Surviving Minnesota!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Bogtown Chick, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Well when it gets closer to the time...I will message you and see where you are with chicks. I may not be a large order though. I'm not sure if you have minimums for self delivery to God's Country...
     
  2. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    A Lavender Cuckoo. That lays blue eggs. Oh my stars. How are they for laying longevity?
     
  3. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Shipova is a hybrid with Mountain ash or Whitebeam and pear . Said to be zone 3 . Partially self fruiting . Old variety . A little hard to find . Jung has that and Wisconsin hardy rated zone 3 . I would not buy a mountain ash to pollinate it . My research says Whitebeam was a parent and not Mountain Ash . So use another pear to pollinate . I suspect it is really self pollinating . The nurseries like to sell 2 trees .
     
  4. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good layers . Not sure on longevity . A project color of mine . So I keep improving and have not kept any to old age . My avatar is one of them .Took reserve any other variety this year with him . Competed against a large class of lavender . Lets see if I can post a pic .[​IMG]
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  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    He's just stunning. I can see why you won.

    Looking forward to Spring with chicks in the brooder now! Ha.
     
  6. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was out moving these auto sexing EE project birds to the adult pen .
     
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  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I never heard of such a silly thing!
     
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  8. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of these days I will learn, ralphie...
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I have found after over 40 years of marriage the less you do, the less you can do wrong, the less you get yelled at.....

    You know the old saying " If a man is alone in the woods, and he makes a decision is he still wrong?"....
     
  10. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL. That's an excellent question Ralphie.
     

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