NY chicken lover!!!!

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

  1. mderby48

    mderby48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2013
    Mexico, NY
    This fox comes in the middle of the night we have never seen it just tracks. My husband has put foot holds in the woods with no luck. Something ate the bait but managed to miss the traps, lucky!
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I'm not concerned to much about skunks but bigger things.

    Maybe YOU just aren't old and stinky enough. [​IMG] I mark morning, noon and night. Anytime I'm out there and at my age it's a lot. If the neighbors have seen me they haven't mentioned it.

    The tree nearest the coop died the first year I had chickens. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  3. Framac

    Framac Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2009
    New Berlin
    I started with 18.

    Now have 26 adults, 5 Juvies, 11 Chicks, 12 Chicks coming, 24 eggs in the Bator, and planning on doing 40-120 more(probably about 50 chicks.)
  4. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2010
    The pound cake turned out good, but I didn't make the reduction. I was running behind. I put some in the freezer and plan on doing the reduction when my in laws come up.
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    And it's getting worse around here too! I've got two broody hens and I have no idea what to do. I'm planning on building a coop just for broodies but spring can't get here soon enough.
  6. mderby48

    mderby48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2013
    Mexico, NY
    I wish I had at least one broody hen, out of 30 hens not one is broody :/
  7. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Afternoon all! Its always nice to come home and read what everyone has posted. Always good for a chuckle and some info.

    Ginny---skinning out a squirrel isnt hard just a pain in the you know what. Their skin is loose so they can turn in it to defend themselves from predators. Its easier if you just peel it down once you make the cut around the legs.

    Stony---always have to be ahead in the predator count huh???!!! I hope your numbers are low this year (and I mean that in a good way!). Havent seen anything yet but the year is still young!

    Rancher---whatever you have been drinking that killed the tree, you need to lay off that stuff!

    Now as far as guns go, I grew up with them in the house. My father taught me to clean them and handle them and shoot them from a very young age. I was also taught to respect them and never bring them into the house loaded. I alway knew where they were and where the ammo was but never bothered them as there was no mystery about them. They were simply tools for hunting and self defense. I find that once you remove the mystery about something, it just becomes another thing thats just there. Just my opinion.

    Okay--gotta go find some goodies for the cheeps and get eggs. Delivered 5 dozen today, 2 tomorrow and another on friday. Good thing those girls are laying like gangbusters!
  8. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Canaan Ny
    I hope I'm WAY behind on the predator count this year. All I have killed so far this year is 1 weasel. I hope it is a slow predator year.

    Guns, absolutely agree. Had my 1st .22 at 7. They are like you said a tool. And like all tools deserve respect.

    My girls too! Simply on fire! All those tiny sumatra pullet eggs . So cute! Everybody is stepping up, except the duckers. Just an egg here and there from them.
  9. Glasshen

    Glasshen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    La Fayette, NY
    I have always been worried by delicate shells. There is a tuna can nailed to a piece of wood that I keep oyster shell in. When I think of it they get a sandwich bag of lobster shells that I ground up in the food processer and then froze, if we have shrimp they get those shells, and I've been microwaving their egg shells when I cook, then processing them up with whatever scraps I give them. I figure the microwaving would lessen the viability of germs etc.

    I did get some wooden eggs, but will wait to use them until next month when broodiness would be acceptable. February last year we had the frozen chick experiment, so not to repeat that, for this set up, March or April will be a better time. Then perhaps some SS from Fabius, some Buckeyes from Ginny, and something blond for visual pleasure. I love chicks!

    Edited to correct autocorrect's correction. I typed broodiness, which was changed to bloodiness,
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2013
  10. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Rancher, if you go down to Jody's for some orps, let me know. I should get a new lav boy.

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