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    How old are the chickens? Production drops after...

    How old are the chickens? Production drops after 3 years. But I have to admit, I keep them all, they worked hard for me for a few good years, and you still get eggs out of them when they're older,...
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    I totally missed this thread. I have a 2000 Ford...

    I totally missed this thread. I have a 2000 Ford Explorer Sport model that I bought at an auction. It's been a great car, except for this exact same issue. The driver's door won't open with key or...
  3. Thread: Ticks

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    Guinea fowl do a great job keep property free of...

    Guinea fowl do a great job keep property free of ticks. I usually keep 4 on my small farm, and I rarely find ticks on my dogs or cats. Chickens eat ticks as well, but guinea fowl are the best at...
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    I think the most common causes are allergies,...

    I think the most common causes are allergies, food or envrionmental, or thyroid problems. We've had dogs that had both problems. Right now, 2 of my 4 dogs are on thyroid medication. Another dog...
  5. Thread: Broken Leg

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    It's not a simple question. I've seen horses...

    It's not a simple question. I've seen horses recover from broken legs, but the breaks were simple fractures. Is the bone shattered? The vet suggested putting her down, is that due to the expense...
  6. Thread: Selling wool

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    It all depends on what you consider to be worth...

    It all depends on what you consider to be worth your while. If you have a few sheep as pets, you can make a little (emphasis on little) money by selling their fleeces to a wool processing mill. As...
  7. Thread: Selling wool

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    Selling wool isn't easy. If you have a wool...

    Selling wool isn't easy. If you have a wool processing mill near you, then you should contact them. But even a wool processing mill can be very picky. The fleeces have to be VERY clean and...
  8. Thread: Roosters

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    Roosters crow all day long, it's how they keep in...

    Roosters crow all day long, it's how they keep in touch with one another. That's how they communicate. Though you do hear an occasional rooster crow at night, chickens are not active in the dark,...
  9. Thread: Field Mice

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    First you gotta try to find out where they're...

    First you gotta try to find out where they're getting in, and seal up those holes. Put steel wool in the hole to fill up the entire surface of the hole, and then fill it with whatever material the...
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    How much of the old hay do you have? If it was...

    How much of the old hay do you have? If it was under cover, it may be worth having it tested to see what it's nutritional content is. Sometimes year old hay, or even older hay is still fine, as...
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    I would have your vet check check her out. Two...

    I would have your vet check check her out. Two of my four dogs were acting very excitable, and it turned out that both of them (unrelated and not even the same breeds) had low thyroid hormone. ...
  12. Thread: Boer Goat Talk

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    I've learned the same thing with my dairy goats. ...

    I've learned the same thing with my dairy goats. I used to give them extra grain when they were pregnant, but the kids ended up being very large, and I ended up having to assist in a large number...
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    Ultasonic sound? I doubt that would scare...

    Ultasonic sound? I doubt that would scare anything away. It would have to be awfully loud ultrasonic sound, and just the right frequency. Pretty unlikely.
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    I think that it's likely that sawdust would...

    I think that it's likely that sawdust would quickly decompose.
  15. Thread: Four Wheel Drive

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    Queenie, it would also help us to help you if we...

    Queenie, it would also help us to help you if we knew where you lived and what kind of conditions you deal with, such as snow and mud, etc. If you file out your profile, we would always know your...
  16. Thread: Rats

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    I used to have pet rats as a kid, and even again...

    I used to have pet rats as a kid, and even again as an adult. They were hooded rats, with black and white coats. They're very intelligent and clean. They make very nice and friendly pets. They're...
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    I don't have TV, so I never saw the commercial. ...

    I don't have TV, so I never saw the commercial. How is it supposed to work? Is it one of those things that you plug in and it sends out some sort of sound waves? If so, those things rarely work.
  18. Thread: Chickens

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    No, you don't need a rooster for the chickens to...

    No, you don't need a rooster for the chickens to lay eggs, but without a rooster, the eggs will not be feritle.
  19. Thread: Chickens

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    Have you ever though of letting your chickens...

    Have you ever though of letting your chickens free range? We have a flock of free range chickens, and we can't keep up with the demand for eggs from our chickens. We started out with a chicken...
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    My wife and I haven't had a TV in many years, and...

    My wife and I haven't had a TV in many years, and we don't miss it at all. We don't use our dryer, haven't in over a year. We have a woodburning cook stove. My wife is working on a natural...
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    To expand on what Jim Brown correctly said,...

    To expand on what Jim Brown correctly said, marsupials are second most primative group of mammals. Racoons are in the group that includes bears, and are much more evolved, and hugely more...
  22. Thread: Goats milk

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    There are several differences between goat and...

    There are several differences between goat and cow milk. First, as has been said before, goat's milk is naturally homogenized. To seperate the cream out of goat's milk, you need a cream separator,...
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    I had the same thing with my 2001 Siverado 1500. ...

    I had the same thing with my 2001 Siverado 1500. It turned out to be the 4wd gear box. It was about $1500. I was not a happy camper. I hope that isn't the problem that you're facing, but it sounds...
  24. Thread: Strange pets?

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    Strange????? They don't seem that strange to me....

    Strange????? They don't seem that strange to me. My wife and I have pet llamas, sheep and chickens, and though they don't live full time in the house, we often have injured or sick ones in the...
  25. Thread: Jersey Cows

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    A little more info would be needed. Are you...

    A little more info would be needed. Are you planing on being a commercial operation, selling to a dairy? Where are you located? Regualtions vary by state.
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