Prairie Flower Block Swap

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by katsdar, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. chicalot

    chicalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just say no to snow!!!
     
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  2. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Well that is one project you have all most done, good job. I have 2 broody one with 7 eggs and the other with 4,and one thinking about it, plus all the eggs I hatched and chicks I bought, I really don't need anymore chicks but I do love to see a broody with her babies. Lets see I have several chicks in the grow out pen and then some that are not quiet ready for the grow out pen and then I have some that are still under the heat light and I have 19 in the incubator, notice I did not say how many were in the pens, oh yeah and 6 turkeys poults. Oh and I'm on the sick chick list at Tractor Supply Co. and out of the 15 I picked up I lost 3, so I added Isa Browns and 2 black asian chicks to my growing list, but least the sick chicks are free!!! I have a hen that isn't broody but she sits on top of the wire that is covering some of the babies I have so I'm thinking she likes babies or she wants to get next to the warming light, we are not that cold for fully feathered girls. Lows are in the 40's and up to high 60's to low 70's. I didn't get my rose bushes planted today but will work on that tomorrow, I have some plants due to arrive tomorrow [​IMG] and I am meeting with a carpenter to discuss a new chicken coop, yep bigger!!!
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    OH MY!! You are one busy lady! you do need a bigger coop!! [​IMG] I had ordered 15 chicks from Murray McMurray but decided to cancel it. I found someone on BYC that had buckeye chicks that were 4 weeks old and I bought 4 off of her. For some reason, I'm not wanting many chickens right now. I have 18 older ones and will need to replenish them next year. I don't get rid of them if they aren't laying. I think they are all laying but not consistantly. We get anywhere from 4-6 a day. We got 8 yesterday, 6 today. But my chicken coop can hold up to 25 comfortably. If I get too many, they all won't fit into one coop. We have 2 of them, but I'm trying to cut down on the work of 2 coops for DH. He is the one that does the heavy work of cleaning them out. The 4 little new ones are in the smaller coop until they are ready to be put in with the older ones. My rooster is old, so none of our eggs are fertile. I have a banty rooster, but I don't think he gets the job done either!! I have a buckeye roo in the new ones. So maybe next year I will get a broody and raise some that way. I love broodies!! This weather is the pits up here. We are going to maybe get snow flurries tonight with the lows in the upper 20's. We have 3 nights this week that are supposed to be below freezing. Highs tomorrow 49 but with ne winds its going to be cool. The rest of the week is a roller coaster. Wednesday hi's in the low 60's then thurs, fri, and sat, hi's in the low 40's!! I'm so ready for some warm weather!! Even when the sun has been shining, the air is so cold!!!
    coldupnorth ~ I shouldn't be complaining!! At least we don't have snow on the ground!!! I am just thankful for health and that I'm able to enjoy every day the Lord has given me! But, I would really like to go warm myself in some warm sunshine though! [​IMG]
     
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  4. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't get rid of my non layers either, but I do sell my roosters when I get too many, I go to a farmers market and sell my eggs and chicks, I have people asking me for my chickens, really nice, and I usually sell out before I get my car parked. With it being cold your girls will concentrate on keeping warm not laying, well that is what my girls do. I do all my cleaning of my pens and coops and my garden, DH helps with weed control and picking the produce. but he helps keep the laundry/dusting boring house work caught up so I can play outside. I to am thankful for the things I can still do, hopefully I can loose some weight this summer, I really am not busy in the winter and put on the weight, I always say I should have been a bear cause I'd be in my den snug as a bug in a rug, lol, did I mention I don't do cold well, lol. ok gotta go to bed, busy day tomorrow, oh later to day.
     
  5. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh what is it? I am also dreading doing all those half square triangles and marking all of those squares. I do have everything cut.

    Right now I am putting the tops together of several baby quilts.

    I think one of my DDs does not like the bubble gum colors of one of the baby quilts. She would like a blue baby quilt for a girl.
     
  6. chicalot

    chicalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicalot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goodness Katsdat, just wow. That's just a llot of chicks and work. I didn't know TSC did that with theirsick chicks . I've tried very hard to avoidTSC. I ddon't need more and my hens are determined to populate.
     
  8. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So does anyone have any ideas for a blue baby girl quilt. It would have to be a girly pattern but not too hard to make. Also I want to make it about 40x46 or 45x55 or so. I do not have much yardage but have lots of scraps and a fair amount of fat quarters. A friend of mine is trading me a piece of blue fabric with yellow flowers for the back for a stack of batik fat quarters that I have had sitting around for some time. Good trade for hopefully both her and I.
     
  9. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    I will think on it and see what I come up with.
     
  10. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    for you and chicalot, don't dread this block, watch the tutorial, it is really a nice block to do and I hate little squares and triangles, so it's a good one

    read above

    Yeah, I'm banned from TSC per my DH lol and any online ordering sites lol, and my hens are trying to go broody and I candled my eggs in my bator, out of 24 4 were infertile and one had a blood ring so that leaves 19 developing nicely.
     

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