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Battling Extreme Desert Heat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Mutt Farm, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    @pinkmartin73

    Thank you... the cool part will be getting it all assembled. The ONE thing I cant do is climb a ladder so I have to hire someone to build the roof.

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  2. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    My neighbors are big into 4-H. What you say is spot on. I have 3 Marans. A Blue Splash, a White and a Cuckoo. Lovely friendly birds. AI not happening here, not an issue in Ca thank goodness other than $5.00 per dz eggs. I looked into breeding. I want to hobby breed for show and perfection. I found breed clubs to be very helpful. Aracanuas lay such pretty eggs! Lemmie know where you go with that!
     
  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  4. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome. Maybe once I get back to work I need to rethink things. Nipple waterers are much cleaner.
     
  5. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally worth it! It will be amazing when you get it all done. And an inspiration to others.
     
  6. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One day, I would love to have a good breeding program. Mainly to get good lines into the hands of kids who can't afford top dollar birds. I can't do all that where I live now. Not enough space or money.

    4-H is a big deal here. My son is in the same club I was in and my dad was in and my grandpa was in. Ours is the oldest club and one of the largest in our county.

    Eggs are getting expensive here too. My girls started laying just in time! I definitely think Ohio and other states did the right thing by keeping AI from spreading. Poultry is big business here. Just too much at stake.
     
  7. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Omigosh! I had never seen lavendar orpingtons! I NEED those! And they are working on lavendar araucanas! How dare you tempt me with such pretty things! Now I wont be able to settle for just any old birds lol
     
  9. perchie.girl

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  10. pinkmartin73

    pinkmartin73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The person on here with aracaunas messaged me back! :fl but i can see some lavendar in my future. I can see why they have waiting lists.
     

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