Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,734

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

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Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81603 Jan 9, 2013
Una, I bet they don't even know about chicken "glasses". They are a small set of solid plastic "glasses" that fit over a chicken's beak so they cannot look straight ahead and pluck the sores on another chickens hiney. Without those glasses, a chicken with a sore hiney will get plucked to death. Those are not usually used except in mass production, not regular farm use.

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#81604 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
The arthritis in my finger is surely not conducive to quality typing LOL
Oh, I know what you mean.I have arthritis in many joints, and it is not pleasant. It gets worse if you don't keep moving around.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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The land of harmony and peace

#81605 Jan 9, 2013
Oh, dear. I could have certainly done without the "dropped brick, string around thingy-ma-bob" story...

The things human beings will do for a "gourmet" meal..
I'm so close to going vegetarian that it's not funny.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81606 Jan 9, 2013
Rather a funny sight to see a chicken wearing red plastic Bay-Bans LOL. I once worked on an egg farm that produced about a 1000 eggs a day. My job was to install and remove the "glasses" from dead chickens, gather, grade, clean and candle the eggs. The dead chickens and spoiled or broken eggs were thrown into 55 gallon drums and taken to the hog farm for the hogs to eat. Anyone up for a pork tenderloin sandwich ? LOL

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The land of harmony and peace

#81608 Jan 9, 2013
Well, I tried to do the judge its. I started with AW on comment #94. It went well until the "brick and thingy-ma-bob" comment..

Uhhh, there's not one to adequately fit that one.

So I skipped it and moved on with funny faces and hearts.....

“It is what it is, folks!!”

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#81609 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Anyone up for a pork tenderloin sandwich ? LOL
OH DEAR GOD! I have a pork roast in the oven right now!

I know I'm having nothing but the vegetables tonight now.......
Geeeeesh!!

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#81610 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Una, I bet they don't even know about chicken "glasses". They are a small set of solid plastic "glasses" that fit over a chicken's beak so they cannot look straight ahead and pluck the sores on another chickens hiney. Without those glasses, a chicken with a sore hiney will get plucked to death. Those are not usually used except in mass production, not regular farm use.
I'll have to say, I didn't know about that. That's a bad way to go. LOL.

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#81611 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Rather a funny sight to see a chicken wearing red plastic Bay-Bans LOL. I once worked on an egg farm that produced about a 1000 eggs a day. My job was to install and remove the "glasses" from dead chickens, gather, grade, clean and candle the eggs. The dead chickens and spoiled or broken eggs were thrown into 55 gallon drums and taken to the hog farm for the hogs to eat. Anyone up for a pork tenderloin sandwich ? LOL
Not much difference in a hog and a chicken either one will eat most anything.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81612 Jan 9, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Not much difference in a hog and a chicken either one will eat most anything.
That is for sure. When an old sow has pigs, you have to separate them for the first few days except for feeding time otherwise the Sow might eat their own. I have seen hogs almost demolish a coal pile.

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#81613 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
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I don't think so UNA. They have identified that piece as to everything that it really is, just a dead mouse that fell into the batter. LOL
or a publicity stunt to keep from paying. I onced worked in restaurants and it is amazing how many people eat 3/4 of their meal before they find something wrong in hopes that they can get away without paying. They ought to know on the first bite. LOL
Oh, a dead mouse is the worst thing that could be. That reminds me of an episode of Preppers. The father in the family was a real fanatic. He had his teenage sons eat an earthworm, a dead mouse, and maggots (he had what he called the maggot hotel, where he grew them). I don't mind eating deer or wild rabbits, but there is where I draw the line. If I had to eat the gross stuff, I'd rather go on to the other side.

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#81614 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
Una, I bet they don't even know about chicken "glasses". They are a small set of solid plastic "glasses" that fit over a chicken's beak so they cannot look straight ahead and pluck the sores on another chickens hiney. Without those glasses, a chicken with a sore hiney will get plucked to death. Those are not usually used except in mass production, not regular farm use.
I never knew that. When I had chickens, I used to separate any that had a small sore on it because of that problem. Where on earth can you find chicken glasses. By the way, how did we get talking about these subjects anyway?
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81615 Jan 9, 2013
The clicker must have gotten a fresh breath of air. LOL

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#81616 Jan 9, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Not much difference in a hog and a chicken either one will eat most anything.
Hogs will eat any and everything. When I was a kid, a man would come to my grade school and collect garbage for his hogs. Back in those days we called it swill.

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#81617 Jan 9, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
The clicker must have gotten a fresh breath of air. LOL
Oh well. I tried.
It ain't nuthin' but a thang, really.

Moving on again and back to the fun we were having....
They can't stop that with the dim bulbs. LOL!!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81618 Jan 9, 2013
Oglala wrote:
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I never knew that. When I had chickens, I used to separate any that had a small sore on it because of that problem. Where on earth can you find chicken glasses. By the way, how did we get talking about these subjects anyway?
I don't know about this day and age. I am speaking from 50 years ago when the owner of the mass production ordered them from somewhere. I just worked there. Small flocks would just be separated like you stated.
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81619 Jan 9, 2013
THE UNA FARTER wrote:
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Haters = one male, two females. AB, what male despises everyone on here except maybe you? Don't post any names, just think for a minute. LOL.
Horrible about those deaths.
I have a suspect in mind. lol Those silly icons are irrelevant.

I know we all hate it more when it involves children. Wonder what they will find when it cools off enough to go in for recovery. Probably something stupid like an electric heater or candle. So sad.
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#81620 Jan 9, 2013
I wonder what the clicker thinks he/she is accomplishing? Makes no difference to me. I will carry right on with my nonsense. LOL
Abeliever

Vine Grove, KY

#81621 Jan 9, 2013
I may never look at chickens the same way, let alone eat them. I will be disecting them for sure to make certain I have no unwanted parts. hahaha

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Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81622 Jan 9, 2013
Very interesting:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_eyeglass...

~~ A form of chicken eyeglasses was first patented in 1903 by Andrew Jackson, Jr. of Munich, Tennessee, as an "Eye-protector for chickens". Sometimes the devices merely took the form of blinders, but other versions were actually semi- or fully translucent glasses, often rose-colored. The idea behind the glasses is to keep chickens from attacking and cannibalizing one another. Red-tinted lenses, as opposed to other colors, are said to be effective in stopping the internecine pecking because they make the sight of blood not easily recognized. As summed up in a 1953 article in Indiana's National Road Traveler newspaper, "The deep rose-colored plastic lenses make it impossible for the cannibal [chicken] to see blood on the other chickens, although permitting it to see the grain on the ground." ~~

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Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#81623 Jan 9, 2013
My uncle had a chicken farm in Jamestown Tn. Never knew of him to use these, but his chicken houses pretty big. He wasn't rich and couldn't afford workers, so maybe that's why he never used these glasses? He actually contracted with KFC for the sale of his chickens though.

I'm learning a whole lot of things today about chickens, hehe..

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