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Jeanne Tavares
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round worms in chickens
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It is time for me to butcher my old girls who have not been laying well. I've got only 5 girls left out of 15 to send off to cold camp, but in the process, I have found one large, mature round worm…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Tavares May 31, 2014.

sick tomato hornworms
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This is certainly not a complaint, but I've never seen this before. My tomato hornworms seems to be getting sick and dying off before I can find them and pluck them off. No, they do not have those…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Tavares Jul 19, 2013.

Pasty butt -- what do I do now?
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I spent about an hour in the coop today. I was doing a heavy duty clean up. Neither of my 2 easter egger has laid an egg for several months. I think it started with them molting, but they're both…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Catherine, The Herb Lady May 6, 2013.

Manna Pro chicken feed
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I went to a presentation this past weekend at the Feed Barn, Open House and Chicken Care. I spoke with the rep from Manna Pro, wondering if she had ideas why I was getting only 8 eggs daily from 16…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeanne Tavares Mar 31, 2013.


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Living on a ranch, 2 horses, 1 donkey, flock of chickens since late 2009, and a pack of golden retriever/yellow lab dogs....

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Free Ranging HennyPenny

I'm approaching the 2 year mark of my initial chicken keeping venture. My original birds had petered down to 8 birds and I found someone looking to sell off 8 pullets between 4 and 5 months old. Thinking that with an evenly divided population between the first birds and the newer birds, harmony might be restored in short order, I went forth with trying to blend the flock. The rooster immediately tried to kill all the new pullets, so I butchered poor ChickenStu. It took about a week for the…


Posted on September 22, 2011 at 7:09pm — 7 Comments

Growing potatoes in hay

In a recent issue of Backwoods Homes, there was an article about growing potatoes without any soil, but simply planted in hay. Has anyone here ever heard about this before? Any experience with this? I'm planning to try it. I made a sizable berm of a hay/straw mix that the horses trampled into the dirt, then peed on for good measure, about a month ago. Then I bought a small bag of fingerling potatoes from the grocery with mixed colors of potatoes. I washed the potatoes to remove the… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2010 at 4:06pm — 30 Comments

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At 11:33am on April 27, 2012, Walt Pendleton said…

I also have just planted raspberries, blackberries, citrus, apples, plums, nectarines. I got a rooster and a hen, just got 4 chicks to raise. Five chicken were just wiped out by a dog or a coyote this morning.

At 12:05pm on March 15, 2010, levi mason said…
welcome to the guild! looks like a nice peaceful spot you've got there...
At 9:43am on March 15, 2010, Ericka said…
Welcome! Nice place you got there!

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