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by KimChick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Yes, Ross, I understand that too many of one species in close proximity does invite disease. Here is the fox that killed our hen and maimed our rooster. There is hardly any fur on its tail; on the lower neck by the "shoulder" is a black spot; that spot is a tick. This fox had a few ticks on it. 2019...
by KimChick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Would I be able to post a photo of the dead, mangy, scrawny fox that was put out of its misery?
by KimChick
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Bert Sr. is still with us! He's keeping watch and Bert Jr. respects his seniority. But, since hearing about a family of foxes not far from us, we will still have to be on guard when we let the chickens out to roam. So, between the 2 roosters, on different sections of the property, each with small gr...
by KimChick
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: What is this?

I have a false spirea that I moved but could not dig out the parts that grew under the veranda behind the lattice facing. Now its rhizomes are spreading outward back into the flower garden.
by KimChick
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Bert Sr. is out and about but walking like "an old man", stooped over. DH said that even when he stands stooped over, it is the same posture that he has seen Bert Sr. in before he has it out with Jr. Needless to say, it doesn't look like any of the hens and Jr. are bothering him, after he and Jr. ha...
by KimChick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: What is this?

Hmmm... I uploaded the photo and the answer says, "Ice-cream bean; Inga edulis".
by KimChick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 21
Views: 394

Re: What is this?

I have used PlantSnap on my cell phone, and it has worked fairly well. It's free, and all you have to do is open the app and take a picture. Then it will give you a plant ID.
by KimChick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Why did my new chickens die?
Replies: 16
Views: 279

Re: Why did my new chickens die?

Welcome to PTO! I'm finding that chickens are both robust and delicate. This is our 4th season with chickens. Our first experience with a sudden death was because of bumblefoot. I had not noticed a hen limping, and if she did, it was not enough for me to take notice. Since then, I have magnet swept ...
by KimChick
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

Bert Sr. let out a bit of a crow this morning! More than once! He is still not acting very perky, but it looks like he is well on the mend. Having thought about the whole incident, I am so glad that I heard the hens and ran out. Had I not gotten out there when I did, the fox probably would have fini...
by KimChick
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Behaviour
Topic: Top Dog Rooster
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Top Dog Rooster

After one night in the pen with all the other hens and Jr., we took him out and put him in the garage. He is resting and has had water and a healthy mush of food. Time will tell.

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