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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. lawatt

    lawatt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i haven't seen this myself, yet, but have been finding enough eggs in odd places (or just missing entirely, vanished with no trace) with my four broodies to think that they MUST have some way of moving them besides just nudging them along -- thanks for all the detail, folks!
     
  2. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night Mariah and her friend came downstairs while I was candeling the EO eggs. Her friend had never seen "Tiny Dancers", we had 5 of them that she could see clearly, so far so good! That was the fun part, not lloking forward to planting pototoes and tilling beds today.
     
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    That's an idea! I cooked up all the eggs that I collected yesterday since I wasn't sure on the age and fed them back to the flock this morning. They were thrilled!
     
  4. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    fun fun fun.
    You know potato farmers will not eat the potatos they grow supermarkets lol.
    They grow there own under different conditions in different spots of the garden lol.
     
  5. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Pocketsies?!!! I've never seen them do it but I'm going to be watching closely this week!
     
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  6. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I grew up near Tulelake and the things they sell at supermarkets and call potatos are a joke. Most of those things woild have been culls that got stuck in the belts. They are a new crop for us so we will see how they do, the ones we had growing in the cupboard last year did fine when we stuck them in the ground.
     
  7. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Last year, I used my camera tripod, too. But I always try to also secure it a second way just in case. This year, I have both of my lamps wired to two different hooks fastened into wall studs. So, 2 lamps each wired to two different hooks. I adjust the length of the wire to reduce the heat as they get older. My husband accuses me of overkill in all things chicken but I sure don't want to kill any when I could have prevented it. When it comes to those lamps, I sure don't want one to fall and cause a fire.
     
  8. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to try and grow potatos this year!! I have them ready to plant, but I need to make a container to put them in. I've read that you should plant them in a potato "tower" and add more dirt as they grow. How did they turn out last year?
     
  9. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's only overkill if nothing happens right? I use chains to hang them so I don't have to worry about them being bumped and falling. I never know whats coming through my laundty room, ladders, lumber......
     
  10. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    That works. Tires work good too or cut up old plastic pots. add some soil and put straw on top. as they grow repeat makes your crop yield much more as the potatos will form in the straw and our easier to harvest
     

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