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84 Chicks Doing Well
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Jimbob    Posted 05-31-2003 at 16:28:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got Black Boilers, Bardrock & Araconda. Every bird survived & are 17 days since hatching.

Dave    Posted 05-31-2003 at 18:04:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man! That's some batch. We ordered 55 back in Feb. They all did just fine. They are now 16 weeks old. We are going to start "thinning" the herd next week.

countrygurl    Posted 05-31-2003 at 18:03:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
sounds like you are having fun too, we have been hatching i don't know how many rhode island red
chicks, also a few cochins, silkies, polish(it will be about another 2 weeks for them to hatch,
gunies, pheasent and 100 quail hatched 2 days ago.
we are having lots of fun, it like christmas morning to open the bator to see what has arrive,
the best was the 100 quail, we open the door
and tons of these little guys came tumbling out.

have a grat day

Jimbob    Posted 05-31-2003 at 18:25:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lots of fun, children are having a blast too!

countrygurl    Posted 05-31-2003 at 18:34:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
went outside yesterday to check on the 2 youngest boys 9 & 3 yrs they were having a good old time seeing how many chicken they could catch by hand
kept them busy all afternoon. chicken didnt like
it to much lol

Jimbob    Posted 05-31-2003 at 19:03:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great, healthy exercise for the kids. The city kids just do not know what they are missing.

countrygurl    Posted 05-31-2003 at 20:38:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we are transplants from the suburbs of new orleans
this is going on our 3 yr here in the country
sw, mississippi, still only 2 hours from new orleans but light yrs away from city living.
we always (hubby & me) wanted this way of life,
and we areliving our dream. 39 acres mostly woods
we have neighbors but stretched out just far enough. back in subburbs house are on top of each other bet yet most of the time you dont even know your neighbors name. here you share what excess you have and always have time to chat

my 3yr can tell you whole lot about chickens and game birds (his favorite farm animal next to the horse and calves ect...)

DeadCarp    Posted 05-31-2003 at 21:56:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Subject of birds - when my sister & i were little, the folks decided to try turkeys so they ordered a batch of white ones, and i still remember the times we had with those turkeys - how they scratched the fenders and tore up the car roof etc. When dad identified the turkey saddles, i remember the preacher saying "I had no idea they got big enogh to ride!" Dad never answered him. And one day Edie came carrying a strangled turkey in each hand, held them up and said "Look Mommie, purses!" so i hope you have as much fun as we did :)

countrygurl    Posted 05-31-2003 at 22:17:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
her is the pecking order of our free range poultry
turkeys 3 toms 1 hen
game bantees 3 roo 1 hen
young rhode island red a bunch
the hen turkey and hen game bante rules all
those two never had a conflict
the game rooster boss the toms around, a funny thing to see a little game bante roo riding on the back of a large white turkey. until the turkey hen comes to chase the bantees off
the poor rhode island reds run for cover
we have a rottwoller (however you speel it, anyway she has never gotten along with other dogs
wasnt raise w/ other dog when she was a puppy(but very sweet to people) we keep her own fenced yard
she all bark big and bad attuide when any of the animals get to close to her pen, one day the 2 pair of geese came up to the house for a visit, when we notice 3 of them were close to abby's kennel a closer look showd a gander in the pen with abby hiding in her dog house a funny sight to see a 90+ rott hiding from a goose.
oh well, goose and rott are both doing well

Jimbob    Posted 06-01-2003 at 06:58:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, city life is unnatural- glad we left!

We have so many wild turkeys that they stop cars much more than traffic lights around here. We have two traffic lights in the county.

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