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  1. Hello everyone, I'm looking for a source for earthworms. Red wigglers are fine too. I'd like to acquire a pound of two. thanks
  2. Thank you to all who replied. Doesn't seem like there is too much to be concerned about for the near future. Fingers X'd for a speedy draught of all the control legislation in a fair and thoughtful manor.
  3. Hello everyone, this is an interesting topic that I can't seem to get a straight answer on. Has marijuana been legalized in Mexico? What are the possession limits? Number of plants if growing? Can anyone answer this with any degree of certainty? I have several friends here with cancer who are looking for medicine. I'd like to help them but not at the risk of ending up in a Mexican jail. tnx
  4. Where can a person buy baled hay between Chapala and Ajijic?
  5. Can anyone tell me where I can buy kerosene here at lakeside? I believe the name in spanish is petrolio. tnx
  6. The above are the questions, and I'm still looking for the answers. Thanks
  7. Hello Everyone, can anyone tell me if there is an astronomy club here at lakeside? Or even a small group of people that get together informally? I did a search but there is nothing current. The International tech school or whatever it is called on the Libramiento at one time was starting a club. It appears it is no more according to the school. Even if there is just one or two people who like to stargaze that would help. I'm as brand new to astronomy as a baby's first breath. thanks
  8. Yeah I highly doubt there being any illegality but perhaps in a frac where the rules state they cannot have them but even that is doubtful. Even places like Vista Del Lago allows hens. Practically every second one of my neighbours all have at least two hens in the back yard. Good luck trying to tell a Mexican he doesn't have the right to keep a chicken in his own yard.
  9. I'm not familiar with Hope House or what they do. For me personally I prefer the meat of any dual purpose bird over a meat bird. Meat birds tend to just sit around and get fat for six to eight weeks until they are killed providing they don't die of a heart attack first which is very common with them.....the body grows so fast that the heart can not keep up with the rapid growth. Where as dual purpose birds love to forage for live food like worms and insects of all kinds and other things like mycelium from mushrooms and therefor are more active giving their meat much better muscle tone. The texture and flavour are superior with dual purpose birds under one year of age. But they earn their keep when fed all the yard waste and quickly scratch it up, mixing in dirt and fecal matter for a quickly decomposing natural fertiliser. Goes in garbage, comes out gold.
  10. Thank you for this, I will have a look there also. This is a new one for me.
  11. Sea, I have tried here before and found nothing. But with that said it will probably be a good bet later on at a different time if there is a smaller breeder who only has babies once or twice a year. May have to keep going back on a regular basis. Thank you for your effort.
  12. Thanks for the effort. I'm very familiar with Murray McMurray Hatchery. They are the premier place to order from for the backyard grower or farmer alike but they normally don't ship into Mexico as they can not be sure of the order actually being allowed into the country by customs. At least that's what they told me on the phone when I enquired last year. I'm sure it's hard enough keeping up with the changing rules and regs of the USA much less trying to stay on top of what's changing in another country with a different language. I understand their plight. I asked that question too about putting me in touch with any customers etc. and they don't divulge their clients because of a privacy issue. So the search continues. At least now I have a couple leads to follow up on.
  13. Nah, this wasn't needed either and certainly was not helpful.
  14. Haha, that's funny. Well they are birds after all. Makes sense they'd take to the trees for safety. As for the pet store in Chapala, I share your sentiments. Typical scenario down here where he is doing what he can to make a buck with no real knowledge of the subject......but hey, can't fault him for that. Just have to find a better supplier. But as I stipulated earlier I'm looking for "Dual Purpose" birds....not layers. I'd settle for Rhode Island Reds in a few months if I can't find the Australorps.
  15. Thanks, I will contact these guys and enquire.
  16. No I had no luck with the previous post. Lots of suggestions but nothing that panned our re the breed specific stuff. So curious Don Anomino...... are you the posting police or what? Why would you bring that up? Do you think that if I received the information I was looking for that I would post again just to waste peoples time? What? And you needed to remind me what I previously posted why? And why would you even check to see what I posted in the past to begin with? Sounds like you are just looking for confrontation. Don't need it, thanks. I've checked the store on Zaragoza and if you are looking for run of the mill non breed specific stuff he might be able to help but when I asked for a specific breed all I got was a blank stare. Said he'd enquire but when I returned once, twice, thrice again it was "manana". Tried the market places and again no guarantee what you are going to get with the baby chicks offered there. They could be layers or meat birds and you would not know the difference from the looks of the chicks. The Australian Black Australorps are a dual purpose breed. Dual purpose breed's carcasses have use after the productive life of the bird has come to an end......ie food. Layers don't have enough meat on them to justify the effort of butchering them. Tried asking the locals for sources and although they know of lots of chicks for sale, you have no ideal what you are getting without being breed specific. I'm looking for a retailer or agent for a hatchery that offers Black Australorps or any source for "Dual Purpose" birds with the Australorps being the number one choice as they are the BEST laying dual purpose birds available. I will consider other varieties but they must be true dual purpose birds. If you have information that can actually help me find a source for these types of birds I would really really appreciate hearing your input. If you just want to tell me what I've posted in the past........nah, don't need to hear from ya. Thanks
  17. Wanting to raise some back yard chickens and need a source for (preferably) Black Australorps. Does anyone know of a hatchery that sells to the home grower? I'd like to order about 25 baby chicks. Thanks
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