Monday, November 2, 2015

Bonding with chickens




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  1. That's some wallhanging you've got out there.

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    1. It's a cowboy boot.
      http://www.the7msnranch.com/2012/05/art-is-in-eye-of-beholder.html

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  2. Now I know where the expression "chicken" comes from. Great music - you always choose the most appropriate music for your videos.

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  3. Great music, it even looked like they were dancing to it. They are getting big but I still can't tell them apart.
    Ethel

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  4. What is the name of the music you played?

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    1. It's called "Hens March to the Midden" from the Dubliners. I've used it before on a chicken video; sadly, there aren't a whole lot of poultry songs available in the iTunes catalog.

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  5. Interesting how closely they stick together in new situations -- not surprising: safety in numbers & all that. How long does it take you to put together your wonderful videos? Editing, sound & music must use up a fair amount of time. How do you decide on the music? It's always just so right for each one. Sounds like I'm fawning -- I'm in continuing trouble with relatives because I don't, so no chance! I'm sincere! And curious.

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    1. I try to limit my editing time on these videos to an hour, so as not to neglect my other responsibilities. I'm using Photoshop now to edit them, and it goes pretty quickly. If I'm lucky, a song title will usually come to me when I'm shooting the video (that happened most recently with "The Circle Game.") Otherwise, I go to the iTunes store and search on keywords and see what pops up. I've been listening to Pandora alot lately; when I hear a good instrumental/background song come on, I'll note the title or artist if I think it might work for a future video. That's how I found that "Autumn Gold" song for last week's back 40 video.

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    2. You try to limit it to an hour. Goodness. Considering how much I enjoy this site, I would have to reciprocate at the very least by coming up with a hilarious and/or intelligent and/or inspired comment to each one of your posts. I do try, mind you... and, frustrated, end up deleting more of my attempts at commenting than I publish...

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  6. They are just working their way up to mingling with the other chickens. Pretty intimidating group after all. Gotta be able to run away fast :) They really have grown.

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  7. Do you know which one is Ten or Eleven or Twelve?
    I didnt realize that you had so many bones. You could probably start a business of some kind. Mail order bones. Hehehe

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    1. Eleven has yellow legs - Ten's and Twelve's are green. And for now, Twelve is much larger than Ten. When in doubt, I yell out Thirty-three so they'll all come running.

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    2. An American in Tokyo11/3/15, 5:07 PM

      "Thirty-three!" ha ha ha!!
      I wanna see a video of you yelling that! =D

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  8. They sure have grown! They don't fly away? Did you clip their wings? Johnny doesn't bother them? So many questions...

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    1. They're not flying out of their area yet, though I am finding chicken poop on top of the poultry palace, so it probably won't be long. I can clip their wings if I have to. Johnny doesn't bother them. He's basically afraid of all the chickens.

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  9. Anne Boleyn11/2/15, 7:07 AM

    Do the rest of the girls know these are in residence? If so, has there been any reaction? Or are they kept far apart for the time being? I'm curious about chicken social dynamics remembering that Honey was bullied at Danni's.

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    1. The rest of the girls definitely know about the new girls - I often find them staring at them through the fence. I accidentally left the wooden gate between the two areas unlatched one night and there were no altercations. I'll keep them separate for awhile longer because the new girls are getting a special grower feed. When that runs out, I'll put the new girls in with the old girls after everyone has roosted for the night. That worked peacefully for the last go-round.

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  10. They sure are getting big. Soon to give new eggs, I guessing.

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  11. An American in Tokyo11/3/15, 5:16 PM

    They are very, very cute! =)

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