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    New chickens owner/is a she or he?

    Yep, she's a he. 😁 Real pretty though! Love the feather coloring ... fashion flair.
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    Week old goat kid - weak kid syndrome! Success?

    Week old -- so how has it been since birth? Nursing? Got colostrum, a single? Was it up and ok, went down? We may better help with some fast info on previous five days of it's life. Taken temp? Any swelling anywhere? Any scours? :hugs
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    Newborn calf!!

    Maybe PETA has an open apptmt to fill. 😁
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    Coffee anyone ?

    @promiseacres at the new farm!? 👍 Once you get moved. I like my chickens, not so much the eggs but, great buggers...fun to watch them chase grasshoppers! Slight overcast, cool at 57, poss scattered showers but, nothing heavy. Having coffee, slept late, in bed late, due to being out...
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    Newborn calf!!

    Ok, I'm not raising large livestock....probably you are hearing this from those forums?...but, I can't even see WHY no AI or castration would be considered -- for safety and controlling reproduction if nothing else. They should be concerned with fixing bridges, roads and dams...not nuts.
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    Tell me about your farm workhorses...ATVs, 4 wheelers, tractors, side by sides, etc.

    Could use one but, make do with an old riding mower, deck off, and pull cart.....or the tractor. My land isn't rough terrain So that helps. I'd love a Mule, just no $ for it. I put all that into the tractor and backhoe. No regrets. ;) You are lucky to have Eli to work on such...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Agree -- their flight response helps then in escape and even notice predators! These ISA type, heck, no instinct to run!! My largest losses have been them. My BYM, most have far better predator instinct, in general. Heavy breeds don't run as fast or fly as well but, seem more aware.
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Went to close coops earlier. Counted beaks...one short! Lifted lid to nest, there she was.,growling over six eggs from today! 🙄 Oh, no! Then on way back to house, see goat, in labor. Now there are twins on ground, mom doing her job. Weather good, I left them! It's been a day. ;) Not...
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    CLSranch a journal to compensate my lack of memory.

    Aaahhhaaa!!! Fence line romance. :lol: Can't wait to see the foal! :love
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    Coffee anyone ?

    The flighty personality is my concern plus the roos tend to be extremely aggressive. The heavy breeds are good for meat...we always get too many roos in a hatch, right?....they tend to be less likely to fly over fences, in general more docile, easy to contain and more likely to lay in winter...
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    CLSranch a journal to compensate my lack of memory.

    Love the preggers gal. What's she bred to? Always wanted a cremello! Had one, a mini...but never a riding one. As to riding horses, two mares and one came with a foal but, not in keep it....just till weaning....other a lovely GH but never bred her. My first, at 12 yrs old, a gelding. My...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    She's a barnyard mix! I have several pure Marans, RIR, BO, some EEs. Eggs hatched are from several donators.....ya know how they love to share a nest! Chicks are multi colors. All BYM chicks. New layers, some dinner delights. When I want pures, I pen them ahead of time and wait for...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    I hate those days....wrong day alerts. :lol: It happens with our screwy work schedules! If not for my phone, I often don't know what day it is. So, remember the "hatching eggs" I pointed out at the swap? Mixed colors and $50 a doz? Laughingly I said I had plenty of those...not knowing...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Just put 13 eggs in bator. 3 have pipped, One of them chirping and working at entering the world! No wonder I haven't been getting usual eggs in the nests! Knew it was a happening when I discovered her ... We'll see how it goes. :fl 😁 First time I've only had "started" eggs. Glad...
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Good morning all....nice upper 60s for today, breezy. Open windows day. So at morning chores, as I went to open coops, here's my broody, with at least 14 fluffy butts tucked in! She hightails it to her nest, not before I notice that many more eggs in there. 🙄 So, cranking up incubator...
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    What is it?

    I found, years ago, that you need to have some basic knowledge of medical care, if you own livestock. Sorry to say but, some animals are not monetarily valuable....cull vice spend. Now, I don't mean if "something" contagious, etc. BUT. A few yrs back when a fav goat doe though she could fly...
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    Farmerjan's journal - Weather

    Great ankle news. I'm thinking, once knees are done, you will see more balance and leveling off because that will straighten the knees....then, the rest will realign with PT and use. Only 6 more months!!!! So much less than what you have endured so far. You are almost there. ;)
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    Coffee anyone ?

    Sounds like you will be moving right away...? It will all work out. :hugs :caf....sums me up for now! Just having a second cuppa, then head out to work for the day. Beautiful strong breeze with mid 60s out there. Nice rains late yesterday and during night. Perfect amounts, so it soaked in...
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    Alasguns Hopper Haven Rabbitry (Alaska)

    They are sooooo adorable! Just catching up on your posts. The urine deal intrigues me .... Mouthwash? Really?:sick:sick BUT I can say that areas in my pastures where animals have watered for me do show a difference in grass growth. That part isn't surprising, the bug control is. I can...
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    Gardening Thread 2021

    A cardinal tells me that ... It s pretty and doesn't bite me. ;) Instead of ticks. Rain here, too. Strange....saw it coming across the field, it came down good and within a few minutes sunshine there, rain stopped. I can see more black clouds, hear a little thunder. More coming. I...
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