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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. crazybirdlady2p

    crazybirdlady2p Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 21, 2013
    Elk Plain,Washington
    I have a brand-new,tiny flock.I really want to get a few more chickens and a goose or two. A Salmon or two would be wonderful.:thumbsup A Swap is what we need in this area.
  2. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    Anyone know why several eggs from my moms flock would get blood rings? is it caused by diet, stress, or bacteria in the nest getting into the egg? I mean only two of those things can be changed. But every time i'm down there I replace the nesting material. Not sure what else to do to keep it from getting bacteria.
  3. RainMom

    RainMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2013
    Hobart, WA
    let me go look- I am finally moving around here- had to get coffee'd up, have some breakfast and take some ibuprofen so I can giddyup for more action today :)
  4. Lutefisk

    Lutefisk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2013
    thats really different from my design. We don't need a run, since ours are free range, just a semi-sheltered roost and a place for the nest boxes. There is no floor under the roosts, so no bedding required except in the nest boxes. I should have some pics up later if I can get off my butt and get it built today :)
  5. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
    My Coop
    I saw that on CL thought it would fall apart, good find again lucky you.
  6. itsren

    itsren Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Pacific Northwest

    ChickAudie... Meet your baby Blue Orpington! Congrats to the new chickie Mama!
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  7. Greg Richardson

    Greg Richardson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Donations pour in for homeless man who returned diamond ring

    By Dana Ford, CNN

    updated 3:49 PM EST, Sat February 23, 2013

    Homeless man gets diamond ring in error

    • Billy Ray Harris returns the ring after Sarah Darling accidentally drops it in his cup
    • Darling and her husband set up a fundraiser to show their appreciation
    • Husband said the experience has been "unreal"
    • The site has raised close to $94,000 so far

    Billy Ray Harris is homeless and often stays under a bridge.
    (CNN) -- Talk about good karma.
    Well-wishers from around the world are opening their wallets to a homeless man who returned a diamond engagement ring to its rightful owner, after she accidentally dropped it in his donation cup.
    "I actually feel like I'm especially lucky to have this ring now. I loved it before. I loved it so much, but I love it so much more now. I feel like it has such great karma," Sarah Darling told CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
    Darling, who is from Kansas City, Missouri, said she was devastated when she realized she'd lost her ring.
    She almost never takes it off, but it was giving her a bit of a rash so she did, zipping it in her coin purse for safe keeping.
    Later, she absentmindedly emptied the contents of that purse into the collection cup of Billy Ray Harris, who is homeless and often stays under a bridge in Darling's hometown.
    It wasn't until the next day that she realized her ring was gone.
    "It was horrible. It was such a feeling of loss," Darling said. "It meant so much to me beyond just the financial value."
    She went back to look for Harris, but he was gone. She returned the next day and found him.
    "I asked him ... 'I don't know if you remember me, but I think I gave you something that's very precious to me,' and he says, 'Was it a ring? Yeah, I have it, I kept it for you,'" Darling said.
    She was floored.

    [​IMG]Homeless man returns ring dropped in cup
    To show their appreciation, Darling and her husband set up an online fundraiser for Harris. The donations and praise have poured in.
    "In life what goes around comes around... Billy - your sweet actions, despite being in dire straits yourself, prove that there is humility in the world... you are one shining example. Lots of love from across the pond," wrote Chris and Mel, from Brentwood, England, on the giveforward.com site, which is collecting money. They gave $20.
    "I am from Singapore and I greatly am grateful for your honesty!" wrote Ophelia Wong Zen-na, who gave $10.
    Brian Paul also gave $10.
    "If I wasn't jobless I would give much more, but felt compelled to do something. Billy Ray do your best to become what you've always dreamed you could be. Its never too late. God Bless and thanks for never loosing your character in tough times," he wrote.
    So far, in about a week, more than 3,400 donations have been made, totaling nearly $95,000. The money will be given to Harris at the end of a 90-day campaign.
    In an update Saturday, Darling's husband, Bill Krejci, called the response "unreal."
    Krejci met with Harris to tell him about the flood of donations and to get to know him better. They went together to make some repairs to Harris' bike.
    "We talked about a lot of things related to my family's ring and the many donations. We talked about one day in the future the ring may one day be passed down to my daughter," Krejci wrote on the website. "We talked about how insanely positive all this has been."
    Harris told Krejci that he has found a place to stay where he is "safe and sound."
    CNN affiliate KCTV caught up with Harris and asked him how he felt about all the attention he's attracted since returning the ring.
    "I like it, but I don't think I deserve it," he said.
    "What I actually feel like is, 'what has the world come to when a person who returns something that doesn't belong to him and all this happens?'" Harris said.
    But for her part, Darling said she is just grateful for what he did. Many others, she said, would have kept the ring, or sold it.
    "I really just hope that my kind of flightiness in that moment leads to something really good for him," she said
  8. KMHunter

    KMHunter [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Cr

    Jun 12, 2009
    My Coop
    Are you talking blood rings in the ones you are eating? Or blood rings in the ones you are incubating? If you are incubating, you can use an oxine dip for the eggs before putting them in and you can also use it in the water you put in for humidity. I would have to look up the dilution, but it keeps the bacteria from multiplying.
  9. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2012
    Mill Creek, Wa
    Rainmom, Really glad you were able to get your shed. Hope you can find a chain saw to use and get the rest of your wood[​IMG].

    Well, went to go and get coffee this morning and saw that there were two newly broken windows on our front house[​IMG]. I think this time it was just punk kids having fun[​IMG]. Man I wish we stayed up late, we would have heard that glass break. I can't wait to move out of here and not have to deal with people around here any more.
    On that note, DH is going to the Realtors office today to fill out the paperwork and put in our offer for the house!!!!! How exciting[​IMG] I can't wait to find out if they like the offer [​IMG]. They have the house listed for a whopping $279,000. but with all the stuff that needs to be done to be and the fact that no one else has put an offer on the place really gives me high hopes[​IMG]! I need every one to WILL IT to be mine (Lethal Weapon movies) so we all can have a great move in party there! Every one can be like [​IMG] with a bit of [​IMG] and probably some [​IMG].

    In more unhappy news, my Great Dane Jazz, momma's boy, sweetest soul, my side kick and my baby is going through something and I think I will have to take him into the vet. For the last week and a half he has not wanted to eat. He goes through fazes of this some times, mostly if I start working and he is mad at me or if he is being doggy sat at some one Else's house then he has to be hand fed or wont eat. So we have cheep canned gravy to put in his food when he does this. But this time he has no reason from me to not be eating. So I put the gravy in his food yesterday and he ate it all. I did not feed him last night so he would be hungry in the morning. I set out his food and he would not eat so I put gravy in it and he took a few bites but refused to eat any more. Then I noticed that when he was laying down his body would quiver when he in hailed. I called him over to me and he continued to shake. I think he needs blood work done because his gums are a bit pale also. I am so worried. I can not lose this dog, I just can not. I will be taking him in, but I am scared because I don't want them to tell me that some thing is really really wrong with him. Great Danes only live between 7-10 years and that is generally with great breading lines. Jazz was from a whoops litter. The woman bought two danes with in days of each other and (supposedly) was told that the female was already fixed. But by the time she got the two dogs in for their first vet check the female was already pregnant. Jazz will be 5 this year. I am so worried!
  10. Sweetlilbaby

    Sweetlilbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Tacoma Washington
    in eggs I'm incubating. what is oxine? and I don't add water to the incubator because that makes the humidity to high.

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