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Bogtown Chick

Free Ranging
Mar 31, 2012
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:lau Oh Gosh. I’m on page 6 or 7 or just past and Ralphie has called out the troll of the Granola variety for posting ‘dumb farmer.’ As much as we all want that utopia the ‘dumb’ farmer’s currency is in reality and riding the fine fence line of economics and husbandry. Ralphie maybe I can keep your bees in my house. Right next to DH ...this winter..,:gig
 

Bogtown Chick

Free Ranging
Mar 31, 2012
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Northern Minnesota
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Loretta and Pearl went tonight. I bribed them with BOSS and cheese shreds and pitted cherries.

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The farm is adorable and they will apparently be serenaded by this adorable Bobwhite Quail. She has two renegade EEs that don’t want to go in and roost at night. ( must be the guinea thugs inside) any ways while chatting in the yard. The wayward girls walked by. Then shortly behind them was this bobwhite. I think he’s in love with bigger girls. His song was amazing. I’ll have to visit pearl and Loretta soon.
 

duluthralphie

Dux eradication specialist
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Jul 11, 2014
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Used to see Bobwhite's along the road when I lived in Iowa. I have never seen one in Minnesota.
I have never seen a bobwhite, I read there is a very small population of them in Fillmore county, which really belongs more to Iowa than us.


But your post reminded me of the whippoorwill which I have not heard in years, but that might have more to do with my hearing than their numbers.
 

hmarg06

Songster
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I had a male bobwhite show up in my yard a couple years ago. He ran around on the roof of my hog barn that my chickens are in one night, and I never heard from him again. I'm guessing he was an intentional or accidental release. I think they can be found in the wild in Winona/Houston/Fillmore area though so it's not impossible that he was wild. The male I had in my yard seemed not too wary of people though. I did raise some about 5 years ago and I really loved having them. The covey calls they did in the evening were so fun to listen to!
 

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