Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. erlibrd

    erlibrd Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So happy and sad at the same time, bet it's heartbreaking to see. Good luck, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  2. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is the little guy we have been waiting so long for!!
     
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  3. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has to be. We don't know for certain but she gives good reasons to think so today!
     
  4. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ohhh, he is adorable! Poor little guy. I wonder if when the other mama calves, would she take him in? like a surogate? if you put him with the other mama now, would she take him and mother him? everything but nurse? or does that never happen?
     
  5. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont even know how to comment on this..LOL
     
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  6. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the other Hereford possibly would take him and even nurse him. She let 2 young cows suckle her when we let her out of the barn today. (young I mean 11 months old and and 18 month old) We had to chase them off her. LOL! Based on how the other one bagged out she is about 2 weeks away from calving. We are hoping we can make this one nurse and if not we have supplies for bottling it.
     
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  7. Coffee 1st

    Coffee 1st Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww great news on baby being here,, not so great that momma isnt helping more..
     
  8. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    That stinks. Good luck. R u guys going to keep her after this little fiasco?
     
  9. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should mention that our egg business was profitable if you depreciate the infrastructure costs from this years startup. We also figure in the fact that we had to buy chicks and bought some pullets which means we fed a majority of our flocks for most of the year with no eggs from them. That said, I look forward to what this year will bring for us with our flock being prime for laying this year plus feed costs about to drop when i start mixing my own feed (getting my corn in february some time when the neighbor starts hauling). We will be able to sell the whole summer at the market which will be a blast.

    Like i said, i am not shooting for a profit. If my eggs do well that opens up budget room for me to write off other farm expenses. I am going to expand a bit in the broilers this year but only for my own use plus several friends and families who want to buy in. We decided we dont want to sell on the open market as that seems like too much work for to fine of a profit margin. I will make that effort for my friends but not strangers. The only thing I have considered is to raise a small batch of CX with a target date near thansgiving and then let them get to 10-12 lbs and sell them. The same principle as the broilers will apply to the hogs i am planning for this year. Since I would do 2 and 3 probably wont be any more work I can sell some to friends/family to help offset costs on my own portions.
     
  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Oh my gosh!! He is so CUTE!! He doesnt look like a pure hereford? Looks like half Red angus half hereford? Maybe I just cant see all the markings. I dont know if u want him to nurse on the other cow. The calf she has would more than likely be a runt if this calf gets adopted by her. R u going to bottle feed him?? Sounds like its time for momma to go to the sales barn or the dinner table.
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