Maine

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by chickenboy, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Keric

    Keric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have any LF Brahmas in central Maine? I would prefer something not from the hatchery. I am still not sure what color I will go for. Thanks for any help.

    Eric
     
  2. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think the storm was as bad as they predicted, or at least we don't have 12 inches here, unless it all comes tonight. We got about 6 inches, hopefully enough to do some snowshoeing tomorrow!
     
  3. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know anyone breeding Brahmas here, but I really like my lone hatchery light Brahma. Mine is not very productive, but I don't know if that is typical. If I didn't care about eggs, I would love a whole flock of Brahmas in every color!
     
  4. Keric

    Keric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I really like the Brahmas but will keep some of my Rhode Reds to keep the eggs coming. They are tried and true for goods eggs thru winter.
     
  5. ChickMagnet207

    ChickMagnet207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of reds do you have? (heritage or hatchery)
     
  6. ashandvine

    ashandvine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mars vs Venus?? The truth is that its the darkness I don't like and the infringement on my freedom. Good news is solstice has passed! I am in the right state for a lot of things, so I'll keep complaining about the one thing I really don't like. At least it isn't Montana or Michigan snow. Gads!
    Occasionally there are Brahmas at a swap but they are always hatchery. If you want to find local breeders of LF Brahmas you might try asking the CMBF club if they know someone or get into the Brahma or Heritage threads and ask them. Another thought is start where you can. If you can get hatchery and work your way up then do.
     
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  7. annabananaandfamily

    annabananaandfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    january 19 we will be up in Hallowell and i know there are a few bycers up in the augusta area. I am looking to replenish my flock- ee/amerasomething i always spell wrong, LF cochins (I have a gorgeous roo that needs some hens for the spring!), and the 2 long shots- jersey giants and breda. If anyone has any of these, shoot me a pm and hopefully we can work soemthig out!
    Thank you, and now back to shoveling
     
  8. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I like the snow, but it does have a few disadvantages with the hoop house. The hoop coop has a hard surface, so it is a little easier to clean off, but the hoop house I go inside and attack it with a broom. The ceiling is 10 feet at the peak, so it involves a lot of jumping and swinging of the broom, -a good shoulder workout, I suppose. The good part is I am still enjoying fresh salad greens!
     
  9. ChickMagnet207

    ChickMagnet207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The truth is you all choose to be here in Maine and then you all complain about the cold and the snow. Its hilarious to me...
     
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  10. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Doesn't matter where one lives there is no perfect place. Who knows our complaining might make people think twice about moving here thereby keeping Maine a nice rural state with plenty of room for chickens. [​IMG]

    As for me I don't mind the cold and snow. I do mind struggling to keep warm in the dead of winter and removing the snow from my driveway. Plus there is the fun of driving in the stuff. Being on the road with morons who have no regard for the weather and road conditions and/or love to tailgate or pass me because I am going a few miles under the speed limit in treacherous conditions is a huge pet peeve. Four wheel drive does not mean you can still go 90 in a 50 on slippery roads.
     

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