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Wow!  Thank you so much!  All of the stories were fun to read!

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X2 - great stories, thanks for sharing and congratulations on the win!

Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

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Attention:  loads of contests to enter, pick your favorites and join the fun: post #1

 

 

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions.  

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #24 of 28

Thank you both!  Chickens are a never ending source of humor!

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Here are our winners! Congratulations @Lady of McCamley and @Blooie :woot

 

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One day my husband and I had re-sized the coop run to make it larger. In the process, we also ended up having to move the entry gate into the coop run about 8 feet to the other side of the coop. The girls were out foraging while we completed the task during the day, but they had frequently checked our work to make sure it was up to snuff. After finishing and leaving the new gate open for the hens to re-enter the coop come dusk, we went into the house for dinner.

 

While we sat around the kitchen nook eating, my husband wondered aloud if the hens would get the idea where the new gate was. Just as he had finished those words a little tap, tap, tapping came rapping on the back sliding door. We looked out, and one of the hens was tapping on the door in the twilight. We figured she had seen the light and wanted a food treat as I keep the treat bucket by the back door. We opened it to tell her it was time for bed not treats.

 

When we looked down at the hen on the back steps, we saw she was at the head of a long line of birds that stretched between our back door and the coop, literally in single file, watching her as she "petitioned" the cause. As we came down the back steps, they turned in unison and created a queue to the coop where the old gate spot had been. Since it was nearly nightfall, to make matters easy, my husband picked up the first bird and lifted it over the wire fence so it could enter the coop run hoping the others would begin to get the idea that it was time to go to bed since they could see the new open gate to the coop from that "lifting" spot. But, they had a different idea. Each and every hen shuffled in step to advance to the "lifting" spot and waited to be picked up and placed over the fence to the coop.

 

Oh man, what service we gave all 15 that night. Since then, the family has referred to any petitioning hen at the back steps as the "union representative" demanding either better food or working conditions or top star service.

 

Our silly birds.

 

LofMc

 

 

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We have a nice run for the chickens constructed of cattle panels shaped into a hoop.  We planned it so that if we ever needed to expand the run it could be done very easily.  That day came and we needed to make the run bigger to accommodate our growing flock.  

 

The run was designed so that we could simply take off the end in one piece - the end was made of a large piece of welded wire, covered with chicken wire to keep out small wild birds, and had a hardware cloth skirt that ran up about 2 feet and then folded outward at the bottom to form an apron. It was wired to the arch of the last cattle panel.  It worked just like we thought it would!  (How often does THAT happen in chicken keeping?) Ken took off the end panel and laid it to the side on the ground while he worked.  


The girls came to the end of the run, which was now without an end panel and wide open, and they started scratching around in the litter, checking to see if we'd dropped any treats there.  And that's all the the further they went.  The spot where the end panel came off was clearly delineated - a sharp line where the litter inside ended and the yard outside started.  They stayed right there. Finally Ken suggested that we might get done faster if we didn't have to worry about them being underfoot.  I clapped my hands together and said, "C'mon, girls...let's go outside for a bit."  Those goofy chickens ran all the way to the other end of the run and stood in front of the people door waiting for me to open it and let them out.  <sigh>  Stoopid chickens!

 

Wide open and they wouldn't cross the line!


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post #26 of 28

Thanks, Frin!

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Thank you all for the win. A fun contest to read!
Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Congrats to Lady Mc and Blooie,    yes, it was a fun contest to read the entries.   Hope they run another one soon.

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