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My Four Icies We breed Icelandic sheepdogs: That’s our pack there on the left. We are expecting two litters this summer, one from each of the brown girls, Gaela and Stina. If all goes as expected the puppies should be ready to go home around Labor Day. Please let us know if you’d like to be on the waiting list.

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  1. tom
    Posted January 21, 2016 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    would like to buy Icelandic chicks and/or eggs. please let me know when available and prices. thamff@aol.com

  2. Joe Cahill
    Posted June 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    We would like to buy 3-4 hens . Please let us know if that would be possible, we live just north of you so could easily come pick them up. We have a 7yr old bantam rooster, do you think they would attack him or get along? ( he is a beloved pet) Thanks, Joe cahillmorse@aol.com

    • Frank
      Posted July 10, 2016 at 11:37 am | Permalink

      We’re not selling except this year. We’re concentrating on rebuilding our flock.

  3. Posted September 3, 2016 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify
    me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time
    a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment.
    There has to be a way you can remove me from that service?
    Thanks a lot!

    • Frank
      Posted September 4, 2016 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

      You never commented using this email. Please tell me what one you used, and I’ll see what I can do.

      • Posted September 30, 2016 at 10:58 am | Permalink

        Hello Frank,
        Back in Dec.2009 you posted in “Home Steading Today”that you had a problem with water/ice in your New Holland TC30 in freezing wx.
        I have the same issue (frozen bucket control) I have dealt with it over the years by putting a large 5 gallon bucket over the bucket joystick,and putting an incandescent trouble light underneath.Have you come to some resolution with this problem? I’m coming to understand that it is a condensation issue that can only be dealt with by keeping the machine in a heated building. If you might care to reply, see below . . johnnyfive (underscore) 46 at the hotplace dot com

  4. Kelly
    Posted February 2, 2017 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I’m interested in an Icelandic sheepdog pup. Are you guys intending on making any available soon? thank you!!

  5. Posted February 15, 2017 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Is there a waiting list for a puppy? Not ready for my second icie yet but always dreaming of a boy to balance my icie girl Tira 🙂

    • Posted February 16, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

      I always have a waiting list. Happy to put you on! I’ll let you know when I start taking deposits.

  6. Annette
    Posted June 16, 2017 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    We would like to know how much you are asking for your pups as we may be interested. Thank you.

    • Frank
      Posted June 16, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

      They are $1500. Unfortunately we went zero for three on breeding attempts this year. I’m not sure when we have puppies again.

      • Annette
        Posted June 16, 2017 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

        Ok thank you

  7. Jackie Marshall
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    What do the chickens DO outside when there’s snow on the ground? Do they actually find anything to eat? I know I will be feeding them in winter but I’m still wondering. I am expecting a clutch of Icelandic chicks in a couple weeks…and will raises them in the Sierra Nevadas.

    • Frank
      Posted August 31, 2017 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

      They hang out, and check if the sheep and horses dropped anything, which both always do. Also, when the snow melts, but before greenup, they find something, I dunno what. Feed consumption goes down for a week, then back up until the bugs come out.

  8. Jenny
    Posted September 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm | Permalink


    I am curious if you have places all of the puppies born in July?

    • Frank
      Posted September 30, 2017 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

      *Unfortunately we went 0 for 3 on our attempts to have puppies this year. We are hoping for next.

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