Tuesday, September 08, 2015

We're Moving!

We're Moving!
Hey everyone! Chicken Chat is moving to a new blog IndianaMagnum.blogspot.com 

We've got lots of tips and stories about farming, prepping, disasters, gun safety, zombies  and other good stuff. 

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Friday, September 04, 2015

When Pigs … Swim? Unraveling the Mystery of the Bahamas’ “Pig Beach”

Pigs Cant Fly But They Can Swim...
There’s an island in the Bahamas where feral pigs play in the sand, lay in the sun like overweight beach-bunnies, and swim out to boats to be fed by tourists. About 20 pigs and piglets live on the uninhabited island of Big Major Cay, in Exuma, the Bahamas, on what has been dubbed “Pig Beach.”

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Swimming Pigs

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Chickens Help Scientists Study Dinosaur Death Pose

Chicken Farming
Is this T Rex just a big Chicken?
To address a long-standing mystery in paleontology, scientists went to the grocery store.
Many dinosaur fossils appear in the same pose, not so much “terrible lizard” as “terrible limbo accident.” Their tails are stretched out and their necks thrown back grotesquely. But it’s not clear why this is. Researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada got a fresh take on the puzzle—or, at least, a recently killed and frozen take—by using dead chickens.

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Winnipegger wants to use sheep for eco-friendly lawn trimming business

Sheep Farming

A Winnipeg man raised eyebrows on Wednesday when he swapped his lawnmower for a group of sheep.
Clint Pinder owns a home in St. Boniface and has a rural property near Stony Mountain where he keeps some animals — including sheep.
"I'm not a big fan of mowing the grass, and the sheep are, so I figured I would bring them and see how they did on our lawn," said Pinder. "They were eating the grass and really enjoying it!"


Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Pigs Get Fresh Bedding" - my video you can see live on Periscope TV for the next 24 hours

Pig Farming
Pigs on the farm.
I have been using Periscope for a few weeks now so here is a link to a little video of my pigs. Hope you enjoy it.

"Pigs Get Fresh Bedding" - my video you can see live on Periscope TV for the next 24 hours

More and More Urban Chickens

We love Backyard Chickens
With the prices of eggs going up many people are raising chickens in their backyard so they can have farm fresh eggs.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Pot Belly Pigs Join the Zoo

This is our new animal to raise here on the funny farm. We got into pigs with Emergency Preparedness in mind but it quickly became the usual petting zoo for hubby.

We started out with 3 pigs and now have over 20. Hubby refuses to use them for food although that was how he got me to agree to have them in the first place. 

So we ended up  with pig pets. But they are cute even though they constantly break out by climbing over or digging under their fencing.

Then they end up at our door looking for company and treats. 

If you want to see something funny, check out our video of the baby pigs screaming when picked up. 

Friday, April 05, 2013

Panic Grows in China as Bird Flu’s Death Toll Now at 6

With confirmation that a sixth person has died from the mysterious avian-borne virus H7N9, Chinese officials escalated their response on Friday, advising people to avoid live poultry, dispatching virologists to chicken farms across the country and slaughtering more than 20,000 birds at a wholesale market in Shanghai.

Chicken Bird Flu
Bird Flu Kills 6  in China