Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FLIES!!!

    I hate them!!

    How do you control them in your runs?
     
  2. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know I'm gonna get flack for this, but I have been using DE in the coop and in the run. I saw an immediate difference in the flies and smell.
     
  3. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good Lord, does that happen? Was she young and healthy? My chickens have been hot as h*!! too. I'm giving them frozen fruit and ice water, but maybe it's not enough. The fruit and ice doesn't last all day!! I keep wishing I could throw them in the pool. Poor babies.
     
  4. My peeps

    My peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! I'm new here and to raising chickens. We recently lost 4 to what we believe is a raccoon. We made some modifications to the run and so far no more casualties. I'm looking to buy more chicks but can't find a local breeder. I'm surrounded by farms and keep coming up empty. Any breeders in Allegheny or Washington County?

    I'm excited to chat with everyone and soak up as much information as possible.
     
  5. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Peeps, wish I could help you out but I'm far away. However, Welcome to the PA thread and [​IMG].
     
  6. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome!!!! Are you on the East side of the state? I am near Hershey, and Harrisburg............... I am not sure if that helps. I can let you know what I have, but what are you looking for???
     
  7. shelbear81

    shelbear81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what is DE?
     
  8. shelbear81

    shelbear81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AAAWWW, I am so sorry to hear about your loss!! This heat is pretty brutal... I heard frozen watermelon is great for them... just freeze some rinds and throw em out to em... the added water in the watermelon and the coldness apparently help... obviously you know more than I do though! Hope the rest of your flock fares better!
     
  9. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try this again, BF unplugged me when I was trying to send!

    Heather, sorry for your loss! I know they all hurt.

    mama2/gardening, I am contemplating getting DE for the run, I use Sweet PDZ (get at TSC) in the coop to keep moisture/smell down.

    MyPeeps, Welcome! I'm not near you, so not sure who is...You could read this thread (I know it's daunting) to find someone close, that's what I did! Good luck, chickens are an addiction!

    Shelbear, DE Diatomaceous Earth. Basically ground up fossilized sea creature shells. You have to make sure you use food grade, you can usually find it at your feed mill. I'm gonna have to check at mine...cause they bug me in the run as well!
     
  10. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you looking for, i'm in westmoreland county, i have a few lav.orpingtons
     

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