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Burrhead    Posted 01-22-2002 at 20:20:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I did'nt have any idea of what skill level info some of you had been able to find so I'll pass along this Aggie site.

I did'nt find a publication index for any other states but here's one from Texas A&M. It has about anything you ever needed to know about the farmsted.

I cuss county agents but they have a purpose. Ours just happens to be and alcoholic that is kin to our district judge so he aint going no where so somebody else could actually benefit the community.

big fred    Posted 01-23-2002 at 07:30:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Burr, I feel compelled to share the link below with you, figured you'd get a kick out of the City of Seattle (yuppie heaven) employing a "chicken instructor". No politics, just a hoot. Also, check out the fancy architect-designed chicken coops. They do have a neat idea with the "chicken tractor" concept, though...

JD790    Posted 01-23-2002 at 21:08:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow Fred! Your timing is so perfect.
I just saw a Special on PBS about Chickens. I was astonished that this Woman in her later years was swimming Topless in her Swimming pool with her pet chicken! Then they showed her giving the dogone thing a a bath. Then off to the grocery store in the Chicken car seat and into the store in a Hand Bag that chicken went.
Now this is a totally different view than the
Hen layers my uncle had by the hundreds when he had a egg farm.
This was totally a jaw dropper for me.
Seattle? Not hard to believe from that place!
Talk about Yuppieville

Fred, as Gomer Pyle would say, Garrrrrr Leeeeee    Posted 01-23-2002 at 10:37:05       [Reply]  [No Email]

Burrhead---good gosh fred    Posted 01-23-2002 at 09:26:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
you ortuh give a depends warning on this type stuff. ROFLMAO.

I just wonder if them pretty little hen hoses have radiant heat floor panels and if so are they solar powered.

Donna    Posted 01-22-2002 at 20:47:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Find what you need to know at this map page for aggi info., in Missouri

geo in MI    Posted 01-22-2002 at 20:32:55       [Reply]  [No Email]

Don't forget my guys at Purdue. Just plug in Purdue agricultural extension into Google and you'll get there What the heck is Ammoniation of Aflatoxin Contaminated Corn , anyway????? And then after it gets dosed with ammonia, who gets to eat it?. Taco, anyone?

Burrhead    Posted 01-22-2002 at 20:45:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not to discount your Taco slur but, if you eat any commercially produced corn product then you're eating ammonia. That's who.

geo in MI    Posted 01-22-2002 at 21:13:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
And you know, I have never figured out why all General Mills cereals have trisodiumphosphate listed on the ingredients panel. That's the old ingredient in Spic-N-Span, and it's also commonly known as painter's soap, for cleaning surfaces before painting. With TSP, BHT, and now ammonia in the corn flakes, there ought be a real fight in my tummy, huh?

Donna    Posted 01-22-2002 at 21:19:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I did not know this, "yuck" thanks for the tip.

Burrhead    Posted 01-23-2002 at 06:33:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Geo is'nt spoofing on this one. That's one reason more and more people are growing their own organic.

You can't take out all of the chems as they will be there even when using "certified organic" suppliers but it does lower the levels alot to use manure and chicken litter.

Goat pen litter is a good fertilizer, but if you don't til it into the soil it will float away in a good spring shower.

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