What did you end up getting, breed-wise?
I resemble that remark...
No idea without a photo, but in TSC (Chick Days!), all the blondish chicks have been red sex links, I think...
I am fortunate to have good health insurance through my employer. They keep bugging me by mail to stop getting my prescriptions at my drug store - rather, they want me to get them by mail. "It's so much easier." The other day they actually CALLED me! (Which really ticks me off - I have to answer unknown numbers because my cell phone is listed instead of a pager for the hospital operator). They called during work, and I was expecting to handle a patient issue. I told them that NO, I did NOT want to get my prescriptions via mail, that I wanted to keep using Walgreens, and by the way, I WORK FOR A LIVING and to never call my cell phone again...
(I'm a generally easy going person, but I do NOT like being cold called. )
My older chicks, who have ZERO need for heat any more (between age and the temps here), as still enjoying snuggling with their "Mama" off and on throughout the day (and sometimes evenings). Now I gotta find someone to buy my Ecoglows - never using those again!
Don't give up - and DO NOT read back. You don't have to keep up if you can't. Sally and the other more experienced folks are really good about repeating or linking back to important hatching info posts.... Chatty thread, but good hatching stuff here, too! So glad you're here!!!
It's the stress-free tractor design - I bought it here, worth every penny (and I also felt it was important to support this guy). Got turned on to it by JessicaThistle over on the first time meatie thread:
Note that there are two small errors in the cut list (if you buy the plans, let me know and I'll save you the pain...)
Originally designed to raise meat chicks (just sleeping on the ground, etc.), but has worked nicely as a growout coop (I just parked it). My modifications are turning it into a more "permanent" coop structure for growouts and breeding, or small family groups. I raised my current Naked Necks in the first one I built, no real structures inside, and although I gave them short roosts, they preferred to sleep in a pile in the bedding. They are fine and healthy, but they never learned to "go up" into a coop or roost. They are fully grown, BIG birds that still sleep in a big pig pile on the run floor every night like children, despite me building a VERY nice henhouse with roosts for them. (I tried to relocate them MANY times.) I'll never make that mistake again - all growouts will be given the options to roost in a raised area from now on.
OMG, I love this!!!!
OK, I'm caught up, and it's late, so I really have to go to bed. Lots to do tomorrow!!!!!
- Ant Farm
I've seen that one before, and have been thinking about buying it for a while. I probably wil, but what were the measurements that were wrong? I want to make sure I don't forget and mess it up!
No, the measurements are right, but in the cut list, the boards you prepare are identified by letter. It calls for two "H"s when you only need one, and it calls for one "K" when you need two. You can figure it out when you look at the diagrams, but if you're not careful, you're about to start putting it together, and you find you're either missing something or have an extra. It's annoying...