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MJ in SC    Posted 01-29-2005 at 18:30:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi KL Folks :0)

Haven't posted in FOREVER, but I do get to check in now again.

Frozen here in SC. Ice on everything so we haven't been able to work as usual. The power is on at the moment....hopefully it will make it through the night. No problem if it doesn't, we've got LP gas logs, oil lamps and plenty of candles and flashlights. Gotta love 'em! Only lost power for about 1 hour so far. We've got a great electric co-op. those guys are so great about taking care of us when the power goes down.

Got busy this morning and baked whole wheat bread, pizza bread, and cinnamon rolls. Put a pot of spaghetti on too...just in case the power goes out we'll have vittles!

My chickens are doing just great! We have two nocturnal heat lamps out in the coop for them and they are all snug tonight. I'm getting 6 eggs on aveage a day from the 8 hens and I absolutely adore them all. We'll be ordering 12 pullets from McMurray in April to add to the flock.

I hope everyone is snug and warm tonight!


Mike Ga    Posted 01-29-2005 at 21:04:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have lost power for 5 hours tonight here and my son has had no power for the last 12 hours. We have 2 inches of ice on every thing and when I go out I can hear the trees cracking limbs off. I lost a magnolia I got for my wife 4 years ago. It was about 12 feet high and is now 5 foot high. Don't you just love this southen weather. How these people in the north survive I don't know.

GeneSC    Posted 01-29-2005 at 19:13:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy back atcha MJ where are you located can't
remember if i asked before or not. we're in
Oconee county bout as far N & W as you can go and
still be in SC. EVERYTHING here solid ice. Good
luck with power.>>>>>>Gene<<<<<

MJ in SC    Posted 01-29-2005 at 19:21:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi Gene :0)

We're in Edgefield far West as you can go before you fall into the Savannah River! LOL

We're pretty well iced over here too. One good thing...the phones usually aren't effected and I LOVE having a laptop with a battery LOL

Our local volunteer fire depart.(hubby is chief) has been quite busy this evening with calls of transformers exploding and powerlines down. Praying for safety for everyone out and about.


Your Tardiness    Posted 01-29-2005 at 18:39:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will not be tollerated!! (Grin) Glad to see you back in the neighborhood. Keep warm and don't so slipping and sliding if you don't have to.

MJ in SC    Posted 01-29-2005 at 19:28:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Ron/PA,

I needed your warning this morning....already slipped! LOL Not on the steps, not on the ice, but tripped over an old tomato cage in the barn getting more hay for the chickens! Landed flat on my keister in the mud. Not very gracefully I might add! LOL

Hope things thaw out real soon for us all.


KatG    Posted 01-29-2005 at 18:36:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What breed are you a getting from MCMurry??? I am thinking about ordering some also...KAtG

Mike Ga    Posted 01-29-2005 at 21:07:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I checked thier web site and they don't have any laying hens available until late summer.

MJ in SC    Posted 01-29-2005 at 19:16:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey KatG :0)

I have Dominique crosses now. I really like the Dominique temperment and they are good layers too so I'll be ordering 12 pullets come April or so. I can't wait!

We thought about hatching our own again, but we have a few extra roos already. We did ok overall the last hatch....I used my grandmothers method of setting eggs to try and get mostly hens. We set 8 was supposed to be a roo and the other 7 hens. We ended up with 5 hens and 2 roos. Still not a bad ratio. Grandma had the technique down....I still have some learning to do.

What kind are you interested in?


KatG    Posted 01-30-2005 at 17:41:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi MJ...Brown egg layers is what I want...I love them and can sell them quicker than the hens can lay them...Right now I have R.I.R. pullets and one roo...The pullets are at the point of lay and I am getting between 8 and 10 eggs daily...I also have two Salmon Flavorelles and 3 partridge cochins and 2 American Blacks...the last 2 sets of birds are cute...I love chickens...Share your secret about setting them eggs if you will...Out of the last 13 I hatched I got 7 roosters...KatG

Mike Ga    Posted 01-29-2005 at 21:09:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
HOw bout you fill us in on that technique.

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