Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Dang! I am so jealous. I have been working on this for years. She says I can buy one, just does not authorize the amount of money to get one.

    I actually want 2. One for here and one for the cabin.


    I thought I saw a dump truck in the background in one of your pictures???
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Holms I am very sorry for your loss. I know it will be hard on you and your family. My Prayers are with you.




    You could attend a Camp Day event and meet several at once.
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I have a couple questions about something I am tempted to try.

    Instead of keeping a rooster in a breeding pen full time, Is it possible to put the rooster in the pen once every week or two and still have viable eggs? I know a mating lasts about 3 weeks, my concern is will it stress the hens too much? Would the rooster do his job on demand like that?

    Most of my roosters are like a teenager and always wanting to do it.


    Can I do this with turkeys too?



    The biggest draw back would be the free ranging layer flock of hens would have to put up with too many roosters, unless I make a rooster pen.
     
  4. KlopKlop

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    The truck I am going to look at is a 1 ton '82 Chevy with a 9' plow and a 10' flat dump bed.

    I currently have an old GMC S15 ( same as a Chevy S10) that has a flatbed on it made of landscape timbers. No dump and no hauling capacity.

    What I did was write up a real official looking 'purchase proposal' with pros and cons and such listed and spun it as a farm business purchase. I will be selling my s15 to fund this should I make the purchase. She says it is ugly and refuses to drive it but appreciates the value that it will bring to the farm

    Our driveway is a total mud pit right now so I was telling her how I would be able to haul our own gravel and all that. She was sold :)
     
  5. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holm very sorry about your grandpa,, I'm glad he was surrounded by family when he left. And I'm sure he was very proud of you you seem to be a fine young man and on the right path.. You also take great photos I hope in someway you are going to apply that to your future. You would make a great photographer. And I'm super jealous you get to meet Minni...
     
  6. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is super nice. I bought some birds from her this fall.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    You can tell Christmas is here, we pulled out the formal seasonal wine glasses..
     
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  8. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sorry you lost your great grandpa :-(

    It would be cool to all meet! Ralphie will need to start planning for our get together :p
     
  9. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holm, sorry to read of your loss!

    Klop and Ralphie, my wife has a dump truck. It is a Chevrolet of course and has a nice stainless steel dump box. I don't get to drive it, as her business policy has her as an only driver restriction.
    If I want something hauled she will usually accommodate.

    Do any on this thread have a designated rooster coop which they use in the winter? If so how has it worked for you?
     
  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So very sorry to hear about Great Grandpa, it is always hard. I"m glad there was no suffering as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
     

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