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You're about 70 miles from me. I'm not close to anyone.
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Originally Posted by Tlearn98 View Post

Hello everyone! I am from Portage, PA. Anyone familiar with where I am?! New to BYC!

Welcome! I'm not too far from you. I'm in Patton, maybe an hour at most from you smile.png
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Well everyone, I've been busted lol. Remember last week when I said I picked up a new incubator and was selling the old one and hubby didn't know? Well, I had the old up for sale on a yard sale Facebook page. Normally my husband's doesn't get on Facebook and is not a member of the yard sale page so I wasn't worried about it. This morning, he asked me why I had an incubator up for sale (I think his brother told him lol) because he thought I wanted them. BUSTED! So I played it off and said, yeah, that's the old one, I only need two. He was like oh, ok....wait? You have 3? So I told him about the new one and how it was cheap because someone bought it but never used it and with me selling the old one, that made it super cheap. He didn't care that I bought it, but told me I'm sneaky and said all you chicken people are a bad influence lol
Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, BCM, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #56124 of 65604
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Originally Posted by dheltzel View Post
 

I'm so sorry. I lost my Mom over 10 years ago and I still miss her, life is never the same after a parent is gone. It did make me want to enjoy more fully the time with those I still had with me.

   That is one of the main reasons for us moving to Michigan, to spend time with our parents while they are still here.

 

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Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm View Post
 

hello all!   I have not been following posts for awhile..............there are so many that I just had to jump to the latest...........

I have a newly laying wyandotte chicken and I have noticed some blood on the outside of the egg shell. 

She has started laying maybe 2 weeks ago.

Its not a large amount of blood.............but I am wondering if I should be doing something to help her or is it just "growing" pains?

 

thanks in advance.

   :plbb Actually it's probably "laying pains". :plbb

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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

Well everyone, I've been busted lol. Remember last week when I said I picked up a new incubator and was selling the old one and hubby didn't know? Well, I had the old up for sale on a yard sale Facebook page. Normally my husband's doesn't get on Facebook and is not a member of the yard sale page so I wasn't worried about it. This morning, he asked me why I had an incubator up for sale (I think his brother told him lol) because he thought I wanted them. BUSTED! So I played it off and said, yeah, that's the old one, I only need two. He was like oh, ok....wait? You have 3? So I told him about the new one and how it was cheap because someone bought it but never used it and with me selling the old one, that made it super cheap. He didn't care that I bought it, but told me I'm sneaky and said all you chicken people are a bad influence lol

Us? A bad influence? Never! tongue.png

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   That is one of the main reasons for us moving to Michigan, to spend time with our parents while they are still here.

   tongue2.gif  Actually it's probably "laying pains". tongue2.gif

Do enjoy them while you have them. I also recommend taking some video of them, so you can hear their voice again. I regret I did not do that. We thought she would still be here.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Hi,'

 Lifted this from a larger article on the weather Channel. Kinda interesting.

 

Does El Niño also influence how snowy your winter is?

To answer that, we examined NOAA seasonal snowfall data for 51 U.S. locations for which sufficient data exists and snowfall is at least typical once a year.

Finally, given El Niño/La Niña is not the sole driver of the atmosphere at any time, we thought it would be interesting to examine another atmospheric influencer during the winter months, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO).

Put simply, a positive NAO typically means cold air will drain from west to east across Canada, rather than plunging into the eastern U.S.

( Karen: basically, no Alberta Clippers)Conversely, in a negative NAO, more blocking of the upper atmospheric pattern over the north Atlantic Ocean sends cold air deep into the eastern two-thirds of the nation. ( Karen: basically we get Alberta Clippers)

With that in mind, let's see if any patterns emerge.

Snowiest Seasons: El Niño, La Niña, or Neither

 Again, no huge surprise, here; a clear dichotomy. Namely, generally below-average snowfall in the northern tier of states and a snowier-than-average southern tier during El Niño.

However, as we saw in the first map, El Niño is actually snowier in the High Plains of the Rockies as far north as Wyoming, in the central Plains as far north as Nebraska, and as far north as the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic States.

This would appear to be due to cases where the stronger southern-branch jet stream can occasionally couple with the northern branch jet stream, cranking up winter storms whose northern reach extends in those areas.

The diminished snow in El Niños from the Pacific Northwest to the northern Plains, Great Lakes and New England is largely due to the polar jet stream's diversion north into western Canada, keeping the region warmer and/or drier than average.

Digging Into the Metrics

Now, let's lay out all the data for each of our 51 locations, organized by region.

In each column you'll see seasonal snowfall averaged through all El Niño, strong El Niño, La Niña, and neutral seasons. The final column shows average seasonal snowfall over the entire period examined, for comparison purposes.

As mentioned above, we also parsed out the strong El Niño seasons into those dominated by either a negative or positive NAO. As you'll see, that made a significant impact on snowfall in some places.
Pittsburgh       Season Snowfall (inches) (1950-2015)           
El Niño 41.5
Strong El Niño  33.1
Strong El Niño and +NAO   26.9
Strong El Niño and -NAO  42.5
La Niña  43.9
Neutral  47.5
1950-2015 Avg. 44.2

While it should be noted the difference between El Niño, La Niña and neutral season snowfall may be small for several locations (scroll down for our city dataset used in this study), the general picture makes sense.

Namely, the more active southern-branch jet stream raises the odds of a snowy season in the Sierra, central and southern Rockies, including the Front Range, central and southern Plains, and from the Piedmont of the southern Appalachians to the Mid-Atlantic states.

On the other end of the spectrum, La Niña favors heavier snow in the Cascades, northern Rockies, and adjacent lower elevations.

The northern Plains, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, interior Northeast and New England tend to be snowier either in La Niña or neutral seasons.

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So I think we want no Alberta Clippers this winter.

 Best,

 Karen
 


Edited by 3riverschick - 11/16/15 at 7:33pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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I was able to take several pictures of my step-father-in-law his final Christmas. He passed three months later. My m-i-law treasures a blown up picture of him. It is the only one taken in the last several years of his life. When I sneakily took a video of my husband's great uncle and aunt complaining about doctors (ohhhhh boy were they riled up! :lol: )  my husband wanted to know why. When his uncle passed, he was so glad I had.

So, yes. Use modern technology to record video, and burn it to DVD. It will make you so glad you did!

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm View Post

hello all!   I have not been following posts for awhile..............there are so many that I just had to jump to the latest...........

I have a newly laying wyandotte chicken and I have noticed some blood on the outside of the egg shell. 

She has started laying maybe 2 weeks ago.

Its not a large amount of blood.............but I am wondering if I should be doing something to help her or is it just "growing" pains?

thanks in advance.

This does happen and is typical of first time layer and birds who are coming back into lay after a break, nothing to worry about although it is a little gross. sickbyc.gif. I've heard people say a little black oiled sunflower seed can help.

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Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick View Post

Houston, we have a problem!
I might be away for New Years. And I won't be back until the third. Fine if all goes well. Not if any duckings hatch early or need help.
Hmmm... I think I might need a flock sitter.

MCC! Soooo excited for you! And what is this Apple Product monitor you speak of on the NYD HAL? I am away on New Years as well, could you possibly set a little later? That's what I did last year.

Raising Partridge Orpingtons, Polish, BC Marans, White Marans and Nigerian Dwarfs in Southern Chester County.



Peeps in PA can be found on the Pennsylvania!! Unite!! Thread
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Raising Partridge Orpingtons, Polish, BC Marans, White Marans and Nigerian Dwarfs in Southern Chester County.



Peeps in PA can be found on the Pennsylvania!! Unite!! Thread
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post #56129 of 65604
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Originally Posted by Tlearn98 View Post

Hello everyone! I am from Portage, PA. Anyone familiar with where I am?! New to BYC!

Welcome to the fun. What do you have and what can we help you get?

 

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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

Well everyone, I've been busted lol. Remember last week when I said I picked up a new incubator and was selling the old one and hubby didn't know? Well, I had the old up for sale on a yard sale Facebook page. Normally my husband's doesn't get on Facebook and is not a member of the yard sale page so I wasn't worried about it. This morning, he asked me why I had an incubator up for sale (I think his brother told him lol) because he thought I wanted them. BUSTED! So I played it off and said, yeah, that's the old one, I only need two. He was like oh, ok....wait? You have 3? So I told him about the new one and how it was cheap because someone bought it but never used it and with me selling the old one, that made it super cheap. He didn't care that I bought it, but told me I'm sneaky and said all you chicken people are a bad influence lol

So is that a compliment? :fl

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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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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Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm View Post

hello all!   I have not been following posts for awhile..............there are so many that I just had to jump to the latest...........

I have a newly laying wyandotte chicken and I have noticed some blood on the outside of the egg shell. 

She has started laying maybe 2 weeks ago.

Its not a large amount of blood.............but I am wondering if I should be doing something to help her or is it just "growing" pains?

thanks in advance.

This does happen and is typical of first time layer and birds who are coming back into lay after a break, nothing to worry about although it is a little gross. sickbyc.gif. I've heard people say a little black oiled sunflower seed can help.
 
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Originally Posted by MotorcycleChick View Post

Houston, we have a problem!
I might be away for New Years. And I won't be back until the third. Fine if all goes well. Not if any duckings hatch early or need help.
Hmmm... I think I might need a flock sitter.

MCC! Soooo excited for you! And what is this Apple Product monitor you speak of on the NYD HAL? I am away on New Years as well, could you possibly set a little later? That's what I did last year.

Use an iPhone, iPod and/or iPad. Download a monitor app. I will put my iPod on the incubator, and use my iPhone from my sister's to watch them hatch.  I haven't tried it yet, so I still need to check out the app and how it works.

 

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Originally Posted by Tlearn98 View Post

Hello everyone! I am from Portage, PA. Anyone familiar with where I am?! New to BYC!

Welcome to the fun. What do you have and what can we help you get?

 

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Originally Posted by Auroradream26 View Post

Well everyone, I've been busted lol. Remember last week when I said I picked up a new incubator and was selling the old one and hubby didn't know? Well, I had the old up for sale on a yard sale Facebook page. Normally my husband's doesn't get on Facebook and is not a member of the yard sale page so I wasn't worried about it. This morning, he asked me why I had an incubator up for sale (I think his brother told him lol) because he thought I wanted them. BUSTED! So I played it off and said, yeah, that's the old one, I only need two. He was like oh, ok....wait? You have 3? So I told him about the new one and how it was cheap because someone bought it but never used it and with me selling the old one, that made it super cheap. He didn't care that I bought it, but told me I'm sneaky and said all you chicken people are a bad influence lol

So is that a compliment? :fl


Sounds like one to me!!

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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