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Coffee anyone ?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sourland, May 7, 2017.

  1. May 6, 2019
    Mini Horses

    Mini Horses Herd Master

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    @Baymule, I love my broodies for their great mothering. Couple are NINJA moms, RIRs less aggressive. I dislike so many at one time :rolleyes: as it can be fun & a work in progress. Again this year, they decided it was "time" at my busiest work schedule. With all the rains, I did not (again!!) get their separations from others set up in time. Good side is this year two are actually in the coop, so hoping chicks will become part of the flock easily.

    I have 3 RIR, 2 Marans, 2 barn yard mix...on nests. 4 are last yr broodies, 2 from last yr hatches, one? I have a lot :D Of course, that's 7 eggs a day not being laid for customers. On the other hand, it's a flock of new hens to begin lay in Fall -- a good thing. Roos will be freezer camp candidates. I have had new flock roos added each year. Plan to buy a few BOs & BR soon. I like the heavy breeds. I hope to get an area finished soon for all the new moms & chicks. Some older hens will need to be culled as non producing this year :( The new ones will become the layers, etc. You know the drill.:lol: Didn't cull in Fall/Winter as I knew this would happen and I wanted the chicks.

    Considered taking all chicks to group raise but, I like them learning to be chickens from the hens. PLUS no heat lamps, etc. I have the shelters done, fence is here...just need to put all together. SOON! Hoping one late day this week I can have those in the chicken area and "together". Once they feather, fence can come down around them & they expand the free range area (which is already fenced)

    Now, coffee #2, then out to chores, then to work. Yep busy, busy work week and that makes my days very long. :idunno

    Hope all have a good week out there -- I have 60 this AM and only going to 70ish, overcast, no rain/wind. Upper 70s rest of week -- sunshine -- will be nice. I will get the darned garden in or collapse trying! :lol: If I don't transplant tomatoes soon I will be container gardening!!!
     
  2. May 6, 2019
    r3bauer

    r3bauer Loving the herd life

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    My ducks are starting quack!!! Its funny instead of all peeps its peep peep quack!!! Lol
     
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    Alaskan

    Alaskan True BYH Addict

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    My best broodies are my fancy breeder stock rose comb Leghorns, and my bantams. The bantams are Ameraucana and d'anvers and they want to brood all spring every spring. :hu

    The Leghorns are the best moms. They hide sets of eggs, hatch them all and defend them fiercely.
     
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    promiseacres

    promiseacres Herd Master

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    Sorry I didn't get the coffee on this morning. I finally finished my training, start officially grading tomorrow. And started turning the horses out to graze, I start letting them out to graze for shorter time periods then work them up. Initially gives me quite the work out as they don't understand why they can't just gorge on all the lush grass.... but they get their grain to come in so they adjust to the routine in a few days. Off to ballgames now.
     
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    Baymule

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    Sunshine yesterday and today, then predicted rain for 10 days.
     
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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Ten days of rain :th...... guess it's time to rearrange furnitue, paint a room or go on a trip :hide
     
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    greybeard

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    Gonna get messy again and stay that way awhile looks like.
    The ground's a little soft yet but I guess I better get the lawn mowed today so I'm not mowing it in June with the big tractor and bush hog.
     
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    HomeOnTheRange

    HomeOnTheRange Mowing the Green, Green Grass of Home Golden Herd Member

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    B&B Happy goats

    B&B Happy goats Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    I was going to keep my mouth shut:lol:...but it's out now......HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAYMULE:celebrate:celebrate:celebrate:weee:weee:weee:weee:weee:weee:weee
    @Baymule. :highfive: :bunny :thumbsup
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Haha! I know where you got that! I'm proud to be 64 years old today. I like birthdays and I want a whole bunch more of them!