Hollie...I didnt see that on the news about the picture being found a hundred miles away. I would like to know about that myself. Did you find out whos picture it was?
Debbie, that bird window sounds wonderful. Do you have any pictures of it? Also..I have read some on cross contamination so to speak of goats and chickens. I know that coccidiosis is common for both chickens and goats to get, but, they are two different kinds and cannot be caught from each other. My flock is a closed flock so I doubt they have any diseases. The only time they are exposed to other birds is like when I showed, and all those birds have to be disease tested along with mine. Any that show up sick have to go. If its something else other than cocci, let me know okay? Always up for learning more. There is always room to learn.
Janie, these are African Pygmy Goats so they wont get a whole lot bigger than they are now. ( I hope not anyway, lol!) About the horns...I can only say that I know the boys have horns, I dont know about the girls. I do know that boer goats have horns on the males and females, so probably most species of goat do? Heck I am still learning...lol.
Paula, tell your daughter to get those new flourescent bulbs to use outside for the goats. I have a utility lamp with one in it hanging for Derby out at his shelter. We started replacing the ones indoors as the old ones blew out and it has really made a difference in our electric bill believe it or not!
Sunny, just pace yourself on journals...I am alwys behind and have accepted that I will always be behind...just get here when you can. ;)
Bill, I havent heard of that before, renting out bunnies and chicks. It sounds like a wonderful deal for all concerned considering when the child gets tired of the growing animal it can go back to its home.
Jamie, It doesnt mater if the eggs are fertilized or not when you eat them. If your egg lady (thats what folks call me, lol) has picked them up daily (twice daily in the summer) then it just doesnt matter. Some folks may say they can tell...but I cant. The only way you are going to be able to tell if that egg is fertile is if you incubate it for several days...then veins will be visible when you candle the egg if it is fertile. I keep roosters out in the the yard with my girls. I think it is just the THOUGHT of sperm being in that egg that icks people out. Me personally, I cant see it, cant taste it, its just a fresh egg to me.
I have noticed a lot of folks Spring cleaning their journals. I need to add a LOT of journals onto my side bar...so maybe I will do that this week.
If for some reason I didnt answer something you asked, please just give me a holler and say HEY, YOU MISSED ME! ;)
Okay, enough foolin' around. I got to get up from here and do SOMETHING today. ;)
Hey I did get some journals visited today! Yay for me. :) I went from 250 emails to 145...not to bad.