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

  1. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A freind of mine had a theory on why women find things for our male counter parts. She though that are uterus acted as a radar and we just found them.....i guess that includes pounds[​IMG]


    Rancher, if you loose 30 pounds before your wife does, you may get the money, but you still may have to pay!!!!
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    That is so untrue. I've found plenty in the last few months. Would to God I'd find dollars instead. AND I was a lettercarrier. It's really about what we eat or don't eat. There are plenty of overweight letter carriers.
     
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  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    This is just one more aticle for me to give to new egg customers. I like to print these out and hand them to new customers. I beleive there are many "supplements" commercial chicken farmers use that you and I can not or do not choose to add to our feed. Organic or other wise.

    What's more these commercial chickens ONLY EAT commercial feeds. No natural forage . I don't put added chemicals on my lawn nor in my garden.

    I advise people to eat as healthy AS YOU CAN. We can all afford to cut out poisons in some area of our lives. Even if it only means growing some of our food chemical free or reduced chemical free. [​IMG]


    Sorry for so many posts I am a bossy one for sure. [​IMG]
     
  4. In His Service

    In His Service Wise Men Still Seek Him

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    Look what I found in the one of my runs this morning....



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    Hawk found his way in, but could not get out. When I came up, he lay on his back, never took his eyes off me, waiting for me to approach. I tried to get him to go out the gate, but he wouldn't turn his back to me. I got a towel, threw it over him and picked him up to toss him out...Successfully contained his beak, but he got me with one foot. I am afraid I tossed him rather forcefully out the gate. He flew up to a nearby tree to shake out his feathers and wait for another chance. Managed to scare him off, and fix the breach in the netting. I guess he will be back someday, but that is what they do.

    Guess they won't be let out to free range today :(
     
  5. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The secret to hatching Marans is to keep humidity low during incubation. I basically dry hatch, and only put water in the hatcher the last 3 days. This may not work for everyone, but its what works for me. I have better hatches with my other breeds as well.

    What happens when the Marans start to pip, if they are too wet, haven't dried down enough, they end up drowing due to the excess fluid still in the shell. I killed a lot of chicks when I first tried to incubate them, then using the dry hatch method pretty much took care of it. There is nothing more frustrating to open a shell that didn't hatch & find that the chick was totally formed, pipped, or maybe not, & died. If you still have the unhatched eggs. peel off the shell where the air cell is. Move it around. if they didn't pip through the inner membrane, & you see water swishing back & forth, that means they drowned when they took their first breath. If they start to pip then quit, there is too much moisture, then the air from the outside turns the moisutre to glue, and they can't manuver in the shell fast enough to get out & then get stuck..

    I always help those that seem to have pipped & then don't get anywhere for 12 hours. Its not their fault that their stuck.
     
  6. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually Tim my husband and I were both letter carriers he would always loose weight eating the same foods as I did in proportionate portions.As a mater of fact, the route he does now was my route when we met. With all other things being equal, my husband simply has a higher metabolism. I think if you polled every woman on here, most would say that their male counter parts eat more(proportionality)than that of the female partner, especially as we age. Just my opinion, that's all.[​IMG]
     
  7. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Thanks for the advice. I will be setting eggs again, simply because I want the dark eggs and since I do I might as well try to improve this blasted color. I have a pullet that seems to show color which the others did not at this young age. So there may be hope yet.

    I did help one out and thought I might have to put it down due to a leg problem but it seems to have corrected itself.

    Are you done with this color or should I save a rooster for you? I expect to grow out what I hatch to see how things go.
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well I still need to lose the 30 and may have to endure Richard Simmons to do it. [​IMG] I can't afford the Y and my knees keep me from dancing like the old days of Disco. [​IMG]
     
  9. Nambroth

    Nambroth Fud Lady

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    For those drowning in eggs, I use this site a lot. I've tried many of these and have yet to find one that we don't like ! http://chowstalker.com/eggs/
     
  10. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IIn his sevice--you are indeed lucky you didn't lose any birds nor get injured much getting that hawk out. Glad to see it is healthy. Everything has to eat I suppose but just not our cheeps!

    Rancher--- you kep reading and posting and that cleaning will never get done! :)

    So two hours here at the dealer getting my strutts replaced. Thank goodness for extended warrenties cause they aren't cheap! Liking my tablet too so I can read the forum and such while I wait. Dangerous though as I was cruising ebay for hatching eggs. I resisted but it was difficult!!!
     

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