NY chicken lover!!!!

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

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    We can all believe what we want I suppose. Based on the "what I'm told", assessment my ex wife really did love me. However if you don't mind I'll go by her actions when she packed her crap and took off for parts unknown, that that was not the case. [​IMG]

    PBS has a special on Ducks that you can watch on line if it's still available. As I said before it's really doesn't matter to me where ducks originated. If I want some I'll get some.

    That's all I have to quack on this matter.

    " All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all."
  2. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    This is true! It is however, entertaining!!!
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  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    You may regret telling us all this as some here will feel they're invested in this birth. The Downton Abbey of BYC. [​IMG]
  4. brahmapapa

    brahmapapa Chillin' With My Peeps

    there needs to be some accountability on the part of our elected officials for thier lack of responsibility to the people who elected them and pay thier salaries. Maybe everytime they cease to function as alected, thier pay should cease.
  5. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

    Mar 22, 2010
    Saratoga County, NY
    TSC in saratoga had meat chicks, production reds, 'black giants', assorted bantams and ducks. I think there was one more, but I'm not remembering now. :)
  6. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2010
    Canaan Ny
    let's use one "for instance" as to a printed article being largely wrong information. BYC, front page a few weeks ago. Article written by someone who Googled all of their information. Or got it from BYC. No real world experience. She went on to make up charts then talk about Sumatra's which she does not own. According to her "article" (which got RAVE reviews from the sheep on BYC) Sumatra's are terrible egg layers (mine average 5 eggs each a week, many lay 6 days a week), they are not good broody's ( I know for certain this is completely FALSE) , they are terrible foragers ( so false I nearly had to wrap my head with duct tape to keep it from exploding [​IMG]) and are incapable of sustaining cold weather ( a bunch of poop if I've ever heard a bunch of poop).
    So I give a nice reply saying thanks for the article, but it is seriously void of facts and here is where it is wrong, as a Sumatra owner for many years. She attacked me, and then a bunch of newbies attacked me for DARING to correct mistakes and instead said I should compliment her on all of the hard work she put into this article.
    Ok one more for instance. The storey's books tell us chickens and turkeys absolutely positively can not be raised together. According to them your chickens WILL die. No if's ands or buts about it. Yet the country is full of people who do just this. I know many who do both personally and online.

    I learned everything I know about raising ducks by doing just that, raising ducks. Same with raising chickens. When I started out raising chickens I read everything on BYC and after a few years or raising chickens found out that most of the material in print online is seriously wrong. SO MUCH bad information out there.

    So all I am saying is, and I'm sure you know this. Don't believe everything you read as gospel .
  7. mderby48

    mderby48 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2013
    Mexico, NY
    I agree, everyone has a different opinion on here and others are quick to attack someone with a different outlook on things. Everyone should do what works best for them, this site is for getting advice and maybe trying what other people say is best but that don't mean it will work for everyone. We all want the same thing, healthy backyard poultry. I am new to this site but I have noticed a lot of "know it alls" but I'm not gonna argue with anyone about that.
  8. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Agreed Brahmapapa.

    As a history teacher and historian, I will only say this on the current debate going on here...I learned to take apart arguements, documents and books because as a historian we have to answer the following questions

    What is the authors arguement? Where did their information come from? What do they want you to believe? Are the facts supported ? What does the other side of the argument say and is it supported?

    Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens.
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  9. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2013
    I'm with you, chickadee! [​IMG]

  10. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2013
    A voice of reason...and more point on statements. This whole skewed take on certain theories presented as gospel facts to our school-aged kids in their classrooms and textbooks often has my husband and I grinding our teeth. Pharmchickrnmom for Prez ! [​IMG]


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