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Re: Poultry in the Parlor

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Poultry in the Parlor
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 20:12:58 -0600
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OMG...I can SO relate.  Last year I raised TWO batches of chicks in my
laundry room.  And now - somebody stop me - I'm ready to do another batch
this spring because I need more egg layers.  I have 8 hens and I have so
many orders for eggs that I can't keep up with it all.  People want farm,
fresh eggs and word got around at my job that I have them.  I can barely
keep enough for myself! (I have become the "Egg Pimp")  The problem with
this is that I have no idea how many hens will hatch, and how many roosters.
 I don't NEED anymore roosters.  "Mr. Mojo" is a handful and I have to put
him in his place on a weekly basis.  He doesn't like anybody in there with
his "women" and he'll come running at me.  I bop him on the head and go on
about my business of feeding - but he tries it again a week later.  Goofy
rooster.  It's expensive to drive to a hatchery to buy pullets - and not
sure it's really worth it.  One of my young hens is turning into a "brooder"
so I know she'll sit on some eggs if I let her.  To hatch, or not to
hatch...that is the question of the day.

On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 7:52 PM, andreah <andreah@hargray.com> wrote:

> that was absolutely hilarious! I added her to my homepage so I can read
> other posts. Thanks for sharing!
> A
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia Dickson" <
> pdickson@sbcglobal.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 1:52 PM
> Subject: [CHAT] Poultry in the Parlor
>  This is my step sister in law... she is a master gardener in Tx....
>> wonderful
>> writer.  I hope some of you find time to read her things.
>> Just had to share.... knew so many of you would relate!
>> Tricia
>> --- On Tue, 1/13/09, Suzanne
>> Hey, Everybody,
>> I wanted to let you know that I have another chicken blog post online
>> (along
>> with some other things).  Here's the link:
>> http://www.findfarmcredit.com/farm-credit-bank-blog.aspx?blog_id=100
>> I don't want to bombard you with all this stuff, so if you want to be
>> notified
>> when a new post goes live, you can subscribe on the website.  There's a
>> little
>> Subscribe button to the right of the post that will walk you through doing
>> that.
>> Hope everybody is happy and  well.
>> Love, Suzy
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