Minnesota!

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

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    If you had Ole you would not have to worry about the eggs being fertile, he thinks any girl he can outrun, grab by the neck and jump on is his favorite. Luckily Ed and Ernie keep him in line. I see them knock him off a hen 5 times a day at least. His tail is nearly missing now from Ed and Ernie pulling him off so many hens. I told him he had to slow down, put he does not listen.
     
  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Well last night the feed mill in Lake Park burnt down!! The fires around us r getting bad. There were 4-5 fire calls for our town yesterday.
     
  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Holm25 that is tough to hear. Devastating to have the feed mill go. How horrible. It is very dry all around the state. We had a little drizzle of rain this morning. Not nearly enough for what we need though.

    Ole sounds like the guy we need right before the kindergarten round up! hahaha [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. jailerjoe

    jailerjoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ugh... I've been quarantined for 30 days. A couple guys showed up yesterday in hazmat garb and tested my chickens because we're within 6 miles or something of an outbreak. Not sure but it might be the Jenny-o turkey barns by Menahga?

    The good news is the guys said we don't have it but the tests will take a long time to get back.
     
  5. Cearbhael

    Cearbhael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, scary stuff! More turkeys! Maybe Ralphie is right and Turkey will be $19.00 a lb lol. This has got to be hitting the Turkey Industry hard. Maybe the fact that the hardest hit and most often hit are the factory farms will be a wake up call and the US will start changing its ways. Maybe take a hint from us backyarders that are not being struck and start doing away with factory farms all together like Europe and England. They will have hardier stock, more biodiversity, better conditions all around. Of course, knowing business peeps they will insist the increased cost of doing so is killing them and charge the consumer a fortune for the resulting product. All the more reason to raise your own
     
  6. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    Sometimes frostbite and cold winters can effect fertility, but 3 isn't too old to be breeding. I think either he isn't interested in females any more or something else is causing that. It took some of my boys a while to get things going this year, and I have one pen now that I was getting fertile eggs in the hatches I lost from hatcher issues, but now they are all clear. I wish I could tell you something certain, but there are different things that may effect fertility.
    As for the white feathers. That is not uncommon to see as they get older, and some breeds or lines are more apt to have that happen than others. It isn't something a breeder would keep around but in your case, it will just as a uniqueness to his beauty.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Did he walk up your drive in sterile boots or drive up in disease laden tires from the turkey farm?
     
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  8. FoxyChicken

    FoxyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The girls were "helping" me in the new garden bed... [​IMG]

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  9. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    yes, Jailerjoe, thats what I want to know too! were they from the MN Ag dept? were they polite?
     
  10. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

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    very glad to report that the little cream legbar hen appears to be doing better today. She is on day When I got home and opened the gates for the flock to free range, she came out with everyone else - and she doesn't always come out into the open . Tomorrow I will be able to keep a closer eye and see if her droppings have improved. this is day 4 of the corid, and she gobbled up a scrambled egg with two cloves of chopped garlic yesterday.

    Keeping my fingers crossed....

    A doofus neighbor of my partner's decided to burn his field this weekend, and of course it got away from him and came darned close to her house. She said it was pretty terrifying. He thought the burning ban didn't matter.....
     

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