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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL At least we can keep it lighthearted!

    I shut my mouth when I need to. If not, something always comes out the wrong way. [​IMG]
     
  2. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As always, Cass, your wit and humor are appreciated. (And yeah, I think you've mentioned the "build BIG" a time or two, LOL!) [​IMG]

    Thanks for sharing your personal experiences and for the reminder to keep things in perspective. I've had animals my whole life, from fish, gerbils and parakeets on up to cats, my beloved dogs and a couple of horses. I hate to see anything die, but nothing's worse than seeing something suffer.

    I'll be committed to keeping my birds happy and healthy, but realize that sooner or later, their time will come. Just hope it's later rather than sooner!

    Great post, again, and thanks.


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  3. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, thanks Rancher! You're all teaching me buckets full here at BYC!

    (And I also have learned from your earlier post that if I'm ever reincarnated as a squirrel, to stay off your property! [​IMG] )

    By the way, I don't think I see the appeal of auctions and doubt I'll ever patronize any. Have always felt this about the horse auctions, as well. Plain old depressing -- much of the time, anyway.

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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    Goodness it was busy in here today! I had lots of pages to read to catch up! It's too cold over here, and the birds are having none of it. Well, the brahmas don't care, but the others aren't too happy.

    And I posted this a couple days ago but it kind of got buried: anyone have any easter eggers or blue/green egg layers they're looking to unload? I'm down to one girl who lays blue eggs and I miss the fun colors :(
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Who says? I do know my chickens know me and are more relax when I'm around. They sure can tell one person from another. One thing I've read is stress can bring on underlying problems. Which is why I don't let folks or strangers mess with my chickens. I don't like to make sudden changes in the coop.If I do, I spend more time with my chickens cuz it calms them down. DON'T YOU THINK FOR A MINUTE YOUR CHICKENS DON'T GET IMPRINTED ON YOU. If you spend enough time with them they will. I have to say there are times I'd like to stick the cot out there and sleep in the run just so they're ok. Of course not on a night like this. [​IMG]

    Now my Frenchy has been with me since the beginning. I think she may be broody too. I hope not but she gets to sleep in the nest box of her choice. Plus one of the EE's is taken to staying in a box too, and I found the Sussex sleeping in her usual egg laying area. I put her up on the roost. I do hope she's not broody. Lord have mercy it's freezing out. How could a bird want to have chicks?

    Frenchy. She stays with the Dels. She and her daughter Buckwheat. She's a little bantam but she seems ok. I wouldn't think of moving her to another flock. If I could I'd move her into the house but DW won't allow it.



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  6. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    Edited because I triple-posted, so I'll give you a photo of my Banties instead. [​IMG] I love the pocket-sized things.

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  7. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    Who ordered this weather? This is horrible. The ducks went out this morning, took a bath in their hot water pan, and then ran for the coop, while the majority of the chooks said "yeah, we're good" and stayed inside. Ugh.
     
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  8. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    For our new peeps, if you'd like some really nice birds get Delawares from Rancher. I have two pullets (the big one and one from my hatching eggs) and one cockerel (one of the chicks), and they're all big, healthy, and gorgeous. I'll have to make a road trip when I get a broody to buy some Del hatching eggs!
     
  9. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    His are Pretty ...maybe one ...? or two ? our coop is so small
     

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