Minnesota!

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

  1. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    That doesn't sound like sour crop at all though. Is it possible they were over-heating? If not, I would be looking at other culprits. I am sorry you are having troubles.
     
  2. rainin22

    rainin22 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the help Minnie, we've been keeping a close eye on them since. Is it possible those faverolle's just weren't healthy to begin with? All the other breeds are doing great. They spent the night in the coop with a heat lamp and I just checked them this morning =) Everyone's there and happy!
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Sometimes that will happen where you get a batch of one breed that just don't do well. Usually it goes back to the parents, and there isn't anything you can do about that unless you own those. Of all of mine, the Silkies are the ones that either they are fluffy, puffballs running around all over the brooder, or they are wimpy and sickly looking from day one. I think it is just tougher for bantams sometimes.
     
  4. Drea07

    Drea07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think I will give it a try while keeping an eye on them and see how it goes. I really want them to be able to run around and get the exercise and entertainment....not to mention taking care of my spider problem. Just worries me that they will eat some tin foil or something else.

    I hear you on the 300 years. Was telling DH it's going to take us years to get it all cleaned up. On the up side, I did find a cast iron gate that would be a perfect for the run access.
     
  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    I heard back from my friend with the incubator. She's a Kindergarten teacher and she set eggs from our flock last Wednesday. It seems our boy, Rog, is shooting blanks!

    0 development in the eggs. Anybody know if 3 year old Rooster is pushing it for fertility? I guess I just assumed he would be still okay at 3. What have you heard for breeding purposes and to ensure fertility. Interestingly, too, last fall after his molt he grew several feathers that are white (or without pigment) on his head and a couple primary wing feathers that are white and were always red before. Roger. My Old Codger. [​IMG]
     
  6. Drea07

    Drea07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Just wow. We were lucky enough that the people we bought the house from were very clean, but they were only there for a year and a half before they had to move. The people they bought the house from were the ones who left all the garbage. Found out from talking with the neighbors, the house sat empty for two years.

    I actually found the remnants of a bed by what used to be a raised garden bed. Think it may be the strangest thing I have found thus far. Did find a spoon and Donald duck bed sheets few days ago.
     
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  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Maybe you just happen to get eggs from the ugly hens, I bet if you get some from the cute hens they will be good.......


    Od Codgers have very discriminating tastes....
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Those occasional treasures are fun!

    I know there is an OLD waffle iron out in our woods I am hoping to find. A guy that lived this house in the 30's and died a few years back at 97 told me he threw it out in the woods one day when he burnt his hand on it...He said he wishes he had kept it because it was old when he threw it out there...
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am no longer building a guinea Gulag, it is becoming a turkey pen instead, unless the guineas tick me off again. The Guinea hens are laying in a nest they made under the nest boxes in the woodchips and sand. The bad part is some of the chickens are copying the guineas. I put 4 fake eggs in the guinea nest the other day to keep them laying there..... Last night there were no fake eggs and only one chicken egg in the nest. They had moved the fake eggs into a new nest they had built 2 feet from the old one. Weird psycho birds!
     
  10. Bogtown Chick

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    Alot of the eggs were the Buckeye's and she is not that fond of his affections. Plus she can get herself away from him quite well as she weighs about the same as he does. She's so strong too. And then she does have her little buckeye face....well that only her mother, me, loves. I think you are right Ralphie. He does play the favorites game.

    But Lucy his go-to gal lately she's pretty....IDK....[​IMG] [​IMG]

    My parents had a fishing resort and the owners before them used the woods nearby for a dump. There were tin budweiser cans, household goods/plates/glasses/ spatulas, wooden boats, minnow buckets, brown glass gallon hilex jugs with finger loop on the neck and still out there is a coca-cola cooler that weighs a ton. I want it so bad though. Project for my dad and I I guess. But it looks like it has .22 bullet holes in though. Still cool looking.
     

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