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Cackling Ranch - A journal of things and stuff.

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by Ferguson K, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. Aug 12, 2017
    Ferguson K

    Ferguson K Lovin' The Homestead

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    My poor cat, Callie, lost part of her toe. Maddie, our Akbash, lost her toe up to the first knuckle. All three bit within 48 hours of each other. We were burning log piles and must've pushed them out.

    Sven, my 2 year old colt, had a full recovery with virtually no damage. He does have an ugly scar as a reminder and a strong hate for syringes.


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    Crap! That is one big snake. Our dog Paris has killed 5 rat snakes and 2 copperheads since we moved here 3 years ago. 2 of our dogs have been bit by copperheads. At least one dog is smart enough not to get bit!

    That is a nasty wound. When one of our dogs gets bit, I give them benedryl, a baby aspirin and an arnica pill. I repeat it every 4 hours and they are fine the next day. Last week my 12 year old Aussie came in holding up her hind foot. Within minutes it started swelling, so I started treatment. It only took 2 treatments, the next day our 11 month old grand daughter was mauling her and she just ate it up.

    Your poor horse! And your dog and your cat both lost a part of their toe to a copperhead bite! Poor babies!
     
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    Ferguson K

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    It was only about 5 ft I think. He's holding it out so it looks bigger.
     
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    It's great to see you :hugs So sorry to hear about the problems with that snake! Goodness, I like snakes, but they can be horrible around the home and homestead when they start biting and taking chickens. I'm glad all the animals are o.k. now.

    Can you show/tell us more about your coops when you get time, please? I am a huge fan of recycling and saving a bit of money and you are rocking it over there! (Maybe in a separate thread if you won't mind?)
     
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    Ferguson K

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    I will try to get it knocked out tomorrow!
     
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    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Holy Cow - that was a horrible wound on your baby.... glad to hear it turned out well. Stupid snakes - we haven't seen too many around here this year - except for the big rat snake I saw in the barn. But, I haven't seen him again and haven't had any losses so maybe him seeing ME scared him away, lol!!

    Good to see you!
     
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    I was wondering how you've been. Sorry about the snake bites, ugh!! Chickens look good! I am curious how you made your feeders and waterers, if you have time to get a pic I might steal your idea!
     
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    Ferguson K

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    IMG_2373.PNG I ordered these, but in a 6 pack, and used old tidy cat cat litter pails. I'll see if I can get pictures in a bit.
     
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    Ferguson K

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    The new installments. I ordered the cups last year sometime and finally put them to use. Everything else we already had. Drill bits, drill, silicone...

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    love it, thanks! We've used nipple waterers but haven't tried those cups yet. Might have to!
     

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