Minnesota!

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

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I've never lost a duck to a predator. One day we picked up some ducks from a guy and once they were all loaded up we saw a duck hen laying in a puddle. The poor Cayuga hen was gang raped by 5 drakes. And one was a huge Muscovy.
     
  2. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    I would treat a Cochin the same as any other bird to be honest. If she's chilled I would think she'd find a stump or roost to settle on her feet under some sort of cover too. Mine like the front door mat on the covered porch when it rains. Idk... What to make of it.
     
  3. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Welcome to the thread Blackberry18, It is a nice place to hang out!
    Quote: Do you have VetRX? It may help her if she is having respiratory issues. I put some on their beak and in some of their feathers around there neck, back. The feed store guy said to rub it over their eyes too.
     
  4. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I do not have Vetrx. Where would I get some? The local 'farm' store is L&M and they don't carry much of anything at our local branch. Maybe I will call the feed store where I buy my feed tomorrow and see if they carry it. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  5. Welcome Blackberry!! Nice looking group.
     
  6. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Bogtown Chic, when you say to drill holes at the tallest point in the coop, wouldn't that let out the warm air in the winter? Also, is it better to have all of the vents on one side?
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    You need to release the warmest air in the winter, that is where the moisture will be. When I said and BC said it better, keeping the holes low and high on the tallest sides of your coop will cause the warm air to rise along that tallest wall and take the moisture with it while leaving the back (shortest) wall relatively draft free.


    This weeks hatch is not a total loss, the first turkey is out! I am not sure what it is yet as it is too wet to tell the color.
     
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  8. gofeedthegirls

    gofeedthegirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all. New to chickens and new to the site. Just recived my 15 chicks this morning from Strombergs in Pine River.

    Mike from Thief River Falls, MN
     
  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Mike! Glad to have you here. Yay for chicks! What breeds of chicks did you get? Chickens are so much fun. Feel free to ask any thing. Lots of people here with loads of knowledge on all kinds of things!
     
  10. Cearbhael

    Cearbhael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Mike! Good bunch here and we love to chat and share out experiences. I am into Orpingtons (particularly the English variety) I plan to order 4 lavender cuckoo orps
     

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