Making the most of it.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by lindalouly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good news. Doctors visits can be a nasty thing. Sometimes the anticipation can be the worst. Have fun raising your new chickies, can't wait for more pics.
    Attimus
     
  2. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    So funny story... Yesterday someone left our back door open... I was gone for the day with my mom.. I came home to the dogs and ALL let me emphasize all the chickens hanging in my play room!!!! Thank god for linoleum!!! Can't wait for spring and to build a big hoop coop!!!!!
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    harharhar...better your house than mine!
     
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  4. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

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    cleaning the brooder... Chicky SALAD!!!
     
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  5. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Okay, I just did the most ingenious thing... I dont remember were I read it... but I bought a pack of training puppy pads at the dollar store and used that for the bedding in my brooder instead of the expensive pellets I usually use and they work great!!!! and save lots of money!!!
     
  6. attimus

    attimus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ha-ha that's great. I just figured out that nursing pads fit in small bowl diapers. Cheers to the most random.....
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  7. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    And sanitary pads make great wound dressings. When hubby had a second degree burn, I slapped one of those over it, b/c it was the only thing I had big enough to cover the burn. Doc was in stitches when she saw that!
     
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  8. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    Ohhhhh good stuff there lazy gardener!!!!
     
  9. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I used puppy pads for awhile, worked pretty good for the first couple days .......
    ......until the tips of their little toe nails started getting stuck while scratching.
    Had one chick flip themselves right over it scratched so hard and toe nails stuck.
    It was hilarious but another got stuck and twisted it's little leg trying to get loose, I took them out after that.
     
  10. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom


    I noticed the smell was getting bad faster so I added the shredded wood chips on top of it.. Much better. I was changing it daily and that is just too much work.
     

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