Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer

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

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Misty eyed

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Jan 23, 2014
 
@ AW , you most certainly must be muscular and sinewy carrying 100 pound bags of feed. Lol. Anyway, it is excellent exercise;) Take care of you and Dog and have a warm night. Those Rhode Island Reds are some nice looking chickens. Best eggs ever I do believe.
Goodnight to All...blessings .
Anne

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I sew as a hobby. It's an art that is slowly going away. When my girls were little, I loved doing the smocking on their dresses. Still have my smocking pleater. Maybe I'll have a girl grandbaby one day!
I used to sew for a hobby. One fun project was to sew holiday pillowcases and mail them to my college student daughter. Halloween, Christmas , valentines day, and Easter are the school year holidays and the seasonal fabrics look pretty good sewn up into pillowcases! I understand completely about the under wires and have stitched that tiny hole that the wires makes several times. I have been known to just yank those wires out. Lol. Tonight I took my jammie tops (with those tiny buttons that wont stay buttoned) and stitched the front closed. Now those tops are just like a tshirt. Much better.
Craziest sewing project? Took apart a mattress, washed the cover, put the cover back onto the mattress frame. Lol. I don't need or want that experience again!!!!
Anne

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Jan 23, 2014
 
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<quoted text> I remember in the army when I weighed around 102 pounds; the enlisted, higher ranking males got a laugh one day at me lugging the 50 pound metal, ammo box.Lol. I was glad that I was neither coming up or going down a hill at the time. I carried it though and got a mouthful of sand during the nuclear fallout demonstration. I was their runt.Hehehe.I could hold my own until it came to misfiring the M16 during cold,drizzling rain. Never was a good shot.
Misty! That would be quite a sight! That ammo box was half your weight!! A 40 pound bag of feed is all I want to handle and I weigh more than 80 pounds! Lol-- of course I'm 61 years old... Lol
Misty eyef

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Jan 23, 2014
 
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Misty! That would be quite a sight! That ammo box was half your weight!! A 40 pound bag of feed is all I want to handle and I weigh more than 80 pounds! Lol-- of course I'm 61 years old... Lol
I can barely lift 60 myself. You are doing fine though. Look at it this way: those legs must be all toned from driving so much.Hehe. Tina Turner legs.Now, those legs have always been nice. Lol. Good night:)
Ancient Wolf

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<quoted text> Is there anyway these birds could have taken Dr.s medicines? That's what is killing more people than anything else. Notice how much it is advertised on TV? They are selling people medicine that actually does more harm than good 90% of the time. It's all about the money and I wonder if those poor birds might have ate some of it.
I doubt seriously that the birds got into any medications since they have no money, why they don't even have any pockets for their wallets. lol But you are right about the commercials and the side effects being worse than the actual ailments.
Ancient Wolf

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Misty eyed wrote:
@ AW , you most certainly must be muscular and sinewy carrying 100 pound bags of feed. Lol. Anyway, it is excellent exercise;) Take care of you and Dog and have a warm night. Those Rhode Island Reds are some nice looking chickens. Best eggs ever I do believe.
Goodnight to All...blessings .
I am 6 feet tall and weigh 210 pounds. But I was stretching it a bit on the chicken feed. It is actually 2 trips with 2 bags at 50 pounds each and I do that twice a month with one bag of scratch grains and another of layer pellets feeding 200 pounds a month in addition to free ranging in the afternoons (when weather permits). The chicken house is up a hill about 300 feet distance from where I have to park. I also get exercise by going up there 4 or 5 times a day for feeding (I keep the feed in covered plastic garage cans), gathering eggs, and packing a gallon milk jug full of water to add to the trough and make sure my light is keeping the water from freezing. Then once a week, I dump the water trough and make another trip with a 5 gallon drywall bucket of fresh water. Lots of exercise.... forget the treadmill. LOL I know what you mean on the M16 and the ammo boxes. The M16 first came to be used just about the time my 4 years of military service ended. Good morning to All. Dog has little interest in the tree. LOL
Ancient Wolf

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Misty eyef wrote:
<quoted text> I can barely lift 60 myself. You are doing fine though. Look at it this way: those legs must be all toned from driving so much.Hehe. Tina Turner legs.Now, those legs have always been nice. Lol. Good night:)
This post brought back a long forgotten memory that I had to laugh at myself. Our company once had a lady that was finally forced to retire somewhere in her 70s and she had first gone to work there at about age 18 walking to work for over 50 years. I was walking downtown on a lunch break and was admiring the legs of some lady about 50 paces ahead of me and then I realized and had to laugh... Why that is old ,,,,,,,,,, hehehehe still nice legs though .
Mississippi Man

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This is "not" something that I usually do especially at this hour of the day but,........"Buenos Dias, amigos & amigas.!!" But a good day,....??...well, I guess it is but it was 6 degrees when I got to stir'n earlier this morning and that's just not like good ole Mississippi. I'm really curious. We live about 25 miles southeast of Memphis, 8 miles over the MS line. When I read of ya all's weather, I wonder.... where are they? Would each of you mind giving your approximate location, north, south, central, nearest town? Usually when stormy weather comes through here it comes from Texas and Ark. and if I look it up it's heading toward Nashville and central Ky. Well, gotta feed the boids! BBRRRrrrrrr!.(I'll get caught up with all the other posts later tonight)
Anne

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Good Morning!! It is ccccold, brrrr! Kids are snug in their beds as there is no school..again! Our roads are still sheets of ice. Maybe there will be school on Monday :-)
Well, AW, maybe you did stretch the weight a little but I'm sure after lugging that water and feed you felt like it weighed a "ton". My little coop is about 50 feet from the house and the garden hose almost reaches. The extension cord for the heat lamp easily reaches. I keep a covered metal garbage can(yard sale $3) inside for feed. Inside because my helper sometimes doesn't fasten it tightly and rain is death to the feed. My space wouldn't hold all your chickens.
@MM: our weather mostly follows the Ohio river from the west. Our general area is on the indiana side of Louisville. Our main living area has been the ohio river valley (indiana & kentucky) for many years...oh, and dont forget that little stint on the West Virginia side of the river. Lol you've been really getting hit with this cold also . I have friends in Gulfport and its colder than normal there too. Brrr
Ancient Wolf

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Mississippi Man wrote:
This is "not" something that I usually do especially at this hour of the day but,........"Buenos Dias, amigos & amigas.!!" But a good day,....??...well, I guess it is but it was 6 degrees when I got to stir'n earlier this morning and that's just not like good ole Mississippi. I'm really curious. We live about 25 miles southeast of Memphis, 8 miles over the MS line. When I read of ya all's weather, I wonder.... where are they? Would each of you mind giving your approximate location, north, south, central, nearest town? Usually when stormy weather comes through here it comes from Texas and Ark. and if I look it up it's heading toward Nashville and central Ky. Well, gotta feed the boids! BBRRRrrrrrr!.(I'll get caught up with all the other posts later tonight)
Sounds to me like you are not very far from my friends that live in SouthHaven just down the road a piece from Graceland. I also have friends in Philadelphia Mississippi and I have fished the Arkabutla Lake. I am due south of Lexington Kentucky and very close to Civil War Camp Nelson (and now a National Cemetary). If you Google that, you will see that it was a Union supply depot for invading the South. It is also where over 10,000 African-Americans were inducted after the Emanicipation Proclamation that only freed the males that would enlist in the Union army. Wives and Children were not included and were refugees and many starved outside the camp. If seems to me that the weather patterns around here, track that river and it can be snowing on one side, and not the other.
Ancient Wolf

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@Anne.. my first experience with chickens was when I went to college in your area and was a one person employee at a chicken farm with 1500 laying hens. Five pens with about 300 layers in each pen. Feed was in bulk from a silo and had a track running through gutters. Water was similar to a float in the back of a toilet bowl. As the water depleted, it filled back up. So feeding and watering was automatic and I just had to make sure everything was operable and if not, I called the owner. The building was concrete block and heated and with 24/7 lighting.

My job was split shift from 4 am until my classes started and then again in the evenings after my classes were over. I gathered the eggs from wire nests that went along the aisles between the the pens and placed them into plastic laundry baskets. Took all my baskets into a smaller area adjacent to the silo and hosed off the eggs. I then graded and candled the eggs. There was a large coffee can with holes cut and a light in the can. I would hold 2 eggs at a time up to the light and if any blood or such was in the egg, it got tossed into a 55 gallon drum. Good eggs were then put into a conveyor with different slots for the eggs to drop into small, medium,large, and jumbo which I boxed up with 30 dozen per box. Later in the day, the owner would come get the boxes of eggs to take back to Louisville to sell.

The worst part of the job was to walk into the pens to remove any excess eggs and dead chickens and also toss them in the 55 gallon drums along with the discarded eggs from candling. About once a week, some farmer would come get the drums of dead chickens and eggs and feed them to his hogs. STINK to high heaven. LOL I had to shower and change clothes before going to college so I would not smell like rotten eggs and dead chickens. LOL It was a good paying job though (for the time) since the owner could not get anyone else to do that nastiness, plus he furnished me a car with all the gas I needed to get back and forth and to use freely when I had time off.(which was not much). and I think I have a large flock now hehehe
Owl

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Speaking of chickens, did anyone happen to catch slick Mitch McConnells new ad on the telly? The one where the supposedly cancer stricken fellow is speaking with a raspy voice. Now, I ask of you to notice his throat, there is no trache or scare, Mitch is suppose to be his voice.
Owl

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Anne

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@AW. Liked your chicken story! My chicken story is set in the late fifties and early sixties. I was between 8 and 13 years old. My family raised broilers for a local hatchery. We'd get 4000-5000 day old chicks and raise them for about 4 weeks or so. To get ready for a new shipment my family would scatter fresh straw over the entire floor. Kerosene heaters with large hoods were set up and then we'd encircle the stoves with 8 ft strips of 15 inch cardboard, pining them together with clothespins . Glass mason jars were fitted with a water dispensing lid, filled with water and then set around in the cardboard pens. The long trough feeders were filled using a coal bucket which we filled (using a scoop shovel)from the big feed bin at the end of the building . The heat was carefully regulated or the chicks would crowd around the edge of the pin and suffocate. If a chick started acting "funny" it was dispensed with by a quick knock on the head. That wasnt my job! As the chicks matured, the cardboard pins came down and the chicks had the run of the whole building . At one point, early on, a team came and "debeaked" each and every chick. Waterers were hung from the ceiling by a chain and as the chick became larger, the waterer could be raised, a link or two at a time. We used a long garden hose to fill the waterers, going from one to another Feeders were also hung from the ceiling and raised whenever needed . The feeders had "Purina" painted on the side. We had to shovel the coal bucket full of chicken feed then carry it to each and every feeder in the building. Wow! I bet there were 30+feeders on each floor (2story building) no automatic feeders or watering founts for us :-(
The week before the chickens were shipped we killed and dressed many (30?) chickens for our personal use. I never chopped any heads off (I was pretty young) but I did pluck feathers and could even clean one.
It was an exciting night when the large chicken truck came to catch and ship the chickens.
Mississippi Man

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@ Wolf.......Yessir, I know exactly where Southaven is but it's not close by. Used to be a decent place go until......it was invaded,....you know? Memphis' colored mayor is kin to most of them..........

As a youngster on the small farm we always had enough chickens to keep our needs filled but that was it. "HOWEVER", as a teenager I did work part time for Randahl Loveless and his turkey ranch. They are the dumbest, stupidest, most ignorant critters God put on this earth. I hated them then and won't talk of them now except to say: I WON'T EAT'M..!!!
Misty eyed

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Jan 24, 2014
 
Turkeys are vile creatures. I remember one chasing my little sister around the yard to perform its "turkey dance." Mother chased the obscene thing around the yard. Horrid ol bird, never liked the dark meat of turkey. Squirrel, pork, chicken( and their livers), and beef are tasty. Yum,yum liver and onions sure sound appealing right now.Lol.
Anne

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Misty eyed wrote:
Turkeys are vile creatures. I remember one chasing my little sister around the yard to perform its "turkey dance." Mother chased the obscene thing around the yard. Horrid ol bird, never liked the dark meat of turkey. Squirrel, pork, chicken( and their livers), and beef are tasty. Yum,yum liver and onions sure sound appealing right now.Lol.
Liver and onions! Yum! I like the dark chicken meat but, you know, I just realized I don't really like dark turkey meat. Especially turkey legs. There.
Grandma kept some of those broilers for yard chickens but they were the polite type and mostly stayed by the barn. We would have to hunt their nests and every now and then one would set on a nest of eggs. Once a mean ole rooster chased me down the hill and I tripped and fell not more than 15 feet from the back door. I sat on the ground screeching and kicking at that flogging rooster. Didnt bother me a bit when grandma sent it to its reward.
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Mom kept frying chickens here at the homestead raising them from baby chicks. I still have those watering lids that got screwed onto quart jars and use them for my own chicks. She never chopped the heads, but would take one in each hand and give the head a twirl and would have about a dozen flopping bodies flying all over the lawn. It was a regular massacre when it snowed. lol Dad sold some at his work. When the chicken was fried and divided up, about the only parts I got were the gizzards and the hearts. The feet, head, necks, and backs went into chicken and dumplins and we had lots of that since those parts were not included in the ones that Dad sold.

We had no laying hens, it was just not necessary since Granny kept those at her house up the road about a half mile. Sadly, Granny's old house, barn, toilet, chicken house, and apple orchard have all been bulldozed years ago and made into a cow pasture. I love spring when I can drive by and know exactly where Granny's old house sat based on the flowers that still grow there.

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I don't like turkey meat at all except for wild turkey. The wild turkey is mainly dark meat that can be cut into small pieces (about the size of my childhood chicken gizzards) and fried and served with biscuits and cream gravy. YUMMMMM !!
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I noticed that in the Topix News forum lists at the top of this thing, that "crime" is directly above "dating". That makes me wonder if it is a crime if you do, or a crime if you don't. hehehehe

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