Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Was wondering how things were going for you, last heard...you were trying to get live back to "normal" after sandy-storm. Sorry to hear things are so hectic for you, but it will calm, you will find a rhythm to things again [​IMG]!..keep it simple...breathe#1..Smile#2..#3-laugh, because you are still here and that's a good thing! Hey, glad to here your babies are on their way!![​IMG]
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

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

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    Hi Leslie, I missed the post!

    Do you know who the pecker is??? Bye bye to the pecker, but I assume you don't know who it is, and I agree about the spray and being outside in this cold (Did you know laying hens tend to peck short feathers more frequently than long ones, and there is some evidence to suggest that hens laying brown-shelled eggs are more likely to engage in feather pecking than hens laying white-shelled eggs) HOWEVER if they need the spray you should isolate them and care for them....IF there is blood on the bird you have to ISOLATE or you wont fix anything.

    POSITIVE you have enough space in the coop for them??????
    feed and water is always filled?
    PARASITES? sure you don't have any?? You are NOT overcrowded correct? You have ENOUGH nest boxes? you have plenty of perches for the birds?
    I read something about too much light as well, always use red or a dimmer in the coop.
    Heat.... NOT TOO WARM either with adequate ventilation
    How have you added protein and is it on a daily basis?
    There is always the debeaking route as well as the sunglasses route????
    And last is a hard to swallow suggestion.... you may have to remove your weaker birds permanently as I had to....
    here is a thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/621392/pecking/20 interesting about the horse feed I think it was that they suggest... high protein


    I hope you can nip this and not have to deal with cannibalism : (
     
  3. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know! Just as soon as I think I'm getting things back to "normal" then crap happens again. I seriously can't WAIT until the new year. LOL~I need a fresh start! I can't be without my Chicken~Folk. You are all growing on me! [​IMG] LOL!! Now with the new mobile BYC it is easier to keep up. (and post pictures.) LOL!
     
  4. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    oh~when should I hear chirping??
     
  5. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! By the way Westmoreand County is in Souhwestern PA...about 30 minutes East of Pttsburgh.
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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    [​IMG]chicken purse!!
     
  7. LittleMissPurdy

    LittleMissPurdy Chillin' With My Peeps

  8. Sally Sunshine

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

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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Hmmm...how could I fit a Langshan into one of those....
     
  10. kbgh

    kbgh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sally, do you belong to henpecked? That pic showed up ther a couple of hours ago.
     

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