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Banty, they're getting cuter!

They are cute now. :love

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Banty, they're getting cuter!

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They are cute now. love.gif

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



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I haven't seen black cats here in years.

There used to be one roaming around here but he got caught in a trap.

I can't imagine what became of him. :hide

 

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More than stinky, mephitic specifically means poisonous, toxic and foul-smelling. REALLY stinky. The latin name for the skunk is Mephitis mephitis...

 

When I looked it up, there were some pretty brutal insults using retromingent that I may keep in mind... :gig

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Pullet eggs or not, if I'm not careful, these might fall into the incubator...

 

- Ant Farm 

9 of the 15 eggs I set a couple days ago were pullet eggs but they weren't pullet size. They were all larger than the hen's eggs I set with them. Smallest was 65 grams.

I was tempted to set her first eggs that started about a month or so ago. The first I opened was fertile and she hasn't laid an egg smaller than 60 grams since she started.

 

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it is like a roller coaster................the old kind............click, click, click as you near the top everything disappears and the people in front of you are screaming............incubators are like that

 

:pop

Good analogy.

 

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then.................after the external pip comes more anxiety as they rest again

 

I quit being anxious. Sometimes I don't even look at the incubator for a day or 2. If they hatch, they hatch. If they don't, they don't.

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"Retromingent: Urinating backwards. Also an animal such as a raccoon that urinates backwards. As in: "You have revealed yourself as a miserable, carping, retromingent vigilante, and I for one am sick of wasting my time communicating with you" (Benjamin C. Bradlee, Editor, The Washington Post)"

 

Everywhere I look, THIS is the example of using retromingent in a sentence. :lau

 

- Ant Farm 

I have several of those vigilantes around here.

 

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exactly like the roller coaster.................don't get off..............stay on for another go....................no one is waiting in line..............

Wheeee!

 

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I'm trying! Learning a whole new level of patience. My temps go down slightly, maybe 1/2 a degree and my humidity goes down to about 60%. I have to add water every morning through the vent hole.

Patience is a virtue - and I want it now!

 

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Glorious snow!!!

It's summer here in Australia. Starting to warm up a heap!! 32°C yesterday and that's mild. We will get up to 40°C+ in the middle of summer!

What breeds do you have?

 

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Well, it's not like you'll be able to grow them until spring/summer... :lol:

 

I walked through the living room on the way to get myself a cup of tea, and look what I found!!!! I wonder who put it there!!!!! :hide 

 

 

 

- Ant Farm

That's a real mystery. Perhaps hire a private investigator.

 

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Sally, I'm 100 posts behind 'cause I was bowling tonight, so this may already be resolved. If it were me, I'd try to find someone with a portable saw mill. You wouldn't have to take your trees anywhere; the mill would come to you. Put an ad on CL...see what happens.

I was 250 behind. I went out to shoot pool last night. Wife had a colonoscopy this morning and couldn't eat yesterday so she only wanted to sleep.

She gets cranky if she doesn't eat regularly.

 

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I just went back to the old thread to look something up, and saw my posts form when I was hatching for the first time. I was a total pest nutcase.:lau

 

You are remarkably sane compared to me. 

 

(I'll probably be a nutcase again this year. Seems to be my lot in life...)

 

- Ant Farm 

I never incubated (successfully) till 6 or 7 years ago.

 

 

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Hatcher is all ready for business!! (top bator)

Incubator is underneath humming away. (It's humidity is low I know wink.png ) It's been high lately because of the ambient humidity due to it being very hot and rainy here so I'm keeping it down for a while, bumping it up later.

Both are connected to a UPS, nothing is going to stop me (ง'̀-'́)ง

Having a separate hatcher is wonderful. Makes staggered hatches so simple.

The big cabinet I built has a separate hatcher unit in the bottom.

 

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Actually, I am. I was in the blind most of yesterday, some this morning, and plan to be there all tomorrow with my crossbow. I'll pretty much live there during muzzleloader, 'til I bust one or don't

It's a good pastime.

Good luck, good weather and great views to you.

 

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UPS - You go! 

 

- Ant Farm

A UPS doesn't last forever so hope the power comes back on soon but it can be the difference between life and death.

 

 

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You've gotten deep into advanced chicken math, haven't you?! :lau

I had chickens a long time before anyone knew. This time around I wanted 6 and came home with 10. Three months later, I had 100.

After my nearly year long battle to keep them I had to get a permit which allowed me to keep what I had at the time the ordinance went into effect plus 10%.

When I applied for the permit I told them I had 85 and 5 roosters. I should have pushed it a little further but was afraid to since the thing that got me into hot water in the first place was that they claimed I had a poultry farm. :cool:

 

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The Sumatra is the little one of all species only 500-800 kg.
Indeed people can" fall in between cherries " as we say here, and this is exactly way we do this evaluation cessions, to reduce that to the possible minimum.

In some of our adult education classes for electricians to teach new automation processors they would pair a person that was really good with automation with someone 'challenged'. It didn't work well. The challenged person would get lost right off the bat and was too intimidated to ask questions.

I had to work with those challenged persons and they were no help.

When I became an instructor, I changed that. I made sure they all got it before we moved on.

 

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I still suck, but we won all 4 (1 for each game won, plus overall pinfall for 3 games). We were in 1st place 'til last week, when we dropped to 2nd, then came back last night to gain a tie in the standings, with a week to go in the 1st half. At the end of the season, the winner of the 1st half will play the winner of the 2nd half to determine the overall 1st place winner of the season.

 

This is the worst season, average-wise, that I've ever had, since I began league play back in the early 60's (64, I think, maybe '65. Met future DW there, we were engaged for a while, got married in '66). I think I carried a 105 back then, & topped out at 121. Now I'm struggling to maintain 100. Very frustrating.

I feel like that in pool too.

Last season was my first in a league. We won the whole thing. This season we suck. We're in last place and I don't think we can win enough to make the playoffs. However last week we beat the best team in the league, knocking them out of first. I thought we were back to our old ways because we were down 1-3 after the first round. But we went 8-2 the rest of the night.

 

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Seems to me the UPS is the way to go. What's one of them run in US $?

They're pricey for one that will generate heat for any significant amount of time. Their original goal was to keep a computer running long enough so software could save all work and safely power down the computer. That was about 10-20 minutes.

The size of the batteries in them determines the price and how long they provide power.

 

I could be wrong because I haven't researched them in a long time but I use a couple for computers, mostly because they provide better filtered power and surge suppression.

 

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exactly!
But if so many unrelated people, want to do it, maybe leaving of the grid in the Midwest is the right way to
live?

I'm in the Midwest but grid connected.

A few years ago I did a big installation on a truly off the grid house on a mountain top overlooking the Bourbeuse river outside of St. Clair MO. It was for an elderly couple (read that as even older than me) from Chicago on a new house and pole barn. We installed a windmill and huge photovoltaic array for electric with a backup diesel generator. Also solar thermal and solar hot water systems with a wood fired furnace. Some amazing electronics in the basement.

Trouble is if the river floods they can't leave. The steep switchback road up to the house leaves the county road right at the river. Several days on the job we had to put all our gear in a bucket loader on a tractor to drive through 3 feet of water making about a dozen trips. It was cold as hell too.

That was a little extreme. To each his own.

 

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Well, I have two horses, three cows and a steer, six dairy goats, seven meat goats (plus the kids leaving), three llamas, chickens, more chickens, and three cats hide.gif
My math looks like this $x$x$ hmm.png

Chaching!

 

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Hi! No, no dogs. They require time, training, and attention to keep them happy and not destructive. I have no time, and what little I have I would rather be riding. Besides five days a week for twelve to fifteen hours a day I am not available.

Maybe a dog nanny.

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I could probably buy the fence cheaper than feeding them, but they clean up my pasture so much better than chemicals or brushhogging, and are much more enjoyable. I just hope to not loose money. We will see after a year or so when I check the math.

Have you ever heard of or thought about hosting a workawayer?

Workaway is something I signed myself and my daughter up for several years ago.

We were offered jobs in France, Italy, and a couple places in Africa.

You provide food and lodging and the people work for you 30 to 40 hours a week. Each gig is different. It's a pretty cool program and after a few weeks your chores will all be done.

https://www.workaway.info/

There's also WWWOOF. World Wide Work on Organic Farms.http://wwoofinternational.org/

 

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I just saw this interview with some lunatic!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1145141/byc-member-interview-akrnaf2#post_17846248

That's great. They've asked me to do it a couple times but haven't found the time.

 

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Are these babies big enough to live in an open sided tractor without heat? Do I need to give them something like a dogloo on the cold nights coming up? It's 53 right now.




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I think they'll be fine.

 

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My dairy goats clean pasture up well too. Just can't deal with all the milk if I had more.

Do you make cheese?

Get that workawayer to help.

 

 

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So, my broody has finally stopped being broody, but she's not laying again yet???? (The stinker.)

They'll usually take at least a month to start up again. Perhaps she'll fire up after winter solstice.

 

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Dax for you.








Great talent.

I do see some death and destruction there as well.

 

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Is that for me? How sweet!

 

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My math look a like $$X$$$x$$$$$$$$=$$$$$$$$$$$$$ th.gifhit.gif
yep, that's exactly how much money I usually have

I tell people if they don't want their children to do drugs, teach them to raise chickens.

 

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in the winter???? fer real??????? 

Much more cold tolerant than chickens.

 

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Hi Paddler! :frow

Hi there.

 

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well, not that old, but more of an mature Jewish scholar. Why do I suddenly feel like @ChickenCanoe
...

I got that.

Ever hear someone on the radio or talk to them on the phone and they look nothing like you imagined them?

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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There used to be one roaming around here but he got caught in a trap.
I can't imagine what became of him. hide.gif

9 of the 15 eggs I set a couple days ago were pullet eggs but they weren't pullet size. They were all larger than the hen's eggs I set with them. Smallest was 65 grams.
I was tempted to set her first eggs that started about a month or so ago. The first I opened was fertile and she hasn't laid an egg smaller than 60 grams since she started.

Good analogy.


I quit being anxious. Sometimes I don't even look at the incubator for a day or 2. If they hatch, they hatch. If they don't, they don't.
I have several of those vigilantes around here.

Wheeee!

Patience is a virtue - and I want it now!

What breeds do you have?

That's a real mystery. Perhaps hire a private investigator.

I was 250 behind. I went out to shoot pool last night. Wife had a colonoscopy this morning and couldn't eat yesterday so she only wanted to sleep.
She gets cranky if she doesn't eat regularly.

I never incubated (successfully) till 6 or 7 years ago.


Having a separate hatcher is wonderful. Makes staggered hatches so simple.
The big cabinet I built has a separate hatcher unit in the bottom.

It's a good pastime.
Good luck, good weather and great views to you.

A UPS doesn't last forever so hope the power comes back on soon but it can be the difference between life and death.


I had chickens a long time before anyone knew. This time around I wanted 6 and came home with 10. Three months later, I had 100.
After my nearly year long battle to keep them I had to get a permit which allowed me to keep what I had at the time the ordinance went into effect plus 10%.
When I applied for the permit I told them I had 85 and 5 roosters. I should have pushed it a little further but was afraid to since the thing that got me into hot water in the first place was that they claimed I had a poultry farm. cool.png

In some of our adult education classes for electricians to teach new automation processors they would pair a person that was really good with automation with someone 'challenged'. It didn't work well. The challenged person would get lost right off the bat and was too intimidated to ask questions.
I had to work with those challenged persons and they were no help.
When I became an instructor, I changed that. I made sure they all got it before we moved on.

I feel like that in pool too.
Last season was my first in a league. We won the whole thing. This season we suck. We're in last place and I don't think we can win enough to make the playoffs. However last week we beat the best team in the league, knocking them out of first. I thought we were back to our old ways because we were down 1-3 after the first round. But we went 8-2 the rest of the night.

They're pricey for one that will generate heat for any significant amount of time. Their original goal was to keep a computer running long enough so software could save all work and safely power down the computer. That was about 10-20 minutes.
The size of the batteries in them determines the price and how long they provide power.

I could be wrong because I haven't researched them in a long time but I use a couple for computers, mostly because they provide better filtered power and surge suppression.

I'm in the Midwest but grid connected.
A few years ago I did a big installation on a truly off the grid house on a mountain top overlooking the Bourbeuse river outside of St. Clair MO. It was for an elderly couple (read that as even older than me) from Chicago on a new house and pole barn. We installed a windmill and huge photovoltaic array for electric with a backup diesel generator. Also solar thermal and solar hot water systems with a wood fired furnace. Some amazing electronics in the basement.
Trouble is if the river floods they can't leave. The steep switchback road up to the house leaves the county road right at the river. Several days on the job we had to put all our gear in a bucket loader on a tractor to drive through 3 feet of water making about a dozen trips. It was cold as hell too.
That was a little extreme. To each his own.

Chaching!

Maybe a dog nanny.
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Have you ever heard of or thought about hosting a workawayer?
Workaway is something I signed myself and my daughter up for several years ago.
We were offered jobs in France, Italy, and a couple places in Africa.
You provide food and lodging and the people work for you 30 to 40 hours a week. Each gig is different. It's a pretty cool program and after a few weeks your chores will all be done.
https://www.workaway.info/
There's also WWWOOF. World Wide Work on Organic Farms.http://wwoofinternational.org/

That's great. They've asked me to do it a couple times but haven't found the time.

I think they'll be fine.

Do you make cheese?
Get that workawayer to help.


They'll usually take at least a month to start up again. Perhaps she'll fire up after winter solstice.

Great talent.
I do see some death and destruction there as well.

Is that for me? How sweet!

I tell people if they don't want their children to do drugs, teach them to raise chickens.

Much more cold tolerant than chickens.

Hi there.

I got that.
Ever hear someone on the radio or talk to them on the phone and they look nothing like you imagined them?

I see.

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
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Ever hear someone on the radio or talk to them on the phone and they look nothing like you imagined them?
All the time....
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Away
Aww okay, So the newbies wouldn't be okay even with the 14 day olds?

It matters not in the end, I bought one of those triangle rabbit hutches on eBay for $49 yesterday, and will put the adult quail into that to make room for the new babies.
Just going off of what size they are when they hatch. I don't have quail nor have ever hatched any.
The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

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The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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They are starting to try and stand, and then pass back out! The other two eggs are hatching as I write this!
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Angelina Jolie seems to adore that image Benny dear!!


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Originally Posted by Eruedraith View Post

Morning all! It's 8:07am here in Aussie land.

Question:

What day does everyone like to lock their jap quail down on? I've got some close to lockdown and would like some new input smile.png
14 days. Mine hatch on day 17, which is a day early
Edited by minihorse927 - 12/14/16 at 2:15pm
NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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I saw veins in THREE Hona eggs when I just looked quick!! wee.gif
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