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    My girls have gone on strike! Help!

    Hey, I just wanted to say thank you! I put the fan on them last night and voila! I had 2 out of 3 eggs today! Needless to say the fan is on again until this heatwave snaps. ;)
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    Stolen Horse--Man is BACK in jail!

    Wow. It is HORRIBLE it took so long for her to get her horse back!!!
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    My girls have gone on strike! Help!

    They are about 13 months old. I will drag a fan out there tonight then. They have lots of shade although I haven't sprayed down where they lay to cool off. (dirt under the porch is their favorite spot) Thanks for the advice!
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    My girls have gone on strike! Help!

    I thought I would add in addition to free ranging they get a ton of treats from the kitchen and all the layer crumble they want. Is this a heat thing or should I start thinking about freezer camp?
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    My girls have gone on strike! Help!

    They run around the yard...I don't think the fan will help unless I chase them around with it.
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    My girls have gone on strike! Help!

    All three of my girls have stopped laying eggs. I have had 2 eggs in the last 10 days. Nobody is molting. They are healthy, well fed, have lots of space to roam, fresh water, etc. I have searched every inch of the yard and there are no hidden eggs. Could it be because it is so freaking hot...
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    Free range pigs on half an acre??

    Hello!! We have a home on a full acre. Half of that land is somewhat steep and wooded. We were considering fencing it is and raising a couple of pigs for our family to eat. I do not fore see us ever having more than two at one time and do not care how much they root around out there. So my...
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    The Middle Tennessee Thread

    Aww, thanks! We are very proud of his career and always appreciate it when others say thank you and recognize serving isn't easy. :)
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    The Middle Tennessee Thread

    Hello everyone!!!!! I am positive no one remembers me but I was on here up until the Army had us move to Germany. I had to let my girls go (super sucked) and was forced into stairwell housing. After being in purgatory for about 2 years I am going back to Tennessee!! We just bought home w/an acre...
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    6 laying hens in Middle TN

    They have been sold. Thank you.
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    6 laying hens in Middle TN

    We will be heading to Germany soon so my girls need a good home. They are the prolific layers you will ever meet. I have 6 (one white plymouth and 5 red sexlinks) and some days I get 15. Their record is 19 in one day. I know. I know. No one believes me but I swear it is true. They were all...
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    Uncooked Grits

    But it does swell when it is cooked.
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    Uncooked Grits

    I was actually wondering that myself today.
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    Sooo....what do you think did this to my horse?

    My horse once rolled on something and impailed herself on the butt. It looked like someone drove a stake into her butt and yanked it out. We still have no idea what it actually was or how she did it. Horses aren't the most graceful things when they are lying down.
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