Archive for August, 2008
Here’s an interesting article about the rise of coyotes in suburban areas in California. Photo by Andre Taylor, article from San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Most importantly, I have included the part of the article where they talk about how you can prevent coyote problems for your family, your pets, and yes … even your chickens.
There are many measures that pet owners and residents can take to protect their families and pets.
Among them is to install chicken wire around farm animals, build tall fences around yards and properties, keep pets and pet food indoors, and keep garbage cans in enclosed areas, according to the county’s Department of Animal Control.
If you encounter a coyote, do not run or turn your back. Instead, calmly back out of the area.
Also, don’t challenge coyotes by looking them directly in the eye. Protect small children by standing between them and the coyote, and fight back if attacked.
The last state to outlaw this bloody sport, is about to go into economic depression. Never-mind the hurricanes or anything like that. They’ve outlawed cockfighting, and it could mean the end of Louisiana’s economy.
But, don’t take my word for it, check this out:
“The combination of new federal and state laws has combined to sap Louisiana’s cockfighting industry, which supporters said eliminated what used to be a regular source of business for the state’s hotels, restaurants and feed stores.
Daughdrill, head of the Louisiana Gamefowl Breeders Association, said the number of large, active cockfighting pits has dropped from 20 last year to about six now. Membership in the association — breeders fans and the like — has plummeted roughly 90%, from 6,000 last year to 600.”
Oh, and did I also mention, it’s going to destroy their cultural heritage as well?
Oh, well, yeah… that too.
You can check out more about it at the link in the headline.
But, if you’d like to know how to raise chickens that’ll grow up to be healthy and strong anyhow - please check out Chicken Coop Living, even if you’re not able to fight them to the death to see how strong they really are.
Some of you might need a good chuckle to add a little kick to your day, and spice it up a bit.
I know a good laugh never hurts. In fact, it’s good for you.
So, I wanted to let you check out a few chicken comics. Hopefully these’ll help you feel a little better.
Some of them might make you cringe as well, but with any luck it’ll brighten your day.
Not a SINGLE ONE has to do with chickens crossing the road. I can’t stand those.