My little brother wants to get a chicken, but I wanted to hear some anecdotal stories from /an/ to see if it's worth getting one for him. Also, we are not sure which breed we should get him, if we do confirm we are getting him one.
Please post pictures of your chickens and what breed they are!
>>2131341 Where do you live? Country/state/city How big is your backyard? Can you only have /one/ chicken or are you ready to get two+? [spoiler]You cant have just one, they need friends[/spoiler] How much are your ready to pay to have chickens? Full grown or chicks?
>>2131341 I live inner city and had 4 chickens with my family growing up. They regularly escaped and I was often late to school because I had to recapture them. They were infamous amongst our neighbours and eventually all surrounding houses were fed up and demanded we do something. We decided that the only way to keep them would be to let them out in the afternoon when everyone was home to keep an eye on them but then they were only able to roam for 4/5 hours a day.
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>Queen builds colony by digging a hole and starts birthing subjects >Said subjects care for the colony and the queen in specific yet absurdly complex ways >The queen dies, possibly usurped by one of her daughters >All the ants carry in a functional manner
Yet apparently none of these are capable of even one coherent thought, and instead are all directed by instincts and pheromones.
I cannot for the life of me fathom how this works. It... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2129623 its not about control its about survival. they care for her because its a successful strategy to pass on their own genes through her. sounds like nonsense until you consider ants are haplodiploid which means workers are more genetically related to their sisters than their own parents and subsequently their children. you give 50% of your DNA to your child and your partner gives their 50%. well in ants the Dad who is haploid gives 100% and the mom gives 50% so if you are a worker ant the sister of such a union would... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2120446 How do I get my chubby ferret to lose weight? I keep hearing that they need a constant supply of food but how the fuck does he lose weight then if his chubbyness makes him less inclined to play?
>>2120452 Hmm, none of my ferrets have ever had a problem with overeating (I free feed them.)
My first suggestion would of course be exercise, but if he's lazy and doesn't want to play, I'm not sure what you can do. Is there anything he just goes super nuts excited for?
You could also try feeding him smaller meals throughout the day, if you're available to feed him every few hours, to limit his food intake. I realize this might not be realistic if you have work or school, though.
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All right, so. Recently Yo-yo's developed some hair loss on her back end right above the base of her tail. We all know what that means--she probably has adrenal disease.
She's going to the vet tomorrow afternoon to get checked out, but I don't have high hopes that her hair loss is being caused by something else. If she does have adrenal, she probably will need surgery.
I love her and I'm very scared for her. Please wish her luck, guys.
so my fucking cat wont stop pissing all over the place and I need some advice
we just moved three weeks ago and whenever i'm not around she pisses everywhere. EVERYWHERE.
the walls the hamper basket my fucking 50's car portrait the stove the goddamn microwave for christ sakes
its not a marking territory thing, we used to live in shitty conditions where she never had a clean litterbox and she's just kinda used to this. mind you, she knows what a litterbox is. and always uses it for shitting and OCCASIONALLY pissing. I used Tidy... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
1. Is she fixed? 2. Have you been to a vet to rule out clinical issues? Improper box usage among cats is often a sign of distress in cats. 3. After ruling out medical conditions, look for Litter Attractant products and try that.
For a while I thought I had fruit flies in my apartment but since these fuckers don't have red eyes I thought they'd be something else. I'd really like to know so I can do something about them. There's no fucking food in my apartment and yet they keep coming in
>>2132394 If you don't have cat food and you don't even know what cats eat then don't bother - it's not going to eat out-of-date eggs, stale cheese slices, orange juice or whatever other old shit you're trying to empty your fridge of.
Ok Im gonna be straight forward as fuck I live in the ghetto in Phoenix, Arizona, and I have two roommates who have a labrabull puppy for protection from thieves. I completely disagree with the treatment of this dog. They are "nice" to him, but ill green text it >They keep it in the backyard all day, with SOME shade and a bowl of water >They feed it scraps of whatever they are done eating. AKA pizza crust, human meals of whatever they cook etc... >The backyard is full of... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>2132263 Call animal control on them and let animal control know that they need to say a 'passerby' saw it out in the heat.
Animal control will force them to either give it adequate living conditions, or get rid of it.
IF they give it the shade and such that it needs, I would get an older dog (Not too old, just enough to be mellowed out) from the pound and give it a goddam friend at least. I would also get a huge walmart bag of cheap kibble and just leave a huge bowl of food out every morning.
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