Minnesota!

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

  1. jbenson

    jbenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    strombergs from what I heard doesn't hatch most at their facility just like welp. They contract with larger hatcheries to get what they want. My welp order came directly from privett in nm.
     
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    That is what I meant by drop shipping. That is not uncommon for some of the hatcheries to do that, they have contracted breeders for different breeds that provide to them. I believe McMurray has all their own. I do know that the CRX I have gotten (and love for their consistency of size and growth!) from Stromberg's come from Privett and the BBWhite turkeys ship from Lubbock, Texas.
     
  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    That's true Minnie. I didn't think of bio security at the time as a newbie. Just about poor chicks tumbling about in a box. I even have thought of visitors here at my place and whst may get tracked in. I've got myself down to a pair of winter boots and a pair of sloggers that don't go any where else but to the coop.
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    How do you chase a chicken out of a shed when:

    A) she is not afraid of you so will not run
    B) knows you want her so stays just out of reach
    C) crawls under short things I can never get under ??????



    I have been outside with the birds all day, building a small coop for the cream bars I get tomorrow... Thanks to Triplell!


    I cut a covered run I have in half so they have plenty of room. I even made two cute little nests for them so they do not have to share. I still need to get a light and another heated waterer, but I am ready. I could have been done an hour earlier, but I had help from Ethel and a bunch of chickens......The Toms were too busy neck wrestling to help me. It was like working with little kids around, you have to make sure you don't trip over them.

    I sure understand the trouble this weather must cause the large hatcheries. I just decide to no incubate for a week or two longer, they need to pan years ahead not a day like me.
     
  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    To reach those pain in the butt birds who don't want to be caught and refuse to be chased, I have a chicken hook. It is about 3' long and had a leg hook on the end.

    I must laugh, you made two nests for those Legbars, but I bet they all pile in one, as those featherbrains usually do. I am not impressed with my birds who have nests and still insist on laying in the corner under the roost.
     
  6. starbuck123

    starbuck123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw that on YouTube. He used a bent coat hanger.
     
  7. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    My grand parents used to have one of those chicken hooks Ralphie. Mom said it worked slick.

    Aha Ralphie your spending your future lottery money on the cream legbars! I hope you didn't build that coop under the palm trees over there! Triplell takes good care of her birds. I think you got a deal there. Enjoy!
     
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  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Ralph it really is like working with children when the chickens want to help you!!!
     
  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Mine is one I bought from a poultry supply place. It is a very heavy gauge wire so it doesn't really flex or bend like a clothes hanger would. It is good for chickens and turkeys, but you don't want to use it on waterfowl because their legs and hips are different and you can injure them easily grabbing by their legs. You grab their necks instead, but this would have to be adjusted to fit around those ;)
     

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