thanks, it could have been much worse though, my dad (thank God he lives nextdoor) ran over and fixed the issue and also gave his vote of either feral cat or raccoon. But I know there are two feral cats running around the area. Never imagined they could climb the tree and then smash themselves through the ventilation space (maybe 6 inches in height). Still horrible for my little guy. Lost a Buff Orpington, booted bantam hen, and some red sex links
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-DIY slushies to keep chickens cool in the heat-
*Makes enough for about 6 LF chickens*
You will need:
A large bowl
About a dozen 1oz ice cubes
A couple cups of fresh fruits and veggies
Place the ice cubes in the blender and blend them so no piece is bigger than a dime.
Add your fruit/veggies into the blender with the blended ice.
Pour into bowl and feed to your flock!
Don't feed this to often. Use it as a treat for hot days.
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Just discovered this contest. Let's see if I can find that photo of my infamous candler that Sally loves laughing at. he he...someone actually saw it, and made one like it! Hope I can find that photo.
I found that EASY to build nesting boxes, can be made with Home Depot or Lowe's buckets. We just tilted them slightly, so the eggs roll to the back. We have the bar in front because the hens pace in front of the boxes trying to encourage the hens, in the box they want to use, to hurry up. The buckets pop out, for us to clean. When one of my hens went broody, we popped the whole bucket out (with her in it) and moved her into a safer area. We tilt a board on the top to keep the hens from perching on top of the boxes. It was down when I took this photo.
The frame we used to tilt the front of the buckets also keeps them from rolling.
I made one based on your photos! I'll try to get a photo of it. I need to shorten the barrel to make it brighter for the darker eggs. But other than that, I love it!!