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Old 24 June 2019, 16:32
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This was my weekend. Funny how life comes full circle.
Where did you steal that one from?
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Old 24 June 2019, 18:30
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Came home today and three Rhode Island Reds had a three foot black snake pinned against the house....Go girls!

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Old 24 June 2019, 18:41
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Yeah all of that happened after. I'm clearing 7-8 acres around end of June to establish a pasture and build a small pond so a lot of the woods that you saw when you were there will be gone. Next Spring will be building a barn with stables so will move two of the horses to the house.

I have scotch....you just have to show up.
I have good plans for horse stalls. Made from Southern Yellow Pine tongue and groove 2 x 6s.I will post a pix when I get home.
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Old 24 June 2019, 21:29
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Where did you steal that one from?
I actually rented this one. Will have the dozer here this coming weekend. All legit!
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Old 24 June 2019, 21:29
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I have good plans for horse stalls. Made from Southern Yellow Pine tongue and groove 2 x 6s.I will post a pix when I get home.
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Old 24 June 2019, 22:05
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I actually rented this one. Will have the dozer here this coming weekend. All legit!
Who are you, and where did you stash Sharky?

Graduation for the youngest this weekend or I would come assist you in destroying stuff....
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Graduation for the youngest this weekend.
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Old 4 September 2019, 21:12
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Stay vigilant. We had some barbezieux roosters a while back that were the most aggressive I had ever seen. The spouse had to show the boy how to preform evasive measures with a stick after one went crouching tiger on him. Needless to say they aren't around anymore.
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Stay vigilant. We had some barbezieux roosters a while back that were the most aggressive I had ever seen. The spouse had to show the boy how to preform evasive measures with a stick after one went crouching tiger on him. Needless to say they aren't around anymore.
Great....now Australian chickens are lethal!
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Old 4 September 2019, 23:14
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Great....now Australian chickens are lethal!
Isn't everything down there? Good thing you're on your way out!
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Yes, and YES!
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My pullets I got in the spring (April) finally starting laying. This one large Red Ranger hen laid her first egg in the 3rd row seat of my Durango when I had the rear gate up working on it.

I was gone for about 4 days and had my son come over and do some house sitting chores daily. She laid one in the front drivers floorboard while he was here!
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Old 21 September 2019, 18:03
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My pullets I got in the spring (April) finally starting laying. This one large Red Ranger hen laid her first egg in the 3rd row seat of my Durango when I had the rear gate up working on it.

I was gone for about 4 days and had my son come over and do some house sitting chores daily. She laid one in the front drivers floorboard while he was here!
That’s pretty damn funny...so far my Rhode Island Reds are freeloaders...no eggs.
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That’s pretty damn funny...so far my Rhode Island Reds are freeloaders...no eggs.
Show ‘em a frying pan, that might motivate them.
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That’s pretty damn funny...so far my Rhode Island Reds are freeloaders...no eggs.
If you have nesting boxes, do you have any ceramic eggs? I used to use those to get them in the nests.
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Old 22 September 2019, 10:08
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If you have nesting boxes, do you have any ceramic eggs? I used to use those to get them in the nests.
Worked for us.

Imagine my surprise when I tried cracking one of 'em.
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The pole barn I have has horse stalls made of sawmill cut 2x8s. Don't use finished lumber. The rough cut are actually 2" wide, and not the 1 1/2 you get at the box stores. They will chew on the top boards, so put the ones with the most knots on top. They last longer. They also put sheets of 3/4" treated plywood on the green steel gates with U bolts. Keeps them from sticking their heads through and biting you in the ass on the way by... They also treated the 2x8s they didn't want the horses chewing on with used motor oil. Not sure if this is a good idea, but those 2x8s were in good shape, not chewed at all...
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Old 22 September 2019, 10:49
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The pole barn I have has horse stalls made of sawmill cut 2x8s. Don't use finished lumber. The rough cut are actually 2" wide, and not the 1 1/2 you get at the box stores. They will chew on the top boards, so put the ones with the most knots on top. They last longer. They also put sheets of 3/4" treated plywood on the green steel gates with U bolts. Keeps them from sticking their heads through and biting you in the ass on the way by... They also treated the 2x8s they didn't want the horses chewing on with used motor oil. Not sure if this is a good idea, but those 2x8s were in good shape, not chewed at all...
I use southern yellow pine tongue and groove 2 x 8's. Your wife will like the look.

The premise for making the stalls is using what they call a laminated post, which is 3 2 x 6's nailed together and having one offset to receive the walls. I will take some pictures today and post them. Your wife will like the T&G much better.

I have used raw limber in the past and it sometimes dries and warps and leaves gaps that horses will undoubtedly get their foot stuck in.
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Old 22 September 2019, 15:19
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That’s pretty damn funny...so far my Rhode Island Reds are freeloaders...no eggs.
All mine are laying. Now. My Easter Egger was the last one to lay. A green egg at that. They free range, grass feed and roost in the trees. They have a pen to get outta the weather but too stupid too use it.
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Old 22 September 2019, 17:50
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If you have nesting boxes, do you have any ceramic eggs? I used to use those to get them in the nests.
Yep, HH6 just bought one from Tractor Supply. I am going to put it in and see what gives. I will put the skillet beside the coop for motivation :)
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