tricks of the trade

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by missourichickenmama, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    O.K. here it is, do you have a tip to share, a trick to tell? or do you have a chicken myth you need to bust? put it here!!!

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  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more you pay for a bird the quicker it will get sick and die!
    Or is that Murphys law of averages? And who in the heck is Murphy anyway? [​IMG]
     
  3. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats funny sand true:lau
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    Hey, thats true of hatching eggs as well, the more you pay for them the less likely they will develop![​IMG]
    Another myth, chickens are not good fliers...
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That's what YOU think!!!! Just ask all the people who have had to throw shoes at their chicken in trees. [​IMG]
     
  6. holliewould

    holliewould Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a tip: Don't ever give that hen treats after she lays her egg. She won't shut up until you finally come out there. Even if that means you're gone while she laid it, she will raise hades the entire time. My neighbors told me so. Pffft.
     
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

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    LOL, thats why I said it was a "myth"! I have seen chickens that werent supposed to fly go right over the fences designed to keep them in.[​IMG]
     
  8. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    my chickens like to dig dust baths, to keep them from digging up the yard too much i encourage them to use the same dust baths, i take a hoe and chop up the hard, dry earth.

    to keep them from getting mites i add new dirt and ashes weekly. don't know if this was necessary, but i don't want to take the chance and wake up with lice.
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