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

  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So sorry for your losses as well. [​IMG] how horrible that you have to put up with your neighbors dog which your neighbors can't control. We had a similar issue with our neighbors dog. She attacked my dog, Brox (my aussie), in my yard. then after he healed about 6 weeks later (he got a terrible infection, costed us a few hundred), she tried to attack him again (this after I went and had a talk with them about her needing to always be on a leash if she is outside). I grabbed him up in my arms and held on tight. I was hysterical. I was on my knees holding him and crying. my husband was trying to make me give Brox to him, the neighbor man was just standing there, he is in his 70's, no way can this couple control this pitbull. So after that I fenced in my whole back yard. all 3.5 acres. My puppies can't get in the front yard. My chicken coop and chickens when they free range are in the back yard. It is a horrible place to be in when your neighbors do nothing.
     
  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Well, I have to add mine to the list. My EE "Baby" passed away yesterday. She is the one who has been laying the rubber eggs since she started laying in January. She had a few good eggs here and there, but for the last 3 months nothing but thin shelled or rubber eggs. She quit laying about a week ago, she may have been laying them internally. I'm not sure. She was a sweetheart and very curious and smart. I tried about every suggestion to get her eggs firm. layer feed, extra calcium (liquid and calcitrate), probiotics, tried de-worming. I'm heartbroken. She was a sweetheart. She seemed ok Thursday, she seemed hot at one time during free ranging, so I brought her in to cool off, after 15 minutes she was feisty and yelling at me to bring her back out. She ate, she drank tons of water. She seemed fine when I checked on them yesterday before work on the roost with the rest of the girls. My husband said she came out of the coop like usual with the rest of the girls. She died while I was at work. looked like she just fell asleep, she was laying down on her side with her eyes closed. I'll continue to monitor the rest of the flock, they seemed fine last night free ranging all over the place.
    RIP Baby.
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  3. Wild Child

    Wild Child Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try VJP Poultry, They had some chicks last time I checked.
     
  4. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had such lovely feathering. It's so hard when you try everything & still lose one. But I think it's safe to say you did what you could. ((Hugs))
     
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  5. Wild Child

    Wild Child Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for you loss Cluckies!
     
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  6. nordicacres

    nordicacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry you lost her :( I have an EE that looks a lot like her. Beautiful coloring!
     
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  7. Wild Child

    Wild Child Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everybody, sorry to interrupt but I've got a question: when do hens usually start laying. My hens were hatched in early February and my Black Sexlink is laying but my other ones haven't started yet. I can't wait to see what color eggs my Easter Eggers will lay[​IMG]
     
  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Sorry about everyones losses!!! Congrats on the hatches!!

    I cant believe I'm saying this but I want to start breeding ducks instead of chickens. I am going to breed standard Blue Cochins but ducks r so fun. I'm also getting a pair or trio of pheasants from a friend. We'll see how it all works out.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    We are going to need a new thread entitled Minnesota Bird Obituaries.

    Sorry on the losses.

    I know it is tough, but I console myself by knowing they are chickens and chickens (well, their ancestors) in the wild live about 15 minutes if they even get hatched. So anything we do for our chickens gives them a better live than they should have had, and most likely longer. If it is the Hussy that died I will miss her following me around, but either way I will live. Hopefully, another will start following me and have a funny personality.


    On the bright note, I was talking to my Wife on the phone this morning and she said she heard peeping in the "middle" incubator. That is not the hatcher! She has fallen down on the job, she had a turkey hatching in the middle incubator and 3 pecked holes. She tried to blame me, naturally, cause that's what women do, (ducking a little). She says they were marked for the 8th. But I re-explained to her, they are marked with the day they are suppose to hatch. but the turkey eggs have been hatching 2 days early, which is why she is to move them to the hatcher 4 days before the date on the egg...

    Obviously her fault! ( there is some minor disagreement over this issue). She then asked me if she could throw out the eggs dated May 31st... So I ask you who is falling down on the job? she was clearly instructed to throw the eggs out 4 days after the date on the eggs! With the exception of guinea eggs because no one knows for sure if and when they will hatch...

    I have another broody! it is a black hen, (yeah, I know that does not tell me which breed it is either, but pushing for more info is futile.) She gave her a dozen guinea eggs and put her in the quarantine area. She says she immediately went to the nest and eggs and puffs up when she checks on her. A good sign.


    I am so ready to be done with Florida! I miss my birds. And I need to console my poor dog that spend the night with the chickens.
     
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  10. Wild Child

    Wild Child Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh sure, blame it on the wife[​IMG]
     

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