I need to try it out. I am really enjoying this hobby and appreciate
all the great ideas in this newsletter! Rebecca
: Hi Gina, : I have a very secure barn and have never
had intruders before. I have a hen on the ground with week
old chicks. 6 to be exact. Great mom and peaceful chicken
community. We were gone overnight and when we got back there
were no signs of distress or ruckus but 2 babies were gone.
Now today when I came home one more is missing. Any ideas??
Reply : It is possible to be the chickens themselves.
Lots of predators would eat/take chicks if they could get
access to them. Small egg/chick thieves include snakes and
rats and may only need a tiny hole to get in.
from Karen : My daughter found holes in the barn!! Thanks.We
are patching TOMORROW !!
: I found out that my chicken that looks like pigeon is a Silver
Duckwing bantam I also have a 15 year old white goose that is
blind. He has been living with an old white duck that has one
stiff leg. In the morning I put water in the 2 foot diameter by
4 in deep soft black rubber tub with feed near it. The duck struggles
but gets in the tub and takes his morning bath. He keeps making
noise so the old goose knows where he is at and comes to the feed
and water. They never leave the chicken house and enclosed pen.
When it got real hot, I picked up the duck and carried him to
the pond. He kept quacking and the blind goose followed. That
evening the duck waddled back to the chicken house and the blind
goose followed. Just a funny for you. Jerry Brandt