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Questions asked to this group

recently acquired poulets

Hello, I bought 3 young chickens from Brazon Farms (middle TX) one was discovered flailing and unable to support her body to walk falling over. I helped her to the food and water and she did eat, I then quarantined her with access to food and water. Have you encountered this and what should I do, is it a disease? I am concerned re my other chickens and the 2 other new ones.
I have tried to get a response from Brazon Farms to no avail.

Fannin County TX Posted 4 days ago

pearson square

what exactly is pearson really meant for???

Bexar County TX Posted 4 days ago

Railroad cross ties

How long until they are safe for raised vegetable beds?

Ector County TX raised bed material Posted 16 days ago

Altitude adjustment on bundt cake

I am preparing to make a cake from the Better Homes and Garden Magazine Nov. 2018-- the Apple Maple Spice Cake on page 132. I need to know how to adjust the cake recipe for use in my altitude of 3600 feet. Can you please advise me?

Also I would like to substitute all-purpose flour in place of the whole wheat flour the recipe calls for.

Potter County TX Posted about 1 month ago

healthy maple tree with leaf rot or scale?

My parents live in Dallas and this beautiful maple has doubled in size in about 3 years. Although healthy, this fall, a few leaves have turned yellow.

I've read that it could be verticillium wilt that could kill the tree or anthracnose?

Can you give us guidance on how to diagnose and treat the tree?
Thank you!!

Collin County TX Posted about 1 month ago

What is this insect?

I have asked both of my teachers in high school what this insect I found outside my house in north Texas and neither of them knew what is was. I’m very curious as to what it is.

Grayson County Texas Posted about 1 month ago


What kind of spider is this? I found one just like this one in my bath tub.

Travis County Texas Posted 2 months ago

Grass bur germination

Will glyphosate used to kill mature plan keep bur seeds from germinating? Thank you

Hardeman County Texas Posted 2 months ago

Worms in yard

Do I treat my yard for worms, they are long and grey. Near surface of yard. I also have dry yellow spots on my yard.

El Paso County Texas lawns and turf worms Posted 3 months ago

Liquefy liquid pectn

My liquid pectin has gelled. Is there a way to reliquify the liquid pectin?

Montgomery County Texas Posted 3 months ago