Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,772

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

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Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#80210 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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I don't think the weather is going to stop him, but the stomach virus might. I am not going to hope for a better year, this past year was good enough. I maintained my health and dog and I had plenty to eat (even though it was not always the greatest) and most all my close friends and family made it through and those that did not have made it to a better place. I am blessed to not have had years similar to 2004, 2005 and 2009.
It probably won't stop him and it probably won't be that bad anyway. I always hope for a better year despite how good the one passing has been, but when so many loved ones die in one year, my hope is this new one will be better in NOT having anyone else leave us. Plus, with the hatred rampant over the election, we could use a peaceful year of love, joy, giving, tolerance, hope, prosperity to erase such a bad one (in general). Some of us aren't as lucky as you to have a peaceful existence in our family homestead with carefree days. I am glad you do have them. You deserve them.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80211 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Also the wired in 1/2 has the the heavy black plastic/rubber around the bottom. Similar to what one would see at a road construction site. that keeps wind and varmits away. I have 22 hens and 1 happy rooster LOL
Have you ever had any of those varmints climb your fence? I seem to have finally chased away a very pesky raccoon that was terrorizing my hens last fall. Either that, or someone hunted him down and shot him.

We have a lot of coon hunting that goes on around here. We hear their coon dogs and eventual shots fired pretty often. But that bugger we had coming in the coop area here was persistent..

He surely thought he'd beat me... Well, he kind of did I guess, beings as I have no idea where he went to.. Aside from the fact that I spent so much money on traps and such that never worked to get him, etc. LOL!!

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Since: Mar 11

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#80212 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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I have a 20' by 20' enclosed "barn" with only the 4th side open with wire all the way up to the metal roof over the entire thing. The back 10' X 20' has a 4' pass thru from the wired in area to the enclosed back 1/2, which is lined with hay and straw and includes 12 nesting boxes and several roosting rafters. My dangling light bulb is permanently attached about a foot over 1/2 of a 5 gallon drywall bucket which so far has not frozen. I built a "step up" where the chickens can climb up to reach over into the bucket to drink. When temps are above freezing I turn them out to free range and drink from the creek.
I was only kidding about the light bulb. That's quite a nice set-up that you have. When I had my chickens, I had only a 12X12 coop, with a small opening for the chickens to go out in their fenced-in yard. The coop was insulated and had nesting boxes and perches. I used to go out twice a day with fresh water, when temperatures were below freezing. I never thought of the light bulb idea when I had the chickens. It sure sounds like an easy, labor-saving device.

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Since: Mar 11

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#80213 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Also the wired in 1/2 has the the heavy black plastic/rubber around the bottom. Similar to what one would see at a road construction site. that keeps wind and varmits away. I have 22 hens and 1 happy rooster LOL
I had 10 hens and one hen-pecked rooster. The "girls" told him what to do. LOL
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#80214 Dec 31, 2012
Abeliever wrote:
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It probably won't stop him and it probably won't be that bad anyway. I always hope for a better year despite how good the one passing has been, but when so many loved ones die in one year, my hope is this new one will be better in NOT having anyone else leave us. Plus, with the hatred rampant over the election, we could use a peaceful year of love, joy, giving, tolerance, hope, prosperity to erase such a bad one (in general). Some of us aren't as lucky as you to have a peaceful existence in our family homestead with carefree days. I am glad you do have them. You deserve them.
Thanks. But it is not completely carefree, I just have to work to keep it that way and keep my chin up when it is not. I can see my blessings better when I look up. When I look down, all I see is my worn out shoes. LOL
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#80215 Dec 31, 2012
Good morning lala, "Nope", Imposter (what nano second you were here lol). I hope you all stay warm and enjoy the last day of the year. I agree with you "Nope", I don't do political, sexual orientation, or religion arguments either. That ole saying about "don't talk religion or politics" has always rang true for me. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. This thread is the only one I have enjoyed reading. I think it is the most unique one listed. I have learned alot from some of these posts over the last 2 years. It amazes me that people think we are still talking about the birds dropping dead in Jan 2011. lol

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80216 Dec 31, 2012
Oglala wrote:
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I had 10 hens and one hen-pecked rooster. The "girls" told him what to do. LOL
Good ratio there, roo to hen. When I first got "pet" chickens years ago, I got two hens and a roo. God, he about tore them to pieces being overly amorous. Poor things couldn't even peck in peace. Had to add hens to his harem, and quickly, LOL! Afterward, he was one happy guy, let me tell you!! I still miss that little banty roo. Had he been as big as he thought he was bad, I'd have had a serial "hen" molester on my hands, hehe!!
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#80218 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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Thanks. But it is not completely carefree, I just have to work to keep it that way and keep my chin up when it is not. I can see my blessings better when I look up. When I look down, all I see is my worn out shoes. LOL
You do that well and have been an inspiration to many of us these last two years. I always count my blessings each day and try to only look down when bowing my head to pray.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#80219 Dec 31, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Have you ever had any of those varmints climb your fence? I seem to have finally chased away a very pesky raccoon that was terrorizing my hens last fall. Either that, or someone hunted him down and shot him.
We have a lot of coon hunting that goes on around here. We hear their coon dogs and eventual shots fired pretty often. But that bugger we had coming in the coop area here was persistent..
He surely thought he'd beat me... Well, he kind of did I guess, beings as I have no idea where he went to.. Aside from the fact that I spent so much money on traps and such that never worked to get him, etc. LOL!!
My fenced area goes all the way up to the metal roof and has the black rubber at the bottom. The only time I have had a pesky varmit (opossum) in the "barn" is when I left the storm door (old used one) opem so the chickens could free range. My boot in his hiney made him decide to move on. LOL Plus, my dog showed him the way back into the woods.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80220 Dec 31, 2012
Abeliever wrote:
Good morning lala, "Nope". I hope you all stay warm and enjoy the last day of the year. I agree with you "Nope", I don't do political, sexual orientation, or religion arguments either. That ole saying about "don't talk religion or politics" has always rang true for me. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. This thread is the only one I have enjoyed reading. I think it is the most unique one listed. I have learned alot from some of these posts over the last 2 years. It amazes me that people think we are still talking about the birds dropping dead in Jan 2011. lol
Good morning AB! I'm having a great day! On my way back from dropping off the gift basket yesterday, I stopped off at WalMart to see about any Christmas plants they might have in the discount section. Which they did, by the way. But I also found a new coffee pot! One of those that will make either one cup or a whole pot full? It was on sale, and I mean REALLY on sale, so I got one. I can have my single cups of decaf now while everyone else enjoys a pot of high test!!

If anyone needs a new coffee pot, I suggest hitting up WallyWorld in the next day or so.... Even though I don't care for that place, but our shopping choices are limited here...

“Trying to live a good life”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#80221 Dec 31, 2012
owl wrote:
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I didn't say I blame the Jews either because the Khazarian descended AshkeNAZI zionist are not true Jews. Who do you think did it and why? If you know who stood to gain from it (ever heard of the term 'cui bono'?) then you will know the answer, and I have already given it to you.
Alot of people make the mistake that all Israelites are Jews. Even alot of the well known preachers today, make that same mistake.

The question some need to ask is, are they decendants of Judah, or do the simple live in Judea?

God said that the Israelites would be as grains of sand, or stars in the sky. So ask yourself, where are all the Israelites today?

This comment isn't really directed at anyone, just in general.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80222 Dec 31, 2012
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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My fenced area goes all the way up to the metal roof and has the black rubber at the bottom. The only time I have had a pesky varmit (opossum) in the "barn" is when I left the storm door (old used one) opem so the chickens could free range. My boot in his hiney made him decide to move on. LOL Plus, my dog showed him the way back into the woods.
Excellent set up! My fence isn't that high, so that's why I asked.

My dogs got hold of an opossum last summer that kept sneaking in under the gate. I was SURE it was dead after all the blood, fur and spit stopped flying that night... But that critter had apparently done what they do best, and passed out. Dang, if that thing didn't wander off though in the time it took me I bring the dogs inside and clean the blood off of them to make sure it wasn't THEIRS. When I went back out to check on it, hoping I wouldn't have to "finish" the job and put it out of it's misery, it was gone like it'd never been there...

I didn't see it again for quite a few days. But sure enough, it returned. Perhaps they gave it brain damage and it had short term memory loss after that attack? ROFLMBO!! I'll never know. It eventually stopped coming to visit as well.
W KY Girl

Chicago, IL

#80223 Dec 31, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Excellent set up! My fence isn't that high, so that's why I asked.
My dogs got hold of an opossum last summer that kept sneaking in under the gate. I was SURE it was dead after all the blood, fur and spit stopped flying that night... But that critter had apparently done what they do best, and passed out. Dang, if that thing didn't wander off though in the time it took me I bring the dogs inside and clean the blood off of them to make sure it wasn't THEIRS. When I went back out to check on it, hoping I wouldn't have to "finish" the job and put it out of it's misery, it was gone like it'd never been there...
I didn't see it again for quite a few days. But sure enough, it returned. Perhaps they gave it brain damage and it had short term memory loss after that attack? ROFLMBO!! I'll never know. It eventually stopped coming to visit as well.
Good morning everybody!:)

That old possum didn't pass out. He pulled one over on you by "playing possum" - acting dead. lol My dog just irritates the heck out of them until they sull up and play dead then he slobbers all over them! LOL I went out one night to see what all the barking was about. While strolling along I nearly sttepped on one of those little boogers laying on his side all pitiful looking. I thought he was dead until I poked at him a little bit and he finally moved. Did you get a look at those teeth?!? lol

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80224 Dec 31, 2012
Funny that, WKG!

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80225 Dec 31, 2012
I remember the first time I actually saw one play possum. It was down south. I stood there like a little kid, holding my breath almost while waiting for it to wake up again. That after I realized the dog probably hadn't killed it, of course.. Even clapped my hands when it got up and wandered off into the woods, LOL!

I've always been a kid at heart though. Hope as I get older than a rock, beings as I'm already older than dirt, I don't loose that "little kid" in my soul..... The wonders of this world are still too awesome to take for granted.
:)
W KY Girl

Chicago, IL

#80227 Dec 31, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
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Whoa. That's something I never considered doing. Thanks! I'll work on that one too! Wonderful idea!!
Hey Nope, I ran across a website related to this. I haven't read it all but it looks really good. http://tribulationsaints.com/tribulationsaint...

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#80228 Dec 31, 2012
Thanks for the link. Massive web site, so I'll have to scour it in increments. Thanks!!
W KY Girl

Chicago, IL

#80229 Dec 31, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
I remember the first time I actually saw one play possum. It was down south. I stood there like a little kid, holding my breath almost while waiting for it to wake up again. That after I realized the dog probably hadn't killed it, of course.. Even clapped my hands when it got up and wandered off into the woods, LOL!
I've always been a kid at heart though. Hope as I get older than a rock, beings as I'm already older than dirt, I don't loose that "little kid" in my soul..... The wonders of this world are still too awesome to take for granted.
:)
Oh girl I know what you mean! I am still like a little kid. Everybody just shakes their head at me. I hear the statement, "you ain't right" a lot. LOL If the body could only keep up with the mind. lol
W KY Girl

Chicago, IL

#80236 Dec 31, 2012
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Thanks for the link. Massive web site, so I'll have to scour it in increments. Thanks!!
Welcome
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#80238 Dec 31, 2012
while Amendment 1 does state that Congress will make no law abeidging the freedom of speech, the Constitution itself affords life, libery, and pursuit of happiness.

That means to me that Congress will also not make any law to prohibit the rights of individuals or groups of individuals to Peacefully assemble and will not force upon them the reqquirement to listen to or read the free speech.

Even the Westboro Baptist Church people were limited to make their free speech elsewhere.

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