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

  1. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, thanks you guys for all the encouraging posts! We're really doing a-ok and just thankful for beautiful weather, good friends, and like DuluthRalphie said a cup of coffee and watching some chicks here. Thank you all for your encouragement when not even knowing me really at all. This thread is a great place to be. :)
     
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    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all! I might be getting the creamette roo and a hen from Triplell! All dependent on my dad who I just found out late last night, when I called him on a whim, happens to be up in Remer. He drove up yesterday and is headed home today but if their schedules line up sounds like it's a go. As @Cyrus83 says you're all a bunch of enablers and @duluthralphie if I remember right it's your fault for reminding me about the roo! And I'm hoping for a cochin from @Minniechickmama once her hatching is on the upswing again. All this unplanned, very unplanned folks. Eagerly waiting and hoping my dad can pull through on this unexpected request I popped onto him at 10pm.

    Rush is on today to get a coop (coops?) and run ready for 'em. Sending my 12 year old out for some hardware and going to retrofit out currently gimpy dog's kennel and dog house into a coop and run. His house is pretty swanky, insulated all plastic for easy cleaning and has full ventilation for summer and a removable door, so I think I have a workable plan until gimpy needs his abode back and we have the chick chalet up and running no matter if that's slapped together plywood for now or what. I'll be just sitting in a lawn chair given my post-surgery and we'll see what the kiddos and get set up after my husband gets a start before work. I'm sure he's real in love with me today!
     
  3. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Hope you find what you're hunting for!
     
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    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @rhetts I was thinking you might be interested in an article the Minnesota Conservationist magazine had out last year. I'm trying to find a possible link to it. There was an article on boreal owls up in northern MN, just the size of a robin but twice as wide! There was some captavating photography. If you want I can drop it in the mail to you. I'll look around more online, too.

    Anyone that enjoys reading, learning a bit about, and photography of Minnesota habitats, flora and fauna, soils, forests, river life etc it's a nice little publication sent out by the DNR. It's free by request and appreciated with a donation of any kind. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/index.html

    Oh, just found a link. My phone isn't loading the page fully but I imagine a search for boreal owl here on the archive would bring it up http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/archive.html whomever is interested. Obviously a much smaller cousin to Rhett's!
     
  5. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Like I said, he is yours to decide what to do. I am not judging. ;)
    For the foot, I was recently told of a sugar and betadine paste to apply that draws the infection out. You mix the two ingredients into a pasty consistency, slather on the foot, wrap it, and then change every couple of days. If there is a wound, I wrap with a gauze pad with a generous amount of Neosporin, then use vet wrap and cutting it into about 1/2-3/4" strips, wrap the foot so the gauze in no longer exposed. The vet wrap adheres to itself so no sticky tape is needed. It comes in pretty colors too! Change every couple of days if you go that route too.
    What did you give him for antibiotics? Pen G? I am not sure which one would be right for bumblefoot since it is a staph type infection. I am sure there are 500 posts on here about bumblefoot though.
    If you want to try a more hollistic remedy too, there is Dr. Harvey's Organic Healing Cream, but you need to order that online.
     
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  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    If you have time to kill and want to look at some great Minnesota photography, you can check out a site called Capture Minnesota. Trust me, it is a time killer too! but some amazing photographs of all kinds of stuff Minnesotan.
     
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  7. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooooh! Thank you!!! I'm doing a lot of sitting around so that's right up my alley! My grandma has dementia and I think she'd enjoy it, too. She's been a nature lover all her life,
     

  8. Oh my gosh my legs and arms are always scratched up in the summer from hay. My dad always recruits me to stack the square bales on the wagon, load them into the barn, load them out of the barn and onto a trailer, load up round bales onto a trailer, or to rake the fields after he cuts the hay. Matter of fact I just helped him load up a round bale about 45 minutes ago.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I will get some betadine this morning.. Thanks

    I am giving him Oxytetracycline. I know it is more for respiratory stuff from the package, but it does say broad spectrum antibiotic. I know it is more cathartic to me than anything else. Keeping Bert in the house, I cannot believe I said that, seem to be helping, we can make sure he eats, drinks and rests. I did not think an injectable would work, but after we lanced it, I am wondering if it would help by putting the antibiotic right there. I will maintain the antibiotics for at least a week now so I do not create a "super" bug.

    I am thinking of going to fleetfarm or runnings and get some sulfa drugs. Anything we can get in a powder and mix with water to give to him with an eye dropper. I have never heard of vet wrap I will look for that too..

    You are right about how many posts there are on bumblefoot, but most are not very helpful. Or there is so much, it make me wonder what to do or if anything can be done.
     
  10. AmericanKraut

    AmericanKraut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DuluthRalphie, I'm an herb girl so I don't know if that even jives with you, but if you have a food co-op or any natural foods store they might have essential oils. These are the concentrates of plants, barks, seeds, or roots, that often come from the same things the plant used to protect itself. I retail a high therapeutic grade brand dōTERRA but you can get other brands possibly near you faster. If not, I can throw some free little bottles in the mail. Oregano is one to get. Essential oils are powerful stuff. Like a drop of peppermint is the as 25 cups of peppermint tea. So there's about 200+ applications in a bottle and it'll last in a shelf out of the sun 10+ years. Use just a tad, diluted in a teaspoon olive oil or any vegetable oil you have. This is a strong oil so don't wipe your eyes or anything, wash up well. Bandage as usual. Is mix it with a little lavender oil to soothe and balance if you'd like. Lavender you don't have to dilute. Tea tree oil (also called melaleuca) is a substitute for oregano. You might want to start there unless you think it's staph then oregano is the way to go. DōTERRA has a blend called OnGuard, you can find it researched even on the government's CDC (or it might have been the NIH) website to stop the multiplying of MRSA and flus, staph might have been on there.

    Anyway, just some ideas. You could try putting smashed garlic and onion on there, wrap as usual. That might be the easiest.

    Just some ideas.
     
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