Wisconsin "Cheeseheads"

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by bigzio, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. mazojoe

    mazojoe Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Arena, WI
    Nice catch on the mink, too bad the fur is not prime anymore!

    Here is a ethical question for everyone...If you knew an animal to be female and it more than likely had a few little ones in a den somewhere, would you release the animal?

    Not trying to start anything, I have been in this situation and I have actually done both things depending on how heavy my heart was on the particular day.

  2. Terri O

    Terri O Songster

    I would Joe...I am a softie for babies. Even those that will grow up and eat my chickens someday...it's not their fault that we make it easy for them to eat by penning up yummy food right in their neighborhood! Terri O--who avoids hitting them on the road too but is secretly pleased when there is a dead coon on the road in front of her house!
  3. EarthyLady

    EarthyLady Chirping

    Mar 12, 2012
    southwest wi
    Would I release the animal? No way! Babies or no babies, it killed 7 of my chickens. it's got to go!

    BTW, we caught it with fresh fruit. can you believe it? Sacrificing one of the dead chickens didn't catch it. Although we saw it in the cage with it a couple of times dining and didn't set off the trigger. Fruit is what we finally caught it with. Pineapple and banana, of all things.
  4. Celtic Chick

    Celtic Chick Crowing

    Apr 7, 2011
    SE Wis
    EL, I'm not even going to ask WHY you would try putting pineapples & bananas in your trap. You got a monkey on the loose? [​IMG]

    As for the ethical question, I'm in the boat with Terri. Yes, I think I would most likely release it if I knew it had babies. And really give my coop & run a thorough once-over to make sure it was critter-proof. Yes, I am a woosie............
  5. mazojoe

    mazojoe Songster

    Mar 26, 2010
    Arena, WI
    wow fresh fruit...never would have guessed that!
  6. bigzio

    bigzio Crowing

    Jan 20, 2007
    Afternoon Everyone.... Welcome to the new folks. Hope you enjoy the thread.

    Give your roo some time pol...he'll get the hang of it fore long.

    Mink looks like a male to me...right? That solves the problem then.

    What could possibly bring you to Marion bl4, if it wasen't to see me? [​IMG]

    My daughter that graduated from point with a forestry degree, landed a full time job working as a forester for the Indians on the reservation. Their forest is a amazing and huge. She is really pleased and starting over $20 per hour.

    Nothing new here.... bigz
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  7. Amyable

    Amyable Songster

    Dec 16, 2008
    Greenleaf, WI
    I think the seed thread asks for 6 seeds, minimum. i send waaaaaaay more than that. I've been happy with what I've gotten on that thread. Last time I posted an offer on the seed chain it stalled for a week. Oops. And, FYI, I've only swapped on the egg chain once. This year. [​IMG] I'm mostly lurking to see what breeds are being offered, my bator is filled to the brim. I did snag daze333's buff brahmas and runner ducks. Gorgeous brahmas! I candled the whole lot last night (brahma and jaerhon chicks, runner and welsh harlequin ducks) and only one clear. Yay! I was wondering what to do when the chicks outgrow the brooders. Hmmmm. I am ill.

    Maybe he is just too young? Maybe if he doesn't figure it out in a few weeks/months swap him out.

  8. kristip

    kristip Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    New Glarus
    hmm... have to check out that seed thread.Once my migraine goes down some more... come on drugs kick in... we are goingto go outside and plant some spinich and radishes. My trellis area is not cleared out yet for the peas ... have to work on that.

    On a plus note, I had one late hatcher here with one lav orp. I had 2 eggs that looked pretty good out of the 6 I bought... now One has hatched although the slimy layer in the egg is still sticking on it pretty good. Got most of the shell off though. Will move it to the heater in a while once that slime is more gone. Yolk sac is still hanging on the bottom as well. Here is to hoping it is a healthy little girl.
  9. Dr HaHa

    Dr HaHa Grinning Chicken Lips

    Feb 11, 2009
    Nekoosa Wi.
    Lotso new people! [​IMG] Not a good pic TO but here's Jack he has a crest too, he's on the right. . [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  10. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Songster

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    OMG miss a few days and 480 unread posts!! Just stopping by to say hello and miss catching up on everything here. Hope everyone and their families (both chicken and people) are doing well!

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