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Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-08-2012, 09:28 PM
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Well, mine sure ought to have good breast meat as...

Well, mine sure ought to have good breast meat as fat as they are! Sounds yummy. :pancake Thanks for the advice!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 12-07-2012, 09:50 PM
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Chickens do know how to get into trouble, don't...

Chickens do know how to get into trouble, don't they? Looks like you did what you needed to do---hey, at least that was one happy chicken 'til it met its end. I feel so sorry for those poor factory...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-18-2012, 10:33 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
I am hoping that I will get to in the next coupla...

I am hoping that I will get to in the next coupla months as I sure would like to pop those Eurasian Collared Doves getting fat on my sunflower seed! They look like they would be good eating too! The...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-18-2012, 10:28 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Yes, I definitely believe in the wring the neck...

Yes, I definitely believe in the wring the neck method, gruesome as it sounds, and I also immediately apply pressure on the windpipe and heart which results in death within seconds. In my case,...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-12-2012, 10:04 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Thanks for the link, Equil, this is the first...

Thanks for the link, Equil, this is the first time I have heard about appleseed, would have never guessed it had anything to do with shooting!
I know my hubby would be thrilled about me getting into...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-10-2012, 11:42 AM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
You crack me up, Equil! Good to find a kindred...

You crack me up, Equil! Good to find a kindred spirit! Your hubby must be a crack shot----mine is too but he doesn't know what bird is which and won't no matter how many times I show him (but he sure...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 11-06-2012, 10:41 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Thanks Equil, I think my method has been quickest...

Thanks Equil, I think my method has been quickest and the most humane for my use, and I have certainly got the experience...over the past three years I have terminated all together about 350 of the...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 10-14-2012, 09:10 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
No, sorry to say I never got a confirmation. Of...

No, sorry to say I never got a confirmation. Of all the 108 HOSP I trapped, that was the only one, though, that had this, and that is certainly a good thing. I would hate to see that pox stuff...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-27-2012, 08:32 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
And another one for Equil! Avian Pox - How...

And another one for Equil!

Avian Pox - How To Treat Your Chickens For Avian Pox - BackYard Chickens Community...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-27-2012, 08:31 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Avian Pox

Haven't had time to confirm that this is indeed Avian Pox, but it is a pretty sure bet. I am attempting to send an info link, not too experienced with that sort of thing....

USGS National...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-24-2012, 12:36 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Foot Pox?

My research on the internet has brought up a possible culprit---Foot Pox. Viral, possibly spread by mosquitos, can be highly infectious. This affected bird was still in good physical condition. I...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 09-23-2012, 04:00 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Foot Canker on HOSP?

Well, I haven't had time to look at the website much---been trapping HOSP every chance I have, which is a weekend day here and there. They usually come over to my place in bigger numbers this time of...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-05-2012, 09:21 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Congrats! It is wonderful that you have made...

Congrats! It is wonderful that you have made progress against such a formidable foe!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 08-05-2012, 09:20 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
Wow, I have not heard of blowfly infestation of...

Wow, I have not heard of blowfly infestation of bluebirds down here, now I shall have to ask about it occuring with Texas birds . Have not encountered it with the broods on my place. Good information!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-22-2012, 12:28 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
I have to agree with you, Fish, better to make...

I have to agree with you, Fish, better to make the effort than give up than make no effort at all. My place is just packed with invasives, but I have a lot of natives too, and that encourages yet...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-20-2012, 09:55 PM
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Posted By scarecrowsdrm
This reminds me of an incident I had with a...

This reminds me of an incident I had with a female HOSP several years ago that nested in one of my bluebird houses. I threw out the first two eggs and the trashy nest the first day. The second day,...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-20-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,930
Posted By scarecrowsdrm
I am in the same pickle with a neighbor breeding...

I am in the same pickle with a neighbor breeding HOSP. She loves birds with indiscriminate abandon, and her husband makes birdhouses all day long which rapidly fill with HOSP. I have tried to have...
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