Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a feeling the whole duck thing is gonna be just as hard to choose as the chickens,,,,,,I knew i wanted to try ducks this summer, when i set for new years' I had 4 different breeds. the only 2 that hatched were the pekin and the swedish....so far i am liking the swede better but hubby likes the pekin better...it's a noise thing, my swede is noisy...while the pekin hardly makes a noise....I thought about seperating a pen and ordering a duck assortment with lots of different breeds just to compare.

    lesson learned.....never hatch ducks unless it is warm enough that they are outside within a week or two.

    I also gotta ask....is it the same with ducks....I have hatchery chickens and I have breeder chickens,,,,,you can not compare them, hatchery stock is just not the same...
     
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  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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  3. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't drink the green beer! It's leprechaun pee!
     
  4. annie82005

    annie82005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughter and I made a sign for our coop today!
     
  5. annie82005

    annie82005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since we have leghorns I figured we would feature them! :)
     
  6. msladyhawke

    msladyhawke Poultry Connoisseur

    Lmao, wasn't beer. Mixed drink.
     
  7. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    JEALOUS!! LOVE IT!!!
     
  8. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    I gave the chicks some noodles (yes, CHICKEN noodle!) that were about rice size. They didn't seem to notice them. Then I put in a bowl of FF. THAT they noticed, and attacked immediately! Silly chicks.
     
  9. annie82005

    annie82005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to use the chicken poo for fertilizer. Is it ok to rototill it in the garden before I plant anything or is there a special way to use it as fertilizer? I have read things about their poo being hot and I don't know what that means. Any suggestions?
     
  10. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Chicken poop is high in nitrogen and will burn plants if used without aging or composting. I compost mine. Some people put in on there garden after harvest and let it sit all winter then rototill it in come spring.
     

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