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  1. duluthralphie

    Petition to give Daisy her cake.

    Once again, @memphis is acting against Daisy’s desires. Memphis acting as Daisy’s booking agent, booked Daisy as the entertainment at a birthday party... Daisy makes these public appearances out the goodness of her heart and asks only for a morsel of carbs for payment. Daisy made her...
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    Avian Vets

    From what I can see on threads here, there are not a lot of Avian Vets available anywhere. I believe this is strictly the results of economics. Both on the part of us as bird owners and the Vets need and desire to be compensated. No matter how much we might love our birds they are still just...
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    New Years Resolutions

    Just curious if anyone else made one?? Mine is to be less tolerant of dux and their owners.. We must win the war in 2020
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    You might be a “Southie” if...

    I dedicate this to my Southie friends that deny they are a Southie.. You might be a Southie if you have never driven a truck across a frozen lake..
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    Petition drive to save Daisy’s Christmas

    As all turkey people know, Daisy lives with Memphis. Daisy is an urban turkey beloved by her neighbors. Kids come from blocks around to play and visit Daisy... Hardship has befallen Daisy. Her Christmas is being stolen by a Grinch (aka Memphis).. A little girl slaved away to make cookies for...
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    Help toilet training a Sasquatch toddler...

    I have a cabin in the hinterlands of northern Minnesota, during the school year I rent it out to a nice Sasquatch family. I hardly ever get up there during the winter, but I recently went up there to discuss their housekeeping. Last summer they left it a little more messy than they should have...
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    To whomever is dreaming of a white Christmas....

    Please knock it off! We have more snow than I can handle with 8 more months of winter ahead of us... I can’t take anymore just for you to have a white Christmas.. I long for a good old fashion brown Christmas!! Thanks for throwing your dreams away for me... and have a Merry Non-white...
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    Cod liver oil essential in poultry production

    I have always been a avid believer in the healthful aspects of cod liver oil. I have taken a tablespoon daily for the last 65 years. I have the body and mind if a person half my age. I credit cod liver oil. I have been feeding my birds Cod liver oil for nearly 15 years... I admit I do not...
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    Has anyone seen this before?

    i bought some eggs. They are light green (kind of in color)., I candled them the other day. Behold some mailed eggs are actually hatching.. However they are not developing normally. There seems to be a small star shape mass of blood right at the air sac. They should have a mass towards the...
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    EGG PRODUCTION IN BACKYARD FLOCKS!

    I actually did a count of my hens and eggs today. They have been locked indoors for a couple days because of the storm... I am proud to say I picked 6 eggs today. I counted 36 hens... With numbers like this, I have decided I am qualified to apply for a US Government, and BYC grant to host an...
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    Dux Dumb or Bad Parenting?

    As many of you know, Dux are sub-poultry and not be be kept in proper circles by proper poultry people. mainly because, they smell, have bad manners, poop in their feed, poop in their water and basically just let squirt wherever they want regardless of the company present. I have always...
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    I have joined the ranks of DUX owners..

    I actually saw a DUX for sale and thought he looked so good... Well, I broke down and bought it..
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    What is this?

    I was looking at an object and thought it would be fun to have a thread were we post pictures to see how many people can guess what they are. I have a shed full of old tools and crap, it might even force me to stop hoarding and throw some of the stuff out after I find out what they are. If you...
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    Wily Koyote and Racky Coon bait..

    I am thinking I need to seriously eliminate some predators around here... I am wondering if Dux would make a decent bait for traps and luring the predators in...... And if I could use little ones that are cheaper to buy and I would use them up before they could do much environmental harm...
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    Ice fishing

    I thought I would post a couple pictures of our ice fishing... I am fishing as I post these. Normally, I set up a ice house...but today it is below zero... and we have a blizzard coming. So we just drove out here on the lake and drilled some holes. Then set up some tip ups.. We are sitting...
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    Dear Ralphie's Relationship advice............

    I have decided to help all of you with an advice column type thread.... I know you all have had those little problems that arise now and then in a relationship... You know what I mean... You just bought or hatched 5 dozen birds when your spouse wants you to have 2 only... or How do you sneak...
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    Hovering Chickens..

    last night one of my roosters released a pen full of hens... I have been watching him practice the "Hummingbird Stroke" while flying. He can just hover without moving or go forwards, backwards and sideways. He did this hovering near the hens latch, opened it and let them out... Some people...
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    In OVO vaccination

    I have been reading a lot of info on in ovo vaccination for Mareks. I do not have a $50K machine to use. I am wondering if anyone has tried this on their own by hand. I am thinking poking a hole in the shell (I think above the air sac and dropping the vaccine in might work. At day 18-19 I...
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    Grab a shotgun and hold the line!!!!

    I saw it today with my own eyes! DUX have started to invade the northland! You people down south have not been protecting us. Grab a firearms and keep them from reaching their nesting grounds. We have too many now. if you can get a few weeks off work volunteer to go to the nesting grounds...
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    At least this Easter......

    We will not have to worry about mosquitoes and wood ticks during the Easter Egg hunts for the kids......
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