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 did some reading about turkey AI in Storeys guide to raising turkeys. But Ralph chickened out on that so that was a waist of my time...[​IMG] I am kidding it doesn't look like a fun job.... Poor tom... And hen... They must feel violated afterwards...
     
  2. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Those are some beautiful English Crele Orps! I need some!!
     
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  3. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me 'just make it out of pallets' like I could conjur those out of thin air. I don't know about you guys but I have a hard time getting very many pallets of decent size around here
    I'm hoping to make 2 50' x 50' pens for rotations
     
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  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am artistically challenged.

    I do not see the subtle or subtile (if you are British) differences in those and the penciled ones I had shown the other day.

    I think I have some EE's that look like that. Muffin has that color kind of.
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I think I saw a sign in St Cloud for free pallets and they had about a million and a half stacked there. I am going back to look next time I am in St Cloud, I could use some.
     
  6. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    These are single barred . The bottom one is now old enough to breed . So he is the daddy of the eggs I set .

    Ralphie those trailing berries are either dewberry or Alaskan raspberry . My dewberries are like blackberries only trailing .
    The Boysen was a cross of the California dewberry and a raspberry . Turns out the California dewberry ( rubus ursin ) has male and female
    plants . So that cross was as easy as planting a female ursin among raspberries . There are many polidy levels among brambles making things complex for crossing . I am assuming dewberry are compatible with raspberries .

    Ralphie we may have to do some trading . I could graft some trees for you and you could get me starts of berry .
     
  7. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hauling a truck load of free pallets 220 miles may not be cheaper than buying fence or other scraps in the local area
     
  8. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Craigslist usually has someone giving away pallets at least my local. check the different categories sometimes they are found in odd places.
     
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    You are welcome to any berries I have. Maybe those are dew berries. I know I have hoards of wild raspberries on my driveway. I di not bother picking them asI am not a fan of them and the bugs are unbearable. I also have some wild blueberries and some wild strawberries. I wish I knew how to grow them, They are so good!


    You would be welcome to go bullhead fishing with me too Jerryse. I am always looking for a Minnesota Bullhead fishing partner.
     

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