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Thaks Fuzzy, he does construction of big structures - he is one of those crazy guys who climbs around in the structural steel 30 stories above ground.  He is also a very good welder.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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Ooh... That would scare me...
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Is anyone watching frozen planet?
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
At the very least, wipe the poop off your feet before getting in the car.

"Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"
Good night sweet Trousers, The Derp Club will miss you.
Treasure the love you recieve above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. Og Mandino
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Could you threaten her with harassment? Or slander or something? Character assassination?

I don't play those kind of games, but the statute does provide for the opportunity to seek remedy for harassment. That is one card in the deck. 

I do not plan to sink to her level, but I will explore all avenues of protecting my homestead. 

 

I'm hoping to her from the ordinance guy soon.
 

 

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Hi, need some help, got meat birds coming fri. got the brooder ready today 4'x4' square wood box on the tractor. my problem is, I have 250 heat lamps turned it on for about 15 min and it got to 108,,,what size bulb would you use, there are vent holes around the top and it is outside, under our second floor deck-3season porch. I plan to check on a lower watt red lamp tomorrow 


I'm having the same issues right now beacuse of these ambient temps outside.  I even had my ducklings out in a wire pen just beacuse it was so bloody hot!  Anyway, I switched from a 250W bulb to a 75W full spectrum (I had on hand) and I only turn that on before I go to bed when the outside is cooler.  All day the brooders have been picture perfect 85 degrees.  Those are my CX that are now two weeks old.  So, they do make 125W heat but you could try a regular 100 or 75W bulb.  With the temperatures we're having it's a check and wait thing.  I think the temps are falling in the Muskegon area in a week or so, back to the 50's.  BTW, I've used both white and red and had the same results with bird temperment. 
 

 

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I'm having the same issues right now beacuse of these ambient temps outside.  I even had my ducklings out in a wire pen just beacuse it was so bloody hot!  Anyway, I switched from a 250W bulb to a 75W full spectrum (I had on hand) and I only turn that on before I go to bed when the outside is cooler.  All day the brooders have been picture perfect 85 degrees.  Those are my CX that are now two weeks old.  So, they do make 125W heat but you could try a regular 100 or 75W bulb.  With the temperatures we're having it's a check and wait thing.  I think the temps are falling in the Muskegon area in a week or so, back to the 50's.  BTW, I've used both white and red and had the same results with bird temperment. 
 

 



I keep forgetting you guys are getting 80's down there - we have been getting mostly highs of up to the 50's

 

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 



My Chickens
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I keep forgetting you guys are getting 80's down there - we have been getting mostly highs of up to the 50's

It was really hot here, upper sixties and maybe into the lower seventies today. I know I was uncomfortable outside today, it was too warm too quickly for me, even in shorts and a t-shirt (but I wear those when it is in the 40s, haha).

I will be preparing to protect the fruit trees if we get a frost, since they're about to push leaves. I don't want to loose blossoms and tender young growth to a frost because of this early early spring.

My backyard flock: 9 Araucana girls, 2 Araucana boys, 1 Olive Egger!

 

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My backyard flock: 9 Araucana girls, 2 Araucana boys, 1 Olive Egger!

 

Mini Yooper Goats and Other Critters

My website for my Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Araucana Chickens, and Magpie Ducks

 

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Hi, need some help, got meat birds coming fri. got the brooder ready today 4'x4' square wood box on the tractor. my problem is, I have 250 heat lamps turned it on for about 15 min and it got to 108,,,what size bulb would you use, there are vent holes around the top and it is outside, under our second floor deck-3season porch. I plan to check on a lower watt red lamp tomorrow 

Sorry, I missed this earlier.

 

Can you move the lamp higher above the brooder?  

I have 2 Rubbermaid water troughs that I use for brooders. The 250 red heat lamps are at one end and the chicks can move back and forth to the warmer end as they see fit. I have a thermometer in the middle so I have a pretty good idea of the temperature. 

Your 4x4 box should have enough area for the chicks to find a warm spot if they want it. 

 

I'm no expert, but I've been watching my ducklings and chicks and they are thriving with what I have set up.
 

 

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Yes, they are really that big. AND, next to the bantams they look even bigger. I gave them their females today. They have Blue Marans and Blue Splash Marans. Big Boy is being good as gold now. I just don't think he likes the color blue. Hope he doesn't hold it against his girls LOL

Don't know why.....Blue is my favorite color.
 

 



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BIG HUGE MISTAKE and I am really paying for it now.

No lecture here....live & learn.


 

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I haven't talked to him yet. Maybe on Monday.

Oiy. My creativity is being stifled. Any sober carpenter can make a square barn. lau.gif  How boring!!
 

 

Yeah, square is boring but so easy to clean!
 

 



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Well that was interesting.

After working in the backyard all day, raking, cleaning, cutting wood and other chores, my complaining neighbor had a few words for me. As I stacked some wood along the fence, she called me a "Ducking Fick".  Such language from a "lady"!  

Hope you smiled back and blew her a kiss.
 

 


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Sorry, I missed this earlier.

 

Can you move the lamp higher above the brooder?  

I have 2 Rubbermaid water troughs that I use for brooders. The 250 red heat lamps are at one end and the chicks can move back and forth to the warmer end as they see fit. I have a thermometer in the middle so I have a pretty good idea of the temperature. 

Your 4x4 box should have enough area for the chicks to find a warm spot if they want it. 

 

I'm no expert, but I've been watching my ducklings and chicks and they are thriving with what I have set up.
 

 


I have the same set-up but the 250W is too much.  Tonight I will probably have no heat on at all!  The brooder is still 85degF and it's almost 10PM. 
 

 

John "pop-pop" Anderson

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
John "pop-pop" Anderson

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.
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