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

  1. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    There used to be a wrestler named adrian street or something like that. He was super funny. I havnt tried to search youtube but i plan too when i get to the library
     
  2. Dragonfly216

    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the fun! Plus this is just a great site for all things chicken! Well and ducks and geese and goats...etc! Lots of helpful folks.
     
  3. Dragonfly216

    Dragonfly216 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It IS funny! I have friends from the north who are way too sticky feeling down here during the summer due to all the humidity. I would be miserable in weather that's below, or near to really, 0°F! It went down to around 15°F during the infamous snow and I've storm Alabama just had a few months back. When it finally went up to 40° I remember being so grateful, when I'm usually shivering in the 50s! I can't understand people going thru a really cold winter with no coat or a really thin one! Or wearing shorts! When I go to concerts in the winter, I laugh at the girls all shivering in their short skirts and high heels. I may not look fashionable and "hot" in my jeans and sneakers and thick coat, but I'm sure a lot warmer than you!
     
  4. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    This winter was brutal.


    Totally agree. There's nothing quite like snuggling up by the fire under a quilt, drinking a hot beverage. I have both a heated mattress pad and blanket on the bed, so I am not usually cold. However, in the summer I just can't sleep when my skin is sticking to itself and I'm all juicy.

    We got up to 68 this afternoon and that felt really hot to me. Also the sun came out today after what seems like weeks of rain and clouds. Unfortunately tonight was sewing class so the lawn remains unmowed. I'm hoping to hit it Saturday morning if it remains dry but considering I haven't mowed it this year, it doesn't look that bad. Take that, southerners.
     
  5. Latestarter

    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] LOL "take that, Southerners" [​IMG]I was out working on roofing a coop today and it was 90, direct sun, and finally a T-storm rolled in and cooled things down, but of course stopped work [​IMG] Just can't win.
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Have a nice cold one, Mr Colorado!
     
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    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    That is exactly what I did [​IMG] several in fact. Thank you Ms Maine! Please enjoy a hot chocolate and enjoy your cool weather!
     
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    Latestarter Overrun With Chickens

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    OK one of you "old folks" w/vast chick experience, [​IMG] Question: Of the 4 breeds chicks I just received, I have had a couple of cases of mild pasty butt... and all of them have been with the same breed birds... the white wyandottes... Have any of you noticed some breeds more susceptible than others? They have (unpasteurized) ACV in their water and have been on FF since day one. All the other birds are having no issues at all. [​IMG]Just curious... nothing to do now but clean them when/if it happens... Thanks!
     
  9. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to work with someone who would complain about the thermostat being set too low. They always wore jeans and a thin t shirt. I was in a t shirt and shorts and was too warm. I always told them that I was sure that they would rather put on more clothes than have me take any more off...
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I am so with Chicken Canoe- I used to walk great distances all year round. The result of which has given me a wardrobe for the coldest, windiest, ickiest weather. I have parkas or jackets for every type of weather winter can throw at me. Consequently when I am walking, I am so hot outside(in winter) that I wear just a t-shirt under my parka and a pair of fleece lined jeans. If it is icky cold, for sleet I switch to waterproof snow pants (made to wear over regular pants) but, I use them alone or I would be perspiring badly.

    In summer I am miserable, I feel like the sun is burning the top of my head despite wide brimmed, ventilated safari hat. I cannot get comfortable even with the "moisture management" garments they hype in ads. I need an overcast day, strong breeze and temps below 80 to venture out at all. Ideal outdoor temps for me are in the 50 ish range. A/C when needed is set to 80 degrees - can't afford less. When it's 10 degrees or higher outdoors - 80 feels mighty good.

    For those who cannot tolerate cold - the very best thing to do is get a face mask- a functional one, at the sports stores., and wear a hat or hood. A face mask heats the air you breathe in - I cannot stress enough the big difference it makes in handling bitter cold weather, and benefits for your heart & lungs especially IF you have health considerations. Problem is they never look attractive- only serious outdoor people wear them. Same with hoods or hats - people would rather freeze their ears off than mess up their coiffure.
     
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