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

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Thanks!![​IMG] Wind here is about 30 mph!! Its crazy I am setting up a dog kennel in the garage for my broody who got eggs last night!!
     
  2. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    holm25-sorry about your chicks/eggs!! What a crappy thing to happen!!!

    We are having gusts in the mid 40s according to the weather channel. Pretty dang windy. We were still working on the coop exterior, just had the tar paper on it still needed to shingle it, well all the tar paper is now off and caught up in the fence line. Also had the top blow off the rooster coop and they are all getting blown around the yard. Surprisingly, we have not had any trees down yet like you Bogtown. Still waiting for that to happen.
     
  3. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! Well, I'm a homeschool mom laughing at you! I thought maybe you were balancing your checkbook or budgeting or something!

    If it helps, I still use some algebra & geometry in my real life on our little farmette. ;)
     
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  4. Dandelioness

    Dandelioness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holm, I can't believe the wind today either. That is awful news about your chicks!! It sounds like they were almost ready. Do you have more EE eggs to set?
    I bet your broody is upset, too. I feel so bad for you. :(
     

  5. LOL! I don't mind the geometry, but the algebra is just, well.......bleh. :sick I'll take reading or art over math any day! :lol:
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Yeah I have more eg but w r going to get her some fosters as she has been stuck to the nest since the first week in February!! 2 times I have gave her eggs first time was none were fertile and then this... Thanks I was super sad!!
     
  7. jailerjoe

    jailerjoe Chillin' With My Peeps


    I wouldn't put them with the older hens.

    Last year was my first year with chicks as well. When they'd feathered out, out grew the brooder and were ready to go into their new coop I kept them in there for two weeks before I let them out at all. It worked out well because I hadn't built a run yet. After two weeks cooped up in the coop I had absolutly no problem with them not putting themselves to bed even after I started letting them free ranch a month or so later.
     
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  8. jailerjoe

    jailerjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugh. Just got done depoopifying about half my new chick's butts. :( I noticed some breeds were worse than others. Is pasty butt more likely with some breeds more than others?
     
  9. jailerjoe

    jailerjoe Chillin' With My Peeps


    Did your DH get called out last Saturday? There was a big fire South of Akeley and I know a bunch of departments and the DNR were out there for quite a while.
     
  10. jbenson

    jbenson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pasty seems to be an issue mostly for me when they get too chilly. I never have that problem with my own hatchlings, but shipped chicks get it a lot. I clean the butts and wipe a little vitamin E ointment on the vent and surrounding down to help keep the poo from sticking in the future. Seems to work great. I have 37 shipped chicks in the brooder right now. Lucky for me the last couple days while they were in transit it was nice out since the hatchery didn't send a heat pack with them this time (they did with the batch USPS lost in Feb, little good it did though - this shipment was my replacements for the loss on that shipment). Kinda glad that I have these babies for Easter weekend since what would have been my Easter hatch got fried when our friends' kids tampered with the incubator. Exciting thing about this shipment is they appear to have sent me a "mistake", but a rather happy mistake. I ordered bantam white crested polish and one of them is solid white! I am unsure if this was a picking mistake on their part (just reaching for a white crested head when packing) or if it is some kind of genetic anomaly. I'm really hoping for pullet though, cause I wanna keep it!
     

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