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September 2012 Vol. 2

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September 2012
Vol. 2

confidence I need to try it out. I am really enjoying this hobby and appreciate all the great ideas in this newsletter! Rebecca

Karen : 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?? Karen

My 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.

Update from Karen : My daughter found holes in the barn!! Thanks.We are patching TOMORROW !!

Jerry : 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


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Keeping Chickens Newsletter - Published September 2012 by www.Self-Sufficient-Life.com