Originally Posted by Dandelioness
I thought if you popped the chicken eggs seven days later it would be okay?
If not, pay for a broody to take on the last of the hatchers.
No, Vicks is good, especially on the feet. I have no idea why.
I have done what u can in this weather, and it's good enough for me. Let it be good enough for you, too.
Dude. Little dude. I think of you and laugh every time I hear Flo Rida!
Did all your heifers bear well? It's been a long time. Please forgive.
I wish! I'd loan you anything!
I've found that when one crop is a bust, another flourishes beyond imagination. Stay diverse, you will get what you need.
We have almost always had good crops when we cared well for our gardens. One year though, I had huge pepper plants that didn't bear any fruit. That was a weird year for a lot of people though. We had a good crop of asparagus and ate it enough so I don't need any more until next year. I won't buy it in the store, I just like it fresh cut from home. The apple trees already have baby apples, and the fruit trees we put in last year, some already have baby fruits on them too. We have a pathetic raspberry patch near the hops. That ground just isn't good for those berries, they have never done well in that spot. We have another started and are moving plants to yet another spot as well on the East end of one of the gardens.
The garlic is looking awesome!!!! We can tell the variety we will NOT be planting again. it will still get eaten though and I can use more in the sauces I will be making this Summer. I LOOOOOVE me some garlic!!!
Originally Posted by BantyChooks
'Scuse me, all y'all.....
Not a MN resident, but it has come to my attention through ralphie that there is some waterfowl addicts here he is trying to "reform". To those members: (ralphie refuses to provide their usernames) Don't cave in!! A life without webbed adorable beings would be no life at all!
I love ducks, they are hilarious, but I am glad I don't have any this year.
Originally Posted by MNChickMom
Brrrrr what happened to summer?
The cool breeze feels good! The heat just makes me move slower.
Originally Posted by holm25
Dandelioness Everyone calved with no issues this year. Next year we might have some trouble as the new bull has a higher calving weight!
Well, now that the first timers are 'broken in' with freshening, the next time shouldn't be as hard on them. I remember first time heifers who accidentally got bred to bulls that throw big calves and it wasn't pretty to see what they went through. Doing cow episiotomies wasn't something we did often, but there was an occasional one.
Originally Posted by Bogtown Chick
Overcast day here as well.
DS is shooting Trap in EJB's back yard. Hopefully helping with hawk problems.
My sister lost her white bird last night. She's heartbroken. No feathers just gone. Probably aerial predator. The white -- idk-- they were free ranging. And came home at 10:30 to tuck them in and she was gone.
Nothing new with my birds. Just free ranging and lucky I guess. Flower herb garden going like gangbusters. Love it!
Your sis called me today. I have some dark color birds for her to pick from. That is sad, Daisy was such a cute little girl! She came from my project of bantams and was the only one with that color and bearded. :(
Originally Posted by Siggie
It rained ALL DAY here! Tomorrows the big day....the chicks will be moved to the coop! Any suggestions on how to have this move go smoothly? I am thinking of using a dog crate, putting it in the brooder and placing their feed in there, the hope is that most will jump in and start eating and I can just close the door and move them out to the coop in one quick step???? Am I being unrealistic???? I wish I had someone to record this because I have a feeling this is gonna be pure comedy
Well, I laughed. I have never known a group of chickens to do anything except the opposite of what I wanted them to do. I moved birds for most of the day and cleaned. I am covered from top to bottom with stink and dust. I should be in the shower, but had to get off my feet for a bit. You are best off moving them at night when they can't see you coming for them.