Where is Norman Rockwell when you need him.ceccil wrote:My boy with his buddy at his Aunt's. He just sits in the yard and she will come strolling right up to him and lay there with him.
ceccil wrote:He does well with the hens but the roosters are another ballgame. He avoids them at all cost. Truth be told so do I if possible. Got myself cornered by one last year and bout got the snot kicked out of me. Strong legs for a small bird. Luckily I had jeans on or I would have been in trouble. Hurt pretty good even with jeans but I think they kept me from getting torn up.
Before my wife decided the chick-oes must be in the basement on below freezing nights, I had set up a reflector light in the outside coup which I put on at night for warmth. I let them run if we are around and the weather permits. They seem to like the fallen tree top that came down next to the compost heap during the last big blow. Now that they made it home, I can't cut it up for firewood.cabinover wrote: I put a 100 watt light bulb in the coop. When I go to work at 6:30 I check on them and turn on the light.
See if you can find your town Smitty. http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/3/Laws/tag/64470/SMITTY wrote:I think chickens are illegal in MA ....
david78 wrote:Now those are some pampered chickens.
cokehead wrote:They are in the basement now.
david78 wrote:He came at me one time soon after we got himand i booted him across the yard. We get along fine now
Here are my "dumb quackers". I sent this photo in a PM to a fellow coal burner but I think he might of failed to see the humor of it. The sound of silence. Good thing I have a good well. They use so much water for their daily bath and my wife sometimes brings them WARM water from the house. Good thing I heat my water with Harmony anthracite. Only one female. The rest are along for the good time and boy do they have a good time. Hard to explain to the young ones what's going on. Sometime you just have to break it up with a hard spray from the garden hose.david78 wrote: Also six mallards that one of my kids saw in the Tractor Supply store and just had to have. They're interesting to watch. They stick closer together than the chickens; anywhere they go they really are ducks in a row.