Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just how many is overrun ??? I know there's more here than I expected to have, figure I'll thin them out early spring when prices get better to help with the feed bill. Most have just begun to lay, can't see giving them away for next to nothing at this point.
    How many do you have Blarney ??? If you'd rather not count,,,, I understand,,,, I don't count either......LOL
     
  2. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    One little Blue Cochin hatched a day ago,,, nothing more from the remaining 4 viables,,, not feeling good about this,[​IMG],, may have to look for a companion chick or two..........SALLY ???
     
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  3. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can Missy get back from playing Santa in the people's republic?
     
  4. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I get back to PA I will add you....too hard to do on my kindle..
     
  5. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear you there! My hubby is 100% an enabler! I say, "I think I am going to...." and he says, "sounds good". I mean really... Help me out a little here! Although when I recently brought up the fact that a friend was selling out her partridge silkie flock, I did get the look....
     
  6. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    UPDATE .... 3 of the 4 eggs are still attempting to hatch ! Hard to believe there can be such a time span with such a few eggs, not giving up yet [​IMG]


    And I have a marans pullet that decided to start laying this week,,, not sure who it is, but she's laying one great DARK egg... loving the color ! They may go in with the next hatch,, longshot, but would love to reproduce the dark egg in the next generation [​IMG]
     
  7. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. wingstone

    wingstone Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Teehee! Blarney, it's easy!

    Have you ever seen the show "Big Bang Theory"? Well, I SWEAR they have my life bugged. Even the "crap on a cracker" comment that Penny made was MY calling card YEARS ago. When they start saying "Corpus Christi on a bicycle" I'm gonna get really scared.

    He's gonna get a headset for his cell phone! :D A blue tooth headset.

    Bless him...he is such an enabler for me. "Do what you want to hun, I'll build the pens for you."
     
  10. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ray, I have a great dark one this batch too. Have to figure out which of the 5 she is and then hope the black roo is putting his 2 cents in properly. All said, at least the time frame for results is quicker and cheaper than cows.

    John just brought in two nice khaki eggs. I do think the incubator will get started in February. The egg size should be great by then. We can decide if we will try to use the 1200 egg incubator i bought last year on CL, or the more manageable LG in a box:)

    They are his chickens, but I do the stock management. He does the feeding, egg collecting and enjoyment since the chickens are his retirement project.
    When we reached close to 50 last year, he said I should stop hatching, but he forgot to tell the broodies that, so we sold some hatches. I talked him into sending the broodies with the chicks because we had extra hens. We even donated a hen and her newly hatched chicks to the Kutztown Fair benefit auction. That raised some eyebrows on the fair board but there was definite bidder interest and a very happy little girl who got hen and chicks.
    I want to get under 20 for the winter but haven't achieved that yet. Promised the man that he could get new Orps this spring if we cook the 4 big black orps that are 3 years old. i don't mind hatching because the roosters taste so darn good! I have trouble letting a productive hen go, though. He learned Excel just to keep track of egg production and faithfully logs in the eggs counts by color. He tries to record feed costs but really doesn't want to know how much it is.
     

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