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Pine shavings of any size will be fine. Just make sure there isn't any cedar.

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Pine shavings of any size will be fine. Just make sure there isn't any cedar.

Yeah i steered clear of cedar!! And THANKS

Backyard Homesteader on the rise!  I raise Dutch Rabbits, Bobwhite Quail & Buff Orpingtons!
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Backyard Homesteader on the rise!  I raise Dutch Rabbits, Bobwhite Quail & Buff Orpingtons!
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I have White Chanteclers, Dark Cornish, Buckeyes and NakedNecks/Turkens.  Amazing quantities of eggs and meat!

We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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My Cinnamon Queen hens are prolific layers, but weren't handled as chicks. My RIR also lay well, but are stand-offish. My single Cuckoo Maran is an average layer, very friendly. She likes to perch on my leg when I sit and watch my flock free-range. My RIR too is a pushy pain. Levi, my lavender Orpington too, is just friendly as my Marans. Watch out though, I started with 4 hens and now have total of 18 birds. Good luck and happy poultry parenting.
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Update on my BOrps.....

 

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Thus far, my BOrps have been great- forage well, quiet, calm, friendly, get along well even though they are a bit crowded ...... can't tell you yet how they lay - only about 15 weeks old ...... the only downsides I can see are they are not as pretty as some of the flashier breeds, and they are very similar in appearance- you have to look closely to tell them apart.

 

I have 9 hens and average 6 to 7 eggs/day, with no supplemental lighting ...... they have remained very docile, but do sing "the egg song" fairly loudly on occasion ..... although they do look similar, if you watch them closely, you can tell them apart ...... Of the 9, 3 will hop up on your lap if you let them, 3 will beg for food, but don't want to be picked up, and 3 don't want anything to do with people ..... oddly enough, the friendliest hen is at the top of the pecking order, and the 3 antisocial birds are at the bottom ..... and the largest bird in the flock is at the very bottom ....... go figure.........

"Where there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice." - G.K. Chesterton

 

 "What we achieve too easily, we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Burke

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"Where there is animal worship, there is human sacrifice." - G.K. Chesterton

 

 "What we achieve too easily, we esteem too lightly." - Thomas Burke

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