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Old 06-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #401
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Good point, Taxy!
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #402
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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.
Guys, asparagus is on it's way
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #403
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Since Gertie's demise, I have been remiss about letting everyone know how the chicklets are doing--they are growing! I finally decided to let them outside (Momma was very happy about that--she'd been cooped up for 2 weeks with 7 demanding chicks). Harriet and Myrtle are NOT maternal--they have stood on the other side of the dog pen (the area where I let Momma and the babies out) and have tried to peck the wee ones through the fence...when not harrassing the newbies, Harriet and Myrtle stand at the patio door "Can we come in and have cheese?" Perhaps if they said "please".

Milly has ended up on the south side of the fence twice now. I have to figure out how she's getting there since she hasn't figured out that "press 4 for vertical flying" will get her up and over the fence (or where the spot is she goes under). I blocked the spot where I thought she was getting through--only to find her on the other side of the fence yesterday, again. When I looked over and saw her on the other side of the fence, I left the patio door open a wee bit. Came back inside to find SEVEN chickens checking out potential roosting spots in the Big Chicken's house...NOT. A handful of sunflower seeds worked as a bribe to get them back on their side of the door.

We cleaned the coop the other day--they are much happier now that there isn't so much stuff in their way (the coop is actually an old horse barn I used to store stuff--dog crates, etc.).

All in all, life is quiet in this chicken keeper's life. Probably won't stay that way--I have 10 ready-to-lay Lohmans scheduled to arrive the 23rd.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #404
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I am not surprised that the two girls were trying to peck the babies. Are you going to name the babies? Before you know it they will be all grown up. And since you have more coming in, you might run out of names. Glad to hear that everything is normal and the big girls Myrtle and Harriet are misbehaving. When they have their own babies, it will be different. They are just jealous.

When I was a kid, I asked how come the chickens didn't leave. Because they stay where they know the food is. We had the big feeder in the coop along with their water and still scattered some of it around the outside of the coop. So they pretty much stayed in that area. Milly has to learn where her bread is buttered. And it is not on the other side of the fence. No purple outfits for her until she learns to behave.

Thanks for the update.
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:30 PM   #405
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Well--gimpy chick is named "Pebbles" because we are using a pebble to do the traction on its leg to rotate the joint. If it is a roo--its name will be Stone. And if that is a roo--it better have a nice temperament because I don't think we can send it to freezer camp after all of this!
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Thanks for the update, CWS!

I was holding a 4 week old puppy this morning, she was so sweet.
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I was holding a 4 week old puppy this morning, she was so sweet.
Pics? A new pup for the facility?
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No pics, I didn't know she would be there. Her name it Roe, I can't remember what breed Ang said she was, terrier of some sort. Ang is my counterpart for Longterm Care, she does the MDS for all other types insurance.

Jack Russell Terrier
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No pics, I didn't know she would be there. Her name it Roe, I can't remember what breed Ang said she was, terrier of some sort. Ang is my counterpart for Longterm Care, she does the MDS for all other types insurance.

Jack Russell Terrier
Ruh roh! Jack Russels are brilliant and devious! Quite a handful!
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:28 AM   #410
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Ruh roh! Jack Russels are brilliant and devious! Quite a handful!
I know, she's already tricked me into loving her.

I'm not a dog person, I'm not a dog person...
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