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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    Oh, I had a terrible senior moment last night..

    I looked out the window to go let the chickens out, and I saw a chicken running around. I forgot to lock the chicken door!

    It is the turkeys fault. They were such bellybuttons about going into their pen. I had to chase a couple of them around the outside of the pen a couple times before they went in. I had a egg carton with a couple creamette eggs in it, that I was carrying with me, so I was worried about them.

    I went into the layer coop and picked up one of the partridge Chanticler hens, they are now part of the main flock. They were sitting by themselves. I wanted to check their crops and see if they have been eating. The one I picked up, while holding the egg carton in my other hand had a crop about 1/4 full. So I set her by the feeder and she started eating. I went to get one and she ran from me. While escaping me one of my BA's let her have it a couple times. She then ran to the other PC and started eating too. I chased the BA away from her.

    I did all this with one hand because of the Creamette eggs. Integrating into an established flock is so hard for a new bird. During this I obviously forgot to lock the chicken door. What an idiot! I hope they are all okay. no sense crying about it now, nothing I can do.

    As soon as I can finish the appropriate number of cups of coffee, I am going to go check on them....... Which means I need posts to read, now...
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Ain't that the truth!!

    Beautiful eggs. How much did it weigh? I figure my Diamond encrusted eggs cost about $1,432.63 each.
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I ran them dry and used that fogging spray for shutting down an engine. I did that on my boat motors too as I did not know how long they would be off for.
     
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  4. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    60 grams - 2 1/8 ounces .
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That is a big Creamette egg, the poor chick might need Preparation H !

    My largest is only 69 grams and I think that is a double yolk. I had to go switch my scale to grams and compare my eggs. Most of mine are right around 50 grams.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    BTW Jerry I saw your picture of your Creamette roo, on the EE thread. Nice looking bird!
     
  7. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    That one is only 1/2 . Pea/single comb and beard . I have my creamett / leghorn rooster in there now . When they get laying good and we hit a warm spell I will set some eggs . Only want some pullets from that . Trying to get them to my standards for laying and hatching . I never have wanted to wait for someone else to do things . I have a silver/ gold rose comb Icelandic in there also . It was a gift so a source of rose comb . Nice white earlobes and yellow leg plus crest . Good fit .
     
  8. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    I figure a little Viking chicken blood might be good . [​IMG]
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Just wait until I get my colored egg laying Partridge Chanticlers, of course that is a few years away.
     
  10. SleepyOwl

    SleepyOwl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good for you! I saw your ad on Craigslist yesterday. I figured it was yours. Chances are pretty good that you are the only one in this town hatching out Legbars right now. ;-)
     

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