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by KimChick
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Dropped dead
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Dropped dead

I found a hen dead in the coop a couple of weeks ago. No sign of trauma. My only guess is - because she was one of 6 new hens given to us, she did not adjust well, even after being separated from our flock for about 3 weeks with the other 5, then integrated. She either died because she wasn't eating...
by KimChick
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Time for a WebCam
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Time for a WebCam

Yup, the image was pretty dark, but we could see the back end and tail of a rat.
by KimChick
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Time for a WebCam
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Time for a WebCam

We borrowed a trail cam and have seen nothing so far. Having spoken to a few people around here, we have come to the conclusion that we may have rats. Nothing in the traps yet, so may have to take further measures.
by KimChick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Pretty Blue Pullets!
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Pretty Blue Pullets!

Nice looking pullets!
by KimChick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Brooding and Broodies
Topic: Adding hens to my brood
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Adding hens to my brood

I'm still new to poultry, but this is my opinion of the birds that I have: Black Sex-Links - were easy to pick up (got them as pullets) until the Red Sex-Links came along; not very smart (takes them a long time to learn routines); like to be with me when cultivating the garden (to get grubs, etc.); ...
by KimChick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Platitudes...
Replies: 13
Views: 198

Re: Platitudes...

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Sometimes you kick / Sometimes you get kicked
INXS
by KimChick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Leg Bands
Replies: 8
Views: 126

Re: Leg Bands

That's an ouch! I've had a hen get the end of a plastic coil stuck in her leg. We had to bandage it. I'm looking into the velcro (hook and loop fastener) kind. But I would want to make my own. I was directed this link first (from a facebook group): https://www.amazon.ca/Onirii-Reusable-Fastening-Mic...
by KimChick
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Time for a WebCam
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Time for a WebCam

We are finding holes in the dirt along the side of the barn, and in the turkey yard which is also against the barn. There is no evidence of what animal it is, as we have not found any turds. But it has certainly been a different day: First, I had let the chickens out for a romp. Then, after lunch, w...
by KimChick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 1227
Views: 21434

Re: Good Morning!

Oh my; I was not aware of fly strike. I'll Google it later. Never did get started with the beets today; tomorrow is another day. I did, however, get my hair cut, then went off to the feed store for more hen scratch and black oil seeds for the Jays and Chickadees. The Jays were telling me that it's t...
by KimChick
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Rooster Honk
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Rooster Honk

Yep, they honk when their throat is irritated and their tracheal opening at the base of their tongue is partially blocked. Most commonly from being piggies and eating dry food too quickly. Interesting. Now, I'll take note where he is when he honks, and when - in the enclosure, or out free ranging. ...

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