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delisha

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7 Years
Oct 13, 2012
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The Rhode Island is a Red bird. The plumage is a dark rich glossy red in the male, being slightly less glossy in the female. The male should only have black in his wings and tail and the female the same but can have black on her neck. The body is broad and deep and oblong in its shape. It has a broad flat back with a medium sized tail. The earlobes are red in colour as are the eyes. They have yellow legs
 

christyg

In the Brooder
7 Years
Mar 16, 2012
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For going on vacation, I just scoop out FF into appropriate portions for someone to just dump out for the chickens.  Friends, customers, neighbors, and family are all more than willing to help. 

Example for leaving for 4 days.  Since I feed about 1.5 gallons of feed once a day anyway, it's pretty simple.  I fill 8 1gal buckets 3/4 full.  Tell whoever's coming to feed them to just grab 2 buckets/day and dump into the feeder.  The feed in those buckets will just keep fermenting while it's waiting.  I've gone up to 5 days without stirring a bucket of FF and it's been fine.

Great idea, like taking the guess work out and servings ready to go. In the past before FF our neighbor came to eyeball things and collect eggs. The pvc gravity feeder held a week's worth of dry pellet and nipple waterer about 7 days water in the hot summer. Now with FF we need a new way to deal with the feed when we are gone. :thumbsup
 
How's the weather there? Couldn't do it here today. So cold! I couldn't even close my barn door yesterday it was frozen open. I broke out the chisel and had to remove a ton of debris in the sliding part of the door. Was not easy. I was ready to take a nap after lol.


I'm going through my photos now looking for a certain image (haven't found it yet) I did come across this one though, and love it. Not sure what breed this girl is, but she was slim, agile and one of the best free rangers I've had. Gave her to a friend because she was having a terrible time waiting on her first eggs. This girl was laying. Thought she'd like her :)
Please. Just apply at National Geographic and send them some of your pics. They will fly you all over the place with a staff and an expense account!
 

Bulldogma

Songster
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Jun 29, 2012
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I sure hope you keep that blog up Leigh, it's definitely one I cherish. Even if you can't quote Bee. I think she has taught you so much as you can teach it in your own words :)
Aoxa -
I'm gong to do my very best to keep the blog going!

I pray that difference of religion doesn't divide another group of like-minded individuals.
Everyone who has persevered thru 600+ pages of this thread deserves to have what they came here for. An education in how to raise chickens, naturally.
It was my understanding that is why we are here.
RF - I think the root of the issue (and let me stress think) is that BYC does not allow posts of a religious nature on its forum. That can be a hard thing to abide to when religion is such an important part of your life.

The Rhode Island Red was developed in the US state of Rhode Island in the 1890s. Crossing a large variety of other breeds including the Buff Cochin, Langshon, Black Red Malay, Hamburgh and Rose combed Leghorns together created the Rhode Island Red. The Rhode Island is another bird created for both meat and eggs, to satisfy the demands of the American population. The breed arrived in the UK in 1903 and became extremely popular very quickly. The Rhode Island Red is possibly the best-known breed in the world today. The Rhode crossed with a Sussex forms the basis of most of our present day hybrids
Delisha - may I please quote you and get your help on a blog post about the RIR? Your knowledge of the breed will be so very helpful to others (including myself).

And everyone - I need some good photos of RIRs for the blog!
 

aoxa

Crowing
8 Years
Aug 8, 2011
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Aoxa -
I'm gong to do my very best to keep the blog going!


RF - I think the root of the issue (and let me stress think) is that BYC does not allow posts of a religious nature on its forum. That can be a hard thing to abide to when religion is such an important part of your life.


Delisha - may I please quote you and get your help on a blog post about the RIR? Your knowledge of the breed will be so very helpful to others (including myself).

And everyone - I need some good photos of RIRs for the blog!
If you need any help with anything Leigh, let me know.
 
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