Do cattle roost?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BBQJOE, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    OMG!!

    I so hate cattle hawks!
     
  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    They arent much of a problem around here but I heard the farther south u get the worse they get.
     
  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    Ooh thanks for that tidbit of info. I'll add that to my list of "keep in minds" as I go about the business of getting cows. Way down here ya get tons of owls. Saw one last night.
     
  4. duluthralphie

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    Barn owls?

    I Was thinking, if you are afraid of the cows falling off the roost, why would you not put a safety harness on them once they get on the roost? OSHA requires them in all the commercial dairies.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Joe, be sure you deal with a reputable breeder or hatchery to get your cows. Those feral ones are bad news!

    And as for hatcheries, I've heard they are going to stop sending them through the mail soon as postal workers are threatening to go on strike.
     
  6. duluthralphie

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    Are you kidding me? No more mail order cows?

    I wish BYC allowed swearing, that is enough to make even me swear!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

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    Well, you can still drive to the hatchery and pick one up. I hear they have a drive-through window now.
     
  8. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :idunno maybe. Only saw its silhouette.

    "Harness for cows" is on checklist now. :thumbsup

    Is leather or nylon preferred? Or are there better kinds
     
  9. duluthralphie

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    For some reason the cows seem offended by leather..
     
  10. holm25

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    I wonder why?! Maybe it rubs their hair of when they move?
     

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