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Housing, Health & Hatching / Winter Coop
« Last post by Mike Gilbert on February 15, 2019, 05:00:35 PM »
Snow on the roof adds extra insulation and helps keep the coop warmer inside.   But I'm starting to wonder if it is growing icicles, stalagtites, or maybe soon stalagmites?    ;D ::) 8)
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Exhibiting, Promoting & Club Notes / Re: Ameraucana Archives
« Last post by John W Blehm on February 15, 2019, 01:58:52 PM »
Thanks so much for completing that task John.   For several years I had been searching for a newsletter in which I had written a piece called, "The Gift."
I found it in the Miscellaneous 1992 section.   I thought perhaps it was one of my better efforts.   And it sure brought back a flood of memories.   Thanks again.

I thought I forwarded it to you a few years ago and remember talking about it with you.  I rescanned those "Miscellaneous" pages this morning and was thinking of u as I was working on it.  :)
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Exhibiting, Promoting & Club Notes / Re: Ameraucana Archives
« Last post by Mike Gilbert on February 15, 2019, 01:53:20 PM »
Thanks so much for completing that task John.   For several years I had been searching for a newsletter for which I had written a piece called, "The Gift."
I found it in the Miscellaneous 1992 section.   I thought perhaps it was one of my better efforts.   And it sure brought back a flood of memories.   Thanks again.    If you ever decide to do a "blast from the past" section in the newsletter again, you have my permission to use it.
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Exhibiting, Promoting & Club Notes / Ameraucana Archives
« Last post by John W Blehm on February 15, 2019, 10:39:39 AM »
Archived Ameraucana Handbooks and newsletters, of our club, going back over the past 40 years can now be accessed from the Archives menu tab of our Ameraucana.org website.  These are PDF files that may be viewed online or downloaded to save or print the files.   :)
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Housing, Health & Hatching / Re: Hatching Time Line for shows
« Last post by John W Blehm on February 13, 2019, 11:43:23 AM »
Varieties and lines/strains are goin to mature at somewhat different rates and feed and housing will play a part in it also.  Russ' 6 months is a good average and I've shown some as young as 5 months that were ready.
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Thank you!
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Terrific! Don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions or if I might help some way.  And be sure to look me up while you're there!
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I would love to go! Trying to see if it will be possible  :D
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Housing, Health & Hatching / February Bantam Chicks
« Last post by Mike Gilbert on February 11, 2019, 01:54:35 PM »
With 6 to 12 inches of new snow in the forecast for this week, I was happy to be able to make the 35 mile round trip trek to my friend's house to pick up another batch of chicks this morning.   Jim has been doing all my hatching since I sold him my cabinet incubator.  He had 67 waiting for me, including these 30 Ameraucana bantams.  There were 13 Wheaten and Blue Wheaten, 10 Black from a trio mating, 4 White from a pair mating , and 3 Silver from a pair mating.  The color marks on the heads indicate different matings until I get them home to toe punch them for permanent I.D.   Fertility has been very good, hatchability so-so, but some of those eggs got pretty cold before they were collected.    And then we watch some other birds through the windows.  Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal choose separate feeders. 
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Exhibiting, Promoting & Club Notes / Re: American Bantam Associaton?
« Last post by Mike Gilbert on February 10, 2019, 03:07:05 PM »
I wonder if Jim happened to get a star win with his LF black display? I believe he took Res ch display of show, ch LF display?

Well, certainly not from the American Bantam Association, as they don't do large fowl.
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