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

  1. zippy722

    zippy722 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I don't know what breeds they are. I had a hen go broody and got some fertilized eggs from a friend of mine. Her bantams are older and have had several hatches, and crosses, so no clue.
     
  2. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    Browncow, when my babies are sleeping in the nest box, I go out every night after dark and move them to the perches. They eventually get the hint and start going to perch on their own. :)
     
  3. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like some type of gamefowl. I'm usually a sucker for that Birchen type coloring, but that orange and red colored one is beautiful!
     
  4. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    Haven't really had that issue but just wanted to make sure roosts are higher than the nest boxes? Since they typically want the highest spot they should want to stay on the roosts.
     
  5. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Put curtains over them. I haven't had issues with mine since.
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  6. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    I like the "personality" of this thread. There is a lot of "drama" and disrespect on some threads but this is a great group of people!


    BTW...where is Old Salt lately? I was "kidding" him the other day and I hope it didn't sound mean or disrespectful!
     
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  7. Dex Holla

    Dex Holla Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a "wanna be" backyard chicken farmer in West Lafayette. I have been reading and dreaming. I saw this book recommended and I bought it. It is my life! I am in the drawing stages of a coop for spring. I am thoroughly enjoying it and wish I were reading it slower. The illustrations really add to the book. I am reading it on a kindle fire. However, today I have my simple e-reader and the book still looks great.

    Anybody here live in the Lafayette area? I was driving to church two weeks ago and there was a chicken sitting in the middle of the road (Pawnee by Indian Trail in WL). We turned around to go "help" but she had got up and crossed the road.

    Susan
     
  8. browncow15

    browncow15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input :) I think I might try some curtains when I move the stinkers they just wait until I leave and go back :-/ The nest boxes are probably the same height as my lowest roost but I may do some reconfiguring because I need to add more boxes before the babies start laying.
    Kab- are your boxes on the floor? Do you have a pic behind the curtains? I'm trying to figure out where to put the new boxes. :)

    I agree !! And I was just thinking the same thing yesterday, where's John?
     
  9. browncow15

    browncow15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Susan! Welcome!! We were in Lafayette until a couple if years ago. I'm on the west side of Indy now but I think there's a couple of members up your way :)
     
  10. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    M2H - In regards to the above quote, I just discovered something I think you'll like. [​IMG]

    If you go to the top of the page where it says 'Private Messages', 'Subscriptions', and has your username, then mouse over your username, a dropdown list should appear. Click on 'Preferences' from that list.

    On that page under 'Forums', there should be the words 'Preferred Editor' and then another drop down. Click on it and select 'Rich Text Editor'.

    Now, if you go to reply, you can highlight things and click italics, for example, and instead of code, you will see the text in italics. Or if you change the color, you'll see the text in that color instead of with the code brackets around it. It does not appear to work in the mobile site, but it works with the desktop site at least. This is what you were wanting, wasn't it? [​IMG]
     

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