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Chicken Plucker needed
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anna Smith Feb 12.

Working out the plans for a IGLOO water cooler for summer cold water
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becci Scott Feb 12, 2013.

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Anna Smith replied to Melissa Rennells's discussion Chicken Plucker needed
"I recently purchased a Yardbird and used it last weekend to do 5 CX and 3 EE cockerels. I was very happy with it. It saved me so much time. Well worth the cost for me since I do all the butchering start to finish myself.I liked that I could take the…"
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I'm 36 married, and have a desk job. I love to garden as a stress reliever.

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Planted climbing plants outside the coop!

Malabar spinach, cow peas, Hyacinth beans and more that are okay for my babies to munch on.

In my garden I put in the last of my brown onion starts, black simpson heat tollerant lettuce,  moss rose, allysum, yellow wax green beans and a bunch of flowers seeds.. yaaayyy... I am on the watch for seedlings now!

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 9:35pm

Sarama chickens for sale $20 a pair. and They go in pairs. 1 mail & 1 female.

4 White Sarama's up for sale. Must sell as pairs (1male & 1female) $20 a pair
They are 1/5 the size of a standard chicken and have a 1/5 of the sound. So the crow of the rooster is lower in volume than a standard chicken

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 2:41pm

Sarama chickens!

The little buggers are perfect for our coop! Went out to check on them this eve and they were all happy to see me and ready for treats. I was thanked with 4 eggs this eve. I think we have another hen that has started laying.

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 12:09am

I am looking for mesquite pods

I read that one of the natural foods fot Quail are mesquite pods. I purchased some organic 100% mesquite flour from a health food store. As you can imagine it is expensive. I would like to find a source here tp help me with a cheaper price on either mesquite pods or flour please.

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 11:52pm — 4 Comments

Added Chickens and Quails

Last week we added 6 chickens, 2 mails, and 4 females to our household and 4 quail.  I believe we have 2 male and 2 female.  2 of them still have baby fuzz on their heads so they are young.  

We built an aviary for them and they all seem very happy!

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 10:20pm

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At 4:48pm on November 15, 2012, Lisette Volkmar said…


Send an email to ,the person with the wood chips, to find out.  On their ad, they asked for a couple of things.  Check back on the listing to see what they were asking for.

Good Luck,


At 4:22pm on November 15, 2012, Catherine, The Herb Lady said…

Hi Melissa, glad you have some herbs growing, I truly enjoy experimenting with any herb in the garden and kitchen.

At 4:14pm on November 15, 2012, Melissa Rennells said…
So I started my garden again and it is doing really well. I have seedlings for green onions and brown onions cilantro yellow pear tomatoes brusell sprouts and more
At 1:54pm on February 1, 2010, Richard L Dillworth said…
Hello i started my turnips and greens in the last week of September and they grow back when they are picked,if you pick only the top part of the turnip it will grow back!! nice page!!
At 10:42pm on April 29, 2009, Rebecca A. said…
Very cool, thanks!
At 10:22pm on February 23, 2009, Peggy Sorensen said…
I just noticed you're in Glendale. I'm in Peoria at 95th and Olive. Just wondering how close we are.
At 10:17pm on February 23, 2009, Peggy Sorensen said…
Thanks Melissa! I'm buying some tonight. Let me know how they do for you and I'll try to do the same.
At 8:38pm on February 23, 2009, marcy said…
hi melissa,
yes, i was planning to and that's why i've let them get so big. it seems they take quite a while from when they begin bolting to when the seeds actually emerge. they began to flower in early january i think. hope to have many seeds to keep and share,
At 8:12am on November 25, 2008, Julie Norgaard said…
Thank you, I will - I usually don't see frost until late Jan/Feb and then if I use containers I have them under my porch roof and they don't seem to be affected at all.
At 8:53am on November 24, 2008, Julie Norgaard said…
Hi Melissa - sorry for the late reply - I have been off the site for a week or two - thanks for the feedback on my garden - we are starting another against a block wall that faces west (should be a challenge) that will be about 8 ft by 40 ft and I am using the "lasagne" technique to improve the soil as it really needs help - when I can afford it I add enrichments - a box or two of bat guano works great - for containers too! I was amazed at how good my soil in the first garden got after only one year of improving the raised beds - I will post some updated pictures this week before I put the plastic on as I have brocolli, califlower and cabbage going great guns right now. Where we are we get a lot of frost every morning as it gets later in the year. 4 or 5 degrees really makes a differenc! Have a great Thankgiving! Julie

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