grannys gone and done it

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  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    She's not honking anymore anyway. Temps have cooled off so maybe it was just the heat. I'll keep an eye out for her.

    This post keeps not submitting; regarding the chicken math:

    Getting rid of six hens and the renegade roo tomorrow. I had to catch the roo tonight. Didn't go so well... I'm ok, but he's short a few tail feathers.. :/ So that will put me down to 7 hens and one roo. I've got 6 baby polish, two baby speckled sussex roos, and two baby splash cochin roos. I've got a buyer for the older of the SS, just got to meet him. There are 22 babies in the brooders, but I'm selling all the roos at the end of the month. And 59 eggs in the bator, but 40 are sussex and easy to sell. The others are mixed, and I'm just trying for blue or splash from my orpingtons.

    So, I think I'm doing alright. :lau
     
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    so 40 and 59 more possible ! 99 LOL more then me. I think.... so you been pulling tail feathers ? hahaa I used to catch mine after dark til i saw all those mice out there. now you couldnt pay me enough to go in there after dark.
     
  3. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    He was still and quiet, and I thought I had a good grip on him but ended up with just a couple of feathers. He was losing his mind and I couldn't get him calm, but did manage to get more of his tail. I finally gave up and just swung him over to the crate; he landed on his back, head underneath, and just laid there making a pitiful noise. I was sure I'd killed him. But he must have just been stunned, because I turned him over and he was fine. Still, I feel bad. :( He was in the tractor and it's sticky mud all around. I had to catch him roosting because I couldn't crawl in after him.

    I'm hoping to grow out some sussex pullets through the summer, but so far all the ones I keep end up being roos. :/
     
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  4. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    I'm just trying not to do a mental count or I will start freaking out lol.
     
  5. twisted-acres-farm

    twisted-acres-farm Maiah and daughter dob aug 2, 2017 Premium Member

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    Just tell people you have this many and then open and close you hands a few times. It will confuse them and help cool you off as well.


    Granny your NOT paranoid if people are really out to get you!! [​IMG]

    2 trips to menard's today. Should be ready to start painting a couple of the rooms we are working on tomorrow. I have some where between 50 and 65 adult birds and 103 chicks. Do I get the prize for furtherest off the deep end??

    Guess what when you turn a rooms power off the people in there tend to come to the office and pay you some money. [​IMG] Trying to talk myself out of going to an auction on Saturday over 100 mile awayin a different time zone and what I want it, is going to go for somewhere between 15,000 and 25,000. dollars I am sure. which is a lot of chicken feed.

    Nothing much else new around here. So sweet dreams all and warm fuzzies.
     
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  6. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    Twisted, so far you win the grand prize of having the most chickens on this thread. you get to buy more feed. LOL I am glad you found a way to collect your money. That does seem to work. My SIL is missing out on a 200 dollar tattoo on friday because theirs was due to be shut off yesterday. She went to the same place i did for help and they turned her down because of her husband. She called a homeless shelter here and they told her so much crap it is unbelievable. again, mostly her husband. In order for her to stay there he must have a 40hr. work week. If he had that they wouldnt of needed them. they take her van keys because she has no insurance , they take her children and stick them with strangers and kick her out of the day. She would lose her job and theres no way my GKs are going anywhere. sorry to go on with this. just upset at the whole situation. So, yes, they are coming here again. only this time no tax return in the shadows to move them out. with all the bad news i do think things are improving for them. SIL is waiting on his birth cert. so he can get state id and a "normal"job. I had long talks with him and i see it helping. He divorced his mother when he was but 14 , changed his name and raised himself. so he really doesnt have a clue on a lot of things like social graces,ect.. And his mother is filthy rich ! hahaa I feel much richer . I got the good things . their love , grandbabies...... Anyway ! what you wanting Twisted ? thats a lot of chicken food . lol @campingshaws LOL, thats how you tame them bad ol roosters. sometimes they need the wind knocked out of them.
     
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  7. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did. :) Since I've only got fur and feather babies, MrB and I went to visit my side of the family and ate a delightful, quality Mother's Day buffet together! It was fantastic.

    Since it was also MrB's 32nd birthday, there was ample reason to celebrate. :D

    Thank you for asking!

    MrsB
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    sounds like a great day mrs. B tell the ol man i said happy belated B-day.
     
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  9. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I will. :)

    MrsB
     
  10. ChickenLady2014

    ChickenLady2014 Feathered Frenzy

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    Hi everyone, have some great news to share for a change lol. My broody hen & my incubator started hatching eggs on Mother's day thru to yesterday. I ended up with 27 chicks, 6 under my broody & 22 in the incubator. When I went out yesterday morning to check on my first time momma 2 of her chicks had died. They were adventurous and managed to get separated from momma [​IMG] I quickly moved her and the chicks to a temporary location & gave her 2 more of the incubator chicks. She took them with no problems. Today I needed to give all the chicks their Marek's vaccine, so I decided it would be the best time to move momma & the chicks to a perminate home. After a lot of shifting and cleaning I got the brooder coop set so she and her babies could be in the same coop as the chicks from the incubator. I have a very large wood brooder box up on legs and the floor space below I usually use for older chicks. After vaccines I put all of the incubator chicks back into the brooder box, but forgot to put the wire top back on. I went over to the Silkies coop and grabbed momma(she is a Cochin/EE cross. I put momma in the brooder coop and ran to grab the chicks and the nest box. When I opened the coop door I could hear her talking to the chicks. To my surprise she had flown up into the brooder box and was mothering the incubator chicks. That's when a light bulb went off in my head. I decided she would do much better taking care of the young chicks than I could. So I moved all the chicks to the floor with momma. In minutes she was scratching, clucking and making a nest for all of them (25) It took a lot of doing on her part but she managed to get all 25 under her. She is doing great with them. I have a heat lamp set up in there to keep the coop warm in the event some aren't able to get under her far enough to stay warm. Its pretty amazing that she had no qualms over taking all of them, grafted to them just like she does it everyday [​IMG] when I checked them last she was clucking and showing them the food & water.
     
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