Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good morning all! i slept quite soundly last night and even slept in a bit today to make up for my ealry AM shopping trip. Chicken chores are done and brrrr it is cold out there!

    I need to go to town for feed this morning. Chicken, kitten, and dog... i hope the splitter didnt max my credit card because this could be spend :)

    One of my leghorn hens is in full molt and being a bit sluggish yesterday and today. she sits around with her feathers kinda fluffed a bit. she is plenty energetic to complain if i try to pick her up. I think i will try to give her some high energy food while she is still in good shape. I have some cans of old roy dog food i was thinking of feeding her. my dogs dont particularly care for it so it just sits on the shelf. any concerns about feeding that to a hen?
     
  2. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or some poor schmuck was out hunting, tried shooting something and missed :)

    Its very interesting for sure to hear about your speculations. hopefully you can get some info without getting your farm locked down as a historical site :)
     
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Or a place only used for a generation or two as the water came and went. Darn global warming got them!
     
  4. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The local junk dealer has an incubator for sale on an auction this week. I hope i get it! doesnt seem to be much interest in it yet. its the hard plastic kind with an egg turner. I was looking at brinsea incubators but if i can get this one for under 40 bucks i can't complain!
     
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Is it the farm Innovator? That is the one FleetFarm sells. The egg turner itself is worth the 40 bucks! I have three of those incubators. I took the turner out of one and set it on the "pass through counter" Which thrilled Judy.

    I then set my eggs I plan to hatch on the turner so they turn while waiting to go into the incubator. I can group my eggs there and decide how many of which type to put in the incubator.

    I actually want a couple more turners they are so handy.
     
  6. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    They add extra salt to dog food and salt is a concern for chickens, yes.
     
  7. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Couldn't remember the brand
     
  8. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buying a little chicken feed today :)

    It was 20% off so I bought 10 bags and DW got 5 in her cart
     
  9. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  10. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Fi had a feather stuck to her comb (bag balm) again this am, and lol
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