Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Creamettes x Chanteclers. That sounds interesting. I prefer Ameraucanas for a blue egg producing variety. I have shoveled the walks and etc. three times in the last 24 hours. It is good healthy exercise in the fresh air.
    The little woman is currently installing a new battery in her 4 wheeler, and will then plow the driveway and area in front on my coops. She is quite handy to have around, and lately she has been talking about installing hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms. I told her that is a good idea, as she needs to keep in shape for next building season with the stone, blocks and pavers.
    But she needs to hire a new crew, and good help is very hard to find.
    The incoming weather is forecast to be very cold let's hope it doesn't last long.
     
  2. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    For a serious effort I would add light brown leghorn preferably rose comb . This will take away the brown tint in the eggs . Plus keep rose comb in there for making cushion with the pea comb . Good layers . You may want the heavier birds so maybe no Leghorn . A cross back to creamett will get you some use able breeders .
     
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  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am impressed!
     
  4. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    The greenish Creamette egg...may be from a tidge of brown coming out of her ink cartridge or bit of brown bloom.

    For the most part my birds will have same egg patterns but every once a while they have a color adjustment or run out of ink...what have you. Then next egg cycle they restart with their regular egg.

    This morning I had to walk back up to the house and get another light bulb for my cookie tin heater and melt out the ice block that formed in the fount. I dislike two hikes to the coop in the morning. Especially with a fresh 5-6 inches of snow.

    Sadie Mae is responding well to her meds. She is once again using her leg like a dog on crack rimadyl.
    I am the Master though...once again...This is my dog. As much as DS claims her...she is mine.

    Jerryse I almost spit out my coffee seeing you Call our Cream Legbars Creamettes. It's a lot easier isn't it....Kind of cute like a 1950's Detroit Singing group.

    Ivie enjoy your day deciding when and how you'll spend it. Making the dinner you want to make. Having control of the remote control and not having to pick up after somebody. AHHHHH....I'm totally green with Envy.

    BB Game tonight for DS and Tournament for DD. Ah the life. In some sick way I know I will miss it all when it's done. So soaking it up.
     
  5. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    What's up with the Avatar Ralphie? You're sharing medical informaton without coming right out and telling us you have piles?
     
  6. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Impressive. I like this lady of yours.
     
  7. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    Kloppers. Good luck with the builders. You are in the honey moon phase of planning. That's awesome. I will tell you that building a house is stressful. DH and I had a major fight on each house we built (2 of them). It completely wears you out but nice when you're all done and have things the way you want them.
     
  8. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    ejb's wife picked up the pliers MinnesotaNice. Never pick up the pliers.
     
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  9. MinnesotaNice

    MinnesotaNice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know. I did use the drill the other day to sturdy up the heating lamp I put out for the ungrateful chickens. DH was not impressed. Something about battery going dead, wrong screws, blah, blah. I think he was just jealous of my craftsmanship. I'll have to show him some pointers.
     
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  10. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Chicken Obsessed

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    I kept from my husband for nearly 10 years that I knew how to fillet fish. He was beyond surprised and I could see the mind working behind those enlightened eyes. Sure enough after a long day on the ice soon after...he sent the bucket of fish home with the kid and he sat in the fish house and played poker the rest of the night while I had to deal with the fish. I told him he will find the grumpy old man manuever (throw a small fish in the back of his truck until it stinks) if he ever did that again.
     
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