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Rancher, I've got Amazon Prime and I love it. I'm a student, so I got my first six months free and now pay half price for it. It's $99 a year regularly, which is well worth it if you order enough because the free 2 day shipping pays for itself very quickly. You also get a lot of shows free for streaming. X Files is one, I know, because I've been binging it. And you also get to borrow a book from Amazon (there are certain ones that are allowed for this) for your kindle once a month for free. I believe there are other perks too but those are the ones I use the most.

Holy moly, how did I not know about the free book once a month part? Woohooooooo! Thanks Pyxis!

Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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Dorothea

I am the keeper of an insane three-year-old daughter and four backyard chickens. 

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For everyone who reads, you might want to try Book Bub.

 

https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/recommended

 

Every day they offer free or very inexpensive books sent to your e-mail based on the reading preferences you choose.  It is a great way to discover new authors.

1 sheltie, 4 cats, 1 standardbred horse, over 100 chickens, 17 ducks, 16 turkeys, 2 geese
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1 sheltie, 4 cats, 1 standardbred horse, over 100 chickens, 17 ducks, 16 turkeys, 2 geese
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I'm sure I won't need eggs but I can always use manure. What kind of manure?  Even in winter manure can sit. Farming doesn't quit just cuz the snows falling, but I know you know that.  
horse manure. As much as you think you need. I have access to old, new and in between. For transporting it I could bag it in the green and white pine shavings bags. That's what we use for the horses.
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Holy moly, how did I not know about the free book once a month part? Woohooooooo! Thanks Pyxis!

You're welcome! Just look for a little prime symbol next to a book while you're browsing. If you see that, you can borrow it for free! If you don't know about Kindle First, check that out too, you get one book free a month before it's been released. There are a selection of six books and you pick one from those.
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Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Myths - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Development of a Chicken Embryo Day by Day
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EE hatching eggs you say?

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Sorry folks if I came off whatever the emotion is. I appreciate everyone's concern and prayers. DW is sick too and quite frankly it's been hard. We haven't been anywhere in weeks. Yesterday was the first time I'd been to a store so my trip to get the feed was a big deal. big_smile.png     I'm an outdoors person and have been known to go out in the middle of the night and just sit admiring the falling snow.  She watches the same junk on TV and because she's sick I let her have control. Cooking shows, remodeling shows, old movies, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!lol.png

I might not be feeling so bad if i'd gotten my chores done but I didn't. Believe it or not it easier to pull that wagon through when the ground if frozen. It's muddy and that makes walking difficult. The bottom of my bathrobe is muddy too. 

I stapled an old navy blanket over the Coop with the three daisies. It's going to be cold. I haven't done the plastic yet either. I like the plastic up so I can spread the hay in the run. It's smells nice and looks good too. I hate chickens with wet feet. 

I do know that now is not a good time for rehoming chickens and I'm not a patient man. Of course it's not a good time to grow out chicks too. The Dels are part of Kathinmo line and I'd lost two this past spring so was working to replace them.  You can see the difference in the three hens. 

Every year I give away chicks and no one should be buying EE hatching eggs without contacting me first. I've a new hen laying that lays a very dark Olive color. You know the gross green. 

DD and hers have moved out but there is still stuff to be got. She comes and takes a little each time. It was not a good deal so things are stressed. Sometimes I think parents get the blame for things that are not their fault. I didn't tell her to marry the jerk.  Too she had free tuition to nursing school through DW and blew it!  Some kids just don't appreciate what they've been given. 

Sorry for that.  

Anyhow come spring I'll feel better I'm sure. Spring is always a new beginning to me. 

Yes Aria, chickens are important to me. They keep me active. I don't want to be one of those old folks who sits and watches time pass waiting for the Grim reapers. Ohh I can't wait for the new season of Grimm to start.  

Anyone here got Amazon Prime?  I was thinking about getting it for my tablet but they take all your information before telling you how much it cost. 

Been picking out veggies for the garden and have the map done.  I'm on the homestead thread if anyone has advice on what's good to grow. I'm into storage now. What's good for storing. Anyone here do herbs? Dried?  I could do frozen but the freezer is pretty much full.  I do can and ate a small jar of applesauce with some Cranberry jelling in it. 

TTFN, 
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I know its fround upon but broke down in put heat lamps in the coops. I used to have one coop with them all, but I built another much bigger one right before Christmas and I fear the six chickens and the turkey just have to much space in there to keep warm. Same with the original coop with only the five adults and four youngin left there.
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I know its fround upon but broke down in put heat lamps in the coops. I used to have one coop with them all, but I built another much bigger one right before Christmas and I fear the six chickens and the turkey just have to much space in there to keep warm. Same with the original coop with only the five adults and four youngin left there.

Its a personal decision..you have to decide what you think is best for your flock ...

  Im curious why did you split them this time of year ?

I put my 2 flocks together ...for heat in the winter ( young ones & old ones )

My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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Its a personal decision..you have to decide what you think is best for your flock ...
  Im curious why did you split them this time of year ?
I put my 2 flocks together ...for heat in the winter ( young ones & old ones )

I've got all mine running together too except for the ayam cemanis. My silkies, cochins, frizzles, naked necks and everybody else are together though. Heat lamps scare me not only because of the risk of fire, but because if they go out and the temperature drops quickly all the birds can die from the shock of it.
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Breeding Ayam Cemanis, Roman Tufted Geese, and Welsh Harlequin Ducks.

Vermonters, come join us in the Vermont thread!

Clearing Up Rooster Myths - Letting Broody Hens Hatch and Raise Chicks - Development of a Chicken Embryo Day by Day
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My plan is to keep everyone together from October thru February or March. Then split to breeding groups for several hatches then start free ranging everyone together again. Come cold they should all be getting along again to keep the barn warm. By October I should have a 24×24 coop.
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My bantams where starting to get crowded by the other ones who where standard.
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