Michigan Thread - all are welcome!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Wynette, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

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    Which end is which? [​IMG]
     
  2. keyt1969

    keyt1969 Songster


    Why yes you can Keyt! I got the information for you on another poultry site. I'm sorry that you have friends here and you find it necessary to leave again but I totally understand. There's no sense in saying anything here when no one even acknowledges it! Best wishes to you!! [​IMG]
     
  3. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

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    I managed to get the duck and ducklings back into the pen tonight and into the coop. It was pretty easy, the ducklings just squeezed through the chain link and momma was waiting outside till I opened the gate. The guineas however, refused to cooperate and are now sitting in the maple tree that hangs over the coop. Should they go inside the pen in the morning for breakfast they will be shut inside and punished for days of no free ranges. the ungrateful twits. [​IMG]
     
  4. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Songster

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    Keyt don't go!!!![​IMG]
    I found this!!!

    Aspirin, Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA)
    Oral tablet/pill, powder Bayer, Bufferin General stores, grocery stores, people pharmacies Injury, Inflammation, Pain, Arthritis

    Combined with extra Vitamin E: Helps fight some E. coli Thins blood--don't use when likely to re-start bleeding.

    from here https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/medicine-chart
    here is another
    http://www.xtremegamebirds.com/Dosage Chart.html

    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html
    "ASPIRIN SOLUTION
    Used as a general treatment for reducing distress conditions of birds (fever or listlessness) that accompanies many diseases.
    Dissolve five (5 grain) aspirin tablets in one gallon of water.
    Offer this solution free-choice to the birds for the duration of an illness. The solution aspirin equivalent to 25 grains/gallon or 324 mg/gallon of drinking water. The dosage rate is about 25 mg/lb body weight per day."


    CHICKEN DOSAGE CHARTS
     
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  5. vjwilmoth

    vjwilmoth Chirping

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    Our coop isn't very big (6x8) with no places they can hide eggs. We found Cuddle's first egg on the coop floor in the corner but she since has laid them in the nest boxes. They were closed off so I'm assuming that's why she laid it on the floor. I have literally searched every last inch of their outside spaces. Holes they dig in to stay cool, corners of the fenced area, under the huge willow, in the tall grasses...e-v-e-r-ywhere. The oldest did find an egg on the coop floor again tonight so we think we may have another layer now! We'll see tomorrow. We think it's our black australorp.
    [​IMG] LOVE! They are horrifyingly adorable!


    [​IMG][​IMG] Uhmmm, I'm a little confused by this post. I hope you don't leave though. Maybe a bunch of us that are on are just clueless about asprin and chickens? I know I am. [​IMG]




    OH! Chicken question. So...my Isa Brown, who to this date is my only layer, does this very odd thing when you go to pick her up. She will squat right to the ground and stamp her feet extremely fast! It's the funniest thing I've ever seen and I'll try and video it. But what the heck is that?! Tonight we found an egg on the coop floor(the IB is very good at laying her egg in the nest box) so we think we have a new layer. So I went to pick up the BA and she did almost the same thing! She squatted super low to the ground but instead of stamping her feet at warp speed she started shaking her head back and forth really fast. I'm going to die of laughing fits if this is a normal laying chicken behavior. [​IMG] I'll be trying to pick my chickens up all day long just to see them do these crazy dances.
     
  6. BackyardFarmMom

    BackyardFarmMom Songster

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    VJ... ask RaZ about chicken squatting[​IMG]... They squat for him to scratch above their rump feathers!
     
  7. vjwilmoth

    vjwilmoth Chirping

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  8. WOW! Look at those colors! He's a JG? I thought they were only in like, black or white. My neighbors kid gives half a baby aspiring to one of the hens.
     
  9. RaZ

    RaZ Crowing

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    It was just a thought. My coop is a converted part of my garage so there are some good hiding spots.

    You are seeing normal hen behaviour! I asked the same question last year. Mine would let me massage their rumps while they danced. Got some grief for posting a few photos, but I didn't know at the time what they were doing. Some people call it POL or Point of Lay, and some call it "groping". In any case, it is normal and always makes me laugh.

    When the reporter came out for the interview, I groped the hens so she could see that they are quite tame and why they are often considered as pets. The photographer thought it was a great photo op but the BSL was too dark for a decent picture to publish. The BO was in the nest box at the time and no way did I want an Uggo in the picture. [​IMG]
     
  10. RaZ

    RaZ Crowing

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    Even Yorkchick's hens let me grope them. Well, one did.
     

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