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by Jaye
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Garden Diaries, 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 46411

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

Thanks for sharing the link, @LongCrow . I didn't know that there are determinate and indeterminate varieties of potatoes.
by Jaye
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Poultry Breeding and Projects
Topic: Growing out birds question
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Growing out birds question

Thanks, @Killerbunny . He's 13 weeks old now. Hope his crow remains low volume and infrequent for the next 11 weeks.
by Jaye
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Poultry Breeding and Projects
Topic: Growing out birds question
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Growing out birds question

Newbie question here. I have never grown out birds for consumption before and so have no idea of what age they should be before they are dispatched. In the past I have been able to re-home birds that turned out to be male. Now I am faced with an overpopulation of boys, and nowhere for them to go. On...
by Jaye
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: I'm New Here Introductions
Topic: New again!
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: New again!

Good to see you here on PTO again, @SarniaTricia ! Congratulations on your property purchase!
@Killerbunny has fabulous BSW turkeys. Definitely worth looking into when you ready for turkeys.
by Jaye
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Man who sold me ILT-infected chickens still selling
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Man who sold me ILT-infected chickens still selling

Thanks to you and your vet, they are looking good now. :-)
Glad your birds survived, and are now thriving, by the looks of it, but sorry that you and your birds had to go through all that. Unfortunately there are a lot of unscrupulous people out there.
by Jaye
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Garden Diaries, 2020
Replies: 214
Views: 46411

Re: Garden Diaries, 2020

ThePluckyHen , I'm not sure anything will survive -20 and beyond temperatures unless you have a heated greenhouse ;-) , but I have not tried row covers, so don't really know whether that's a viable option. I provide greens to our chickens in the form of sprouted grains and I also grow wheat and oat...
by Jaye
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Waterfowl Discussion
Topic: Calf hutch and a few ducks
Replies: 20
Views: 4443

Re: Calf hutch and a few ducks

Have you tried treat training? Shaking a can full of whatever they especially like accompanied by some vocal call, like "chick,chick,chick" doesn't take long for them to get it. Maybe a few days. after that you have currency to get them to go where you want them. Rewards for compliance, of course: p...
by Jaye
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 726
Views: 121346

Re: Good Morning!

@ross , thanks for posting. Most of us are all going to experience the "not so nice" things that are part of aging at some point.
by Jaye
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Around the Waterer
Topic: Good Morning!
Replies: 726
Views: 121346

Re: Good Morning!

[...] The milk police phoned me, asking me about selling goats milk, wanted to come by and have a visit and inspect my premises. Said I wasnt even allowed to sell for pet consumption. Knew my first name and phone no, wanted to know my last name and address. [...] Not the sharpest tool in the shed i...
by Jaye
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Poultry Breeding and Projects
Topic: Somebody talk me out of this...
Replies: 69
Views: 30743

Re: Somebody talk me out of this...

:love smiley: They really are cuties, and mama is beautiful! What indications are you seeing that makes you think that the chicks may be boys?

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