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Here is a before and after of Maria. Here is when we got her back in early May.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/WetherPics008.jpg

Here's now.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria006.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria007.jpg

She still needs to put on a few more pounds but I am working on that. I have mixed BOSS and Beet pulp in the feed and it seems to be helping. What do you think? Does she look better?

Here is my VERY VERY broody banty hen. (She is a cross of some kind. old Englich and soething else I think.) ANYWAY. I finally got tired of her being broody and not being able to hatch anything since we have no rooster. (She has been broody almost ALL spring and summer.) So I went and got 5 fertilzed eggs from my neighbors. They had Rhode Island reds. So I am hoping she will be able to hatch them out and feel better about herself. lol I just removed the golf ball she was sitting on (that's how broody she is) and replaced it with 5 eggs. lol She is behind the hay pallet where we lean old fencing against the wall. Nice and cozy and off to herself. She is happy. I moved her food and water closer as she hardly ever leaves those eggs. She's a good mammahen. :)
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria013.jpg

Here's our now PENNED chickens. lol
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria012.jpg

The girls coming to say hi. Dazzle, Vi, and Shiloh. The boys could care less.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria009.jpg


More kid pics.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria011.jpg
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Dazzle chowing down.
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a177/trnubian/Maria015.jpg
 

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beautiful! I love your barn. I'm jealous :p
 

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LOL Thanks!
I love my barn too. We built it 4-5 years ago. It's 32' wide by 36' long. It also has hayloft storage for about 80 bales of hay. I HATE putting hay up there though. It's SOOOOO hot you almost have to wait until 3 in the morning to put it up. :p Even with the loft vents and the hayloft door open.
 

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I like the dog kennel for the chickens. My MIL used to keep guineas in one. Works good. She had to top hers to keep hawks from flying off with the guineas.
 

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Thanks guys!

Yeah the chainlink gate I used as I am a great improvisor and I was running out of gates. :rolleyes: The chickens have an outdoor pen that they come and go in as well. So far we haven't had any hawk problems. Just dogs...
 
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