Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I know, bring me some hot food and drink and we can sit inside and look out,,,It is too cold for me to go anywhere!! [​IMG]

    I almost died in my 3 trips outside!

    I am willing to guarantee no undies runs to the coop today!
     
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  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could always mail you some of conrad's uh... Special sauce and you could AI hahahahaha
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Conrad could come and spend the weekend!!
     
  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My Coop
     
  5. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ralphie, it looks to me that those wing marks are from a bird of prey taking off. If during daylight a hawk or after dark an owl. Those tracks in the snow are difficult to make any sense of? Perhaps a mink, as the geography you describe would be ideal for them?
    All of that disturbed snow is a mystery to me. It appears to be made by a less than graceful animal maybe a raccoon?
     
  6. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See the bright spot in the middle of the rainbow stripe in my photo? That happens when it gets blistering cold and the sun refracts off of ice crystals in the air. It is sometimes called a phantom sun. The rainbow stripe occurs in a ring around the sun and on optimal days can make a full circle
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Have you ever considered putting pad locks on your coops?? Some overly pushy people cant be trusted!! I know we jave chickens thiefs around here but I dont know...
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Are you thinking my idea of two feeders is correct? It was pitch dark when the kill occurred, I did not see the wing marks in the dark last night. TI was thinking maybe a struggle with the owl made the mess. It was a big rooster maybe 15-20 pounds. A mature toad.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I could but hate to do that these people definitely were pushy people. I am thinking of installing cameras everywhere though.
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Memphis that is T shirt and short weather around here!! Lol I still think you should come spend a week at Ralphs!
     

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