Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. MButerbaugh

    MButerbaugh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing changed for anyone, in fact they were in separate cages... We lost the daddy to the younger one that died about a year ago, they just sometimes get a weird respiratory thing, and like birds by the time you notice the problem it's usually too late! I'm just frustrated to lose so many in such a short time frame. Everyone else appears to be ok, piggies and chickens [​IMG] but I'll be watching closely! My younger piggie was 3 so he certainly wasn't a baby.... The older one that died was around 6 yrs, not sure exactly because she was given to me as an adult. We had her for 4 yrs though.
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] Gal did you set your goosers in the bator yet this year? I so want to see more gos pics!!
     
  3. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, I didn't think I could ever kill anything, but after this morning..... Took my 3 yr. old DD with me to feed and collect eggs. The pen with my evil roo, I always feed and water in the run BEFORE opening the coop to run door. Went to change water, turn around DD is in the run, and had opened the door, chickens running down the ramp, I'm running for DD screaming "GET OUT!!!" got to her just in time to drag her out by the coat collar, as P.O.S. roo took a flying leap at her. He got me instead. He's going to a new home on Sunday, but let me tell you, I'm ready to kill him with my bare hands and eat him just for spite.[​IMG]
     
  4. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had rats, hamsters, rabbits, mice and gerbils, but our first gp experience was like two weeks ago. We lost one and we're still not entirely sure how. Woke up and it was dead, after having it for less than 24 hours. Hopefully your losses are done!
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    LOL you sound like Harmony, she only has one frizzle serama roo and he is mean as you know what to the others and she said she is going to ring his neck and feed him to the dogs! she gets really upset and crys because he grabs everyone with his beak and yanks them around! even the larger cochin I have from heather! they are 5x his size!
     
  6. Brittany7

    Brittany7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes Knisley....are they okay to get from or should i stay away? have you heard anything or delt with them before?
     
  7. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

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    Killing them isn't that bad. Except the plucking bit. Just do it quickly and efficiently. Raise them well and they'll have a great life. I find turkeys hard to do though. Also, don't watch the throes of death or you might make yourself sick. If I watch that, I get lightheaded and won't eat chicken for a few months! All in all, I am going to eat chicken and feed my family chicken, so I'd rather raise them myself and give them a real life before eating them.
     
  8. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Unfortunately, I can't take credit for actually hatching any of my ducks & geese! : )

    How old are your ducks? Are you sure they aren't males?? Hehe.

    Let me know if you want Dale Zimmerman's info. It's funny how guys are drawn to them. I hatched them for my friend's hubby. And my DH liked them when we saw them @ Schaefferstown festival.
     
  9. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] hope things get better
     
  10. galgo98

    galgo98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live near Mt. Gretna, but I'm a transplant. I'm originally from York.
     

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