newbie in pa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by denimshoes, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. denimshoes

    denimshoes Hatching

    Jun 18, 2009
    Hi there!
    I've haunted this forum for advice on everything from chicken tractors/mobile coups to places to find recipes for organic chicken feed. Currently have had very bad hatch rates and out of 38 eggs, only 4 chicks and 1 duck survived and the duck seems to have a paralysis on the left side. However, he (or she) is my kids' favorite and loves to be near people. The chicks, being older, are not as fond of the duck. Have had ducks (pekins) and chickens (austrolorps, orpingtons, white cornish rock crosses, bantam cochins) before. Now have 2 silkies (and wouldn't you know, they are both roosters), americauna, and a guess what? chicken plus the golden cascade duckling. And 2 bright children, one tolerant husband and 2 cats that keep hanging out by the coop wondering when its really dinner time! We discoved "buckets of doom" as ground squirrel control and have caught mice instead. I will have to try this in the pantry. In the meantime, I have well-fed chipmunks and a non-producing garden.
  2. trilyn

    trilyn Songster

    Apr 13, 2009
    East Syracuse
    [​IMG] from NY!!
  3. vtsarahb

    vtsarahb Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Bradford, VT
    [​IMG] from VT!! what are "buckets of doom?"
  4. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT!
  5. Scoop

    Scoop Songster

    Jan 16, 2009
    Central PA
    Hi there! Don't feel bad, I just saw I literally have puddles in my garden. I think everything is going to turn to mold. We've been on this rain train too long here in Pa. I forget what the sun looks like!
  6. joedie

    joedie Songster

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Indiana!
  7. Buckhorn Farm

    Buckhorn Farm OLD Country Girl

    Mar 30, 2009
    North Florida
    [​IMG] from FL
  8. Buckwheat

    Buckwheat In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2009
    Burlington, CO
    Welcome from Colorado!
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida. You'll be glad you joined!
  10. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive


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