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post #11 of 16

Oh, a week is pretty new...probably partially acclimation to a new place, good that they are sheltering in the coop.

How old are they?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
All are 8-9 months. Just was a little disgruntled because they were outside all the time before yesterday

Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

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Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

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post #13 of 16

Chickens are fickle...

....as long as there's plenty of room inside, nothing wrong with them being inside.

You want them to be comfortable.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Cool. They seem happy i suppose. Just a change from what they used to do. Now just hoping they give me a few eggs through winter to keep my wife happy haha

Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

Reply

Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

Reply
post #15 of 16

Were they laying for who ever you got them from?

The move to a new place may put them off laying anywhere from days to weeks.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
All three were. We had one egg two days ago from one of the pekins.

I do know not to expect eggs now probably untill spring, my wife doesn't understand completely though.

Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

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Husband to a loving wife, Father to a baby girl, and keeper of 4 chickens.

 

2 Exchequer Leghorns (Thyme, Rosmary) a Partridge Pekin (Nutmeg), two brahmas, speckled sussex, two unknown.

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