I found this article on "backyard chickens". I found it very interesting. I thought I would pass it on. I got the article from the Organic Consumers Association. They have a newletter that you can sign up for that is very informative.
Eventually I hope to find a great home down there. Someday! If only we could sell our house right now. I just do't see us able to get enough for it yet. the builders are having a hard enough time selling the brand new houses.
We had backyard chickens in Alabama and miss them a lot. I wish we had tried bringing them with us. Technically our SD in Union county wouldn't allow it but likely no one would have complained about the 4 we had which were like pets.
What we had in Alabama was really neat. It was a rolling pen without a bottom. That way the chickens could have fresh grass all the time and you could manage where the poop goes. I have had chickens before when I was young. If they aren't penned, they do come back to where they are fed but they may wander more than you want.
Okay, I found the perfect thing. Not like ours, this is called the Stealth Coop because it looks like a trash can. LOL!! http://henspa.com/hencondo.htm
Yes, these folks have actually been spending time and effort to intentionally design coops for the small backyard chicken keeper who may be flying under the radar. hehehe pun intended.
I've dealt with a few different illnesses. Maybe you can call me tomorrow and let me know what's going on. Or maybe send your number. Pat and I are going to a conference but will have some time on the drive there and later in…"
Hope you are doing well, its been a while since I've come to the group MNOs but hope to attend soon and see folks again. This is kind of a random favor/question, but I seem to have a sick chicken and wondered if you had any expertise…"
"Thanks, lots of great ideas we can try. (I am a new member on the yahoo group as of last week.) We also read some information elsewhere about treating with arnica, do you have any experience with that? DH used arnica pellets on Sunday for muscle…"
"We had two recent discussions about poison ivy relief on the yahoogroup with many options to consider. Plantain, witch hazel and Epsom salt baths seem to offer significant relief.
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So Maya Lynn decided to come Saturday afternon.After a long labor, but a REAL quick one push delivery she arrived Saturday September 12, 2009 at 5:09.She's 7lb. 11 oz. and 20 1/2" long.We came home Sunday afternoon and have all been doing really well.I will update with photos when I get time to download them.See More
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