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

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Eating your own home raised animals. 2 years ago I raised 30 or so Cornish x's. 1 week before I was to bring them to the butcher a raccoon family came in and killed every single one. My fault, I used chicken wire on the hoop house an they ripped right through. I was ready to bring them to the butcher. They stunk, all they did was eat and poop. Totally gross birds. Never again will I raise cx's again. A friend raises freedom rangers and loves that they will range and move. He keeps them in electronet occasional owl gets one at night but that's it. Now, the "build" of the carcass is not the same. You want big breasts and small leg then the Cornish is for you. Rangers are a decent all around tasty bird. Not as much white meat though.
     
  2. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info Roberta. You truly are the fairy godmother of all in chickendom!

    Sue - best wishes for a speedy recovery and continued health!
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    that sound really nice. Do you think if you wrapped the cuttings in wet paper towels and then plastic and mailed them to me that would work? I could mail you the postage. Then I could stick them in the ground here. OR I could send you a jar of my Jelly/Jam in exchange. I've made Red currant, Rubarb Pineapple, Pomegranate, Black Currant, and all the usual Strawberry , Raspberry kinds.

    My plan is to make some Dandelion Jelly this year. If I can get the time. Early spring is the time to pick the flowers.

    I like to make jelly and people really appreciate it. I just sent DW to work with 6 jars for the Heart Association auction at Crouse Hospital.


    Who said anything about being selfish? Lord know SAHM's and D's have a lot to do as it is. Much goes undone due to mothers being out working. IMO. I have plenty of friends whose wives don't work. Everyone has to do what's right for them. You don't owe anyone an excuse, least of all me.

    Believe me DW could and would sympathize with you. Things are rough these days. [​IMG]


    When you raise your kids properly it's hard to remember there are those who don't. It never occurred to me that someone would put their kids in the tubs. [​IMG]

    If you'd like to save me some eggs that would be nice. How would I get them. I'm not concerned about color as I would cross them with my Lav roo and make EE's. Customers just like colored eggs in any shade. I plan to stick a couple of hens in with my Marans roo, to get some Olive eggers.

    Would you want to do a trade of some kind for the eggs? I could trade you some Jelly or Jam or eggs or chicks. Name your trade.

    Folks I am always open to trades. Barter is the best. IMO.


    Now does anyone have Marquisella's address? So I can send her a card. Could you just PM it to me? Or if you know what hospital she is in, I could send it there. If you think she'll be there long enough.

    Take care folks, I just got lots of books on poultry from the library. I'm planning on getting Ducks.
    Lord help me Jesus! I must be losing my mind.

    Rancher
     
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  4. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh...is this part of the deal? Buy some Rancher chickens, get a jelly or jam free? [​IMG]

    The photograph I saw of the grape vines was in a neat book I checked out of the public library called "A Chicken in Every Yard". According to the authors, it's their favorite plant for training onto a run's fence.

    For your free range birds, I suppose you could shape some tall wire trellises that form overhangs and then train something fast growing up them. They would provide some safer hang outs and shade for your birds and would probably look nice, too.

    I have watched a Cooper's Hawk land on the ground and attempt to stretch under some brushy wild rose bushes in an effort to get to the little songbirds that hide there. It was unsuccessful, and as long as those little birds stay put, they're safe. Those wild roses are like Fort Knox. You might consider something like them; I have tons growing on my lot. They hurt like a you-know-what when you get scratched, but smell heavenly in June when they're flowering. I could dig up a few smaller ones and you could try to transplant them in the spring.

    TOB
     
  5. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did know she was going in, though not how extensive a surgery it was. I hope everything goes well for her, from surgery right through to recovery. She's a super nice person and deserves GOOD HEALTH. [​IMG]

    TOB
     
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  6. Henicillin

    Henicillin Pill Counting Pullet

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    I knew you'd come to the Duck Side eventually. [​IMG]

    Marquisella has my prayers for swift and uneventful healing!
     
  7. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Adding her to my prayers and sending speedy recovery vibes (cuz that operation is a witch with a b)
     
  8. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would she be willing to bring back two extra black hens and I'll see if my friend's sister would split the gas or something?
    I think I'll have to pass on the chicks right now. Thanks anyway. We will hopefully be focusing on a new coop/run for the meat birds.
    I had no idea. Please tell her she's in my thoughts.
    Good knowledge... thank you!
    I think I have decided to go ahead with it. I'll just have to deal with it. lol Better than a mass produced chicken. Now it's a matter of building the new coop/run.
     
  9. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definately for the chick's safety. People can be soooo dumb sometimes. And not just with their kids. At our TSC someone dropped a chick on the floor cuz it squirmed in their hand. OMHeavens. It's a living creature being held by a giant. Wouldn't you squirm if a giant picked YOU up?
     
  10. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nurseries mail things all the time. I would suggest wet newspaper around the paper towel, inside a plastic bag, taped shut.

    She will be in the hospital for about a week. Shorter if she heals really well and has a wonderful support system at home, longer if she doesn't heal like they would like or has no one at home to help her. (the biggest problem with this particular surgury is the split breast bone. If you use your arms to get out of a chair you can cause the bone to separate and/or heal unevenly...not something a woman wants to have happen) If she doesn't have a good support system at home they might send her to a rehab hospital to heal more and learn how to take care of herself while she heals. If she has done this before then she will probably come home sooner instead of later, assuming the valve has no problem.

    DUCKS? Did you know that muscovy ducks like to eat flies? I didn't and I sure have enough flies to feed a small flock. (I suspect the cows down yonder have something to do with the huge fly count, cuz I know the chickens are eating the larva as soon as they hatch here in the chicken yard)
     

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