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    No, the pile is not covered. But is picked up...

    No, the pile is not covered. But is picked up monthly by the mushroom compost people. So they want it as uncomposted as possible
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    Thanks for the replies. I have about 50 free...

    Thanks for the replies. I have about 50 free range chickens around the barn at the moment. I also had to move my manure pile right next to the barn due to drainage issues. I'm not concerned about the...
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    Fly Predators & Chickens

    I am looking into getting some fly predators this year to help with bug control. However, I also have chickens on property. Will the chickens eat the fly predators?

    If so, seems pretty stupid...
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    ^^^^THIS listen to your gut!

    ^^^^THIS listen to your gut!
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    Size of Pony Foals?

    Ok, I am expecting my first pony foal this April (by Daventry's Alvesta Picasso!)

    In the past I have only foaled TB babies, most ranging from 90-135lbs when born.

    I have no idea what to...
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    YES! Have it, LOVE it, and it will darken nicely...

    YES! Have it, LOVE it, and it will darken nicely with neatsfoot compound :D
  7. VXF - Nothing spectacular, she pulled and they...

    VXF - Nothing spectacular, she pulled and they literally fell apart, into several little pieces!!! :eek: only a week or so after she had gotten them!
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    my vote is no. :( Sorry :no:

    my vote is no. :( Sorry :no:
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    nope, still don't work....

    nope, still don't work....
  10. A friend of mine had the TC reins break into...

    A friend of mine had the TC reins break into several pieces on her.

    She too just received free, unsolicited replacement reins.
  11. Ok, so I was just looking around the Softride...

    Ok, so I was just looking around the Softride website. They are a very cool concept. But I didn't see the answers to some basic questions, like, can they be worn during turnout? How do they hold up...
  12. DUH, actually had thought of that one day and...

    DUH, actually had thought of that one day and then forgot... I think I have a pair of easyboots that may fit her....
  13. 90 Days out, and like clockwork, her feet are killing her...

    My mare who is due April 23 has hit that stage where her feet are hurting (boy can I relate!!!):lol: She has done this with her previous 3 foals. She has very sensitive, thin soles to begin with. Is...
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    Well, look at it this way....if you foal first ;)...

    Well, look at it this way....if you foal first ;) you will be up all night with the baby anyway...this will at least give you something to do! LOL

    GOOD LUCK!
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    Yes! Milk testing will be my friend! This mare...

    Yes! Milk testing will be my friend! This mare has a history of foaling late. I will stay on property when the time comes, but it will be comforting to know other eyes are helping! I have people...
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    Rideagoldenpony - Thanks! I agree with all your...

    Rideagoldenpony - Thanks! I agree with all your points! Plus, you save the subscription fee.

    New BOs are great people and technologically adept. So hopefully they can help me sort through all...
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    Talk to me about MareStare

    Have you used MareStare? Is it worth the investment?

    A bit of backstory. I decided to breed my best friend/barn owners mare last year. She is an experienced breeder. I have "been around" during...
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    :lol: :winkgrin::D:lol::D Agreed

    :lol:

    :winkgrin::D:lol::D Agreed
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    Well, it seems my gut instincts were right. My...

    Well, it seems my gut instincts were right. My mare lost the foal. The vet said it was quite some time ago, as her uterus was back to "normal".

    What. a. bummer. :'(
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    Thank you everyone for your replies. This is my...

    Thank you everyone for your replies. This is my first season breeding *myself*. My one mare is a seasoned "pro" at this point. The one in question, I believe was bred at one point, but first time...
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    I should have mentioned she is 185 days today

    I should have mentioned she is 185 days today
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    Kyzteke - She's in a 5acre field, with 5 other...

    Kyzteke - She's in a 5acre field, with 5 other mares. We have coyotes and other predators around our 108 acres. So it is possible not to find it. But I would think there would have been some tell...
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    Horsechick - BEAUTIFUL boy :)

    Horsechick - BEAUTIFUL boy :)
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    Thanks guys! SuzieQuzie, that was what I was...

    Thanks guys! SuzieQuzie, that was what I was thinking, that there would have been some evidence, discharge or something, even if she did abort in the field.

    I feel better now. I will let you...
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    Yay Callaway! I was hoping for at least one...

    Yay Callaway! I was hoping for at least one glimmer of hope! I can't wait for the vet on Wednesday. She never went to full blown season (for her that means walking down the aisle with her legs...
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