Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's crazy, Vashjir! I've never seen an attempt. That's insane!
     
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  2. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vashjir, YIKES!! A good reminder for sure!
     
  3. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa.
     
  4. Wow Vashjir! That's crazy how persistent those hawks are.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Quote: It is a great day today!

    I thought my chances of making a Dixie Rainbow CornishX chick died when Rick died.

    I have no idea why I did not think of it sooner, I have 2 Dixie Rainbow pullets almost as tall as my CX pullets but a tad skinnier. I will just let Bert mate with them and have my crosses I wanted!

    Makes my day!


    And to top it off, I have a pullet that lays a cream colored egg that is so perfect it looks porcelain. It is a beautiful egg. I have not gotten one in three weeks, Today I got one again!

    I know, I know an old man should not get so excited over an egg. But It is just so perfect.
     
  6. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cool! Do you have a pick of the 'porcelian egg'?
     
  7. Scott16475

    Scott16475 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've had 4 eggs out of 4 hens for the past 3 days. So far today we've had 3. It's getting on the late end of laying time and I really want that fourth hen to lay so we can keep the streak alive.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had problems with hawks too. I covered all of my pens but I do let the birds out from different coops and pens on different days. We put a 2' piece of chicken wire around our blueberries to keep the chickens out because they scratch around and blueberries have rather shallow root systems. One day I let the RIW's out into the pasture but one of the girls managed to go over the fence and get into the blueberries and before I could blink there was a hawk. I scared off the hawk but it had already killed her. That hawk kept coming back. We have crows around and when the crows see any hawks they will chase them off, so I started putting any eggs that were cracked that I wasn't going to put out for sale for the crows to eat. I kept putting the eggs in the same spot and went online to listen to crow recordings for a friendly call and when I put the eggs out I started trying to imitate the call. Now the crows hear me and they come to investigate.
     
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    It's a great day every day for me. First I'm glad I wake up to another new day and again when I collect the eggs. I am old (lady) too so I can appreciate your excitement. [​IMG]
    Good luck and have fun...
     
  10. Vashjir

    Vashjir Out Of The Brooder

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    It was thursday early afternoon, from 1 until about 1:15.

    They were as far from the door as they could be, one must have been in the run portion because I don't think the hawk would've been that persistant without a sight line. The run extends under the enclosed part of the coop as well, so they were probably under there.

    I wouldn't be surprised if one or two of them ran up there, but the ramp is a bit more exposed so they may have been too scared to make the run inside.

    It was quite something alright.

    Indeed, after losing red1, the girls have been on lockdown unless myself or the dog are out there.
    Ya, and my yard abuts the 35w noise barrier, city hawks aren't afraid of much.
     

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