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post #21 of 29
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Thanks for the tip Alex...ūüėä

You're welcome! :D

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #22 of 29
Welcome to byc!
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Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

:jumpy:cd:welcome:cd:jumpy 

Sassafras Grove Farm

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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post #24 of 29
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Thank You for having me! Looking forward to learning a lot from the community.
post #25 of 29
The black Australorp chicks we have are getting big at just a little over 4 weeks old. How old would they need to be put out in the chicken pen would you say? Have them in a smaller area now to keep them warm at night but they are about to out grow it. Live near the northern Kentucky border
post #26 of 29
Any advice on how old chicks should be before turned loose to roam in the chicken pen ? Going to get rid of the older ones first .
post #27 of 29
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Any advice on how old chicks should be before turned loose to roam in the chicken pen ? Going to get rid of the older ones first .

I always put them out at 5 or more weeks, but I would recommend housing your newest chicks in a large metal dog cage in the coop. This provides them with a place of refuge in case the older birds are picking excessively. I'm pretty sure the logic behind this method is so that the elders can get used to seeing the new additions without being able to get to them. Another thing that I did was to prop the door open a crack just large enough that they can slip in and out (this allows them to get used to their surroundings).

 

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 9/22/15 at 5:35am

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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post #28 of 29
Thank you again Alex.
We are going to cull out all the old birds, they have stopped laying almost completely for quite awhile and they are all healthy
post #29 of 29
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Thank you again Alex.
We are going to cull out all the old birds, they have stopped laying almost completely for quite awhile and they are all healthy

You're welcome!

 

-Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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