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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wisher1000, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    When I was about 12, I had to castrate all the baby pigs because my dad would get nauseous doing so. We poured kerosene in the wound and I never lost a piglet after about 500 pigs. That was the modus operandi in the 1800s and early 1900s in Missouri.
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    My Dad used pine tar on the wounds when castrating. It was thick and black but it kept the flies off as well as fighting infections.
     
  3. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Ouch! Ouch! Thinking about that. New subject please! Some1 any1
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am brewing some espresso in my Moka Pot. I will add some Irish cream to it and forget about Pine tar and etc.

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    Happy thoughts of alcohol and coffee.....
     
  5. Barbiejo

    Barbiejo Out Of The Brooder

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    I understand your excitement,even though I already have a small flock I got peep fever this spring and am waiting impatiently for them to arrive at the end of June! I have a lot of preparation to get ready for them,we also are putting up a second coop,so we need to get busy!
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    i am still hopeful to catch a weasel. just reset the trap with raw chicken.

    i also just had a giant margarita so i won't recall the castration conversation in the morning.
     
  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    That is a great idea!

    I think I will get the Bourbon out now....
     
  8. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    If you're channeling me tonight we're also listening to early 80's thrash metal.
     
  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Just had 2 different types of moonshine. 1 with cinnaman red hot candy and 1 with apple jolly ranchers. They are both delicious and awful at the same time
     
  10. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    that reminds me of something awful i had in college... tasted like it had red hots in it.

    thank you google... it was after shock. pretty sure i never would have had that memory had you not posted about it.

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