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    Homeschooling in NY? Info needed....

    My parents are interested in homeschooling my 9 year old brother...We are having issues with his current school district and they are considering just pulling him all together and getting him on some sort or online program and working with a tutor...We know there are rules, registrations etc...
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    Just got some super discouraging news about one of my horses...

    Got some pretty discouraging news about one of my mares today....She came to me as part of a package deal with another mare that I bought, didnt really want her at the time but it was both or nothing and they were going to send them to the sale She was supposedly green broke but we never rode...
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    My 1000th post!

    My 1000th post! lol
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    Help me figure out a new barn name for my new horse!

    Not really feeling the barn name, Clyde, for my 3 year old Paint/TB colt. Help me pick a new one before he comes home next week! Would like something with a bit more thought and personality as well as something unique. He is super laid back and takes everything in stride like a much older horse...
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    horse people...gelding? UPDATE!AGAIN! 11/26 pics

    I have a 3 year old appendix paint stud colt that will be coming home pretty soon. I have never had to go through the gelding process before. He is staying put right where he is until its done, really don't want any fugly 1/2 paint 1/2 apps running around as I have a mare. He is a super big...
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    Tell me Im not the only one who gets excited about...

    FREE USED WOOD! My step-dad is a contractor and got me 30+ sheets of ply-wood....Some have nails but they are all in great shape and ready to be used....Now off to look at coop designs to see what I can build!
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    Horse experts: Critique this mare? Pretty Please?

    I have had my two mares for a few months now and have found yet another horse that I would like to add to my growing collection Lacy will be going out for 90 days training next month and I have been looking for another horse to keep my other mare, Pie, company as well as another trail horse...
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    'All Stock' for chickens, ducks, geese?

    The other day I sent my stepdad for feed and he brings me back a bag of 'all stock' with my usual stuff http://www.tractorsupply.com/feed-solutions-all-stock-sweet-12-animal-feed-50-lb--2405890 thinking that I could try it since it is so much cheaper ($10 a bag) then my layer pellets Although...
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    Ha Ha! I have a broody khaki campbell hen!

    I actually have a broody khaki! She is a 3 year old female, only her and her BF (also a khaki) remain from my original duck flock. They hang out with the muscovys and with having 4 broody ones (scovies) right now I guess she caught the bug...Im very relieved, I though for sure that she was dead...
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    My mares, Pie and Lacy...Before and after..

    Just wanted to share an update on the 2 mares that I got a few weeks ago. They are looking way way better and training is going great with the grey, Lacy. Before: this is the day after I got them This is Pie now, a few months later getting ready to go on a trail ride. (She is standing on a...
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    O how I hate my Rabbits...

    Yesterday my white lionhead doe got out of her rabbit coop and down onto the ground of the 'rabbit play yard' with 2 of my bucks...My setup is done so that the cages are in the middle of a large fenced in area that they have supervised access to... She couldnt have been in there for more then...
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    Chickens in the road..

    Yesterday I found a nasty note in my driveway that said "You really ought to take better care of your chickens so people stop hitting them in the road daily." followed by a nasty word that is not allowed on a family forum... Am I like the only one that free ranges chickens??? My chickens do...
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    My 1st time being questioned by the police...rant!

    Just had to rant! So just sitting at home minding my own buisness watching Interview With the Vampire (great movie btw) when I get a knock at the door...Open it up and who could it be? Two State Troopers! Let me give you the back story: A few weeks ago as some of you might know I got 2 horses...
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    Had the farrier out, horse is now lame :(

    About a week ago I had a farrier out to trim my 2 mares that I recently got. My two mares lived in a large pasture before I got them for 5 years without much care at all other then shots and the occasional hoof trim..... Anyways had the farrier out, he has a super good reputation but charges an...
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    I really hate the people craigslist attracts....

    I really hate the people craigslist attracts Some dude emails me telling me he is looking for a pet chicken and he sees I have a buff orpington pullet available. I say yea she is still available but I ask that you have other chickens as they sould not be alone. I only mentioned this because he...
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    Educate me on putting horses out to pasture..*UPDATED WITH PICS* 4/24

    I have two horses that I got about a month ago. Both Appaloosa mares, one is about 15 years old and one is about 7. At their original home that I got them from they were on 6 acres of lush pasture. When I brought them home they were put on a dry lot and have been there ever since. I am now...
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    Could they be sexlinked??

    I wondering if my chicks could possibly be sexlinked? For the past few weeks I have been hatching out bantam easter eggers...I have been using a white bantam cochin roo and a silverlaced bantam cochin roo over bantam lavender ameraucanas. I have hatched about 20 or so chicks out of this mix...
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    How many chickens to feed 60-70 wedding guests?

    I thinking of growing out the chickens needed for my moms wedding dinner and was wondering how many chickens I would need to feed 60-70 people? We would be doing a BBQ style dinner and using the chickens cut into pieces... We are planning the wedding for mid-July so also when would I have to...
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    Tell me everything you know about milking cows at a large dairy...

    Anyone work on/own a Dairy Farm? I am interviewing to be a milker next week... The guy gave me a basic run down of the duties...300 cows per shift....Tell me every thing you know about milking a large number of cows at a large dairy....Please?
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    Who's my Daddy?!?

    I just helped a chick hatch that has been pipped for about 26 hours, the thing is the chick is black. Really weird considering the only black roo I have is totally seperated from my layer flock. There is no way that he could be the dad, he has been seperated for months and there is no chance of...
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