Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Folks-455 posts since I was last on?! Um, I know it was a couple days but really!! I will not be reading through all of those so give me a highlights reel if you can.

    So I am alive. No, there has been no calf born yet. But thank goodness IMO since we were dealing with -30s windchills!

    I had to put down my only Buff Brahma hen today. The other chickens had pecked a whole so big and deep under her vent. It was really bad.
    I can't get the birds to go outside and I know that being cooped up for so long with these horrid temps are making them stir crazy. I feel so bad but I also feel like I can only give the birds so much to do inside and the rest is up to them. I don't know. Guilty feelings I guess. Could have I prevented this from happening? This flock is really running me ragged sometimes.
     
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am interested to see if you get the barred and the orange and white... You will like the size of the "toads". I had not really held them until I caught them to sell them. They had huge legs! I should have ate them myself. But heck I have a freezer full of chicken now,
     
  3. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Rhetts!! Sad news u dont have a baby yet!! I am sorry about your brahma!! They are the sweetest hen I have except for a "special" Barred Rock who got her WHOLE beak chopped off in the wind when a door slammed.
     
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  4. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I want to cross my big Aussie cross roo over my CX hen but she doesnt lay much...
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am actually pleasantly surprised with the laying of the CX's. I have 5 cx hens and 1 toad (bertha) in my coop, I get 2 eggs a day and do not have any artificial light on them.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Just means you have to be on more!! ROFL..


    I would think you will have a calf the next time the barometer drops. If I recall that was about a week from now.
     
  7. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear about your poor hen Rhetts. This terrible weather. [​IMG] I hope this warm up lasts till spring...
     
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  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    If it is born a week from today it will share a birthday with me!!


    Ralph Ralph Ralph!! Good news!! I was talking to a big Muscovy breeder and he really likea how good of quality mine are!! I bet you wish u would have taken the chance at getting them now!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    Yeppers. I wish I had your Muscovy as much as I wish I had measles, the Asian flu and polio all at once.[​IMG]
     
  10. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the second time someone mentioned the barometer drop and the calf coming to me. If she waits until this weekend with the temps in the mid 20's I will dance a happy dance!! That beats -20 any way you slice it!! [​IMG]

    I actually was out of town and as you might remember Ralphie, I am not one of the yuppie guppies with a cell phone that has internet so that means I cannot keep myself updated on all the chicken news going on. Bummer I know. A small sacrifice to make not keeping up with the times.
     

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