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

  1. Xovan

    Xovan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Going to set up a dog crate brooder right now. By the time the rest get here I will have a large one set up in the garage.
     
  2. ChickPrincess

    ChickPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pancake is an Amberlink! Congrats!
    Do you have just the one chick? They really need buddies when they are little. Having only one is very rough on it. Good luck! [​IMG]


    Pancake is doing just fine this morning! Wow! This little chickie went from being on death's door to being full of vitality. She's running all over the place and chirping like mad. We will go get her buddies this morning. I'm sure she's quite lonely. [​IMG] I hope she is a she!
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Scratch cake?
     
  4. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So after having some french toast this morning for breakfast, I will definately cross eggs off my list of things to eat. [​IMG] I know I have a sulfate and sulfite allergy and todays breakfast confirms that no matter how I cook them, eggs leave me running for benedryl and an inhaler. This is rediculous. I love eggs! [​IMG] I like breathing more though so I guess a girl has to do what a girl has to do. It doesnt pay to get old (er). My list of acceptable food choices is getting smaller but on the bright side it has been good for weight loss!!! [​IMG]

    Egg song is ringing loud and frequent in the terrorist coop. Going to be another banner production day today I think. Now if all this snow would melt everyone would be happy. They really need to get out and freerange.

    My little Sassy witchy pants is broody again. I will have to see if she is on eggs and mark them so I can pull any others over the next 21 days or so. She is the broodiest silkie pint size hen ever and she has a temper to match. I will let her sit though because she is a very good momma and NOBODY messes with her babies.

    Off to another exciting fun filled day at the pharm. Chicken daddy gets to be in charge which means his hens will work him for all the scratch and leftovers they can get. That man is SO owned by those girls. Why do moms always have to be the mean ones???
     
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Ditto here. Sometimes a little TLC is all it takes. Babies thrive on being held, even chicken babies.


    Today is day 21 here and while the chicks are or have hatched I'm not yet at 1/2. These darn marans are the worst for hatching. I'm really bummed and can't figure out why they are so hard at hatching.

    Now so far as I can tell there are three BM's, a couple of Dels, two EE's and mostly black orps. I marked the shells but it's such a mess in there it's hard to count.

    Of those that have not yet hatched most are BM's I think. At least four Dels and some orps. Of course I will be setting eggs again after these get done.

    I've had the EE hens with the Lavender lover and so of the three hens I hope to get more. Next year, lord willing I'll have more hens to hatch from. All the current EE hatches have been black in color. I do have a young Del and BR pullet in his flock so they may make nice crosses. I notice the bigger hen of the EE's lays a nice sized egg.

    TOB, I haven't forgotten you on the Dels.

    Of this batch I plan to keep the BM's and one Lavender chick. Not sure if it's a full orp or orp/amer cross. I don't know that either of the blk orps are splits or not. I do have a BBS hen in there too. So maybe it's hers.

    In either case I've moved the Lav Amer roo to a coop with all the EE's and pullets. So if anyone gets eggs the will be his and an EE' mom. Though one EE is blue. She's small though.

    Should probably cross Lavender Lover with a nice big JG hen. Bet their offspring would lay nice big blue/green eggs. [​IMG]
     
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  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    10% Off? Where did you get that? I was looking for feed coupons on line last night but every site just took me in circles. [​IMG]

    I do have some from the CM calender but they are for horse or dog feed. I don't have either. Next month has two for chickens.

    Seems there are a lot of chicken owners and so it's not likely they'll put out coupons to benefit us.

    I did meet someone in TSC and gave her my card and told her about us here. I hope she joins. Next time I might just have BYC.com printed on my cards. I've over 200 left to go so it will be awhile.
     
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  7. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Ugh same here! Every time I come home and there's a little bare earth I think "woohoo! they will head out tomorrow" --- and then we get more snow. Just give us one stinking weekend where it's melted. And no, I don't even think my snow will melt this weekend - my back field doesn't get much sun. =(

    speaking of jobs - still might be looking for a phlebotomist and *possibly* an RN and LPN at mine if anyone is interested. Glens falls area, must be able to pass a lengthy government background check and be willing to not start for a few months until said check is complete. :p I have nothing to do with hiring, just passing on info.

    Will be at schuylerville auction today, most likely briefly.. anyone else going? 5 chickens leaving today and I'd like to downsize by at least 10 more over the next few weekends.
     
  8. Xovan

    Xovan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They only sell 6 at a time. So we will see who gets to stay when the time comes.
     
  9. SunnysideupstateNY

    SunnysideupstateNY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on everyones chicks!

    Ready for some baby pics?! Just had two hatch yesterday, three more due Monday I think, then 4 more on Friday!

    Chickprincess these are Buddy's babies!


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  10. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So glad Pancake seems to have put her troubled past behind her and is making good progress. You did a good deed and will hopefully be rewarded with a pullet...though I'd imagine you have an emotional investment in the little chick regardless. Pat on the back for your daughter, who was so nurturing. [​IMG]

    TOB
     

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