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

  1. Henicillin

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  2. Tough Old Bird

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    Henicillin, Cass, vmd & Lapeerian -- [​IMG]

    Thanks for the quick replies and for the great suggestions / advice. I'd be bringing home pullets (if all goes well in plans). The reason I was considering a dog crate was that it would do double duty as an infirmary when and if the need arose in the future. I thought I'd line it with some old bath towels. But now I'm thinking for transport, I'll probably go with something different and just buy the cage anyway for times when I need to separate a bird. I'll give all your points some good thought. Thank you!

    Note to self: perhaps investing in a used gas mask might be in order for transporting pullets home.

    TOB
     
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  3. rancher hicks

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    Thank you. I used two 9" rectangle loaf pans. Strangley enough one got slightly burned and I also set the oven for 300*. DW says our oven is 25* hotter. I also think when I make them again I'll reduce the time by 10 minutes. But she said her co-workers said it was good. [​IMG]

    I don't always bake but DW hasn't been feeling well. Called the doc today.

    As far as transport. I suggest either a cardboard box with holes or just buy a plastic bin big enough for the size bird you are transporting and cut holes in the lid. Right now I have chicks brooding in a bin from Walmart. I cut the middle of the top out and replaced it with wire fencing. Using a clear bin allows them light and to see me and I them. Easy to clean in the tub. Chickens in transport don't need to stand.
     
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  4. rancher hicks

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    Thank you too. I will add it to the cake recipe which I've copied and saved. So I can print it out when I need too. [​IMG] A lot of eggs here these days. I will also give a copy to Egg customers. [​IMG]
     
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  5. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on the new job!
    The cake recipe is weighing on my mind. I may have to try it, but since I'm feeling fat, now is probably not a good time, but then, who knows!
    My egg count varies, yesterday six, the day before four. Ten hens. Today I spent some time in the coop, it was above freezing, so a great day to sift the sand etc, and since it was low, I finally got the new bags of sand out of my car where they had been riding with me. But as I scooped and sifted and made it nice, there was a lot of complaining. Fawn, who had been caught in the act of egg eating, but had been returned to the coop since I was at a loss of what to do with her, started an egg song. For a while she had been peering into the nest boxes, even climbing in, then jumping out. Finally two hens got in the boxes. They chose to leave again, and wasn't Fawn right back in their boxes. I think that she was instigating egg laying behavior in the others in anticipation of eating their eggs. She may need to have a permanent solution to her problem.
     
  6. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I decided to try the pound cake recipe. I have the recipe for the cake, but now can't seem to find the topping recipe. I know it was 1 cup sugar to 1 cup lemon juice, but then do you just have to heat it or boil it down?
    Actually, I just checked the printer and the cake recipe is not there that I KNOW I printed.
    Can someone post it again? I couldn't find it.
    Thanks!
     
  7. rancher hicks

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    I still say try some wooden eggs in the nest boxes. a few pecks at one of those and she might decide the girls have to much fiber in their diet. Other wise she needs the Linda Blair treatment. Sad but true.
     
  8. Tough Old Bird

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    Hey Heni,

    that looks sturdy and practical. Is it easy to clean out? I would think it would be simple enough. I will check some out with regard to pricing. Thanks for the pic -- it helps me to get a better feel for how it would work.

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  9. Henicillin

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    It's super easy to clean - it can just be hosed out. I bought mine on sale at Tractor Supply last year, but they can be found anywhere. Walmart has them at good prices.
     
  10. Tough Old Bird

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    Thanks. I will definitely check this option out. Makes great sense to me, especially the multi-purpose role it serves.


    TOB
     

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