sensitive, attentive kinda dog. With miss Lily, I'd carry a fly swatter and swing it around as I walk to teach her to keep a foot away from you. I'd also smack her with it if she jumped on me. I'm all about fluffy training, but those 2 things are dangerous for you.
     
  4. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hahaa! Hubs made us a DE-lish omlette last night. I think he must have cracked 20 tiny eggs for it. Mmmm

    Still no rain in my part of CA. Weather is nice right now, not too hot, but even the weedy plants, that can usually survive under any conditions, are starting to die. Major pruning this fall.

    Replaced the roosts in both coops to flat 2x4s. I've had tree limbs in there for years, but notice as the hens get older, they are not as comfortable on them. Of course, they were freaked out at the change. Took some of them a long time to get down this morning. What is that? Can I jump on that?
     
  5. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup. I've had several whopping double yolkers from my EE this week. She's not a new layer. What could cause or fix that? I'm worried she'll get egg bound. [​IMG]
    I pigged out on an omlet for a midnight snack the other night. I liked it, but it didn't like me. Gave me the back door trots all night.
     
  6. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot

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    Mutt thank you so much! It is amazing the wonderful dogs you can get at the pound. Honestly some of my best dogs did come from the pound. Again thank you so much . I've saved both links. I read the first but since I have crs I figured I'd save it . Now hopefully I'll remember I saved it lol. If I should ask again, someone please jump in and say (you stupid idiot, it's saved on your cell )
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    LOL I do have the fly swat handy but she dont jump she is head butting like a bull. shes not doing it on purpose. more exercise maybe ? I dont think there is anything to be done with very large eggs. I have heard hens like that can end up with ovarian cancers or egg bound. I guess i would add a little oil to the diet. dont know if that would be good for them or not but i would give it a try. and if you do find her to be egg bound tums is the answer to that. and a warm soak.

    wishing very funny about the 2x4s. I have tree limbs in mine and 2x4s. I think of the chickens like i wish i had done for my son. expose them to as many different things as you can when they are young including foods. Was it you that put the dueling chickens on twists post yesterday ? then the ones drinking ? I have need of the ones that were drinking ..
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

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    Mutt, I don't think there's anything you can do about a double yolker. It seems to be a genetic thing. Just keep the oyster shell dish full. That keeps the shells strong so the egg won't break and the calcium is also needed for muscle contractions to push the egg out. Ouch! Poor baby, but if she's passed several already, she'll probably be okay. In 4 years, I haven't gotten a single double. [​IMG]
     
  9. granny hatchet

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    a single double .[​IMG] me neither either
     
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    camping, I dont like it when your this quiet. was it you that did the drinking chickens ? it was one of you two.
     
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