Surviving Minnesota!

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

  1. Bogtown Chick

    Bogtown Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a beautiful cat.

    Dog food and cat food is formulated for cats and dogs and part of that formulation is added salt which is something chickens do not need. Do I think that a can thrown at 20-30 chickens once a week is going to hurt?- no. But I would spread it out so everybody gets some and not just the lead hen-which happens- lead hens eat to their fill first then the subordinates after. And I would not give until they've eaten some of their own food for the day. So serve maybe later in the day. And only once a week. That's what I would do. And that's what I've read other BYC ers have done or recommended.
     
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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    I do not think so either. I am going to try and talk to someone, Arrowhead is the wrong term for this "stone" the proper one is Atlatl tip or point.
    Yea, I think it is neat too.


    I will be blaming you, We all know I could never blame myself!! [​IMG]

    I am finding myself dwelling on this dang point, I am even been contemplating making a screener and going thru all my dirt!
     
  3. ejb3810

    ejb3810 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ralphie, I would suggest you contact Minnie re: the Specled Sussex. she probably knows of someone who keeps quality birds. Maybe even she does?
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Good idea. Georgie will be soup before he knows it
     
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  5. KlopKlop

    KlopKlop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got the wood stove burning (a balmy 72 degrees) and just finished my new dust collection and wiring in the shop. Time ti get to work on some Christmas presents.

    First up - hanging deck planters for MIL made of cedar
     
  6. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Ralph I would ask @Minniechickmama about some speckled sussex.
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    There is a breeder named Kristin Christianson in Iowa. But none in ND SD or MN that I can find. Search standard breed poultry. Its a website that I use and it is a really big help!!
     
  8. willzpapa

    willzpapa Papa Santee

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    What kinda feed is this
     
  9. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

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    I know Kristin. I have a list of what breeds she has, but I will have to look for it later. I am heading out to make sure my Cornish didn't kill each other last night. I had a turkey dinner to make and serve this afternoon since our oldest came up for the day. His GF was sick, so it was just our little immediate family. It was nice. The turkey, of course, is delicious!!
     
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  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    I found a list but will have to find it again.

    Were you on this thread before or is this your first time??
     

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