Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is wrong with owning more than 4 geese??? I only have 11. The neighbors never complain about the noise they make. And visitors have no problem being escorted from their vehicles to the house at faster pace than usual.

    BTW Holm if you need a male African I have 2 we are getting rid of. They are 1.5 years old. I intend to send them to freezer camp as soon as I can find someone gullible enough to do the deed. I also have some Buff geese (males as well) that are heading to camp. We will keep 2 sets of trios. One mixed trio and one buff trio. The Africans are out no matter what.
     
  2. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope everyone got their outside work that needed to be done done today. The cold temps for us roll in tonight.

    I like the herbs for the chickens. My first flock LOVED herbs and garlic and all kinds of goodies. This second flock of mine is a real PITA to put things nicely. And they all came from the same place. I attribute it to when the chicks hatched. June for the first batch and February for the second flock.

    Bogtown sounds like exciting plans happening for your basement!! I should have you over so you can help/motivate me to decorate my house. I moved here summer of 2014 and I have only put 2 things on the walls of the entire house. My MIL was babysitting just yesterday and put up 2 more things for me I have had sitting here propped up against the cupboard for a year. LOL! She couldn't handle them falling over so she nailed them up. :)
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Rhetts I dont need any males. I got my pair and that is enough right now. Lewis and Gerty are the perfect pair. They chase everyone but me and my grandpa so they are great. Although they are the best guards a person could ever ask for they chase cats out of the coop. And dont let anyone touch the ducks at all and when u do they are about 5 inches from you.
    I would hate for one of my grandpas cat get trapped in the coop with them...
     
  4. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I can't say I didn't try to pawn off a couple geese to the "Ice to Eskimo's salesman". [​IMG]
     
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Lol. Now if they were some big ol' Cochin hens I would have. Those birds are my weakness!! Only the standards and BBS colored types though. I could live without the others. I didn't know if youe knew this but I am a sucker for blue birds. That is why I wanted to have mainly BBS Orps, Black Australorps and BBS Cochins. I would also have to find some BBS Ameraucanas for some egg color. But nope. We got Buff Brahmas, BBS Cochins, Easter eggers, Welsummers, Black Australorps, New hampshire reds, Barred Rocks, Buff orps, a cute and chubby Cornish cross hen, 1 amazing mixed breed roo, 1 beautiful mixed breed male turkey, 1 broad breasted bronze turkey hen, a quad of pekin ducks, a pair of blue muscovys and a beautiful pair of African geese. And to be honest there isn't a single one I love more than the other.
     
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  6. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We ordered our birds from Murray Mcmurray last year. I let each of the kids pick out one breed of chicken to have as their own. My DD picked a blue Cochin. She got 2, one is blue and the other ended up black. I needed to place a second order a few months later and wouldn't you know we got a blue/splash or whatever (mostly blue with some black feathers) roo as the freebie! I have a trio!! Now I need to set up a small breeding pen(or more for other pairs I have). Thank goodness I don't own an incubator yet. I would rely on BIL's bator. We hatched out ducks last year with it. I agree, those Cochins are real beauties!! [​IMG]
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Are u gonna want more?? Or maybe another roo so u have two pairs to breed from so u have stalk to add to different pens?? I think that is called line breeding but I dont know. I am thinking of selling my Cochin roo and getting better quality. He is the best roo I have ever had. Nice to the ladies and to humans!!
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    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I wouldnt sell him til next breeding season or at the end of this one.
     
  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our cochin roo is super nice!! The kids can pick him right up and cart him around the yard and just goes right along with it without a fuss. What a guy putting up with it! Sometimes it looks like he is waiting to be picked up. :) LOL!
     
  10. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Coffee 1st how is it coming with the farm buying adventure? Haven't heard from you in a while
     

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