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    Weasel

    Not that I can recall, not a major problem anyway.
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    Weasel

    Sorry to hear that. You're doing pretty much everything I did. Though the one thing different is that mine was actually living under the hen house. So I was able to put one of the live traps right in front of the hole he had dug. I'm not sure if that's a common thing for a mink/weasel (or...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Yes, she's exposed to a Red Angus for June calving. She's an Aryshire.
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    So I just wanted to set the record straight here and give an update since I can't edit my post anymore. I kind of jumped the gun lol. The Columbian Wyandotte roosters I got from Dragonfly Farms really grew into their colors and patterns and are, in my opinion just stunning big boys. I can't get...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Going to be a big weekend for us. We are getting a nurse/family milk cow this weekend! We were trying to hold off awhile to get one, until we were more ready to milk. But this cow apparently takes calves with ease and is one of those that lets anything suck. She's going to have one calf with...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    3 months. That's what I've heard, it's interesting that with some groups it comes up and with some it's doesn't. For example, I've had hatchery stock brahmas from a couple different places. From mcmurray the lights had the partridge patterned spots but the buffs didnt. From cackle both the...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Dragonfly Farms out of AR. Other than the coloring, they are nice looking birds so far and she was very nice to deal with. But I am a bit disappointed about the coloring. What makes the columbian pattern so pretty and regal is that lacing with solid white/buff, and no spots mixing in. If these...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Week one of adoptive mama has gone well! I ordered 15 speckled sussex from Cackle. I've always just given my hens chicks during the day without problem, but this particular hen was not having it. After getting them in the dark and sitting on them all night in a pet carrier, she decided she...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    So idk whats going on, maybe my incubator is running hot or my thermometer is off. My first batch of turkeys last week was a dud, not one hatched. I have a 2nd batch that are due to hatch on Tuesday and we have one got a pretty good start on zipping.....that's 4 days early! I had both batches...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Morning everyone, quick question for everyone that hatches. What do you keep your humidity at? I'm having the worst of luck this year with hatches and I'm trying to pinpoint where the problem is. I just had a batch of 10 turkey eggs, from our birds, that developed beautifully but failed to...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Ugh, we are wanting to get a milk/nurse cow. But we aren't realistically set up to milk one right now and really won't for another year or so. Need a summer to switch everything over to "large animal" fencing etc. Just seems this year everyone is selling their milk cow, and we are missing out on...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Looks great! You're so lucky! Someday we'll get there lol! It's definitely in our top 5 list. We just went to Thailand in January....so no big trips for us for awhile. :(
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Dragonfly Farm out of Arkansas. I had ordered some eggs a month or so ago but USPS scrambled them and only got 1 chick out of the deal. So I just bought the chicks instead. :)
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    :( Ugh I want to ride horse but I injured myself a couple weeks ago...riding horse....and should probably be good for awhile. It's so dumb how it happened lol. So I almost always ride bareback, and was doing the jump/pulling myself onto his back when at the last second he side stepped when our...
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    Surviving Minnesota!

    Morning :D Looks like it's going to be warm here too, 80's. I had ordered some Columbian Wyandotte chicks from a breeder and they should hopefully be here today! :wee
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