Researching chicken breeds! And chicken coops, brooders, etc. my dad and I have been talking about chickens and having organic eggs etc, we are also doing a garden so I will be able to plant a couple few rows of feed for the chickens ^_^.
I also want them to be in a semi free…
Chickens are great, but definitely do research on anything and everything you can before getting any! Silkies, for example, don’t do well in extremely cold and/or wet weather because their feathers can’t repel moisture and trap heat as well as “normal” feathers can. Bantams (tiny chickens) are super if you are limited on space and lay surprisingly large eggs for their size, but they are conveniently snack size for hawks and other predators so they need to be penned up to be totally safe. Feeding organic is great, but remember that chickens are opportunistic omnivores and eat insects and small animals (mice, voles, etc. when they can catch them) as well as plant matter and greens. Free ranging chickens LOVE grass and clover, but feeding clippings is a very bad idea, as clippings tend to be longer and have a tenancy to cause crop impaction, which can be fatal. On the topic of free ranging, I honestly feel that this is the most natural and beneficial lifestyle for a chicken that can be provided. They are allowed to forage and get plenty of exercise, but you need to be on top of a good deworming regimen (Rooster Booster triple wormer is fantastic and doesn’t affect the eggs of laying hens) and you must be sure the birds have safe places to get to in case of predators that might be lurking around.
There is just so much stuff I could talk about regarding this…. :)
I don’t know what I was expecting
i expected cute noises
I’ll take twenty.
I love goats
hell yeah look at this shit
let this a reminder to why white people make me sick and why i dislike them. this year, these crackers will do the same thing with mike brown. this is why i’m so angry. this shit must end.
That is absolutely horrifying and disgusting makes me insanely angry and I really need to stress that not all white people are awful like that. Holy crap I can’t even fathom why people think that’s funny or clever or what. Ffff.
Lots and lots of Marine Iguanas just hanging out on the shore of the Galapagos Islands… they shot salty snot out of their noses quite a bit, but were still awesome to hang out with!
Such cute cuddle bugs!
i never formally came out to my parents. partly because i didn’t feel as though it was necessary to announce, partly because my mother had repeatedly told me as a child “if you’re a lesbian, that’s okay.” she would say that to me when i was in ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and i’d look at her like “okay crazy. i don’t even know what that means.”
flash forward. my best friend comes out as bisexual and i realize my feelings for her are more than friendship. and finally understand why i had NEVER been interested in boys. so i got myself a cute little girlfriend and invited her over to watch football (which is like, completely transparent because i hate sports). when she left, my mom asked if she was my girlfriend. that was pretty much it. her reaction was “love is love, regardless of gender.”
when i was visiting my father in california, he bought me a tegan & sara CD and a book called “so you want to be a lesbian.” then he asked if i liked boys even a little. i said no. he responded with “i’ve always liked girls better, too.”
i had it pretty easy. my parents are extremely supportive to this day, consider my girlfriend part of the family, and brag to their friends about my work in the LGBTQ community. i am blessed to have such understanding and loving parents.
That is A+ parenting and I aspire to that when I have children. My parents were much the same.