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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Some Questions Answered and Comments



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.


breakaway1968 said...

Great questions... good now we don't have to look for another "egg lady" lol  Thanks for your information on the eggs!  

gen0507 said...

I don't remember the name of the people, but the picture was of a boat.  The little lifesaver on the back of the boat had the wife's name of it.

I believe the news said it was from one of the houses involved in the tornadoes in Aragon, GA.


wwfbison said...

Our goats are pygmy's too.  They haven't grown tall but wide, LOL!!

browney44 said...

I will see if I can dig up a picture of either mine or my mother's.  I remember one night I had the light on in the bird window for warmth for babies and something it the cage scaring the birds.  I took my flashlight outside where a big barn owl was sitting in a tree.  He must have thought he had an easy meal!

The window was wonderful because the mess was outside but I could enjoy them inside and outside.