no she isnt at all
This very week we are covering respiratory infections with eh first year medical students (previous week was chronic respiratory diseases). In addition to making sure they understand the nuts and bolts of the causes and treatments of the diseases, we take a lot of time to make sure they understand the kind of impact that chronic respiratory issues/diseases have on a person's life and their daily activities.
(Do you guys wear a mask when cleaning coops or brooders? You probably should - just sayin')
I only clean the pallet coops that I dont have to go into, and yes a good mask but even then its tough on me. I get bad no matter how little of a cold I get. I hate steroids and treatments but they keep me alive I guess. This time I watch the clock for when I can have another and pray the orals start working. Thank you Kristin.
@Sally Sunshine - Sorry, another tag just to ask - did you ever figure out your sourdough bread issue? Tonight's batch:
Looks done! But is it done? How can I be sure?! I've pulled bread out that looked like this before, and it was all gummy and horrible inside! (Seriously, I did that for years):
Yup, it's done.
- Ant Farm
I think yours looks amazing!! I will try the temp like you suggested, I keep getting them out too soon, I see yours is dark, I am always afraid I am overbaking, now I see I am wrong as usual!! will try again and again until it works! thankyou!!
yer silly, the articles in the notes explain things better than I ever could
Whew! I'll need to read this over a few times before it makes sense! Lol- thank you though! Hubby being a General Contractor will come in handy 😉
I wasn't sure yet if I wanted to wire off the bottom and make the ramp come up from the bottom...but then is have to make some sort of tray for the the 2nd floor... To use as a brooder/grow out/breeding coop, do you suggest blocking off one side or both? I was actually thinking of putting the box(es) off the front- didn't see the need for the two doors, but, it might also make it akward. Good point with the gutters and roof pitch- thanks! What angle should the access ramp be? I'd love to get the Bielefelder and Marans chicks out in it ASAP! Our winters MIGHT see 6 nights below freezing...and by that, I mean 31.5 Degrees F. As you know we get hardly any rain but lots of drying wind so far...which we do NOT need.
As long as you have ladder like ripped pcs of wood for footing you can get the ramp as steep as you need it, just dont go too crazy the more angle the bigger/thicker pcs of wood you may need.
This one looks fairly steep and I would think would work better with bigger slats or limbs!!
Bluebetween's Chicken Coop http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bluebetweens-chicken-coop
The first level has just an ordinary ramp.
The second level needed stairs and a ramp.
The third level (the penthouse) has a longer ramp and more stairs. The access door for the chickens was so high, it was above the top of the pen which is wire covered, so we had to build that end of the pen top up so the chickens would not be coming out their door onto the top of the wire.
This addition nest box works because of the large overhang above, HOWEVER, I would add a rubber FLAP from the wall of the coop out over the nest box to prevent leakage into the boxes. doesnt need attached to the nest box just the wall of the coop and then long enough to send the water down past that seam. I would caulk the top seam of the rubber after you screw it on.
Automatic Chicken Coop Door - Chicken Coop Plans Construction http://www.homegardendesignplan.com/2011/07/automatic-chicken-coop-door.html