Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

There are 81697 comments on the The Cincinnati Enquirer story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.. In it, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that:

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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Anne

United States

#95994 Feb 16, 2014
I really would appreciate it if you wouldn't try to pose as me. AW we go way back so yeah someone's playing games. You know yourself that this old iPhone I've never be able to keep track of where it's always saying I'am posting from. Well going to try to sleep once again. Goodnight friends!
Visitor

United States

#95995 Feb 16, 2014
Just a idea here! Why don't the ones that usually uses this just register so there won't be any confusion? And I'am not seeing any information on dying birds so wtf is this anyways??
Upsurge heart

United States

#95997 Feb 16, 2014
Visitor wrote:
Just a idea here! Why don't the ones that usually uses this just register so there won't be any confusion? And I'am not seeing any information on dying birds so wtf is this anyways??
Great idea !!!! But I do have one for here . But you the person wouldn't talk to me anyway !
Visitor

United States

#95998 Feb 16, 2014
Upsurge heart wrote:
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Great idea !!!! But I do have one for here . But you the person wouldn't talk to me anyway !
huh?? Btw you must think you know who I am but I can assure you that you do not. Sure I'd talk with you as long as you don't act as stupid as your last couple post. Good morning all I hope everyone has a great day it's time for some green tea then it's yoga time!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#95999 Feb 16, 2014
I will skip the yoga. I have been up the hill to the chicken house 3 times already to feed and water and replace the water feed light bulb that keeps the water from being ice. Now it is off to church to Thank GOD for all my blessings and being alive and able to make it up to the chicken house.

Besides, I lost an old school mate this week that was 4 years younger then me and he did not even have a chicken house to keep him active. We also lost Ralph Waite this week..(John Walton) who's acting role displayed a faith in the ALMIGHTY that is/was depicted to be about the same as mine in that GOD is everywhere and not just in a building following man-made rules of social conformity; but HE can be found wherever we wish to look.. especially in the solitude of the trees and the admiration of all the critters provided to us. Good day to all.
boom

Indianapolis, IN

#96000 Feb 16, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Just 3 more for your 5 dozen.
Thank you. I finally made it to 4 dozen yesterday afternoon. The 21 ladies layed 13 eggs yesterday and one was still thinking about it but I couldn't wait on her. I'm glad the laying is picking up because demand is too. Hopefully no more frozen eggs.
Anne

United States

#96002 Feb 16, 2014
boom wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you. I finally made it to 4 dozen yesterday afternoon. The 21 ladies layed 13 eggs yesterday and one was still thinking about it but I couldn't wait on her. I'm glad the laying is picking up because demand is too. Hopefully no more frozen eggs.
You are getting quite a few eggs in this cold weather so you're doing something right!
Frozen eggs: I've had a couple of those! They were so frozen they split open. There's been a few so very cold I wondered if they were frozen also. Right or wrong I threw the frozen egg on the ground and the ladies gobbled it up.
Anne

United States

#96003 Feb 16, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
I will skip the yoga. I have been up the hill to the chicken house 3 times already to feed and water and replace the water feed light bulb that keeps the water from being ice. Now it is off to church to Thank GOD for all my blessings and being alive and able to make it up to the chicken house.

Besides, I lost an old school mate this week that was 4 years younger then me and he did not even have a chicken house to keep him active. We also lost Ralph Waite this week..(John Walton) who's acting role displayed a faith in the ALMIGHTY that is/was depicted to be about the same as mine in that GOD is everywhere and not just in a building following man-made rules of social conformity; but HE can be found wherever we wish to look.. especially in the solitude of the trees and the admiration of all the critters provided to us. Good day to all.
I'm sorry about your loss. God IS everywhere and it is right that we meet with others for encouragement and to give encouragement to those that are going through rough patches in life. It is good to be with those that believe as we do. The trees/flowers/animals all give proof of Gods greatness. How Marvelous!
boom

Indianapolis, IN

#96004 Feb 16, 2014
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
You are getting quite a few eggs in this cold weather so you're doing something right!
Frozen eggs: I've had a couple of those! They were so frozen they split open. There's been a few so very cold I wondered if they were frozen also. Right or wrong I threw the frozen egg on the ground and the ladies gobbled it up.
I doubt if I had much to do with it. Chickens lay pretty good through their first winter and my oldest ones won't be a year old until next month. There's a group younger than them and they're laying the best. I'll probably start another bunch so somebody will be laying next winter too.

Those frozen eggs are odd. When they freeze the shell splits but when they thaw out the shell goes right back together and you probably wouldn't even know the shell had been split. If the membrane wasn't broke I ate those too. I did feed one to the dog. Pretty funny, he chewed on it like a bone. lol Now and then a few got broke because of the shell already being cracked. I eat the ones that are a little damaged or their looks might turn somebody else off. The rest the family eats or are sold or gave away.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#96005 Feb 16, 2014
@Boom and Anne.. I only made it with 4 1/2 dozen for 4 days. If an egg is just dented, I save those for myself. But any that are frozen or cracked, I do not throw back to the chickens. I may be wrong but I don't want them to develop a habit of eating their eggs and I pitch those few into the creek to wash downstream for other critters.

I rarely get frozen eggs anyways. I sit around getting bored and wind up going up the hill several times a day just to get outside for a while and most often my eggs are still warm. LOL .
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#96006 Feb 16, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
@Boom and Anne.. I only made it with 4 1/2 dozen for 4 days. If an egg is just dented, I save those for myself. But any that are frozen or cracked, I do not throw back to the chickens. I may be wrong but I don't want them to develop a habit of eating their eggs and I pitch those few into the creek to wash downstream for other critters.
I rarely get frozen eggs anyways. I sit around getting bored and wind up going up the hill several times a day just to get outside for a while and most often my eggs are still warm. LOL .
Typo correction.... It was just 3 1/2 dozen for the 4 days.
Chem trails

Benton, KY

#96007 Feb 16, 2014
Look up at the sky,what is that coming out of the back of those plains? And why does it linger and block out the blue sky? Ya think that's normal? Reallllllly. Hmmmmmm. It's poison. Take a deep breath. And roll your eyes. And call people like me conspiracy theorists. Then take another deeeeeeeep breath.
I watched you change

Corbin, KY

#96008 Feb 16, 2014
Chem trails wrote:
Look up at the sky,what is that coming out of the back of those plains? And why does it linger and block out the blue sky? Ya think that's normal? Reallllllly. Hmmmmmm. It's poison. Take a deep breath. And roll your eyes. And call people like me conspiracy theorists. Then take another deeeeeeeep breath.
Those chemtrails that you see are not really there, just you and everyone else think they are. It is imposible for planes to spray, who would steer the plane? There is only one purpose if they did spray, because having more than one use for things is insanity. If they really are spraying chemtrails, I am 1000% they are safe and most likely nutritious and extremely healthy for our lungs, skin and brains. The government has never harmed anyone, wars are all just lies created by the History Channel to boost ratings.
Chem trails

Benton, KY

#96009 Feb 16, 2014
They do things like that because we are to stupid to look up and see ,, and the term conspiracy theorist ,makes people cover there ears and eyes and not want to talk about what I right in front of there faces, Devide and conquer. That is how they win,,,get us arguing over there politics and pointing the finger at each other. Instead of them..we lose they win. Oldest trick in the book, still we fall for it,, look up. And tell others to look up.
boom

Whiteland, IN

#96010 Feb 16, 2014
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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Typo correction.... It was just 3 1/2 dozen for the 4 days.
Your birds are doing good too. I got about 6-8 over the four dozen but a couple had froze, 2-3 were white, and a couple had dents. People don't want the white eggs. They think the brown ones are magic or something. lol
Anne

United States

#96011 Feb 16, 2014
boom wrote:
<quoted text>Your birds are doing good too. I got about 6-8 over the four dozen but a couple had froze, 2-3 were white, and a couple had dents. People don't want the white eggs. They think the brown ones are magic or something. lol
I guess it's written somewhere that country eggs are brown. Lol.
I have a lovely nesting box but my hens aren't using it. Is there any thing I can do to get them to use the box? Maybe it's too high off the floor( about 2 ft)?
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#96012 Feb 17, 2014
boom wrote:
<quoted text>
Your birds are doing good too. I got about 6-8 over the four dozen but a couple had froze, 2-3 were white, and a couple had dents. People don't want the white eggs. They think the brown ones are magic or something. lol
I don't get any white eggs. I have only the one breed.. Rhode Island Reds. People just associate the white eggs with mass produced store bought possibly full of chemicals and steriods and why they want the brown shelled and willing to pay more for them. As you well know, the color of the shell is determined by the breed and has nothing to do with the contents.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#96013 Feb 17, 2014
Anne, put a fake egg or two in it and leave it there until they get used to using the nesting box. A couple of those plastic 'kids hunt' Easter eggs will suffice. If you don't have any of those, you can always blow a raw egg out and fill it with sand or loose dirt and seal the hole back up. They won't know the difference.

It won't hurt to leave a real one in there, but like AW said somewhere back there while I was playing catch up in this thread, sometimes you have to be careful or you'll get an egg eating hen. And that's not good, obviously...

Mine have all but quit laying. This stinking winter weather combined with their age has about dried them up. It's okay, they'll live out the remainder of their lives in divine comfort. Emphasis on "comfort". No stew pot for my babies. It is what it is...

I named them and you're not allowed to eat what you've named. That's my motto and I'm stickin' to it.
:)

I've been hearing some occasional low and deep rumbles and thuds outside on the property hear lately. I have a sick feeling that sink hole I have out there is getting ready to do her thang. Wish us well on this side of the rock. I'll either have a new brim pond, or my house will shift. With the two alternatives, I'd rather be fishin'..

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

Location hidden

#96014 Feb 17, 2014
*here lately.
Sorry, I'm on another insomniac run again....... Can't sleep to save my tail.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#96015 Feb 17, 2014
Anne wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess it's written somewhere that country eggs are brown. Lol.
I have a lovely nesting box but my hens aren't using it. Is there any thing I can do to get them to use the box? Maybe it's too high off the floor( about 2 ft)?
2 ft is not too high, maybe not even high enough. It is their nature to nest higher away from potential egg eating snakes and varmits. I have 12 boxes built about 4 ft high (double stacked on top of a 6 foot long folding table with the front part of the table open for a landing spot for climbing access and each nest about a foot wide) and the hens only use about 3 of the ones on the 2nd tier at about 5 feet high and sometimes argue over who gets it first. I have seen as many as 3 hens trying to sit on the same nest even when others are vacant. They prefer the ones in the corners and not as open as the ones in the middle. I assume they are much like me and don't want to do their business out in the public and prefer to hide. They also prefer a roof over the box and I have a 1 by 4 plank running the length of the front of the 6 boxes on each tier leaving just enough space for the hens to crawl back into out of public view. Also with the higher boxes, I do not need to bend down to get the eggs.

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