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

  1. Crafty chick

    Crafty chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] babies!!!! so fluffy and cute. 4 meat birds, 2 black astralorps, 3 EEs, 3 white rocks, 3 wyandottes, and a rare ( thinking blue andalusian).
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I am pretty sure that is not why hens do that. Everyone I hav ever talked to that had a hen do this was just becuase the hen was not a good mother nothing to do with a protein deficiancy. And my friend that breeds rabbits said that the does usually kill their kits if they sense that they are weak and most likley would not make it anyways.
     
  3. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been looking at these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Neon-Elasti...ee-Shipping-/141059146574?hash=item20d7c7c34e

    The spiral ones look like they stretch out in the same manner as the number bands. Kind of like those slap bracelets. The ones I'm looking at look like a rubberband or ponytail holder. I'm thinking they might be a touch bit harder to get on as I would need to point all the toes into the hole and raise the band up over to get past the foot. But they are a lot cheaper. I'm trying to find an easy way to mark the birds by year for the layer flock.
     
  4. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is not good for my urge to order fall chicks ;) they are adorable!
     
  5. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bred rabbits for years and that is correct. You should never give rabbits meat, their digestive tract is not set up for it. If they are fed properly there should not be a protein problem. We always made sure our breeding does had plenty of alfalfa hay. That had all the protein they needed.
     
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  6. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    first let me start off with saying I know nothing about rabbits but don't the mothers eat the afterbirth?
     
  7. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom True BYC Addict

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    Attention all chicken addicts...
    I think I just got some additional housing that would probably house another 20 birds. Haven't purchased yet...and I think it will take some time to refurbish... but may at least have it in my possession by next weekend.


    I think there is therapy for these things [​IMG]

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  8. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    congrats! i just purchased 2 wooden dog houses from Lowes and will be turning them into banty coops with fenced in runs. I couldnt pass on the price and with a hinged roof, it will be easy to access. i will likely attach a laybox on the side so i can just access eggs that way.
     
  9. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  10. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    my store had 2 of these on clearance for $67.20. (it never hurts to ask if they will go lower on price, i got mine for WAY less than they were asking)
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_327020-85783-2702_0__?Ntt=327020&UserSearch=327020&productId=3364002&rpp=32

    we also have these on clearance, but are a little smaller than the one above. it is also on clearance for $67.20.
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_42252-60636...uctId=3482801&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1
     

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