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Thread: Fun & Funky Chickens Block Swap - Sign Ups Close Aug. 30, 2012

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    Gosh ladies thank you for the pest info. I'm sending it all hubby's way. He's in charge of bug control.

    Linda, as soon as there's no way for the babes to escape they'll get to roam the yard. I'm guessing sometime next week.

    I'm excited for this swap. I looked at the past ones and got fun ideas. I promise though.... No scorpions.
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    Thought maybe some of you would like a few photos for inspiration! You might think I am crazy but that is ok. I snapped a few photos while out enjoying my young chickens. We have white crowned black bantams, white silkies and a variety of others. Oh, the last photo is the girl showin' off her nails. She certainly doesn't need knox gelatin to make it long and strong.
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    SewExtreme-- terrific pics!
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    Linda, I LOVE your life sized models! Great inspiration. Dig that toe job!
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    Nope, I've been downloading her patterns for several years. I have them all. I guess I'll sign up for this.

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    Oh my, if I put chickens in my backyard, my toy poodle boy would go banannas. We have a bird's nest in the eve of our home who has babies now. They drive the dog crazy. Thanks for the FYI on chickens ladies. Great photos.
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    Yipppeeeee... 18 two day old chicks arrived at our post office today for us to pick up. Lots of chirping all the way home in their little box. They are sooooo cute!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Yipppeeeee... 18 two day old chicks arrived at our post office today for us to pick up. Lots of chirping all the way home in their little box. They are sooooo cute!


    ohh! I bet they are too cute!
    We are up to 14 chickens now. We adopted 6 more babies this spring. I LOVE them.
    Here's a picture of DD with her best friend Chloe.
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    Oh my goodness Ms. Grace, those are adorable.
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    She is a Silkie. They stay small.
    She lays very little eggs. About half size as a normal hen.
    She is full grown, over 1 year old now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace View Post
    ohh! I bet they are too cute!
    We are up to 14 chickens now. We adopted 6 more babies this spring. I LOVE them.
    Here's a picture of DD with her best friend Chloe.
    Ms. Grace, don't you just love those white silkies? We have four, at least one being a rooster. I love watching their hair move in the wind.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Ms. Grace, don't you just love those white silkies? We have four, at least one being a rooster. I love watching their hair move in the wind.
    Isn't that so cute when their little fluffs blow in the wind?
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    Love to see your gals' chickens! That long top knot is cute!
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    All these darling chickie pics are so inspiring. I love it. Our chickens had a tarantula visitor in their pen the other morning! And I've just been worried about scorpions Gotta love Texas!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    All these darling chickie pics are so inspiring. I love it. Our chickens had a tarantula visitor in their pen the other morning! And I've just been worried about scorpions Gotta love Texas!!
    a tarantula!!!!!
    oh my, I would have been running faster than my girls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheriR View Post
    All these darling chickie pics are so inspiring. I love it. Our chickens had a tarantula visitor in their pen the other morning! And I've just been worried about scorpions Gotta love Texas!!
    Oh my!

    Linda

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    Sad to say but by bedtime last night we lost 5 of our 18 baby chicks. We're wondering if they had a turbulent flight. Hopefully the rest of them will survive.

    Linda

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    Oh Linda,
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Do you have a heat lamp on them? Out of any drafts?
    Make sure they have plenty of fresh water.
    If you have any questions, please pm me.


    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Sad to say but by bedtime last night we lost 5 of our 18 baby chicks. We're wondering if they had a turbulent flight. Hopefully the rest of them will survive.
    In my quilt lab!

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    I did not think chickens could fly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace View Post
    Oh Linda,
    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Do you have a heat lamp on them? Out of any drafts?
    Make sure they have plenty of fresh water.
    If you have any questions, please pm me.
    Thanks, ms. grace. Yes, we have heat lamps on them, they are in a room without drafts. DH has been giving them sugar water (recommended by hatchery). Even sadder is that we are now down to 8 chicks living. PTL, though, we haven't lost any for the past 3 hours, so things might be looking better. We only lost one of our 36 chicks that came 2.5 months ago. Sorry everyone for bringing this up. Didn't expect it to keep spiraling downward. But, maybe things will get better from here on out.

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    That's so sad. Hubby and I feel bad for you. It would have been tragic to lose one of our babies when we got them. My daughter had to get them from the PO when they arrived as hubby and were out of town. Her three kids named them. So we have names like ChickSqueek and Chicklet and Nugget. THEN dear daughter bought her dad two ducks. So we have alot of quacking and cheeping going on!!!! Hope the rest of your babes survive. I'll be waiting to hear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace View Post
    ohh! I bet they are too cute!
    We are up to 14 chickens now. We adopted 6 more babies this spring. I LOVE them.
    Here's a picture of DD with her best friend Chloe.
    oh this photo makes me laugh! It looks like the chickens feathers are exploding. Realllllly CUTE !

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Thanks, ms. grace. Yes, we have heat lamps on them, they are in a room without drafts. DH has been giving them sugar water (recommended by hatchery). Even sadder is that we are now down to 8 chicks living. PTL, though, we haven't lost any for the past 3 hours, so things might be looking better. We only lost one of our 36 chicks that came 2.5 months ago. Sorry everyone for bringing this up. Didn't expect it to keep spiraling downward. But, maybe things will get better from here on out.
    Linda,
    If you have a Tractor Supply or some type of feed store near you, get them some Duramycin-10.
    It's an antibiotic. I was told to use this the first week of a chick's life when we bought our first batch 3 years ago.
    We haven't lost 1 yet.
    The antibiotic is a powder that goes into their water. They really need it. I think it's around $7 here, and it's good for years.
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    1st set

    I've finished my first set.
    Here's a couple of pictures.
    Are we going to receive 1 of our own blocks back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms Grace View Post
    I've finished my first set.
    Here's a couple of pictures.
    Are we going to receive 1 of our own blocks back?
    Grace if I understood this we send four and get back four different ones. If we want one of that block we're suppose to make five. BTW. Those are SO CUTE!
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