Bruce's Journal

Bruce

Herd Master
Joined
Feb 4, 2016
Messages
12,978
Reaction score
30,979
Points
723
Location
NW Vermont
:gig
No I don't need another Trouble. But I'll be surprised if the one is a pullet. Just took WAY too long to feather up. If it is a cockerel and he behaves himself, he can stay. Heck, DD1 will be heading back to school in a little over a month and intends to stay there next summer so I won't even have to deal with her potential/probable issue with possibly fertile eggs other than the odd week here and there that she'll be here.
 

RollingAcres

Herd Master
Joined
Jun 27, 2017
Messages
3,212
Reaction score
9,399
Points
463
Location
Capital Region NY

Baymule

Herd Master
Joined
Aug 22, 2010
Messages
17,656
Reaction score
42,125
Points
793
Location
Northeast Texas
I like EE's, their different colors and you never know what you'll get. I saved eggs from 3 EE's, 1 Cream Legbar, 1 Wellsummer and a EE rooster for my two hatches. They are a variety of colors, looks like I got a lot of young roos, but that's ok, I have no problem sending them to freezer camp.

I have fertile eggs, people never know it. If you gather them daily and keep them refrigerated, the "spot" doesn't grow...….

You might enjoy hearing a rooster crow, it is a farm sound.
 

Senile_Texas_Aggie

True BYH Addict
Joined
Jun 3, 2018
Messages
1,198
Reaction score
3,386
Points
283
Location
western Arkansas
Mr. @Bruce, sir,

It seems that my idea of flail mowers being somewhat fragile was quite mistaken. After all, you posted your short clip of you mowing your pasture with no problem and this YouTube video shows this guy not have any problem:
Of course, I did not see where he tried to run over any wood-type bushes or trees, but he wasn't afraid to go in the woods where limbs were on the ground.

Please let us know how the flail mower works for you. And thank you for posting about your chickens. (For some reason, the Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing" is going through my head.)

Senile Texas Aggie
 

Bruce

Herd Master
Joined
Feb 4, 2016
Messages
12,978
Reaction score
30,979
Points
723
Location
NW Vermont
Seems to be cutting stuff similar to what I was doing. Looks like he was occasionally using it to level the ground ;) He was cutting pretty low. I have mine on the highest setting which is supposed to be 4".

If you are wanting to make trails through the woods I think a bush hog would be the better choice but once they are cut a flail would maintain them. Definitely shortens the overall length of the tractor since my 5' flail is about 2' "long", a 5' bush hog would be closer to 6'.
 

farmerjan

Herd Master
Joined
Aug 16, 2016
Messages
3,079
Reaction score
9,469
Points
438
Location
virginia
One good thing about a bush hog is that you can back up to places and use it to get under branches of trees that you can't go forward to get to. Used a bush hog many times to clear back crappy weedy growth by backing up and using it to cut off vines and such. Have never used a flail mower. We use spacers on the hydraulic arm to control how low we let ours down to. With all the uneven ground here, and rocks, you could not even think about it running that low to the ground.
 
Top