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Overpriced
That's what I'm seeing but they are on sale now.

Here's the deer in my back yard again.

Nice and the grass is green! 

 

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mlm Mike
Did you get any chicks from Sally 's jumbo BPR eggs?

I hatched one cockerel.

 

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The weather has made this a bad day to own chickens as well as a bad day to be a chicken:old

 

it is morning, the sky is not yet awake

Hello! 

 

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Good morning all. Time to wake up and take care of the birds :caf

Hi Mel!

 

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GOOD MORNING, COFFEE CREW!

IT'S TIME TO GET OUT THERE, AND SHOVEL THE WALKS!

 

 

 

 

 

Hello MC!

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Morning everyone. frow.gif

Don't slip on that ice while shoveling the snow. No snow here but plenty of slippery decks.

Hello Pensmaster! How did the party go yesterday?

 

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Is it wrong that I was laughing at the ducks sliding around on the ice by the coops?

Nope! I would too.

Hi Banti!

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Because their poor little webzz might get cold on the ice, and they might hurt their hips falling.

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

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POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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I just washed the blender carafe (leaving the other dishes for later) and went to walk out of the kitchen. I paused at the blender base, and thought about the bananas on the counter. I figured bananas are good for breakfast... Why not make a daiquiri? lau.gif

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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Because their poor little webzz might get cold on the ice, and they might hurt their hips falling.

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I retract my former statement. Save the webs!!
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Hi Mike frow.gif
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Question on the sugar level of Jerusalem artichokes. Is that processed sugar? I've read they are supposed to be good for diabetics would the sugar level be a contradiction? When I've eaten them they don't taste sweet to me.

Told dad hi for everyone. Learned some more family history tonight. Fun night.

Not processed sugar. That . Processed sugar is sucrose and a simple sugar (monosaccharide).

 

Alcohol can be made from sugars, starches and cellulose.

 

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Thanks - glad you've had a safe day.

 

 

 

I am tempted to put the dark egg on the left in the 'bator with the others - it's a 60g pullet egg. Just because it's pretty. Anyone try incubating marans eggs with regular eggs? How bad of an idea is it?

 

- Ant Farm

Those are lovely colors. I'm guessing Marans and a Marans/EE cross?

 

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Odd egg?

There's both a fertile blastoderm and something that looks like it has a head and legs....

 

Top photo is edited to show what I saw. Camera didn't pick it up:

 

 

Blastoderm in this pic is just above the largest area of light red blood:

 

 

 

The odd thingy:

 

 

 

1st pic without edits:

 

Just a bigger blood spot than normal. Still not a concern in my mind.

 

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Going to take my cockerel to the butcher tomorrow cause he is starting to crow.  He is a 3 month old EE and still pretty skinny, so I am thinking of just making him into soup? Any other good recipes for skinny chickens? I have cooked Orpington cockerels before but they are much fatter so I just cooked them normally. 

My feeling is that if a raccoon can find meat on it, so can we. Make sure you let the meat rest. bone in. for at least 3 days.

For a 3 month old bird, if you don't part it out, brown it breast up at about 375 for about 15-20 minutes. Then drop the heat to about 220, breast down in a broth till the meat starts to fall off the bone. Sea salt, fresh ground pepper and perhaps some rosemary. That's how I usually do it.

 

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Overpriced

That's why I haven't bought one but sometimes you get what you pay for. Quality in a neat small package.

 

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Thak you, it is difficult!

The more languages I've experienced, the more I realized how many deviations from the rules can be found in English and I was glad I didn't have to learn it later in life.

 

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frow.gif I hope everyone is well today. I will catch up soon. Have been battling down the hatches, vaccinating goats, putting put hay, etc. as we get freezing rain heading down to three tonight.

I just started a new thread
You might be a red neck if...
I just stood in an open barn blow drying a goat that has been sick so I could put a blanket on her since she was shaking from the mist that has changed to freezing rain as we head down.
The things I have done that I would never have imagined lau.gif and I laugh imagining the reaction of non animal people I know.

how are things at your corner of the state?

 

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Chick ID Hatch Wt - Ounces11/23 (@2 days) Wk 1  11/28 % Change  Wk 2    12/7 % Change W1 % Change Hatch Wk 3      12/13 % Change W2 % Change Hatch
Blue Band 1.58 2.58 63.29% 4.85 87.98% 206.96% 7.2 48.45% 355.70%
Green Band 1.35 2.15 59.26% 4 86.05% 196.30% 6.37 59.25% 371.85%
Purple Band 1.44 2.13 47.92% 2.52 18.31% 75.00% 4 58.73% 177.78%
Orange Band 1.27 2.62 106.30% 5.4 106.11% 325.20% 8.64 60.00% 580.31%
Pink Band 1.49 2.59 73.83% 4.59 77.22% 208.05% 6.74 46.84% 352.35%
Yellow band 1.17 1.7 45.30% 2.63 54.71% 124.79% 4 52.09% 241.88%

 

 

Here are the totals for the 3rd week.

I am surprised that Purple hasn't been doing as great as I had thought, last week seemed to struggle only gaining 18% but it was better this week at 58%. 

Yellow is still growing steady but still very small! Someone suggested might be banty but the only banty I have is a Silkie but I made sure not to incubate any of her eggs..... But we do have some Hamburg hens a silver and a gold maybe it came from one of them, but its all black.

 

Oh I remember what I wanted to ask, could it have been something to do with the incubation process that stunts their growth? I ask because my friend incubated with her incubator and after looking here and reading, I noticed that perhaps her humidity was too high, thats why only 7 of 19 hatched successful!~

Since it sounds like your birds may be crosses, there's may be lots of genetic reasons they are growing at such different rates.

Incubation could have something to do with it but not likely. Nutrition and genetics are contributors. If there isn't adequate feed and water trough space, more docile chicks can be getting less food.

 

Another issue I had when weighing was a crappy scale. The same bird would weigh differently each time I set it on the scale so watch out for that.

 

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thanks

How are the Ayam Cemani doing?

 

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Them darn hawks we lost a chicken the other day and he just went swoop down and attacked my neighbors

That's too bad. How many and what breeds of roosters do you have running with the birds?

 

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Did you see the second half of the post? Dropping to 20s with 26mph winds suddenly tonight. While I don't envy you guys your cold, part of me would prefer it if it would just get cold and stay cold until spring. This yo yo in temps is always hard to navigate... 

 

- Ant Farm 

5F here this morning and high in the mid teens today. Near zero tonight and then a warmup.

Yoyo is hard on lots of things. Perennials, trees and animals.

 

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I did hear on the radio that it's getting super super cold and windy for some of you - hope you all are bundled up!!! :fl

I managed to keep one coop at 21F. Most of the rest are ranging from 8-15.

 

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Nope. I don't really understand all the nuances of cold - below 30F is scary for me! :ep

 

I suppose there's cold, very cold, really, cold, really really cold, and then ------ (too cold to talk)...

 

- Ant Farm

And then there's freakin' cold. That's Wyoming Tetons cold.

 

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Ever thrown boiling water out the door and had it come down as ice?

Yes, this morning. Just wear gloves so you don't scald yourself.

 

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Um... I thought you had to go to outer space for that... Mars, anyone? 

I saw a show yesterday where they were doing it several places.

 

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"Chicken Crow" somehow just doesn't flow right  :P

Yeah, hawk sounds better.

 

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Imagine how many chickens that worm could eat.

Zero LF or 3 Seramas.

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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Nice and the grass is green! 

I hatched one cockerel.

Hello! 

Hi Mel!

Hello MC!
Hello Pensmaster! How did the party go yesterday?

Hi Banti!

Yes grass is green and growing like crazy. We are a whopping 30* right now so maybe it will quit growing so fast. Weather man has us at 26* not sure where his reading is from.

The party was a lot of fun. Many relatives I haven't seen in 45 years were there. Fun to reminisce. Probably 60 folks showed up.
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Nice and the grass is green! 

I hatched one cockerel.

Hello! 

Hi Mel!

Hello MC!
Hello Pensmaster! How did the party go yesterday?

Hi Banti!

Yes grass is green and growing like crazy. We are a whopping 30* right now so maybe it will quit growing so fast. Weather man has us at 26* not sure where his reading is from.

The party was a lot of fun. Many relatives I haven't seen in 45 years were there. Fun to reminisce. Probably 60 folks showed up.

We're about the same temp. I'm glad the party was enjoyable!

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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@Fire Ant Farm@ChickenCanoeWell, as to the weather here it is a colder mirror of yours Kristen. I said I was battling down test too. We had the same type of temperature drop. It warmed up weird Friday night to 55. At five AM Saturday morning it was 55° , by 6 it was 32. By eleven it was raining ice. By dark we were getting a light snow on top in the single digits. This morning it is 0° with a wind chill of -15°. The goats are shivering. The chickens and cows seem fine (CC ,Pen is in the dog cage in the main coop and much happier. I have a frozen waterer in between the goats and cows, and two chickens in the main coop spent the night outside in the run but seem fine.

@BantyChooks I have seen water freeze like that as a kid. I moved south because I did my share of winters like that. Here it just starts to ice over as soon as you set a bucket out.


I hope everyone is well.
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@Fire Ant Farm@ChickenCanoeWell, as to the weather here it is a colder mirror of yours Kristen. I said I was battling down test too. We had the same type of temperature drop. It warmed up weird Friday night to 55. At five AM Saturday morning it was 55° , by 6 it was 32. By eleven it was raining ice. By dark we were getting a light snow on top in the single digits. This morning it is 0° with a wind chill of -15°. The goats are shivering. The chickens and cows seem fine (CC ,Pen is in the dog cage in the main coop and much happier. I have a frozen waterer in between the goats and cows, and two chickens in the main coop spent the night outside in the run but seem fine.

@BantyChooks I have seen water freeze like that as a kid. I moved south because I did my share of winters like that. Here it just starts to ice over as soon as you set a bucket out.


I hope everyone is well.

Hi Dax!

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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