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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
Darth layer- If you havent got rid of your EEs yet, I may be interested depending on where you are located. Of course the people that respinded before me should get first dibs on them.
Is this a riddle? Snow?
Originally Posted by MillerBirds
First day of traveling with 7 vehicles, 19 people, and 800 miles down; just 6 hrs more to go.
Only blew one tire so far, and hopefully will keep it like that!
I don't mean to be nosey, "BUT" -- are you going to poultry shows? I'm just curious because it's interesting to learn about people's hobbies. Be safe on your trip!
Quinstar~ Funny guinea story! Although the black and white spotted guineas should not be following a leader with black and white stripes, I can understand that multiple BRs would be confusing. haha Wish you had a video of that scene.
ShawnaScott~ I am so sorry that you --and some of your flock had to experience an attack. I was glad to read that your hens returned. The bale of straw story is very strange and disturbing. I hope you can find out some answers. Also, you should get some pepper spray to carry when you're walking to work in fear of being attacked by a big dog. That's disturbing, too!
Vigar49~ Easter Egger (EE) chickens, which come in a variety of colors lay blue/green eggs. Araucana and Ameraucana are purebred chickens that lay blue/green eggs. Since you're trying to figure out what breeds to get, you might want to consult the book, "The Chicken Encyclopedia," which is available at most libraries. It has a chart in the back that lists breeds and 12 traits of each. It's set up nicely so it's easy to compare and contrast. The book also has lots of other great info.
browncow~ Keep us posted about your neighbor. There have been many "neighbor" stories on this thread.
JAG~ Good to hear from you-- and that you have 8 week old chicks!
CRSelvey~ We hear the LOUD "egg song" several times a day from our hens. I have read that hens sing it before they lay and I've also read that they sing it afterwards. With several hens, it's hard to tell, but it seems like they usually sing afterwards like an announcement of a successful lay.
Originally Posted by animallover2202
What will make a chicken turn to its normal white color????
Not sure what you mean-- You mentioned that you adopted some rescue chickens-- is the chicken just dirty or has it been sick?
vickichicki posted: Found one digging through the Internet but the lady wants $50 a bird which I think is rather salty.
I love hearing UK slang. The two English women I play "Draw Something" with always have interesting comments. I love hearing, "Brilliant drawing!" It's much more expressive than, "Nice drawing" or "What the heck is that?" : - )
I realize that I have been lucky not to have had a coyote kill my chickens and that I might have a different outlook if I had. This thread is one where members feel comfortable expressing different points of view, which is beneficial in keeping our minds open. I certainly understand why members defend their livestock by killing coyotes and other wild animals. Before joining this thread I had a closed mind and felt completely against it. The recent discussion of coyotes prompted me to research coyote behavior and I want to share this information-- not to protest against killing them, but to offer insight and perspective.
Guess I am going to start on hatching chicks again soon. The season for ducks and guinea are winding down, geese are done, and will continue with turkey eggs til my hen stops laying. I am working on breeding pens now, have Bruce and the harem (australorps) separated so far. I also gave him my BR, Mabel. Curious to see the chicks they will produce. When she is crossed with My GLW roo, they are sexlinked. I still need to separate Rebel and his ladies (australorp also) my lavenders, and my GLWs. Had a very odd duckling hatch out of my last pekin eggs, is it muscovy/pekin cross? Don't know what to think. will wait til it matures and figure it out.
I am still trying to catch up on posts. For anyone that has joined our thread WELCOME!!! you will find us all a very chatty bunch! We don't talk about just chickens either. Anything goes as long as its "kid safe and clean" think PG rating there are young adults and children that are members of our thread. If you need to vent, sound off and scream, go right ahead. many of us own other livestock and will sure try to help if you have a question. Love all the pictures, so many new coops built and watching the chicks growing up. I want to send my condolences to those that have lost chicks or adults. Its very painful I am so sorry.
Some ideas to think about...
We had a great time last sunday, want to find someone or a location to hold another get together in northern, and southern Indiana as well. If anyone has a lot of property and a barn, please speak up. I am willing to help with the plans, prep and clean up, and I am sure other members will too. The pitch in was a lot of fun, and some awesome food! Really enjoyed putting faces to the names we see every day
Lol no its not a riddle and yea there dirty I have a light brahma that got pooped on and a white Japanese that has yellow stains and a Leghorn hen that has dirty feathers
Interesting article. They are quite stunning to see, and yes, beautiful. You do a second look "aww a Shepard? WAIT! OMG no!! its a coyote!" But very deadly and overpopulated. They will take toy breed dogs and cats without hesitation, even if on a leash. Our land here has no rabbit, chipmunk or squirrel due to the shortage of food for coyote, and the fox breeds. they are an urban survivor for sure. But my eyes have opened to not rescuing orphans of the predator breeds, knowing now what they can do to farmer's and my livestock. I do still respect their beauty and intelligence, but will protect my animals against them any way I can.
dawn dish soap is environmentally friendly, and safe for animals if used as a "clean up" bath. repeated bathing its safer to use a baby shampoo that is pure without scent, oil etc.
Do overly amorous teenage roosters chill out with age? Gus is not buying them dinner first, if you know what I mean! I have been hearing hen screams for a couple of weeks off and on now. My poor new hens haven't layed an egg since we got them from Cluck. I am thinking they are afraid of Gus. He is also taking his job as flock protector a little too seriously and will follow anyone who walks up our drive all the way up and down the fence line. He went after my friend the other day and she picked him up and held him. He walked away after and didn't bother her again. (I think it embarrassed him in front of his girls). He doesn't ever come at me or my husband since we started holding him under our arm while doing coop stuff. He will occasionally wing dance at me but gets scooped up immediately. He is very humiliated by that I think. Any way, I have no plans on re-homing or killing him. I just hope it's hormones and he relaxes with age. If anyone decides to respond to this, please no freezer camp or stew pot etc.. advice. I've definitely heard enough of that. I would love to hear if anyone has had good experiences with their roos though. Thanks!