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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Naztrain, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Iain Utah

    Iain Utah Overrun With Chickens

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    Sundance, that is very funny story! Poor vet tech is in the wrong biz if she is that terrified of a small animal. lol I assume the four boys are on the road this morning en route to their new home?
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Recipe?
    Ha, just saw that sundance asked too...yep...
     
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  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Got my babies today, none dead! The box was large, and very airy! One end was open so much, my husband and I said, they sure could get out easy that way. Two are missing. A Silver, and a black crested. :(
    They seem to be coming around pretty quick. I hope they all make it..makes me sad to think of a couple of chicks walking around out there in the big bad world. Hope someone or a couple of someones decided to take a free chick home. [​IMG]
     
  4. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    I will post recipe, you post chick pics! When you decide how many to sell, I would take as many as 2 buff and 1 each of the others....I sure hope the little missing babies are ok!
    Hollandaise:
    1/2 c butter
    3 large beaten yolks
    1 T water
    1 T lemon juice
    dash white pepper
    dash sea salt

    Cut butter into thirds, bring to room temp.

    In a double boiler, combine yolks, water, lemon juice, pepper, salt, and one piece of the butter. Place over boiling water, don't let upper pan touch water. (I just put a glass mixing bowl on my 3 qt saucepan with an inch or so of water.) Cook, whisking rapidly until butter melts and sauce begins to thicken. Add the second piece of butter, keep whisking, then the last piece, keep whisking. Cook about 1 minute more, til sauce is nice and thick.

    You have to serve it immediately, it starts to seperate after it cools, sometimes you can add a tablespoon of hot water and whisk it to get it to emulsify back together again. It is kind of like homemade mayonnaise this way. It is way better right after you make it though. This is why it is so tempting to eat the whole batch. :D You can put it on veggies, that is the best, baked potatoes, meat, anything really. Even eggs :rolleyes: it is fattening but wow it is yummy and it takes just a few minutes to whip up. If there are veggies my kids won't eat, this will do the trick just about every time. I grilled peppers and onions and ate them on toasted sourdough the other day, smothered in this with a little tobasco. Yum.
     
  5. happy2bhere

    happy2bhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! That's so great that your (used to be) chickens are doing so well at the fair. Bummer about the clipped wings. It makes me smile and chuckle a bit when I think of that little Silkie not standing up. So cute! I guess that's what happens when you spend all of your time watching TV and eating cereal. Totally out of shape [​IMG]
     
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  6. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no they aren't leaving until tomorrow at 4 AM They had to delay a day because one of the chickens going to Oklahoma is showing at the Utah county fair.
     
  7. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One other funny thing, This vet tech is leaving tomorrow to start vet school in Colorado. She is very good with all animals except birds of any sort due to a child hood trauma. Not sure how vet school is going to work out with that phobia
     
  8. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend Carolyn called me she is the Veterinarian in Orem. Her kids entered all their chickens in the Utah county fair. The Turkin is hers as well as a black Silkie white cochins and several others. When I was starting out in the chickens she said buy one for me when I bought one for myself. She has kids and they love the chickens. Her white Cochin got reserve Champion of the fair. Pretty funny because that girl was suppose to be mine but when her chchin turned out to be a rooster her kids begged me to give them the girl. its pretty funny because her son that is 4 took over the white cochin when they first got it. He named it after himself. Colton. That rooster has gotten kind of mean but it loves Colton and has never gone after him, It has Carolyn and the other kids. The trip to Oklahoma was delayed a day so Colton the Rooster can be picked up from the fair tonight and taken to the ranch in Oklahoma,
     
  9. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call the post office and call where you ordered them. If the order is short they will replace them. The post office may have chicks running around and not sure where they go. When my husband worked at the post office it happened all the time. The chicks would get out and hide. The box would go out and then the chicks would come out and no one was sure where they went. What was really bad was when they had 100 boxes of chicks and the chicks were running around. They just stuck them in any box so there were surprise deliveries. He worked at the main Post Office in SLC and was always amazed at how many boxes of chicks go through there in the spring
     
  10. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes! Sundance, that's something I hadn't ever considered about ordering chicks. I'm seconding the whole call the post office thing!

    Cynthia, glad to hear that most of your babies made it safely! I hope you can find the other two and that they're okay. Re: 18 week olds - There are a few of them that come up to me in the yard and will watch me, follow me, or politely peck at my feet, but I'd always figured that it was because they associate me with food. Or because they're friendly, like that BO/EE I got from you. She's sweet. The only time I've seen any of the girls squat was the one time I made a grab for the BSL and she dropped, but that may have been because I had a handful of her tail and she was digging in for traction........ahem.......My RIR is RED in the face, but no squatting. If I go to pet her or pick her up, she dodges or else slides away from my hand, kind of like how some cats or small children avoid being touched. Well, so long as she's gonna pull the whole "Don't touch me!" attitude, I consider her fair game for extra cuddles, muahaha [​IMG]

    Lisa, my Amer's and EE's all seem to go pink in the face more slowly than the other breeds I have. The gray EE I got for my mom is 26 weeks old, and she's still a very polite pink. No hot pink, no red, and no signs of getting on with maturing any time soon. I hadn't expected her to start laying until she was around 9 months old, though.

    On a different topic, I'm excited! I'm going to Moab tonight to camp out for the deer hunt, and I won't be back until Monday. I'm worried about my babies in this heat, ugh! My mom and brother will be around to care for them, but they both have work this weekend, so I'll be stressing the whole time. At least I'll get to try out the new truck off road.
     
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