Friday, August 12, 2005

Forgot to close the barn door last night

Well the chickens are happy today as I forgot to go out after supper last night and close the door to the coop. So they were out nice and early today. Normally I don't let them out until about mid morning. I was lucky nothing got in to the coop overnight. We have a lot of coons around the farm and they love chicken as a midnight snack.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Ran out of feed yesterday.

Well not a lot to talk about on the farm today. I have to go to the Co-Op and get some feed as I ran out yesterday. The birds get a bit cranky when I am late with breakfast.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sex Link Chicks

A sex link chick is a baby chicken that can be sexed by its color. Most breeds of chickens are very hard to tell the sex of when they hatch. It takes someone who is skilled and has good eyes and even they get it wrong on occasion.

Friday, August 05, 2005

Sebright Bantams

The seabrights originated in the early 1800s and are the only breed of chicken that has no pointed sex feathers.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Baby Poultry Guide for Care

For Chicks or Bantams use 18% commercial starter feed, QUik Chik Water Additive, 90-95' heat at floor level, put extra light in the brooder room, they need 1/2 sq. ft of space per chick and be sure to use commercial litter or wood shavings.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Four killed in cockfight attack in Mexico

Gamblers angry over losses, threw two hand grenades into a crowd of over 300 at a cockfight in the town of Tonala. Tonala is a small town in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico, killing four men and seriously injuring 15 others.

"Two men died at the cockfight and two more died in nearby hospitals," said Jose Ramirez, spokesman for the Jalisco attorney general's office. "It appears that some men lost money and then they lost control."

Cockfighting is popular in Mexico, especially in rural areas, and huge sums of money are often gambled on the outcome.