Comments on: Finally some relief http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/ farm blog, farming blog, country blog, country living blog, livestock blog, rural lifestyle blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:50:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-18864 joelw Wed, 17 Oct 2007 14:53:22 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-18864 Brooke, Sorry about the delay responding, just been terribly busy. Glad Kevin jumped in to help. We alway raised our babies on a wire floor (1/4 inch mesh hardware cloth). We used chick starter, always medicated. All that's ever been available to me. The first few days we put newspaper down on the wire with food scattered on it as well as in a feeder. A few times on the first day we would catch them and dip their beak in water to make sure thay understand where the water is. It helps to add a lil sugar to the water or karo syrup for energy. Try to keep chicks around 90 degrees for the first week or so and then you ca back off on the temp about a degree a day. There are instructions on Murray McMurray website if either of us left anything out! Feel free to ask those "city girl" anytime you want! Kevin, Thanks for the help! Grace, Thanks for the comment! You're right, one of my most treasured things in life is memories of my grandfather. I don't think there are any stronger people out there than Kentuckians. One other thing that bonded most people in that era was religion. Glad to have you reading! Brooke,
Sorry about the delay responding, just been terribly busy. Glad Kevin jumped in to help. We alway raised our babies on a wire floor (1/4 inch mesh hardware cloth). We used chick starter, always medicated. All that’s ever been available to me. The first few days we put newspaper down on the wire with food scattered on it as well as in a feeder. A few times on the first day we would catch them and dip their beak in water to make sure thay understand where the water is. It helps to add a lil sugar to the water or karo syrup for energy. Try to keep chicks around 90 degrees for the first week or so and then you ca back off on the temp about a degree a day. There are instructions on Murray McMurray website if either of us left anything out! Feel free to ask those “city girl” anytime you want!

Kevin,
Thanks for the help!

Grace,
Thanks for the comment! You’re right, one of my most treasured things in life is memories of my grandfather. I don’t think there are any stronger people out there than Kentuckians. One other thing that bonded most people in that era was religion. Glad to have you reading!

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By: Brooke http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-18297 Brooke Sat, 06 Oct 2007 13:17:27 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-18297 Mrs. Davenport, WOW, how in the world did you end up in Los Angeles?? I also am not all that informed about "blogs"..like you I think I was also looking up a plant or something like that. Anyway, I miss my Mother in law....and her stories of growing up. She was at least 10 yrs older than you....as sharp as a tack and very quick whitted. She passed a year ago. At 89 yrs of age, still driving, so well that I trusted her with my son's. Mrs. Davenport,
WOW, how in the world did you end up in Los Angeles?? I also am not all that informed about “blogs”..like you I think I was also looking up a plant or something like that.
Anyway, I miss my Mother in law….and her stories of growing up. She was at least 10 yrs older than you….as sharp as a tack and very quick whitted. She passed a year ago. At 89 yrs of age, still driving, so well that I trusted her with my son’s.

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By: grace davenport http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-18019 grace davenport Mon, 01 Oct 2007 03:20:31 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-18019 Hello Joel, this is the old woman from Muhlenberg County, western Kentucky. It is good that you knew your grandfather and learned of the great hardships we faced in Kentucky. As you know, we were a strong and enduring people, bonded by our common suffering. I have been reading the archives, as I can. I am now understanding what a "blog" is -- it is somewhat like what "we" had, a diary. I live in Los Angeles, but my heart yearns for the soil of my home, Kentucky. Your children look healthy and happy. Always remember the spirit of our forebearers. Hello Joel, this is the old woman from Muhlenberg County, western Kentucky. It is good that you knew your grandfather and learned of the great hardships we faced in Kentucky. As you know, we were a strong and enduring people, bonded by our common suffering. I have been reading the archives, as I can. I am now understanding what a “blog” is — it is somewhat like what “we” had, a diary. I live in Los Angeles, but my heart yearns for the soil of my home, Kentucky. Your children look healthy and happy. Always remember the spirit of our forebearers.

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By: Brooke http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17988 Brooke Sat, 29 Sep 2007 07:52:41 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17988 Thank you Kevin for the info! I did put in the blog I posted that it was for anyone to answer. I kinda hate to bug Joel with "silly city-girl" questions!! I know everyone is busy, so thanks for your time!! I will print this and give it to Cindi! I can help her once they get bigger, but I just don't know much about the babies! Looking forward to the eggs!!! Brooke Thank you Kevin for the info! I did put in the blog I posted that it was for anyone to answer. I kinda hate to bug Joel with “silly city-girl” questions!! I know everyone is busy, so thanks for your time!! I will print this and give it to Cindi! I can help her once they get bigger, but I just don’t know much about the babies!
Looking forward to the eggs!!!
Brooke

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17977 Kevin Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:52:37 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17977 Brooke, What you do with chicks is feed them a little bit of chick starter (since hers will be hatched at home she can use the medicated type, if she had bought them from a hatchery they would have been vaccinated, and medicated feed would disable the innoculations) on a piece of cardboard on the ground in the area where you are keeping them right after they hatch. (Right after they hatch you will want to keep them in space where they will be free of drafts and keep a light bulb/heat lamp suspended above them to keep them warm. I am assuming that she is trying to hatch the eggs in an incubator, as her hens probably won't hatch them unless they are broody.) Then as they grow you introduce a small feeding tray to them with feed in it. You put water out for the chicks in a self waterer. You might, and probably will, have to introduce them to drinking. (Dip thier beaks into the water a few times everyday until you see them drinking on thier own.) Tell your friend to check out the either one of the mail order hatcheries websites or the Gardenweb's Farm Life Forum. Both places will give you detailed instructions on the proper temp to keep the chicks from hatch, until they will no longer need supplemental warmth. Sorry Joel for butting in and giving Brooke the info. Kevin Brooke,
What you do with chicks is feed them a little bit of chick starter (since hers will be hatched at home she can use the medicated type, if she had bought them from a hatchery they would have been vaccinated, and medicated feed would disable the innoculations) on a piece of cardboard on the ground in the area where you are keeping them right after they hatch. (Right after they hatch you will want to keep them in space where they will be free of drafts and keep a light bulb/heat lamp suspended above them to keep them warm. I am assuming that she is trying to hatch the eggs in an incubator, as her hens probably won’t hatch them unless they are broody.) Then as they grow you introduce a small feeding tray to them with feed in it. You put water out for the chicks in a self waterer. You might, and probably will, have to introduce them to drinking. (Dip thier beaks into the water a few times everyday until you see them drinking on thier own.) Tell your friend to check out the either one of the mail order hatcheries websites or the Gardenweb’s Farm Life Forum. Both places will give you detailed instructions on the proper temp to keep the chicks from hatch, until they will no longer need supplemental warmth.

Sorry Joel for butting in and giving Brooke the info.
Kevin

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By: Brooke http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17964 Brooke Fri, 28 Sep 2007 08:45:22 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17964 Holly, or anyone that has the answer for me. Where I board my horse, she just got some chicks for some eggs. What I was told by the friend I use to board at (he passed away suddenly) was to have lots of water and food in a feeder AND food on the ground for them to "scratch" at. He was really nice to me, I would supply the food in exchange for most of the eggs. But, where I am at now, she has no knowledge of chickens or chicks. She was told NOT to feed chicks on the ground that they needed the water to drink WITH the food. That just doesnt sound right to me. Cindi said she would like some help with the chickens.....she has 5 hens and 2 roosters, but on this one I just dont know the answer. Thanks!! Brooke P.S. Joel and everyone......I really enjoy this blog....I check it everyday. Everyone's memories and stories really make me wish I was in the country!! :) Holly, or anyone that has the answer for me. Where I board my horse, she just got some chicks for some eggs. What I was told by the friend I use to board at (he passed away suddenly) was to have lots of water and food in a feeder AND food on the ground for them to “scratch” at. He was really nice to me, I would supply the food in exchange for most of the eggs. But, where I am at now, she has no knowledge of chickens or chicks. She was told NOT to feed chicks on the ground that they needed the water to drink WITH the food. That just doesnt sound right to me. Cindi said she would like some help with the chickens…..she has 5 hens and 2 roosters, but on this one I just dont know the answer.
Thanks!! Brooke
P.S. Joel and everyone……I really enjoy this blog….I check it everyday. Everyone’s memories and stories really make me wish I was in the country!! :)

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By: Holly-Go-Lightly http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17890 Holly-Go-Lightly Wed, 26 Sep 2007 21:06:18 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17890 Hi Joel~ all I can say is WOW! What a great blog. I especially liked "Hay & Babies". I am a writer, and would just like to say how your wonderful descriptions bring back so many sweet memories of growing up on a farm. I helped birth calves, garden, take care of the chickens (a most heartily disliked chore of mine at the time), and all the animals. Talking about getting the bottle calves for your kids reminded me of feeding an occasional orphaned lamb out of the bottle just like a baby, in the kitchen of my house no less!! I'm now a mountain girl, but will enjoy reading about your farm & family, now that I've found your blog! Happy Days~ Holly Hi Joel~
all I can say is WOW! What a great blog. I especially liked “Hay & Babies”. I am a writer, and would just like to say how your wonderful descriptions bring back so many sweet memories of growing up on a farm.

I helped birth calves, garden, take care of the chickens (a most heartily disliked chore of mine at the time), and all the animals. Talking about getting the bottle calves for your kids reminded me of feeding an occasional orphaned lamb out of the bottle just like a baby, in the kitchen of my house no less!!

I’m now a mountain girl, but will enjoy reading about
your farm & family, now that I’ve found your blog!

Happy Days~
Holly

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17788 joelw Tue, 25 Sep 2007 02:27:28 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17788 Brooke, Progress means many things to many people. To me it seems a shame it doesn't preserve anything. We only recently got a Domino's pizza chain in a neighboring town. The only good thing I can see from that is the delivery guy did let me know my horses were out one time. Thanks for reading and keep using that Kingsford charcoal. Here's to hoping we can find a way to deal with all the progress life brings. Kevin, You're right on all counts. I feel the right decision was made with regards to the poultry houses. Just follow the regulations and maintain the attitude that this is an agricultural facility with all the sights, sounds, and smells of a working farm. Complain if you like, but we are following the law. With the renters, I should evict them, but right now I'm trying to keep the attitude that they deserve a chance to make things right. Although up til now they have made no effort.I'll give it a few more weeks and then do what needs to be done to deal with the situation. On a positive note they did pay the utilities. I talked to the county attorney and they say that if the utilities are in my name I can do as I please with them. Geuss I'm just not that mean. Grace, Glad to have you reading regardless of how you got here! Keep coming back! What part of W Ky did you grow up in? Thank you so much for the comment! I remember so plainly the stories my grandpa would tell of his childhood in this area. Gabalotgal, I pray that you'll find deserving buyers for all your equipment you sell. Although none of us are any more deserving than you. Brooke,
Progress means many things to many people. To me it seems a shame it doesn’t preserve anything. We only recently got a Domino’s pizza chain in a neighboring town. The only good thing I can see from that is the delivery guy did let me know my horses were out one time.
Thanks for reading and keep using that Kingsford charcoal. Here’s to hoping we can find a way to deal with all the progress life brings.

Kevin,
You’re right on all counts. I feel the right decision was made with regards to the poultry houses. Just follow the regulations and maintain the attitude that this is an agricultural facility with all the sights, sounds, and smells of a working farm. Complain if you like, but we are following the law.
With the renters, I should evict them, but right now I’m trying to keep the attitude that they deserve a chance to make things right. Although up til now they have made no effort.I’ll give it a few more weeks and then do what needs to be done to deal with the situation. On a positive note they did pay the utilities. I talked to the county attorney and they say that if the utilities are in my name I can do as I please with them. Geuss I’m just not that mean.

Grace,
Glad to have you reading regardless of how you got here! Keep coming back! What part of W Ky did you grow up in? Thank you so much for the comment! I remember so plainly the stories my grandpa would tell of his childhood in this area.

Gabalotgal,
I pray that you’ll find deserving buyers for all your equipment you sell. Although none of us are any more deserving than you.

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17766 Kevin Mon, 24 Sep 2007 18:15:40 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17766 gabalotgal, Too bad you're thinking selling off your equipment. There are lots of buyers out there for "aged iron", unfortunately many of the more common tractors only needing minor repairs are going the way of the dinosaur. They are converting them into scrap metal rather than repairing them and either keeping them in service or enjoyed as an antique or collector's item. A magazine I came across awhile back carried a large classified ads section of people looking to buy/sell older tractors and equipment, the title of it is Antique Power and Farm Machinery, if my memory serves me correctly. They might be a good way for you to advertise them nationally (possibly internationally) and keep them in the loop as restored classics or parts for tractors in better shape. Kevin gabalotgal,
Too bad you’re thinking selling off your equipment. There are lots of buyers out there for “aged iron”, unfortunately many of the more common tractors only needing minor repairs are going the way of the dinosaur. They are converting them into scrap metal rather than repairing them and either keeping them in service or enjoyed as an antique or collector’s item. A magazine I came across awhile back carried a large classified ads section of people looking to buy/sell older tractors and equipment, the title of it is Antique Power and Farm Machinery, if my memory serves me correctly. They might be a good way for you to advertise them nationally (possibly internationally) and keep them in the loop as restored classics or parts for tractors in better shape.
Kevin

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By: Carla Barnhart http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/comment-page-1/#comment-17667 Carla Barnhart Sun, 23 Sep 2007 01:27:53 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/09/17/finally-some-relief/#comment-17667 Good Evening Joel! I'm a girl with three children, a bill for a truck, and 0 acres! But I love to read about farmers. I have even been to the Ohio Farmlands Preservation Summit. It seems that you have your hands full, but doing what you love. That's great! I'll continue to read. I am just like the rest of your comment ors, I just happened to look up, and there was your blog right before my eyes! Take Care, Carla Good Evening Joel!

I’m a girl with three children, a bill for a truck, and 0 acres!

But I love to read about farmers. I have even been to the Ohio Farmlands Preservation Summit.

It seems that you have your hands full, but doing what you love. That’s great! I’ll continue to read.

I am just like the rest of your comment ors, I just happened to look up, and there was your blog right before my eyes!

Take Care,

Carla

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