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post #17261 of 22707
Dog chased off another yote tonight that was within 200 yards of the house. My dad and I are going to start waiting for them in the evening.

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post #17262 of 22707
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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

I just got back from doing chores.

 

I managed to get a few eggs before they froze.   I got three good toad eggs.  I think I lost a DOM egg to the STUPID  pullet I took to New Ulm where it picked up the bad habits of Southern Minnesota chickens.  It had rolled into the area I wanted, but she managed to get under and to it to peck a hole and suck out the innards.

 

 

I threw her in with the rooster, raised the end of her cage another 1 1/5 and moved the blocking boards forward and inch, while covering the top better.

 

Hopefully this will stop her from getting to the egg.  I am afraid I may never be able to let her out in a coop again. I would snip her beak, Jerry Style, but I think the judges would frown on the snipped beak next year. She is my best looking pullet so I guess I just put up with it.  I might have to buy an egg factory type cage for her.

 

 

I had to crack corn today too, If I was smart I would have done it when it was warmer.  I only do a Cattle watering tank at  time so I need to do it often.

 

It appears Cuddles is going to lose a point on his comb.  I guess he is done being shown, This cold is hard on the birds and me. A good thing about the cold is Turkey bedtime, I did not have to chase one to get them inside. 22 are in the rafters and on the roosts inside.  4 are all that are sitting outside.

 

I took some pictures of the Appletiniis.  They are the only birds not going into their coop. They are staying under a Lean too, I have that is open on the west side instead of going into the coop. Everyone else is huddled in the coop this evening.

 

 

Here are Appletiniis:

 

 

 

 

And here are the toads.

 

They are sitting on a 2x4 roost and the PVC is 4 inch PVC to give you an idea of their size.  You can see the size of their nest too. It started as 2 nests but they pushed the divider so far to get in and out, it is now a one nest box.

 

 

I can't believe they won't go in their coop!  I really like their looks as well, no comb?  nice.

My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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My favorite instructional threads:

Poop Board Convert / Instructions for very easy heated waterer related: Frozen nipples finally working /  No waste bucket feeder / DIY thread Lets see your inventions / Mama heating pad in the brooder

Not instructional, but what a ride, only read if you have time to kill/can't sleep, it is a book you can't put down!:

My neighbor hates my chickens,...

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post #17263 of 22707
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Originally Posted by Cluckies View Post

I can't believe they won't go in their coop!  I really like their looks as well, no comb?  nice.
No comb. They are native to Switzerland where they were often kept outside even in cold temperatures. My aunts also sits outside...

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post #17264 of 22707
Those little mouse turds ruined a whole bushel of oats! Grrrrrrrrr
Fodder systems are up and running! Should have it ready to feed my next Wednesday
post #17265 of 22707
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Okay I just love the Land of 10,000 Stories by Boyd Hupert.  Gotta watch this one on Willie Nelson.  LOL.  Trust me.  Everyone on this forum will love the story.

 

http://www.kare11.com/news/local/land-of-10000-stories/rooster-finds-home-at-christmas-tree-lot/365699297  and while you're on the website vote real quick for Bruno's story as best story of the year.  :D

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Morning . Brrr 8 degrees here . First single digit temp of the season . Watched Willie . Loved it . Did not see how to vote for Bruno .

Charter member of the Ameraucana Alliance. Helped develop the breed.
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post #17267 of 22707
Good morning all! -11 chill this morning. Brrrr. I await the warm up on Friday and the snow it will bring.
post #17268 of 22707
-6 here with the chill at -30.
Very bright moon also.
We are supposed to get some snow today and tomorrow again, 1-3 inches

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Jerry if you go to the KARE 11 website go to land if 10000 stories section and you'll see where you can vote. I think they actually have Bruno's picture up for it. He's winning this morning but he wasn't last night when I posted.
post #17270 of 22707
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http://www.kare11.com/mb/news/local/land-of-10000-stories/vote-on-your-favorite-2016-land-of-10000-stories/369439840

Here's the voting page.
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