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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    It is cold, I went and let some of the birds out. I have 3 CX's laying eggs. I have not been watching them close enough for eggs, I locked the 7 birds into the 6x8 run and the new coop. They have not been using the new coop at night. Now they will have too use it.

    I have a CX hen that made a nest on the floor of the new coop, and is not using the nest box. Stupid thing! I have to use my "egg retriever" to reach it. the nest is in the furthest corner from my doors. I made the one wall so it comes down with about 8 screws for cleaning, but I did not count on a nest on the floor.


    I put more eggs in my Little Old Incubator, it is full, time to fire up the bigun!
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Hey Klop that looks cold!
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Darn hens!! And we thought February was to early for chicks!




    Well I am off to build a foder system thingy. U will be amazed with my redneck skills Ralph.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Nice Seats.. I picture you looking differently. That looks like a young BR... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Earlier I emailed a big Muscovy breeder asking what color mine wers and he said Lilac!! Boo ya! That means I can get 50 percent Lilac ducklings, 25 percent chocolate ducklings and 25 percent buff ducklings!!
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    And the problem with that is they still add up to 100% duck!


    Which brings me too,,, DO you have any that are eating size? Interested in trading a dressed turkey for a dressed duck? Just so you know the turkeys will not be large.
     
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  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    And the problem with that is they still add up to 100% duck!


    Which brings me too,,, DO you have any that are eating size?  Interested in trading a dressed turkey for a dressed duck? Just so you know the turkeys will not be large.
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    I don't have any. Although my Muscovy drake is huge. He is way bigger than my roosters and my Pekins...
     
  9. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Actually they are closer related to geese than ducks.
     
  10. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    Lots of utube videos on grafting . Back when I started I used books . You can order rootstocks for grafting . Around here I use quince and wild flowering pear for pear trees . Not hardy enough for zone 3 . I ordered 10 old home x farmingdale 87 pear rootstock . 10 m 26 semi dwarfing for apple and 10 St. Jullian plum for Euro plum . Cedar apple rust is a problem here as we have cedar trees and hawthorn trees wild .
     

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