Dianne Valdez
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  • Albuquerque, NM
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Dianne Valdez replied to mamaverde1's discussion To cull or not to cull in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Mamaverde1, Good luck.  It seems that every year I am looking for good homes for my boys.  Again, good luck. Dianne Valdez"
Dec 15, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Trevor Branch's discussion Chicken pluckers in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"There is the wiz bang chicken plucker that is amazing.  Also we use cones to do the deed.  It is so much more humane as humane as this sort of thing is. You can find plans on line by googling the wiz bang chicken plucker.  You will…"
Oct 17, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Jaime Nemitz's discussion SERAMA or OEGB in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Hi Jaime,I have Banty pandemonium going on here at my small farm and would love for some to go to a good home.  I have hens and roosters.  The hens are good layers and eggcellent mamas.  The roosters are great protectors too. …"
Aug 6, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Gloria M's discussion Video fun with the chicks in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Gloria,   It is so true about birds of a feather... I have introduced new chicks to my flock and they don't have a mirror to look into to see what breed they are and they always are attracted to their own breed.    Dianne"
Jul 11, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Jennifer's discussion Ticks in the coop! in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"You don't need to burn down the old coop, unless you want to, you can use the DE all over it and you will be amazed at how well it works on killing these ugly buggers.  If you used it periodically in their dust bath spot and in the nest…"
Jul 11, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Molly's discussion Lovely Inky (Limpy) Loretta Needs a New Home in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Hi,   I'm sorry that I only got to my emails today, but yes I have used these on raw and open wounds as I would one of my own wounds or one of my childrens or dogs.  It has calendula and comfrey and many other awesome things to…"
Jun 7, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Molly's discussion Lovely Inky (Limpy) Loretta Needs a New Home in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I use this black gunk called Pick No More Lotion (this has calendula and other wonderful things) sold at mercantiles and I also use a sauve from whole foods that has calendula and other wonderful things in it as well.  Either one works…"
Jun 2, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Molly's discussion Lovely Inky (Limpy) Loretta Needs a New Home in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Molly and Dawn, Out of curiosity, how is Loretta doing in her new home?Dianne V"
May 30, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Dawn Janz's discussion Banana peels? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Just curious-why would onions or raisins be bad for our fine feathered friends?  I read that onions have wonderful things for them and mine occasionally get raisins in their oatmeal/triticale/clabber mixture.  Please let me know what you…"
May 30, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Karen M's discussion Changing egg color in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"K aren, I have a lot of auracana's and my experience is that as they get older their egg colors can change and they tend to get lighter in color.  For us this has been "normal".  Dianne Valdez"
May 30, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Lyssa's discussion Do people vaccinate for Marek's in ABQ in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"Hi Lyssa, I don't vaccinate and have never had any health problems.  Dianne"
May 30, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to CathyMK's discussion Where Can I Get Onate Grower Feed? in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I have seen Onate feed at Quality Baits down in the South Valley on Isleta Blvd.  They have good prices.   Dianne Valdez"
May 17, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Laurie Bremel's discussion lavender orphingtons, wellsummers, silver or gold lace wyandottes in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I'm also interested if anyone has any to sell or knows of a local source for wellsummers. Dianne Valdez"
Apr 10, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to amecus j's discussion Looing for GREAT Chicken VET. / pharmacy in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"A friend of mine went to the feed store and bought a small tube of Ivermectin (?) and treated her hens with this and it worked.  She just got a very small amount on a Q tip and put it down their throats a ways.  I hope this works but I…"
Mar 13, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to Sandia's discussion Help my free roaming hens survive this cold in the group ABQ Chicken Keepers
"I understand that we can expect more of this weather by Tuesday.  This gives us all a few days to work out what ever we need to work out for our flocks."
Feb 4, 2011
Dianne Valdez replied to jenprosser's discussion Kefir Grains? in the group Urban Farmers
"Hi Jason, There are a couple of different places, such as MarilynKefirLady in Ohio, there is Ed Kasper at HappyHerbalist.com and the NourishingGourmet has a link as well. If you are ordering and you want someone to share the shipping I would be…"
Nov 28, 2010

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Where I Live:
South Valley
About Me:
Single parent interested in being a good steward of my children, of the land and of our animals.
Favorite Thing(s) About Albuquerque:
Diversity of places and people
What I'm Reading:
Lots of stuff on farming, plants and planting, seed saving, saving heirloom plants and herbal medicine

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