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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
UGH, I am so sorry, that's terrible! If you guys rent, call the landlord!
What do you think of doing a demo on fermented feeds at the poultry fest? I'll send you a PM and we can sort it out.
Since it is only 10 days away, I thought I'd post this on here again to remind everyone and also for anyone who has just joined the thread. All are welcome, even if you don't have chickens....yet. It's a golden opportunity to learn and hang out with people as crazy about chickens (and other poultry) as you are!!! Come hang with your 'peeps'.
as an added note, by coincidence, I have eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch that weekend. If we are lucky, we may have new fluffy butts to admire. Or even see hatch!
INVITATION!!! It's a CHICKEN PARTY
I've been talking to jchny2000 about her idea for a get-together for the Indiana BYCers. She wasn't able to find a good place to hold it near her house, so I am volunteering to have it at my place.
On Sunday 28 July, my DSO (Significant Other) and I are going to host a meeting of the Central Indiana Poultry Enthusiasts. This is a small club of chicken folk from the general Indy area that meet every other month at the house of one of the members. We admire the hosts chickens and coops, talk endlessly about our birds, and shamelessly steal their best ideas to make our chicks more comfortable (kinda like we do on here!)
We'd like to invite anyone from the forum here that would like to come and meet other people as crazy about chickens as we are.
Here are some details and Ideas.
The meeting is usually from 3 to 5 or 6ish. Bring a lawn chair and a snack to share. Drinks will be provided. The DSO loves to cook, so there will be some fun things to eat too. There will be a tour of our coop and run setup and a meet and greet with our chickens and turkeys. We call it a meeting, but it really is just a chance to socialize with other chicken folk.
One of the things that was talked about was a workshop on processing poultry. I am blessed/cursed with an overabundance of boys at the current time. So I would like to propose that anyone interested in this portion of chickendom can show up around 11, and we can put on the workshop then. If you have a bird that needs to have that 'One Bad Day', go ahead and bring it. I can promise to have at least one bird for demo purposes and will probably have more than that if one or two people want to try their hand at it. For those that are not interested in this, we promise to be done and all cleaned up before 3.
Another idea is that if you know someone else who is coming and would like to arrange to swap/sell/transfer birds, that is fine by me. I have a large garage that has never seen my chickens, so I can offer it up as a place to keep birds being swapped so that they can be out of the sun and not kept in a car. Please make your arrangements ahead of time, and only bring birds that are already spoken for.
Our farm is located just east of Mooresville, IN. Which is located just SW of Indy not too far from the airport.
I'm just paranoid enough about things to not want to post my address and phone number on the forum where it is available to anyone and everyone, so what I would like to propose is that if you are interested in coming, please send me a PM, and I'll put together an email to send out to the participants with all the pertinent details.
If you have any questions, or suggestions, send me a note.
Hope you can make it!
OK, kiddo, you opened your pie hole, now you gotta follow up.
What we need demand is a quick primer on making and and serving fermented feed. I must further restrict your efforts by letting you know that I have Layer Pellets and Whole Kernel Corn and 3 donuts.
Be concise, yet thorough in your answer. It will be fact checked. (((I couldn't find one, but imagine a smiley placed here with an impatient, stern face, arms crossed, and a tapping toe))).
Oops, too late. I just fed the donuts. Gotta go back to the bakery and see if they have any more. Ugh. Hot weather; smelly dumpster. Maybe they set them in a box beside like they did last time.
Not sure if this has been posted, but there is a recall on Hubbard poultry feed. http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm359617.htm
What he said... except for the dumpster diving. I don't plan on doing that. Oh, and the I'd like to know if fermenting grains is a different process than fermenting grains.
No dumpster diving going on here. I have a broom handle with a hook on the end that I keep in the back of my truck. That way I can collect buckets while wearing Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes without getting goo from the edge of the dumpster.
Reminds me of when I had the computer repair business. My lead tech and I saw a guy looking around inside our dumpster. He said, "Look at that. Somebody threw away a perfectly good redneck".
Gotta go get a haircut and check the dumpster.
Alright I need some thoughts!
Background: this is my furst time raising birds, I have 12 girls and a boy that are 18ish weeks. I reciently sent 16 additional boys to freezer camp. One of my was the lead girl until the boys harassed her badly and she got stuck under the fence one evening. Since then she's hardly left the coop, even after separating the boys. The one roo I have left picks on her a bit but not bad but the girls have started picking on her too. I'm not sure what to do with her. Should I just let her be? Freezer camp or try to rehome her?
Thanks in advance for any input!
Was she injured when she got stuck in the fence? Is she missing a bunch of feathers? Chickens cue in on these things and tend to pick more if a flock member is weak. If this is the case, it may help to separate her for a week or two to heal up and work on growing feathers without stress. Even if it isn't true, you may want to give her some non-stress time. If you do separate, just be careful when you re-introduce her. It will be as if she is a completely new member of the flock. Adding her back in at night after everyone is roosted and sleeping is the best time to do it.