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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.

Chickens on ParadeFor Icelandic Chickens, go Here.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!

      • 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

  3. 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.

    • 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.


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