Morning Ladies and Gents. Not so happy with the new job. Its not what I expected. Well I wasn't expecting anything. I just don't like the knowledge I am learning. And I dread the hours. I don't think I would mind as much if I was home earlier. I am still looking, but at this point I am just happy to have a job.
Chickens!! Anybody want chickens? LOL So I am trying the free range thing. If I leave them in the pen, I notice the 2 white ones seem to fight with themselves and the others. I'm pretty sure the one is a rooster, and its almost the size of a turkey. I bought ones that were sexed. They were all supposed to be females. So the decision to make them free range happened when the cat and dogs started with ticks. AH they love it, I was OK with them in a few flower beds. I can deal with this. Then they found the back porch. Poop everywhere. They started snipping my plants veggies (in containers) and now my flowers. I have raised them, but they even ripped apart a hens and chick, in one of those tall terra cotta with holes in the sides. ahhh I am so unhappy. But the poop, its everywhere, and to get some of it off I have to drag out the hose. Plus the dogs are stepping in it as well as myself. We have attracted hawks. They float over my yard. The cat is panicing coming across the yard. He runs and zig zags. Poor guy. My coop is getting to small with these white ones growing like turkeys. Maybe I got turkeys. No they look like chickens, just must have been fed some hormone growth thinger ma bob. It seemed fun. I was all excited, raising my own eggs. At this point my advise is stop at a farm and pay the extra for a few brown eggs. UGH!!!
My veggie garden is doing well this year. Why those chickens haven't made it in there, the fence is low. They did go in once after I tilled. I left the gate door open. I thought I was doomed, but they don't or haven' t figured out how to fly over the short little fence. Oh bite my tongue!
Jun 11, 2012 | 2:03 PM PST
Ha My chicks were sexed ,too, but I have a rooster. He is going in the freezer when he is a little heavier. Like Witt said, put them in a covered pen. Make sure you have enough room or they will peck each other. Judy
Jun 11, 2012 | 3:57 PM PST
Chickens will poop where they are fed!. Feed them well away from anywhere you dont want them to be! The same goes for dogs throw their droppings where you want them to go to the loo!. White chickens if hormone raised will keep on growing untill they explode,yuck I know but true!. It is cruel and sad that some chook farms think of money instead of the well being of their animals,we are trying to get it band over here!. Forgive your white chooks as often they dont know what is expected of them!. I hope yours are not hormone raised for yours and their sakes!. Blessings!.
Jun 11, 2012 | 5:11 PM PST
You all are so sweet. I have been having that kind of morning that lead into that kind of day.
I don't feed them near the house they just found my plants and such. Pooping in the yard is cool, pooping on my concrete patio is NOT! lol, I walk out the door and there it is. I decided to keep them in the pen during the day and only let them out for a few hours at evening. I will be moving the pen around the yard in a few days when I can get some help. Its a 10x10x6 dog run, and I put their coop inside.
Job was as borrowing as a stale bisquit today. They had to do work so I had work to do. There I am learning new stuff, I zipped thru that, and my trainer asked if I ever did this before. No it was simple, and borrowing. What else ya got?