Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I am loving Bubbas coloring!! He is such a beautiful roo!! I cant wait to see his babies!! He is so sweet with the ladies and has never been aggresive. These pics just dont do him justice!
     
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  2. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @KlopKlop great set up for those sprouts! room is always at a premium, so inventive!

    @duluthralphie Wow, that coop is great! I'm sure they'll love you for it tonight and tomorrow!

    @Rhetts Your cows are so healthy looking! can't wait to see those calves! [​IMG]

    @holm25 Beautiful Roo, I can see why you love him, how is his temperment?

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    I've gotten spoiled this year! [​IMG]
     
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  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Cluckies there isn't a mean bone in his body. Never has he flared his hackles at me or anything!! I can't wait see what hes like around chicks!!
     
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  4. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Herbs that are beneficial for birds:

    mint: king of the herbs for me. Diverts rodents and I think insects to a degree. Watch out though it spreads like crazy. Necessary herb for summer MOJITOS by the way!

    lavender: calming and soothing. I've never had luck with it. It needs well drained soil and likes heat. We have clay and a lot of rain in June sometimes.

    Oregano: good at keeping E. coli down, salmonella, some respiratory bugs. Actually VetRx has oregano oil in it.

    Yarrow: I loved this gorgeous plant in my garden: I have a plant that will bloom orange and yellow and I have a hot pink one too. Health benefits are respiratory health.

    Lemongrass and lemon balm. Are insect and rodent repellents respectively.

    Pineapple sage: loved! This one. Very aromatic. Grew beautiful and lush.

    Bee balm: antiseptic/antibiotic, respiratory aid when ingested. Gorgeous and hardy spreads and re seeds so you can share with friends.

    Rose petals: detox.

    Nasturtium: natural wormer.
    Marjoram, fennel, nettles: claims to be laying stimulants

    Marigolds: petals make yolks brighter

    Garlic: digestive health
     
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  5. duluthralphie

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    I have only lost one of the CX's we "pardoned" last fall so I have 6 hens left, so with luck that will be 30 eggs a week, 20 chicks a week so around 200 CX's!


    And whatever other egg I can find to put in the incubator,
     
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  6. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thanks for the list, that is great!
     
  7. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just licked up for the night. Brrrrr
    I was impressed. The shed with the kittens is insulated (my woodshop) but no heat on and it was 31 degrees in there naturally with 0 on the outside reader.

    Threw some extra corn to warm the tummy tonight
     
  8. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    Thyme! How can I forget thyme. I usually get the lemon variety for aromatherapy. Plus it grows lush and beautiful and it was hardy for me and was perenniel.

    Basil from seed: again just aroma therapy I think. Love it with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes myself. Few snips go in the nests.
     
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  9. duluthralphie

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    I did the same thing, I gave everyone shell corn, I did not give Bert and his girls anything but corn yesterday and today. I hate feeding them it normally, and I limit their food, but in this weather the limits are off and they can have as many carbs as they want.



    I picked eggs 3-4 times today and still had 3 frozen ones.
     
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  10. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hand shelled it in the coops and now my hands feel funny from twisting on the kernels. It was good to get everyone off the roost for a minute to stretch. They got the usual boss oat corn mix this afternoon too
     

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