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  1. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have hatching in process as I type this morning. Overheard my daughter giving our new kitty a lecture "Chickies are not for eating, so don't try to eat any of them kitty. Mommy this is her first time around chickies I had to tell her not to eat them"
    The things kids say are great!

    Lynzi--Sorry about your bunny. Pearl is looking good.
     
  2. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have little ones around, not only follow Cass's good advice, but keep the ammo in a lock box, but remember where you hid the key for when that nasty raccoon comes around.
     
  3. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I'm going to make the pound cake.
    How do you think a reduction would turn out using cranberry juice instead of lemon?
     
  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm


    I think it would taste delicious! We candled the eggs in our incubator and the blue and dark brown were very difficult to see through so if I saw anything that could be considered veining we kept them. My daughter, Katy, was my assistant last night. Totals are:
    Americauna - 7/7
    D'Uccle - 4/6
    Australorp 9/10
    Olive eggers 2/2 (Penedesenca hens=DARK EGGS)
    Auracana 1/2

    Hatch date is 2/10

    Warm weather out there today. Let some birds out and they are loving it. No snow to tromp through. I wonder what they are pecking at? All I see is half dead grass.
     
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Wow, I still have plenty of snow here. Wish we had gotten rain! Had to put more shavings in the run to cut the mud down a bit. Blech. :)
     
  6. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    Another crummy day here, gray skies and drizzling rain again. I got outside for a bit yesterday to clean up around the rabbit hutches and move them to the back of the yard so they are no longer "hidden" behind the house. At least I can see them while looking out my kitchen window. I wanted to try to move the silkie coop today so I can get the grass growing again where it is now. Give them some new grass area to pick at in their run. It's just so muddy up there where the water drips down from the mountain. I was slipping all the over the place yesterday.

    Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!! :)
     
  7. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh...I like that... a locked box for the Ammo. MUCH easier to find a shelf to keep it on and less expensive to obtain. I never thought of that. Get a fireproof one and you might save the lives of firefighters if you ever have a house fire, to boot. (Sincerely, I only thought of locking up the gun, silly me) Get a command brand hook and hang the key inside a kitchen cabinet so you always know where it is.

    With only adults in this house we are not afraid of hurting ourselves. We keep the ammo separate and the gun unloaded in the very unlikely event someone breaks into our house,so we have not just given them the ability to kill us with a loaded gun right by the back door. (Seemed like a logical thing to do) We do have shotgun shells on the window sill. Shotgun is upstairs under bed. 22 is by door and ammo is ..hehe, I'm not telling you. But it is separate from the gun by a couple of rooms; rooms we would have to run through to get to the gun if we heard lots of noise down by the coop.

    A child would have a terribly hard time hurting anyone with a long gun. Most accidental shootings by children involve a handgun, which they are strong enough to hold up and have large enough fingers to pull the trigger.(But not until they are going on 7 or so...older if it is a girl) If you think a child can bring a long gun up, hold it up and pull the trigger, try it yourself. It's not as easy as they make it seem on TV. And the kick from a long gun will probably cause the bullet to go way off target....I know I can't shoot the shotgun we have in the house with any accuaracy at all, just not strong enough to hold it down when it fires. (and I hate the bruise on my sholder. I stick to the BB gun and 22)

    For those of you who are thinking "On Doomsday Preppers they showed a 7 or 9 or 11 year old shooting a long gun". Yes, yes they did, however if you listened carefully the father said that he got his boys "their own gun", meaning that it is a smaller version of Dad's gun, sized so a younger child can shoot it accurately. (I saw some at Dick's. They are cute, but shoot the same ammo, so just as deadly as Daddy's gun...so not so cute when you consider that fact)
     
  8. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of doing it myself. Kinda "paying it forward".

    Last Spring I bought (as in handed over cash) 4 chicks from Annie. And we are admiring the chicks in her brooder and talking, since we hadn't seen each other in a while and I am telling her daughter about getting Sumantras from Stony...yadda yadda....and I get home and there are TEN (10) chicks in the box. Seriously. 10. I never saw her put them in. I really should pay attention when I am talking. And I really didn't NEED the 4 I bought, I just wanted some of that breed. I DID want the Austrolorp (sp)....it died of prolapse after laying it's second egg. (I was away the weekend it prolapsed and it didn't recieve prompt treatment. Dead 24 hours after I got home) I also wanted the 3 D'uccles. Cuz I wanted one of them to be a rooster to breed the D'uccles I already had. Guess what? I got 3 pullets. Now really, what are the chances of 3 out of 3 being female? Well, since I wanted a rooster they were 100%. (If I had wanted hens all 3 would have been roos, you just KNOW IT)

    Soo Gramma Chick? Don't open the box til you get home and see what surprises you have. (Insert evil laughter here)
     
  9. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful fertility. Happy boys at your house, I see.

    My birds are eating the half of the grass that isn't dead. But it will be when they get done with it. What a muddy mess it's gonna be down by the coop, come spring, and the grass doesn't recover from all their winter pecking and plucking.
     
  10. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made it the other day. The cake itself was delicious, however, the lemon syrup was much too overpowering for us. Dh requested cinnamon syrup next time. :)
    My cake also needed an extra 20 or 30 minutes bake time. I did an extra 30, but probably 20 would've been perfect.
    Wonderful fertility here, too! I have 34 girls laying and 2 roos. EVERY egg I have cracked open has been a bullseye. Busy boys, busy boys.
     

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