OMIGOODNESS. I can’t tell you how much I love this Follow Up Friday blog hop, co-hosted by Dog Daz and Heart Like a Dog! The purpose, I think, is simply to have a day to follow up on questions and comments left on posts during the week. I try to field those via email during the week, but am often far less than successful. Let’s jump!
First, a couple of weeks ago I did an entire Funny Bone Monday about dogs playing dead. JoAnn, at Sand Spring Chesapeakes, Posted a video of her dog playing dead. Y’all go check it out. It made me laugh so hard! Listen for it, about halfway through.
Chickens are cannibals. They are. They will eat their own eggs if they get a taste for them, so they need to be cooked for them. The protein is excellent for them. Chickens will also pick each other apart if there’s one in the flock who’s hurt and bleeding. Occasionally I give them the remains of a rotisseried chicken. They love it.
Emma sends this one out, regarding Jones Hoof – “Mom calls me a serial butt sniffer, so I bet I would love a hoof but I am wondering if you are also a butt sniffer since you know that they smell like butt??? Just a dog thought :)”
Emma! I have two teenage boys! How on earth could I NOT know what butt smells like?! 😉 Moms of boys out there, back me up!
Taryn is batting a thousand this week. She asks, “Does duck poop make a good hair conditioner? ;-)”
Gizmo asks, in regard to the fluffy feather photo two above, “What is that floofy thing? a chicken butt? laying an egg? Inquiring minds need to know”
Gizmo, that is Ginger’s rear end. Guess what? CHICKEN BUTT!!! I love that joke. Maybe internally I’m only five years old. It makes me laugh every time.
In regards to my chickens, Ann “Paws” Staub asks, ” I didn’t know they ate mice? Maybe I need chickens to get rid of these mice…”
Yes, chickens eat mice. Probably not enough mice, since I can’t let mine free range all day anymore (hawks eat the hens if they’re not supervised), but they eat mice. I watched Mary Ann run around the yard for ten minutes carrying a mouse, being chased by Ginger. Eventually Ginger got the mouse away and ate it. They’ll eat small snakes, too. Anything that moves and will fit in their mouth. And yes, Ann, you need chickens.
OMD – I might have to do an entire post on that one. The short answer is, I found information here, and it’s body size and shape, wiry versus smooth coat, ear types, colors, personalities. Holy smokes. There’s a lot, even though I couldn’t pick either one out a line-up. We’ll go there someday, but I hope the link helps!
Until I write again …
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