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Offline Jerrymac

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Poster child...
« on: April 17, 2009, 09:40:24 PM »
for a rough life

But it sure has been fun.....

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Re: Poster child...
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 10:50:52 PM »
i think i have had mornings like that.   :evil:
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 11:04:34 PM »
You gonna eat him Jerry?


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Re: Poster child...
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 01:18:12 AM »
Silly JP  :roll: It's a girl.  :shock:
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 04:25:07 AM »
Oops, I thought lil Jerry was a rooster. Well, you gonna eat Jenny?


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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 09:48:02 AM »
No. She was the first to start laying eggs and is still squeezing them out.

We call her Raggedy Henny.
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2009, 10:55:39 AM »
Ok, she has apparently has reached "pet status." How many eggs she lay a day now? How long have you had her?


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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2009, 12:12:20 PM »
I don't know how many eggs a day. I can't watch them all every minute.  :roll:

She will be a year old on the 23rd of this month I think.
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2009, 12:53:34 PM »
Alright so how many chickens are you up to now? How long do chickens live if you don't eat them? :-D

My wife is getting more persistant about us getting chickens!


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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2009, 03:35:39 PM »
I did have 45 chickens and 4 guineas bit some critter has gotten three of them. (Dog I think) So I am down to 4 guineas, 3 roosters, 39 hens. Then of course just hatched 7 chicks so am back up to 49 chickens.

I do not know how long they live. My book says normal life is 12 years. Some have lived as long as 25 years. BUT....most don't survive past their productive life of 2 years  :shock:

Get this book.... Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens by Gail Damerow..... It tells you more than you want to know about chickens.  :-D
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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2009, 05:13:31 PM »
Ok, I see why you can't keep an eye on them all, that's a lot of chickens! How many eggs a day are you picking up? And what are you doing with all those eggs?


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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2009, 06:29:14 PM »
20+ eggs per day.

We eat some and sell most of them.
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 06:33:59 PM »
They call you the chicken man or the beeman? So I would imagine there is a nice crossover, where your egg customers and honey customers are one in the same right?

Do you sell to individuals only or do you bring them in to a farmer's market or similar set up?

I'm being really noisy huh? Sorry!


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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2009, 06:45:50 PM »
Haven't had much luck with the honey. Had one good year and the rest has been so dry they don't produce much. So I have mostly just left them alone and let them be bees. Seems every time I go into the hives I loose one.

I have a sign out front and have posted ads on craigslist. People come to me.  ;)

noisy?  :lau:

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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2009, 08:59:58 PM »
Oops, I meant to say nosy! :shock: :bee:


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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 09:38:21 PM »
I knew you meant nosy.  :-D

Not really. How else will you learn?

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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2009, 01:39:06 AM »
Jerry the chickenmaster! Hey, chickenmaster.com!


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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2009, 02:31:17 AM »
That hen needs a saddle.  A chicken saddle, it fits around the wings and across the back and protects the hen from so much attention from the roosters.  She looks like she's everybody's favorite. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2009, 04:13:50 AM »
People must really want your eggs if they drive out to you to get them... how much do you charge for them if you don't mind my noisyness.   :evil:

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2009, 05:44:28 AM »
This one lady buys 2 thirty count trays every month and we take them to her when we go to town.

Other people pass by most everyday anyway so it is just a stop on the way. Then there are those that make a special trip to get them.
12 @ $2.00
18 @ $3.00
30 @ $5.00
36 @ $6.00

I guess they like the idea of farm fresh, free range eggs.
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