Old  July 9th, 2017, 2:45pm     #4141
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Just a pic of a mom with her chicks.



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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 2:54pm     #4142
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Pudgie the Rescue Chicken Becomes Official Mascot of FDNY Football Team

http://www.wideopenpets.com/pudgie-t..._medium=manual

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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 4:12pm     #4143
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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 9:23pm     #4144
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Thanks Sparkle! I loved reading that.

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  Old  July 16th, 2017, 9:32pm     #4145
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Pudgie the Rescue Chicken Becomes Official Mascot of FDNY Football Team

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  Old  July 21st, 2017, 5:20am     #4146
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Congratulation to you with the newborn chickens! Btw, how much time do you spend to bring them to this?

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  Old  July 21st, 2017, 9:16am     #4147
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Congratulation to you with the newborn chickens! Btw, how much time do you spend to bring them to this?

Thanks John123john - and welcome to OLS.

Those chicks that started this thread in 2006 have all gone to the great coop in the sky.

I don't do chicks anymore . It takes about 6 -8 months of care to get them to where they will lay eggs.

These days I just get juveniles (4-months or older).

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  Old  July 21st, 2017, 9:47pm     #4148
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Did you get your next batch of juvies??
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  Old  July 22nd, 2017, 8:40am     #4149
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Did you get your next batch of juvies??
It's looking like 2 weeks from now might work out. The Barn had large breeds last month, then they got some Araucanas (rumpless birds that lay blue eggs, but only lay about 3 a week).

They're about sold out of those and next time they will get good layers.

I want to increase the flock while they are still out and running about. Integration works much better when they have lots of room. Come Nov 1, they will all be penned in the back pen, which is 1/3rd the back yard.

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  Old  August 23rd, 2017, 10:25pm     #4150
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Did you get your next batch of juvies??
I did - about two weeks ago. Haven't taken any photos yet. Back spasms are limiting what I do and cleaning the coop each day is about all I can do. Once my hip stops dislocating and the spasms stop I will take some photos.

In the meantime, I got 2 beautiful white leghorns, 3 Black Australorps, 2 Plymouth Rocks and 2 red sex-links on Aug 7. Got them from The Barn, who got them from Pennsylvania. They are the picture of health and very well adjusted.

Bringing 9 pullets into a flock of 19 worked out very smooth. There were too many newbies for any older hen to want to pick a fight with. The newbies knew to keep their distance, but after 2 weeks, they are mingling nicely - no fighting, just the occasional peck and sometimes the peck comes from one of the new ones.

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  Old  August 24th, 2017, 12:57am     #4151
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Oh no, so sorry to hear you are not a full strength!
Please take care and follow therapist's advice.

Glad the flock is still doing well in Lindenhurst.
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  Old  August 24th, 2017, 9:56am     #4152
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Thanks Jas.

I'm seeing the chiropractor every Friday, until my hip learns to stay put.

It's amazing how much it affects the muscles in the back when it's out of place.

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  Old  August 27th, 2017, 10:56am     #4153
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What a nice surprise to see this headline on drudge today ...

The new family pet dog: Beloved chickens...

http://www.latimes.com/style/pets/la...827-story.html

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  Old  August 27th, 2017, 11:04am     #4154
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Hope you are feeling better and stronger soon.
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  Old  August 27th, 2017, 11:14am     #4155
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Yes, I am feeling better. When the chiropractor puts my hip back in I have no pain and no need for 2 canes.

If only it would stay in, but that will take time. Because I am missing a muscle on one side (iliac area -below the lumbar) it makes it harder for my hip joint to stay put.

What started this was missing a chiro appt a couple of months ago - a blizzard if I remember, then doc took a vacation. So I ended up with a 6 week interval. Bad results, very bad.

I'm going twice a week now (he doesn't charge for the 2nd adjustment each week) and I have hope the muscles will adjust again.

But boy oh boy, when that baby dislocates it sends spasms up my side ... only freezer packs calm that crap down.

As soon as I can, I'll take the camera outside, bring some mixed bird seed and mealworms out and gather them in an area for a photo shoot.

I have 28 birds now and they are gorgeous. Well, except for the ones going through a hard molt, but I expect they will have their new feathers by the time I'm able to walk around with only one cane and a camera in the other.

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