What's everyone up to?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by robin416, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. GaChicken_Chick

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    See that's what a lot of northerners don't get about GA. We don't get snow, we get snow that almost immediately melts to slush then refreezes to solid ice overnight.
     
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  2. robin416

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    And no equipment to deal with it. Before I left Fannin Co they did start staging salt trucks at the top of the hills on the four lane.

    When I first moved to AL we had an ice storm, several days later Bob and I went to the city north of us. I was amazed to see guys with sand in pickup beds, shoveling by hand onto the bridges.

    TN did brine roads but only the main roads. Country roads like I lived on and that I had to use to get anywhere were not touched.
     
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  3. GaChicken_Chick

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    The last couple of years they've been pretty good about brining/salting the roads beforehand. The tricky part is whether it actually snows, or it rains before transitioning to snow and washing that salt off the road.
     
  4. Poultry Judge

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    Yes, the top of that well is seven feet below ground. The pickup for the outside well is 32 feet below ground.
     
  5. robin416

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    I remember that happening a couple of times in TN. But since they didn't touch the country roads at all it didn't matter much to any of us living on them.
     
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    Do you this well for the house water?
     
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  7. GaChicken_Chick

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    Luckily they hit all of our roads. They learned after that Atlanta debacle a few years ago lol
     
  8. robin416

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    Yeah, I know about snow debacles after living in N. VA for years. Fools didn't have snow equipment out until after the snow happened during rush hour. Then school buses would get stuck for hours trying to go up hills.
     
  9. GaChicken_Chick

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    TSILKIE HELP!!!!
    The first one, Ash, is confusing the hell out of me. Big fluffy butt. Has squatted for me a couple times. Talkative like a hen. Crows every single morning. what the hell Ash.
    The black crows and pretty sure that is a rooster tail? Same with the 2nd blue? Except that blue does not crow but it is very timid. Roughly 3 months old 20201201_195429.jpg 20201201_195515.jpg 20201201_195625.jpg 20201201_195635.jpg p
     
  10. robin416

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    Girl, you've got some messed up birds. Going by the tail only the last two do look like males. What would help is seeing them on a surface that doesn't feel slick to them. The first one looks like there is a lot of leg hidden under those feathers.

    There are no streamers on any of them which makes it more confusing. What about combs?
     
  11. Poultry Judge

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    I use the outside well for the house and barn. The inside one is plumbed to use in an emergency and will last about 4 days in dry weather. You certainly could not pump it dry right now.
     
  12. GaChicken_Chick

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    Ash (the first one) has always been the tallest and largest of the 3, but it is also 3 weeks older than the others. Wee (the black) was the youngest when I bought them (3 days old) and he has a wide comb. I'm 99% sure that one is a boy. Cinder, the other blue, I have no clue on but am leaning towards boy. Ash is my favorite and is staying regardless, but I have no freakin idea what gender it is!!
     
  13. robin416

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    Ash looks female but there appears to be a leggieness you see in males. He/she might end up like Chicklett and you won't know until it lays an egg. The crowing is an issue though.
     
  14. GaChicken_Chick

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    I'm not counting the crowing much though. I've had quite a few crowing hens. Peach crows with she gets really mad
     
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  15. robin416

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    That's one way to get noticed. LOL
     
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  16. Poultry Judge

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    I'd like to see a video of that!
     
  17. robin416

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    Today I got to go out and start cutting down more trees. I decided to just drop them then spend the next day piling them up. It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I'll burn while retrieving the mess I made.

    My challenge now is that I need to take my brushcutter in. It doesn't want to idle so I'm guessing it needs the carb adjusted.
     
  18. Poultry Judge

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    If you are adjusting the carb, you can first try choking it with your thumb while it's running, if there is a dirt particle, that will often dislodge it, as might some spray carb cleaner, while it's running. Don't go too far on your idle or air mixture screws, if it was running well before, the final setting will be pretty close to where you were initially.
     
  20. robin416

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    I'm not going to attempt it. The Stihl place isn't far from me and they'll get it running right in short order. Heck, it's a new machine, it might not cost me anything. Plus I need a couple new saw blades.
     
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