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Old 06-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #391
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I am enjoying reading your chicken posts, and I live on a country road with a few neighbours who have chickens. One is a single woman, works in town, keeps her chickens (and this morn as I was walking by for my 6:30AM jaunt, I heard a rooster crow in that tiny building). It seems too small a building for chickens....must go visit her someday, if/when I see her car home....ask if I can see their quarters.

Not that I'd know anything about what a chicken needs to be happy!.... but that rooster didn't sound happy this morning, quite a lame cock-a-doodle sound....almost pathetic. And it's hot today, and I see no windows in that coop, perhaps there are some on the far, non-road side.

any tips? Should I bother or would that be interfering?

I'm....trying harder to just let people do their own thing these days....old women (I just turned 65) and their opinions are less and less welcomed, I'm finding. Practicing zipper-mouth.
go for it, either she will take care of the problem or she won't. but at least you will know you tried to help a helpless creature.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:28 PM   #392
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Supposedly, chickens need 2 square feet re: coop space. Mine have more space than that and are very happy chickens -- except for Gertie :-(. I got two of my hens (Harriet and Myrtle) from s/one who had an ice-fishing hut for 12 hens. Harriet and Myrtle tumbled out and have never looked back! Well, except maybe to say, "Thank chicken, we got out of there and the Big Chicken came and got us."
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #393
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Yup--doing that too.
Feed him asparagus!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #394
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Feed him asparagus!
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:07 PM   #395
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... I don't know what else to do. The DH is peeing around the perimeter when he is there. How lovely--I hope the neighbours don't complain.
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I have heard that adding ammonia to the pee makes it more "potent".
How are you going to get hubby to drink the ammonia??? :)
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #396
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I ate asparagus for the first time tonight...hmm not quite sure I like it
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:34 AM   #397
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I ate asparagus for the first time tonight...hmm not quite sure I like it
That's okay, I'll have yours!
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:37 AM   #398
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Send it my way! The girls love all things green--including asparagus. Green looks nice with purple--and I dress them in purple whenever possible.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:39 AM   #399
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How are you going to get hubby to drink the ammonia??? :)
Don't know--yet. Working on that!
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I'm not sure asparagus is going to help. It might make the pee stinky, but just about any carnivore will be able to smell that he ate a vegi. Eating vegis doesn't make you threatening. It means that you might be food. Definitely don't use pee from a vegetarian.
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