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Hello Coffee - I see you . . .

 

MNCM - those days are no fun! How is your son doing today?

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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

BC you mean the TV lied to me when they said all evening events at Longville-Remer were cancelled?

 

 

Terrible, if you can't even believe the TV any more!

We Open Enroll to a different school to the West. You were correct and so is your TV.  :caf

 

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Amen to those combs! Way to go Bogtown

:highfive:

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I went out and took care of all the birds, refilled feeders and waterers.    They are so silly. I can see some have not been out of their coops in 2 days. Not one track in the snow.  The feeders were 3/4ths full. Water was about the  same.

 

 

The temptation of my filling the feeders was too much for them so they ventured out to see if they got any goodies. (they did not)...

 

It is so fun to watch them try to avoid snow,  they jump, fly and crawl on each other to avoid touching snow.  When they mess up and land in the snow, they get that "Oh Poop!" look on them and look around trying to figure out what to do now.  

 

Of course the spoiled birds would not even come to the feeders until I cleaned a place off next to it so they did not have to touch the evil snow...

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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Originally Posted by oreagano View Post

Hey guys, I'm not from Minnesota, but Wisconsin, Go Pack Go. Anyway with a similar climate, when is the best time to incubate chicken eggs? If it takes three weeks to hatch and a few more in the brooder, I don't want them to outgrow the brooder before it's warm enough to put them outside in the colder Coop. Also what kind of chicks do you recommend? Thanks for helping a neighbor to the east and a first time chicken farmer!

GO PACK GO 😃

Mid April is great for hatch day and like BC said small combed varieties are nice in our climate. EE's are nice for green eggs, buff orps are friendly, marans lay a darker brown and 2 out of 3 went broody for me if you will want that ever.... a lot of fun choices out there. Be ready with coop and run first.
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@oreagano Welcome! I am gonna recommend Buckeyes to you! They are beautiful, lay decent and have pea combs. They also are friendly little buggers and my roosters are so sweet and very gentle with people! They are the perfect for our state and to have around!
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Originally Posted by holm25 View Post

@oreagano Welcome! I am gonna recommend Buckeyes to you! They are beautiful, lay decent and have pea combs. They also are friendly little buggers and my roosters are so sweet and very gentle with people! They are the perfect for our state and to have around!

Good recommendation Holm, I'd like some of them myself some day!
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Wow! Thanks everyone, I was not expecting such quick responses, It seems that about mid April is a good time for hatching layers in our climate. Three weeks before that brings me to late March. Also thanks for the information about recommended breeds, I will keep these in mind when choosing.Thanks again, I hope I can come to you guys again for information and advice😂😁
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I am thinking I need to change out my Cuckoo Maran rooster. Some how this klutzy guy managed to hurt his leg somehow while inside a cage.  A 4x8 cage with him and two hens, a feeder, waterer, and a small roost and he looks like he screwed up his knee.

 

I am stuck with another injured rooster that has to live inside the pole barn on the floor if I change him out.  I am also looking at 4 weeks of wasted eggs while I wait for the sub to become fertile.  I do have lights on them in the bachelor pen but not in the bachelor coop.  The Bachelors stay in the coop until about noon so I doubt the lights have helped them much.  I hate changing roosters, I wish I knew what to do..... Klutz!!!

Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

I am thinking I need to change out my Cuckoo Maran rooster. Some how this klutzy guy managed to hurt his leg somehow while inside a cage.  A 4x8 cage with him and two hens, a feeder, waterer, and a small roost and he looks like he screwed up his knee.

 

I am stuck with another injured rooster that has to live inside the pole barn on the floor if I change him out.  I am also looking at 4 weeks of wasted eggs while I wait for the sub to become fertile.  I do have lights on them in the bachelor pen but not in the bachelor coop.  The Bachelors stay in the coop until about noon so I doubt the lights have helped them much.  I hate changing roosters, I wish I knew what to do..... Klutz!!!

 

AI ?

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Originally Posted by erlibrd View Post

AI ?


I am glad you offered !! Come on down and do it.
Edited by duluthralphie - 1/11/17 at 3:41pm
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
Reply
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