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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by justuschickens59, Aug 13, 2010.
Here are the birds the seller wanted me to purchase...
I agree that your current birds are better.
Haha, thanks. I agree too. Those birds have terrible lacing. Of course they are young, but still. I do like my pair, but I really wish that little rooster had made it. My friend that went with me to get them also got a pair and it looks like both of hers are going to be roosters. So I'm going to trade and swap her for a pullet to get a new male in. Hopefully he is handsome when he grow up.
Boo! I woke up to my roommate screeching about this bad boy on the fence...
We got a ton of rain last night and I guess he got swept up in the water and ended up climbing up the fence to escape it. It’s the first snake I’ve seen since we moved in. It was probably five and a half or six feet in length. I sloshed out there in pj’s and mud boots with a broom and a trash can. I tapped it some with the broom and it was calm and didn’t strike. I assume it was pretty cold. I coaxed it up over the top wore of the fence and managed to bare hand it off and into the trash can where it is awaiting release when I get home far away from my four acres. Hopefully that accrues some good snake karma and the gods see fit not to send anymore to my place. Lol
On another note the little pullet from the bunch I picked up two weeks ago was dead. I don’t think the snake had anything to do with it. It was much too large for it to have attempted eating and they don’t generally kill things they can’t eat. I can only assume it drowned as it was on the ground in standing water. There was enough rain to move a ten foot 4”x4” pole I’d placed along the bottom of the wire to keep it in place about twenty feet from where it should be. The whole pen is practically underwater. I’m quite disgusted with the whole thing really and so disappointed to only have two birds left between my friend and myself from over a four hour drive.
Oh My!!!! That's something we really don't have up here. An occasional garden snake is all I've ever seen.
The flooding.... Yes, that I've seen more than I like.
It's been raining straight Mon-Wed. Right now, my backyard is flooded. My front yard is flooded. My weeds.... I mean garden ... is flooded. The coop & run are also flooded. Poor chickens are walking & standing in water. It's sand, so it "should" drain quickly. The rain stopped for a while yesterday. Last night the coop/run went back down to wet sand, but this morning, the rain started up again.
At the moment I'm thankful that our house is not flooded. I'm very thankful for continuous electricity & a working sump pump!
I'm so sorry to hear about the little laced pullet.
Good on you for not killing the danger noodle! Snakes are gonna snake.
I did not kill the danger noodle. So long as it stays out of the bird room where the chicks and finches are I don't mind it. I'd just prefer it be somewhere else.
And I'm sooooo done with the rain. There is actual flooding in the area with roads and even parts of I-30 closed. I have crayfish/crawfish all over the yard and property because it's been so wet. Everytime it almost dries out enough to have the pasture mowed it does this again. It's supposed to rain through the weekend so I imagine it's going to be a swamp. I felt like Steve Irwin in an episode of Crocodile Hunter earlier slopping around with a snake. And the yard needs to desperately be mowed again and that isn't happening right now.
Duchess's saddle should be here today so I'll be putting that on her after work and Golly the goose be [email protected] she's going to be back in the chicken yard instead of the prison she is in now. I don't care if I have to put him in the prison instead...lol I still don't trust him at all with the last pullet. And I guess I'm going to have to reach out to that breeder and make the drive up there to get some more started birds.
I wish I had something outdoors I could put the ducklings in that I rescued. They are soooo messy and stinky. but they can still slip through the welded wire and I'd like to not encourage any bird chasing and/or eating from the poodle if I can help it.
I'm going to have to get the sytrofoam incubator fired up to see if I can hatch eggs in it while I'm saving up for the incubator I'd really like. The one I have was on loan from a friend who needs it back for some parrot eggs. But it was nice while I had it. Hopefully all the chicks are girls. lol
Some update photos on my best girl Guin (this is six weeks old):
Can't wait to see what she looks like at 6 mo!!!
Below is my mystery (gold??) laced chick - 2.5 weeks old.
Grandma is a project blue laced orp
Mama is a SLO with thicker lacing. Daddy is a SLO
This chick looks like a gold laced orp.