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Location: Colorado
Hardiness Zone: 4b
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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-18-2010 07:30 AM

Hello and welcome to Garden Tenders! Where is your garden and what do you like to grow?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Bon

7374 posts in 3508 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-18-2010 03:53 PM

Welcome to GT.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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galetonco

16 posts in 2750 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 03-18-2010 09:55 PM

Hi and thank you, my garden is in the back yard by the chicken houses,I grow a lot of herbs and tomaoes and beans and peppers,I live in a very dry climate so I use a drip system so I have vegetables mixed with flowers,every thing just follows the hose.Last year I tried some bushel basket gourds the did really well . talk to you later,need to get busy. Mark in Colorado

-- mark nickerson in Colorado

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-19-2010 05:13 PM

I look forward to reading about your chickens, gourds and gardens when you have time.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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galetonco

16 posts in 2750 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 03-20-2010 09:13 AM

the little hen in the picture is one of my favorites.In the spring I divide them into breeding groups and hatch a few of the eggs inside,mostly I pick out the bluest eggs or maybe a show prospect,it’s very hard with the Araucana to get a perfect tufted ,rumpless bird.The ones I hatch inside and raise in the chicken bedroom are very tame,when I put them out with the others they still follow me around the garden and come talk to me and hop on my lap.The hens also go broody alot and I let them hatch a few on there own,the chicks from them are not quite as tame but they come around.I’m lucky to have dogs who don’t bother them,we can all be out in the yard together,one time a little chick got out of the bedroom and my healer herded it into a corner and wouldn’t let it leave,I not sure how long they were there but she was just laying there keeping a watchfull eye on it. Snowed yesterday looks like sunny and nice today.

-- mark nickerson in Colorado

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Iris43

3811 posts in 3357 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-20-2010 01:56 PM

Welcome to GT, Mark. I found it very interesting reading about your chickens. That little one in your avatar is a strange-looking little bird. You’ll have to show us some pictures of your chickens and gardens. Hope you enjoy seeing and hearing about our gardens.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-24-2010 05:40 PM

That is one cute Araucana chick you have in your photo.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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mario1360

921 posts in 3143 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 03-27-2010 12:34 PM

wow cute chick….i’m in a big city so no chickens for me but I sure would to have a couple….have more photos????it’s very interesting I hope you will share some more….

-- south shore montreal, zone 5a, whish it was 9

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Radicalfarmergal

4312 posts in 2990 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 03-28-2010 07:50 AM

You are very welcome and I would like to hear more about how you care for your chickens. I am always trying to learn more about how to provide my chickens with better, sustainable care. Have you ever tried to give your chickens nettles? Nettles are incredibly nutritious and they seem hardy enough that the chickens don’t kill them, even with all their pecking and dust baths. I grow a patch that the chickens can eat. I also want to try to grow more lambs quarter’s and dandelions where they forage.

You might find that posting a project is easier than a blog if you want to show several photos. In a project, you can upload up to six photos straight from your computer. You don’t have to post them elsewhere on the internet first.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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