Illinois...

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

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:Cool thanks!
     
  2. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    This place is dead..... Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving! I'm starting to get things prepped for Winter here. [​IMG]
    So not looking forward to it either..
     
  3. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    Happy Thanksgiving to you too Steven!! and to everyone else too!! Safe travels for those going somewhere and blessings on those that are hosting a gathering.

    I'm not looking forward to winter but it must come so that we can have our spring.........I love spring!! I have some pullets that are starting to lay and will be interested to see if they continue. The flock loves scratching around in the leaf piles, I hope they're finding and eating all the Japanese beetle grubs!!!
     
  4. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Speaking of winter prep, I just bought one of those plug in waterers to keep the water from freezing. $33 dollars from Big R.

    Sure hope it is a good investment.
     
  5. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're just about finished with winter prepping. The wood shed is filled to the brim and there is still extra wood to split if needed. The buildings are secure, hay is put up. Most of the canning is finished, just waiting for beef to get back from the butcher. We're doing turkeys today for our customers.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I can relate to that! I dont have any electricity going out to the coop so they get warm water two to three times a day. I m holding on to the waterer until it freezes too much. So far so good!

    Been so wet today! Chickens are doing well so far. Tonight they get left over spagetti warmed up.
     
  7. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    Quote:Do you butcher them yourself or do you take them somewhere?
     
  8. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

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    Its been raining all day! Its cold, nasty, and wet out! Gonna have to put some extra bedding the coops tonight.
    All the birds are drenched from standing in the rain all day. [​IMG]
     
  9. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too, well it was my silkies that decided to stay out in the rain, all the big girls went into there coop to stay dry. Go Figure [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Silkies are not the brightest bulb in the bunch but their personality and broodiness, well, you gotta go with the flow LOL!
     

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