Episode-357- Call in Friday 1-15-10 — 11 Comments

  1. I have a small flock of Rhode Island Red chickens, 16 in number, thirteen of them hens. I have ordered my chicks from Murray McMurray for many years and have always had excellent results. McMurray avoids inbreeding by keeping a diverse gene pool for the productive breeds.

    This winter I am keeping the chickens in a small storage shed with an infrared heat lamp right over the waterer. It gets below zero, but the water does not freeze, nor do the chickens extremities.

    These are all first year hens (chicks gotten last Spring), and have laid anywhere from 6 to 12 eggs a day for the flock. Today I picked up ten eggs. We probably are getting around 240 eggs a month. If you allowed all these to hatch, you can imagine how overrun with chickens you would be in no time at all.

    If you google “Millenium Ark: Storing Eggs” there is some useful information on egg storage, including using “water glass” (Sodium Silicate Solution).

  2. Its interesting your perspective on the war of 1812, being Canadian, we were taught that it wasn’t the British (which we were at the time, simply being a colony) that it was the American firebrands who came after us, after having won the war of independence wanted to push against the still remaining British on North American soil. Im not saying your wrong, and that I am right… but its interesting the different perspectives about that particular war.

  3. The 1911 is great if you want the best of both worlds the handgun and high capacity get a Para Ordnance P14 its a 1911 with a 14 round double stack mag.Its about the same thickness as a single stack with ivory grips or other thicker after market grips.The downside they are $700 plus.

  4. Hey Jack,

    My wife won’t let me listen to you on Sundays any more (it was the cussing, which she never likes, I just let it go in one ear and out the other). Not saying you have to change, just saying $4IT happens. 🙂

  5. If you can depreciate the solar system (e.g. a system owned by a partnership, an LLC, or a corporation even if it is a one person entity), you can get the 30% tax credit in the form of a check from Treasury for 30% of the cost. Hawaii and Louisiana have refundable tax credit programs where any unused credits will be refunded to you in the form of a check. All of the rebate programs will give you a check 60-90 days after you finish the installation. In all of these, you are getting a check from government. My advice is to make sure your system is on/off grid capable with batteries (so it works when the grid is down) and to take advantage of the incentives. Good idea being implemented for absolutely wrong reasons (global warming BS).

  6. If you order baby chicks, don’t they usually have a minimum of 25 to order?

    Am I being too tedious if I point out that people are asking some basic questions that they could easily answer with a few clicks on the Internet? It’s one thing to ask Jack about specific breeds of chickens he may recommend, but very basic chicken care questions and answers abound on the ‘net and in books.

    Maybe I’m just being too picky, but specific questions about specific locations are not usually useful to a larger audience.

  7. Just listened to this show (sorry I am running about a week behind!).

    One small correction about the Kindle. The older version runs on the Sprint network, not Verizon. The newer “international” version runs on the AT&T network in the US and other GSM providers internationally.

    So, you need to check Sprint coverage or AT&T data coverage in your area, depending on which Kindle you get.