Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I am trying to think what I'll do today. Have to do some laundry other than that I think I'll make some oatmeal for the girls. Maybe bake another loaf of that beer bread. Stay in and keep warm sounds best, it's still -2.
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are thin plastic, like a gladware container, you will better served to melt the holes. I started with a drill on mine bins which aren't much thicker than those and had some cracking issues. Then switched to heating a nail over the gas stove to melt the holes which works so much better. Smelly but much better holes.

    If i can find my old pond pump and the right supplies i might even rig up a self watering system, but i dont know if I have the right hoses for that. Nothing a trip to town wont solve if needed.
     
  3. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cocktail napkin plan... THe deicer is to warm the water because this will be in the basement where it is cooler. warm water will help the sprouts grow. There will also be a fluorescent light on them

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    My pups want to clean up some leftover gingerbread from the holidays

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  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Erlibrd remember to send me beer bread!! That stuff is so good!
     
  5. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Seedling mats are good to use.
     
  6. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, but expensive. THe bins of sprouts will be sitting on a wire shelf at a slight angle to aid in draining.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    That is kind of what I was envisioning. a small "fountain" pump on a timer.
     
  8. Wow 300 posts since I last checked. What did I miss? No time to go through all those.
     
  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How large is this set up? I do not have a basement. the sprouts would be in my main living spaces but off to the side.
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Klop I like your idea. I am going to start growing fodder to help with feed in take and if I am going to have goslings and ducklings they can practically live of that. But will also have starter.
     

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