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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Cearbhael

    Cearbhael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't fix him "NOW" it will be an endless cycle! Or your going to have to intervene and bring mom and babies into the house. The babies will have to be raised until you are sure they are in no danger from daddy and they can manage on their own.
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I have to admit, I have forgotten to meet up with someone recently when I had an exchange planned, and I felt terrible and apologized profusely. To my defense, I had no less that 10 other things I was trying to do that night and walked out of the house without the item I was supposed to meet her with.
    As for people not showing up? I learned a long time ago when I started selling things on craigslist, they come to you. If someone wants what you have bad enough, they will make the trip to get it. I am of the same mind though, if I am heading i the direction of the buyer, like in the case when you got the two fluffbutt incubators, I will arrange something with them. One time of standing me up though, and I won't even answer your call. In fact, I will extend that to people who call to buy birds and then try talking me down on from a price that is already dirt cheap. I had this one little old lady who used to call me every time I posted roosters for sale. I would ask $6 or $7 each and she would ask if I would take $2 or $3? SERIOUSLY?????? I have sold young roosters that were extras for less than it costs me just to get rid of them and it appalls me how cheap people are and how often they will try to bring me down even more.

    I raised my prices to $3 per dozen this year. When I first had backed off the hatching, I had a 2-week deal for $2 to offload some eggs quick. I need to head to the farmer's market this next week and get rid of the ones I have now since they are building up quickly again.
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    If you are worried about feed consumption and you have turkey poults coming....you better figure that one out quick. Once those turkeys get going, they are pigs!
    The only sprouting we have done is for human consumption, and it is pretty easy, though it takes about 3-4 days to get them well sprouted.
    I have noticed that my birds are eating less lately, and they aren't on pasture yet. I have to fix some gates and then they will all get out. I also need to downsize the adult flock, so that is on the list now that I am started to feel better from the last week of waking up like a truck hit me.
     
  4. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what should the targeted protein goal be for 13 weeks? And the only ones getting picked on the tail area making the feathers bleed are the polish (but repeatedly). Do they 'target' a breed like that? I am glad you mentioned that Minnie, about the protein/vitamins because we are using a different feed this time. Hmmm I am checking things out for sure. I didn't think of the brahma pulling a muscle either so thanks for that too. She is isolated with feed and water right there, no roost. I will hold out doing anything and try to let her heal up. I am so glad to have you guys here to bounce ideas and questions off of. A really big help for sure!!
     
  5. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! The turkey poults are here already. I think they are three or four weeks old already. And huge! They aren't much smaller than our 10-11 week old chicks. In the next week or two I will turn them out to free range. I want them to be large enough to hold their own with the others.

    Is there a way to encourage poultry to forage more? Should I just take away their feed for part of the day? Or do set feeding times?
     
  6. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had this problem in the beginning. I was brooding my layers and meat birds together. The layers would only pick at the CornishX and make them bleed. They never picked on another layer! It resolved itself when they started to free range.
     
  7. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I missed your post! I hadn't heard of this until you mentioned it. I researched it a little bit. Can I just use any feed from the store? I think they are currently on Nutrena chick food. Would that work?
     
  8. FoxyChicken

    FoxyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, you can use whatever feed you currently use. There are some great threads on BYC all about it, some people might make it seem more complicated than it needs to be but it's really just food and water mixed and I've used a splash of raw apple cider vinegar (with the mother) just to get it started.
     
  9. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that :(
     
  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a meal worm farm, the beetles cannot fly, so they just crawl around if that helps?
     

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