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Originally Posted by Lapeerian View Post


Normal amount of toes, not feathered feet, what type of comb? Legs look pink, not yellow.
My random guess is chocolate Orp, for no reason at all lol

That's what my guess was going to be too.  Chocolate something.

I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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Hello everyone! I am brand new to raising chickens, I am trying to learn and gather as much info as possible. I am hoping to be able to purchase a small flock and start raising chickens for eggs this spring. I was thinking about starting out with 6-12 chicks. I am also on a budget so I am looking at making a coop from pallets. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am located in Saratoga county, any other's located in Saratoga county?
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That's what my guess was going to be too.  Chocolate something.
Looked up chocolate Orp, the chicks have a yellow underside and darker back, so not that color. Scrolled through chickenbreedslist.com, pink legs would be Orp or Sussex.
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@LuvMyChicks1491I am so sorry for your loss! How terrible.
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When it rains it pours!!! Had my hen with the cut in the crib brooder on the porch and it has saved her life. I went out to do chores this morning and was thinking how quiet it was. No crowing...Once I opened the door to my hoop coop I found out why...They were dead! They were all on the floor all dead except one rooster. He isn't in good shape at all I think that his neck may be broken. I'm not sure, but I think that I'm going to have to put him down. I can't bare to see him suffering. They weren't eaten at all just all dead. I'm pretty sure that it was a mink/weasel. There wasn't any signs of it being anything bigger. I have the welded wire over the panels so there wasn't a way for anything big to get in there. I did notice this afternoon a hole by the pop door that was about 2 inches wide. I have straw bales in front of the door because I don't use that one during the winter. I have cleaned up all the bodies and set a trap in the coop . I hope that it will come back tonight so I can take care of it. I just really worry cause the hoop coop is right next to the duck coop. I would lose it if I woke up to all my ducks dead!  The hardest thing was telling the kids.,,

 

Oh and they were the all of my large fowl birds...I knew I needed more, but I didn't think that it would be this soon...

 

 

 

 

Luv I don't know if this will help you at all but I have 3 healthy BSL's you can have free. "Dinner" (because she's a naughty girl, & she is often threaten with being made just that) lays a JUMBO egg almost every day and her 2 sister hens "Lunch" and "Breakfast" lay an extra large egg almost every day. They will be 1 yr old May 6th of this coming spring. I would be happy to give you these girls if it would help at all. I don't know where you live, but I live in Rome, NY all you need do is pick the girls up. Let me know if this would help.    


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Looked up chocolate Orp, the chicks have a yellow underside and darker back, so not that color. Scrolled through chickenbreedslist.com, pink legs would be Orp or Sussex.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see! She's a bigger chick like my lav orp was
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Originally Posted by ArielleL View Post

Hello everyone! I am brand new to raising chickens, I am trying to learn and gather as much info as possible. I am hoping to be able to purchase a small flock and start raising chickens for eggs this spring. I was thinking about starting out with 6-12 chicks. I am also on a budget so I am looking at making a coop from pallets. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am located in Saratoga county, any other's located in Saratoga county?


Welcome to the chicken enablers circle! :)    You will find several coop designs in the Learning Center - that will give you some ideas. If you care to see my pics I have made all of my coops, some with pallet wood. If you are new to pallet wood building, try to get the heat treated pallets only (usually marked HT  somewhere). The older pallets were all treated with chemicals and may still 'off-gas', so are not good for any livestock.

This site has tons of info. on everything chicken, but remember, a lot of it is someone's opinion - don't take it as gospel - just because it's printed doesn't make it true, including me! Also, as others will tell you - what works for one, may not work for you.

  Enjoy your new addiction I mean hobby!   :thumbsup

Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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Expat Brit living the dream - 40ish chickens, 2 Beagles, 2 cats, rabbits........and counting.

Blogger for: www.thehappychickencoop.com

 

    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.     Mother Teresa

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post #50798 of 54423
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Welcome to the chicken enablers circle! smile.png     You will find several coop designs in the Learning Center - that will give you some ideas. If you care to see my pics I have made all of my coops, some with pallet wood. If you are new to pallet wood building, try to get the heat treated pallets only (usually marked HT  somewhere). The older pallets were all treated with chemicals and may still 'off-gas', so are not good for any livestock.
This site has tons of info. on everything chicken, but remember, a lot of it is someone's opinion - don't take it as gospel - just because it's printed doesn't make it true, including me! Also, as others will tell you - what works for one, may not work for you.
  Enjoy your new addiction I mean hobby!   thumbsup.gif

I would love to see pictures of your pallet coops. I was wondering if anyone had success with them. I have never worked with pallets sothanks fopassin on the info
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Originally Posted by ArielleL View Post

Hello everyone! I am brand new to raising chickens, I am trying to learn and gather as much info as possible. I am hoping to be able to purchase a small flock and start raising chickens for eggs this spring. I was thinking about starting out with 6-12 chicks. I am also on a budget so I am looking at making a coop from pallets. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I am located in Saratoga county, any other's located in Saratoga county?

 

Welcome to BYC. 

Last year was my 1st year with chickens and on BYC... there are tons of wonderful people here to help you along the way. Access to numerous kinds of chicks that you can buy direct from these wonderful people, support when things don't go as planned and plenty of support to enable chicken craziness.

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Originally Posted by Devona View Post

Does anyone know if an opossum would kill a grown chicken or a rabbit? My son just heard a crash in the backyard and when we put on the light, there was a huge one drinking from the water bowl. I hope it's completely nocturnal. If it shows up during the daylight when my critters are out, God only knows what we'll do.


Yes they do sometimes ....if they did ..it would probably be at night .

Opossum that I have seen around here at night have never bothered my chickens..

They are usually just walking through ..

They may be able to find some food scraps around outside also

My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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My Family - Itty bittys - 5/31/2015 ,Raptors 5/5/2015 ,Marker -Aug 26 Blondie -Aug 29 2014, - 2 BBEEs Aug 16 2014- YapYap- May 23 2014, Bobby & Bree from Tab may 17 2014, Spot -July 1 2014,  3 Plymouth Rocks - 3/15 2014 ,Tweety - hatched Feb 17, 2014 , Americanas & Sumatras - May 18 2013 , Rexy & Roxy- March 8, 2013 - Australorp Roo Lucky-Aug 2012 ,6 chicks April 15 2012 , 1 cat -Toma
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