Originally Posted by The BlanchRanch
Originally Posted by SleepyOwl
Vitamin D makes a difference for me, all year. I order it online is 5000iu sized capsules. I get it from vitacost. Can I post links to products?
I have been tested for it in the past, and was low on v. D, so I try to make sure to keep it up.
Please do post it.
This is what I use. http://www.vitacost.com/country-life-vitamin-d3-5000-iu-200-softgels-8 They are tiny little capsules, and the nice thing about D, is that if you miss a couple days, you can take a few to make up for it. Well, I made that up, but when I was prescribed D, it was taken in a huge dose once a week, so I figure it doesn't have to be taken daily to work. I do try to take it every day, but if I forget, I'll take up to 3-4 at a time.
The other big one for me is taking a good B complex. This is what I take. They are a bit spendy, but I notice a definite difference between this and what I can get in a store. http://www.vitacost.com/irwin-naturals-mega-b-complex-60-liquid-softgels
Originally Posted by lalaland
ok, well,.....i did a little online research and I guess my daughter is right about no snowsuit with the carseat. apparently you have to pile on the blankets after baby is buckled in.
Yep, true. The way to know if what they are wearing is too fluffy.... Buckle them into the car seat without the coat/snowsuit, or whatever. Put the suit on, then try buckling them in. If you can't get them in without loosening the strap, it's too big. (Coats and Snowsuits can compress in an accident, causing infants to eject out of the seat.) I would always dress my girls warm clothes, (fleece onsie, or whatever) then tuck a blanket around them, then cover that with a warmer blanket. These are also nice for super cold days.
The nice thing about layering, is that you can take off layers when going into a store or whatever, so they don't get too warm. It's easier than taking off a snowsuit. :) The smaller they are, the more important this is. Once my girls were big enough that they wouldn't keep a blanket wrapped around them, I switched to coats. We are in MN after all. ;)
Originally Posted by athalia17
Hey all, I'm from mn too! I'm the one who had the lemon cuckoo roosters. I laughed after reading some of the posts on here. You guys are such a fun group, excited to find you on here (thanks Ivie! And no, I want trying to get rid of you lol, they were both roos... One is gone and one left now).
Now for the shpeel... I'm sending out a help plea. If you guys know of anyone that needs a purebred roo, I'm selling a bunch of mine. Apparently I have amazing luck at hatching out roos. I don't want them to have to go to butcher, they are too nice. So, if you could spread the word, that would be awesome! I live in Farmington. Thanks for sharing it, here's the craigslist link:http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/grd/5287456028.html
On another note not necessarily chicken related, I'm a master gardener for mn so if you all have any questions on gardening, plants, etc just lmk and I can get answers if I don't know them!!
we've actually been getting a lot of chicken questions lately too! Plants that can hurt or benefit chickens, if people rent chickens out to eat bugs in yards (yes, they do! Too funny, I just learned that this year!), and how fertilizers effect chickens.
Thank you all and I'm still a fairly newbie with chickens. This is my first full year. I was very specific in ordering purebred orpington eggs from English flocks with good lines like hinckj (ok, that's likely spelled different), to start my flock after having some bad experiences with mail order/large hatchery chicks. I hatched them out in a brinsea and it was fantastic. Now I'm working at just breeding for resistance, durability, and dual purpose with better egg production. I'd like to eventually breed in some really unusual orpington colors... I'm not sure what colors are left to be created... but I think I'm going to try to find them! I know that will be going away from color standards so I'm a little nervous of it too, for being able to sell mixed color orpingtons... and not "pure" colored ones. Ok, this post is super long, sorry!
Hi! I am looking at raising mostly rare colored Orpingtons myself. :) I just got some Chocolate Cuckoo Orps last week. Of course, 3 of the 6 died. So sad. I love lemon cuckoos. I want to get some next year. Don't need a roo now though, as I have no hens to go with him. ;)
Originally Posted by FoxyChicken
All right guys, here's a fun little game for us! Tell everyone your turkey name!! I'll start.... Mine's TROTS GRAVY-TRAIN
Hmm... Captain Featherbrain Yep, that sounds about right. lol