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by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
Topic: Tsunami/earthquake in Japan
Replies: 10
Views: 2709

Re: Tsunami/earthquake in Japan

we all have so very much to be thankful for...disasters remind us of that
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Mischievous hens
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Mischievous hens

i always feel like the pied piper when i go outside, my flock of 40 chickens and one duck follow me everywhere, convinced i will feed them! a few hold outs insist on perching on top of the pen at night, but i have been running them off and herding them into the pen nightly, so they now jump off and ...
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: So the bi*** are in the huff...
Replies: 19
Views: 2411

Re: So the bi*** are in the huff...

they will quit laying when a change occurs, for how long, is anyone's guess, some hens get moody and wont lay for weeks, others hardly seem to notice and go right on laying fine!
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Chickens and gardens?
Replies: 20
Views: 4534

Re: Chickens and gardens?

do give up the idea of ANY landscaping with free range hens...they love raking pine straw, rolling in newly tilled areas and fresh young tender plant shoots!, mine are real fond of petunias! 2 strands of electric wire does keep them out of the garden tho!
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Will chickens use a cat flap?
Replies: 14
Views: 4017

Re: Will chickens use a cat flap?

would imagine they could be trained to it, tho mine would probably eat the flap!
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Livestock and 'good samaritans'
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: Livestock and 'good samaritans'

had to catch 3 grown sheep in a large paddock, never been handled, they almost died of exhaustion...never realized they had tiny lungs...
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: New Life...
Replies: 13
Views: 2386

Re: New Life...

my bad luck is always too many boys, not enough girls...cant bring myself to slaughter the boys, so they go off to a friends house when they mature
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: What to do with a bale of hay ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1489

Re: What to do with a bale of hay ?

I use it in the hen nest boxes, over the asparagus plants to winter or around fruit trees to hold in moisture...but usually the horses just quickly eat it!
by bikinigardener
Mon May 09, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: A Lovely Surprise
Replies: 12
Views: 2349

Re: A Lovely Surprise

I adore surprise clutches! congrats!