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

  1. MrTattoohead

    MrTattoohead Out Of The Brooder

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    Sick Chiken

    So Sesame is still eating like a champ but after we cleaned her legs and feet, with a baby wipe, of yard waste (because she is inclined to sit) she now has a hard time standing at all. No sores, no blood, nothing broken (as far as I can tell). Mostly she's laying on her side.

    Feeding her raw beef liver, yogurt, warm mash twice a day. Save a chik in a container near her and layer feed as well.
     
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  2. KristyAz

    KristyAz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Everyone, we will be moving back to Indiana next spring. Does anyone know the status of getting the ordinances changed in Mishawaka? The last thing I could find was from April, 2013. I will be in the city limits. Thanks!
     
  3. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I have spoke with him and emailed him. He is very nice and helpful.

    As for the breeder indicator, I hatch eggs, but I don't consider myself a breeder yet. But I do enjoy selling the young chicks I hatch. It is the only way I can keep hatching and it helps pay for feed.

    Lastly does anyone in the greenwood or Bargersville area want to sell a few dozen eggs for close to $3 a dozen? I have a friend who just bought the last of my eggs, my chickens are entering molt. In 2-3 weeks she will be looking for 4-6 dozen more eggs. I don't think I would have that many if I saved every egg laid.
     
  4. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry :(. I was hoping for better news today.
     
  5. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, if you start with chicks in the fall you will have fresh new layers early spring which is great but you may need to keep them indoors longer than usual if it's too cold out. That's the only draw back. If you go late spring you can put them out any time after four weeks (at least I do) but waiting all summer for eggs is a bummer! I guess it's mostly preference. I always get chicks late spring and then wish i'd started earlier. Ha And Welcome! Let us know what you end up getting! :)
     
  6. danand

    danand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mr Tatoo- I'm sorry, I thought with all those things shed be better too! There are some avain vets around if you are willing to spend the money. Hang in there. Have you tried antibiotics? Don't know....just an idea.

    Indybirdman- do you have any idea what breeds you are interested in? Do you want large Fowl or Bantys? Brown eggs, tan, white? And do you want birds more apt to be friendly and tame? Lots of info and experience in our group. Ask away!!;)
     
  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call Rural King or one of the other farm supply stores and find out what varieties of chicks they are going to have available soon. Then ask for comments on this thread. By spring, you will have eggs. If you are not interested in butchering excess roosters, get all pullets. For a rooster, there are always people on this thread offering them for free. You can get one or more whenever you are ready. Also, since sexing chicks is not a 100% proposition, you may end up with one anyhow.

    John
     
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  8. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or you could get chicks both this fall AND next spring! [​IMG] Welcome to this group of chick-a-holics!
     
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  9. PeacefulWalls

    PeacefulWalls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I was closer to you -- I have about 13 dozen in the fridge right now. I could use some more buyers!
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I like this option!
     

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