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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    Ralph that is tough. Mink amd fisher kind of leap when walking so you would have tracks like this. I downloaded the pics off the internet.

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    Do u have ponds or streams near you??
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Crowing

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    Two predators could be true. i was wondering the same thing for my recently deceased barred rock hen. an owl first and an opportunity feeder second
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    That is there, but I think the snow was too deep and the belly dragged. If you look close you may see that. The feet are too far apart and big for a weasel.

    I live on a peninsula that juts out into a swamp. There are many small open spaces of water and creeks. It is not good mink country, but if I had Pine Martin around here it would be perfect for them. Again I think I am too far south for a fisher, but who knows.
     
  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I think you have a mink on your hands.
     
  5. memphis

    memphis Crowing

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    Hello my frozen friends! Ralphie directed the Turkey Thread folks over to inspect the kill site photos & to venture an opinion. I have none...it's a mystery to me. Just hoping whatever it was either moved on or froze to death. After reading what your morning temperatures are, I'm feeling like a whimp! It's going down to 20 here tonight and tomorrow won't get warmer than the high 30's. I was feeling sorry for myself until I hopped over here.

    What is a sun dog?
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am thinking a mink and a owl.

    The owl I think did the kill, then I scared it off and the mink stumbled on it.



    The people came to get the roosters.

    A tad on the pushy side. They liked the toads, were impressed with their size. When they got them they looked for more roosters! I told them no more roosters the rest I need. They did not seem to want to understand,

    They wanted to know if I had any "red" birds. I said no.

    Then they asked if I had any white birds, I said " sure, but none for sale."

    They wanted to see them. I showed them Bert Jr and his girls, they tried to buy Bert. Geeesch! I told them no, I said he is my bird Daddy.

    They wanted to know when I would have more, I said May-June. They said "10 dollars" I had to tell them my extra junk birds are 10 bucks, not my premium Toads!


    Then they asked for eggs, when I said I had 6 dozen right now, they asked how much. 3 bucks was too much and they started talking abut me in a foreign language!

    Oh well, now I just hope Bert lives! If not I will be hunting across the country for a huge CX or CX cross rooster.
     
  7. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    A sun dog is those "rainbowish" circles you see around the sun. They are like Moon dogs but on the sun...rofl
     
  8. Cluckies

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    Cold.
     
  9. Cluckies

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    Very cold.
     
  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Crowing Premium Member

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    Just looked at the Hencam, couldn't find my hens in the Run. Then I saw a head poke up every once in a while. They are all directly under the camera, all of them! Little stinkers!

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