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Originally Posted by AmsoilJim View Post

Hi all, here from Lewiston/Youngstown area. I have 3 pearl white leghorns, almost 2 years old. I also just got 6 RIR chicks a couple weeks ago.


Recently I've been on here checking out new chick threads, and threads of people hatching eggs. Now I find myself looking how to build incubators and looking at different breeds.
My wife even asked me the other day if I was going to build a bigger coop.

Jim,

I started out two years ago with a small coop and 32 chicks, 25 freedom rangers for the freezer and 6 buff orpingtons to raise for layers. I currently have 4 turkeys, 10 layer hens and a rooster. This year I have about 300 chicks on order. These critters are like Pringles, once you start, you can't stop. :lol: 

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Hello,  I'm JK from the Hudson Valley area near west point.  I have a flock of 10 hens 2 roosters and 8 chicks growing out in the brooder.  I mainly have cochin bantams but just got buff orpington bantam chicks and porcelain d'uccle bantams.  Glad to see a lot of New Yorkers on the site

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I have a good sized hatch due this week and had a buyer just back out please lmk if anyone is looking for some chicks these are all breeder/show quality potential chicks pm me for more info some of the eggs are from other BYCer's others from different breeders around the country. I also have a few older grow out chicks. Should have cream Legbars, Marans, orps, leghorns, SFH and possibly Russian Orloffs. As well as some pure Ameraucana. I'm located near Saratoga and offer local meet up. I should also have some for chickenstock that I could hold and bring then as well 🐣😊
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Originally Posted by AmsoilJim View Post

Hi all, here from Lewiston/Youngstown area. I have 3 pearl white leghorns, almost 2 years old. I also just got 6 RIR chicks a couple weeks ago.





Recently I've been on here checking out new chick threads, and threads of people hatching eggs. Now I find myself looking how to build incubators and looking at different breeds.
My wife even asked me the other day if I was going to build a bigger coop.
I've built two incubators. The second was way better than the first. Let me know if you have any questions.

I haven't updated this in a year, but here's some notes.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1085481/taos-incubator-build-notes/20#post_16740669
Edited by tao chick - 3/21/17 at 5:23am
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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Its worse than any hobby ive ever had. We started with 8 and now have over 200 and that's just chickens. We are about to order 40 turkey and 100 more chicks.
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Its worse than any hobby ive ever had. We started with 8 and now have over 200 and that's just chickens. We are about to order 40 turkey and 100 more chicks.

I'm pretty sure my fiancé would leave me or throw me in the Hudson river if I had that many birds lol.  although we have 10 hens 2 roosters 4 guinea fowl 2 mallard ducklings 8 chicks and over 30 eggs in the incubator and 2 runner ducklings to be picked up Thursday and 4 turkey coming in april... oh man we may have over 200 in a couple years.... :D I'm okay with that lol :cd

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I'm pretty sure my fiancé would leave me or throw me in the Hudson river if I had that many birds lol.  although we have 10 hens 2 roosters 4 guinea fowl 2 mallard ducklings 8 chicks and over 30 eggs in the incubator and 2 runner ducklings to be picked up Thursday and 4 turkey coming in april... oh man we may have over 200 in a couple years.... big_smile.png I'm okay with that lol D.gif
be cautious its addicting. We have a small homestead developing and use meat and eggs to barter.
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yes it certainly is, I grew up on a dairy farm so this helps fill the void of not being able to have Holsteins lol.  I won't get too big though we have plenty of acreage but I don't plan on getting any more birds for a while after we get these ducks and turkeys.

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yes it certainly is, I grew up on a dairy farm so this helps fill the void of not being able to have Holsteins lol.  I won't get too big though we have plenty of acreage but I don't plan on getting any more birds for a while after we get these ducks and turkeys.
I grew up on a dairy farm too, and have that same feeling of missing holsteins and jerseys. I think that once you're a farmer it's hard to change your mindset. Making the best use of the land was ingrained in my upbringing. We only have 2 acres but it came with 2 barns. Barns are for livestock, so one that was supposed to be part coop has turned into all coop. I only have 22 birds right now, but that is typical for me for end of winter. I'm incubating 90 in April, and maybe 90 more in May. I'm getting at least a dozen chicks at chickenstock.
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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Whew! It's been above freezing the last few days, so it was time to clean out the coop. I hadn't cleaned it all since that last warm spell. Since then I've just been piling on fresh bedding.
We got hit hard by Stella, and the ladies weren't going outside - even though we shoveled a bit of the run for them (not the whole thing....it's over 3000sq ft).

I couldn't get to our pile in the woods, and the composted is full (mostly snow...) so I tossed the old bedding into the run. The ladies were thrilled! They were also fascinated by the clean coop. You'd think it was a whole new place. I spent a good 20 minutes just watching them explore the coop they've lived in since they moved out of the brooder.[IMG]

I've been doing some of that too. Then they can rework it. Too they have the hay bales that either get broken open or I break open. Too I sometimes dig up a bit so they have to scratch and work it some more.  

I hear you on the compost pile. I've got a new one but it's back to far and without snow blowing a path I won't get to it. So it's into the run the stuff goes.  The plan is to dump a small bale of peat moss in there too. It looks as though your run is covered like mine. That keeps things relatively drier, though not completely dry here. I like your splash hen.  

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PLEASE NOTE I MAY QUOTE YOU BUT MAY NOT BE DIRECTING COMMENTS TO YOU. 

 

NOTHING KEEPS A BODY PRISONER LIKE OLD AGE. 

 

Pictures and comments are merely suggestions. No one idea works for everyone. ; ) 

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