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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    I know, What am I to do?

    Is there a "HA" meeting around here?
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sherah is enjoying her swanky new rug in their new home
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    ROFL,, that is one happy looking cat!
     
  4. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatching a lot of chicks is great, as long as you have a plan for them. The purebreds ( for lack of a better term) can be sold without too much difficulty. Even the EE crosses have a ready market.
    There are only so many replacement pullets that a person needs, and I assume there is a limit on the number of cockerels one wants to process?
    If it were me (which it is not) I would be taking orders for unsexed chicks of the various breeds. In Ralphies case Cream Legbars, Partridge Chanteclers, Black Australorp, EE and any others I have missed.
    2nd and 3rd year hens do not lay at the same rate as 1st year layers in most cases, and all eggs are not fertile or do not develop properly. Ralphie, I wonder about the fertility of the CLB rooster you used last season based on your description of hatch rate?
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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  6. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell they don't like the new space as much as the basement but it is smaller, colder, and doesn't have a desk they can push all my stuff off from... But soon the will get to go outside so that should be fun. I might wait through this cold snap
     
  8. lvie

    lvie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes! I would like a creamette chick or two. I think they are so purty. I am going to have to 'sneak' in another coop/run somehow. With egg production what it is there has to be more hens - LOL. Big Talk - no Walk. I wish though.
     
  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Ummmmmm. I deny everything!!!

    OK fine!! I need a reason to start hatching. I also have the same ad on the fargo craigslist!!
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Why the maximum on the waterfowl?

    Is it because you know anyone wanting more than 4 geese is completely crazy?
     

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