Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I bit the bullet and put down pin shavings in the small part of the run. I didn't really want to because come spring it can be a little difficult to clean it out. The girls, especially Mother is having a hard time on the dirt. She also went to bed with an empty crop the last 2 nights, i'm wondering if she doesn't want to eat as her feet are cold and she doesn't want to stand in the dirt while eating? or if there is something wrong with her. I don't see any other signs of anything else being wrong though, she seems a little light, but that could just be me... I'll be keeping an eye on all of them really good for the next few days. I checked them on the roost tonight, their feet seemed fine. so hopefully all is well. nite all, 4 comes early. wish I could stay home so I don't have to open the chicken door so early. but, time to make the donuts as they say (until I win my retirement money on Wednesday, sorry Ralphie!)
     
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    Who was it that posted the beer bread recipe?
    I have to say thanks! Very good for a quick bread.
     
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  3. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    So this am we had -15 F. The coop with flat panel on and Reflectix at -2. Birds down eating and drinking. I let them out at 1:30. At about -5F-- 12 F in the coop. Tonight at roost time, the rooster was on a low roost sitting next to high hens ... And closest to that flat panel heater. Nobody usually sleeps in that spot. I'm reinforced in my effort of adding a little heat and this inulation to make the coop just a tidge less frigid for them. It's still a cold coop but it's not as nasty as outside. I think my coop needs just a bit more of ventilation now but it's not too bad in there.
     
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  4. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    I think erlibird put the first recipe up and I put the church cookbook page up.
     
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  5. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a sick pullet. It's one of my chicks (about 10 weeks old now?). I noticed she was acting "off" the other day, today she didn't come out when everyone else did.
    She is thin, and very weak, she is not even holding her wings up well, and even though she was laying on the heating pad and under the heating plate, her feet felt cold. I figured that I should probably put her down, but instead, she is now in a crate in my basement. She did drink and eat a bit once I got her in here, so maybe there is some hope.
     
  6. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so the little temperature thing says -23. i didn't think it was supposed to be that cold tonight. Poor animals!
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    You're going to be so sad when I win....


    You should enroll in the upcoming "Getting use to losing the Powerball". Seminar.
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That looks so good!!! I might have to try it.
     
  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Save yourself the $2 because I plan on winning it this time.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Good luck on her. You might want to scramble up some eggs for her. BC's idea, but it is a great one for getting nutrition in her.
     
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