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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Awesome pix as always John! Your runners look pretty awesome! Guinea hens say buckwheat, buckwheat? and have really small waddles. Cocks are super aggressive and annoying, tictictic tic tic tic UGH!
     
  2. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow the loss on the first day really sucks. Sorry to hear about this and other people's losses as well. We've lost a beautiful New Hampshire to natural causes, but not anything from attacks. Our coop/run is a fortress. I do worry about the free ranging now tho, since we've seen so many hawks in the area, one even landing on our coop and walking around the run checking for weaknesses in the fencing.Q
    Well our sunflower isn't 12-14 feet tall, but I measured it last night and it is exactly 11 feet. Tallest one I've grown, I think.
     
  3. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    John your set-up really looks great. Do the ducks fly away? I've wondered that about people raising ducks. Do they all eventually fly away? Will they come back months later? Or do only some types of ducks leave? More importantly, do you have tinfoil hats for them?
     
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    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    jchnny- i dont bred dogs. i didnt plan on her having puppies it just happened. i was nt vry happy about it but i can only stay mad so long lol.
     
  5. Little Ameraucana Mom

    Little Ameraucana Mom Need Help, Can't stop hatching!!!

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    I have muscovys and calls, they freerange, and none have ever flown away. I've heard of mallards flying away before. But I think that is the only breed I've ever heard of leaving.
     
  6. pginsber

    pginsber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old Salt 1945
    Awesome pictures and a fantastic place. Your birds have a great place to play. Your feeder & waterer pictures were nice, too. Thanks for sharing. Pictures always give me ideas. Again, being a city person with a tiny coop and postage stamp sized yard--your setup looks GREAT!!![​IMG]

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    Sorry to hear about your rooster loss. I'm so aggravated by stray dogs. If the dog was hungry and killed for food, that'd be one thing. To just kill for sport is totally another. Hugs to you! [​IMG]
     
  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indian Runner ducks don't fly, they run.

    Long ago I had mallards. They flew south in a snow storm. Never saw them again. Not likely they survived without a feed bucket.

    John
     
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  8. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jchny2000 - you think I am ok to leave them? That's what I want to do but I wasn't sure if that week difference in development would put the others at risk. She's the mom. I suppose I can let her sort it out :)

    Update: I should clarify, she's been on a clutch of eggs that are a week or so ahead of these new ones :/
     
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  9. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So I am keeping the chickens in the coop and run because of the hawk attack yesterday. Does anyone know how a hawks hunting works? If I leave them in for a few days, will he get bored and move on? I have had them free ranging for months with no issues until yesterday, so Im thinking hes a rogue. The six alpacas are out there with the chickens. The only difference was that yesterday the chickens were in a different part of the pasture away from the alpacas. I am going to try the fishing line thing today. I have a lot of trees to make a nice webbing of it about 12 feet above the ground over the pasture. I cant keep 11 lf chickens in a 4x6 coop with an attached 4x 8 run for ever. they are meant to free range. I think I will leave our dogs outside more for the next few days too. Our fenced in yard where the dogs go is only about 15 feet from the pasture. Any thoughts. I want this hawk gone. I wont kill it. I dont kill things and its illegal
    Also ,Old Salt, your chickens are beautiful! We love our Blue cochin roo and our wyandottes
     
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  10. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are any of them bantams? How old are they? We have hawks around our property. I've never lost a full grown chicken to one but I did lose a ten week old a few weeks ago and I suspect the hawk. Not sure of their hunting habits. :/
     

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