My girls. Whatcha think? Lots of Pics

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by CoyoteMagic, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My girls are just about 13 weeks now. Whatcha think? I'm new to raising chickens so I'm not really sure how they are doing. They seem happy. I had just cut the grass and it had started a light sprinkle stirring up the bugs in the garden. They really don't seem to mess with the veggies as much as I thought they would. Maybe it's because I have raised beds.

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    So whatcha think?
     
  2. alex

    alex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think there really nice...oh, and nice chicken coop...i think there happy to, to have a wonderful owner like you!
    good luck!!! -alex
     
  3. joanm

    joanm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they look very happy![​IMG]

    You have a great place for them for forage for bugs and other goodies!
     
  4. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Very nice and very lucky chickens to have such a nice home.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice chickens. Also nice tomatoe plants! I made 5 gallons of red and yellow tomatoes into salsa and today I am working on 5 gallons for spaghetti sauce - and I still have plenty to slice for a 'mater sammich [​IMG]
     
  6. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    looks like they get along with the cat [​IMG] the look good, looks like some big tomatoes! what is your trick? ours got diseases last year hubby did not want to mess with it. i know we have some red clay in our dirt.
     
  7. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Thanks ya'll for your nice replies. It's good to know that I'm doing something right!

    My cat still isn't sure what to do about the chickens. She's beginning to show her age, 14, this time last year she would have been thinking about a snack. Now she just lets them do their thing.

    The trick to good tomatoes is fertilizer and LOTS and LOTS of water. Your basic 10-10-10 fertilizer does the trick. These partial 50 gallon drums still have their bottoms and only a couple of drainage holes. When you plant your tomatoes in the spring, dig a deep hole, peel off all the branches & leaves except the ones at the very top and stick it in the hole. It will start roots all along the stem where you pulled the leaves off which makes it take in more water and handles drought much better. I'm originally from South Jersey, we are known for out tomatoes. I can't eat them from the store, nasty!
     
  8. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    thank you for the tips! i like what your signature says about abuse, i just noticed that [​IMG]
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Your girls look very happy and healthy!!

    You know what else helped my tomatoes... No kidding- oyster shells that I give the chickens! Tomatoes love calcium and it seemed to really work!
     
  10. Agilityscots

    Agilityscots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such pretty girls! What are your black girls? Do they have black beaks, too, or is that just the picture? Very happy and healthy looking.

    Amy
     

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