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Re: Re:Cats and Chicks..


Yep.  Amazing.
  

Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
  And there were still ten?

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" 
To: 
Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 9:30 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re:Cats and Chicks..


> Really? Yes, I'd be interested in seeing the magazine or online catalog 
> for your chicken brooder. Last night we went and bought a galvanized 
> steel water trough (small and lower to the ground - small sheep or goat 
> size) and transferred the chicks into that. I have 10 of them now and the 
> box was just too small. I let my guard down for 5 minutes while I went 
> outside to dump the old shavings into the compost pile and when I came 
> BACK, RAJA was sitting INSIDE the trough, with the chicks, staring at 
> them. Poor little chicks were all huddled at one end, scared to DEATH. I 
> yelled "RAJA!!!! - NOT YOURS!!! AGHHHHHHHH" and went after her...she 
> scampered out of there and I didn't see her for the rest of the night. I 
> was so lucky. Can't believe I forgot to close the laundry room door 
> behind me.
>
>
> Daryl 
wrote:
> My chick brooder has a screen top on one end, and wood with some small 
> plexi
> windows on the end with the heat lamp. Diesel loved to spend the day
> watching the chicks and enjoying the extra warmth.
>
> I was glad the chicks got big enough for Diesel to leave them alone. He 
> was
> good when I was out there with him, but considering the lust in his eyes,
> and what he did to a wren that got onto the screened porch, I think that 
> he
> would have made lunch out of them given the chance. It was a very
> well-traveled wren before he dropped it in the dining room and I was able 
> to
> get it out from underneath the furniture. Don't want to do that again!
>
> BTW - the plans for my brooder came from Countryside and Small Stock 
> Journal
> and it can double as a cheese dryer, if you're interested. I can raise 
> half
> a dozen chicks to 6 weeks w/ no problem.
>
> d
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jesse Bell"
> To:
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 9:39 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] Re:Cats and Chicks..
>
>
>> Raja has been sitting by my newly hatched chicks every day that I've had
>> them in the house. They are safe, in a big plastic storage box with a lid
>> that has holes cut in it. I have a heat lamp in there - BUT - you can
>> sort of see the chicks walking around inside the box because of the light
>> shining on it, and Raja sits there, with HUGE eyes, and stares at the 
>> box.
>> I take the lid off to change the food, water and wood shavings, and to
>> play with the little cuties..and Raja sneaks her head over the edge and
>> looks at them, then looks at me like "can I have 'em?" and I say, "NO
>> Raja - not yours" and she sits back down, looking very put out. But she
>> knows when I say "not yours" that she has to leave them alone. But she
>> really, really wants them. I love those silly chicks. Because I've had
>> them since day 1 or 2 and handle them all the time, they just sit in my
>> hand and fall asleep. We had a new one hatch yesterday and I left it
>> under the mother for the first day. They do
>> better that way. I think I'll have 2-3 more before it's all over. It is
>> so amazing to watch this whole process. Very cool.
>
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> Jesse R. Bell
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