Originally Posted by Glasshen
Yesterday was the day of the Rooster Wars. Nice warm day, snow receding. I foolishly let everyone free range, including Earl and Mama who had been in sick bay. Junior had taken it into his head that he was in charge, and an epic fight ensued. Junior won. Earl was hiding in the coop. So Rascal, the strategist, decided it was the perfect time to challenge Junior. I was peeved with the whole lot of them so I plucked Rascal up and stuck him in a crate for the foreseeable future. This morning Junior made it clear there was no place in the coop for Earl. So he is back in sick bay having survived a bath and a lot of bluekote. None on me, he was too depressed to shake it off. Mama is with him, because while she is much better, she does not seem strong enough to endure the pecking order.
Note to self, it is better to treat the head rooster in the coop if at all possible. Now I need to create a retirement coop, and a bachelor coop.
Oh dear, while you made the scenario quite funny, I'm betting it was quite the headache. Poor Earl! I love my "mama" so I'd imagine your keeping them comfortable and they're getting a whole lot of love. Naughty Rascal and Junior. lol
Originally Posted by boskelli1571
So the center pic is the duck hut - mesh floor no boards, but yes you could fit 6-8 large birds in there. No insulation, but if I was using it outside for chickens, I think I would wrap it with Tyvek or something, Ducks don't mind drafts, but chickens do.
I also found it interesting about the stamps on the pallets. I'm going to be very careful looking in the future. Thank you for all the pics and information!
Originally Posted by Chicken girl 15
<b>HISIRISHGEM</b>chickenstock is May 28th in Harpursville. Very kid friendly as I have 5 of my own. Several from this thread are coming , maybe one of them can put a link to the thread on here. I'm a techno tard so I can't do it.
Hahaha. Too funny. I'll check to see what my husbands schedule will be like for that date. If he has it off, we'll come. It sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you for the invite.
Thank you .
Originally Posted by rancher hicks
Who here has ordered from Etsy? I'm considering ordering seeds but wondered about ordering seeds from multiple people. I don't want to have 10 purchases for 1 pack of seed each and pay postage for each package. If I can't put out ONE order I'll limit my purchase to just a couple of vendors. Except that it will mean only two packs of seeds.
None of the catalogs I get has EVERY color of foxglove. (yes I know they're poisonous but I'll be keeping the chickens away)
I've ordered lots of things from Etsy! I haven't had anything yet that has been bad. If you order multiple items per vender than you will pay multiple shipping. Try to stick with one vender if you can but I've found some excellent products on Etsy. They're not all that cheap sometimes, but I find quality products that I'm willing to pay for.
Originally Posted by jmdarrow
we bought a 6x8 shed from an amish family on rte 3 in pulaski. They added nesting boxes, pop door, roost for my chickens and a metal roof. no plywood at all, all solid pine heavy duty and paid $500 at the time. I am very pleased with my coop. we did add some more ventilation as a precaution and in the spring i will put a baby gate on the door to keep my silkies in during the rainy season. You can arrange for delivery through a towing company that they use, or depending on the size of your coop you could use a large utility trailer like we did.
Oh, that sounds pretty nice! If you know the address, could you please sent it through private message please? I'd love to take a ride out there if they still do it. I'm not sure if my husband will be willing to drive all the way out there, but it's worth a try. That's a great deal if they still charge that price for all the ammenities. Thank you for sharing that idea too!