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That sounds like a good dinner...

My dinner is getting cooked outside today.

thank you, if i could cook this outside, i would, but its done now, and we just finished eating, now my dh will wash the dishes, hes good that way, i cook, he cleans sometimesthumbsup.gif

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post #26932 of 65583
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I pitch mine out at that age as soon as temps are above 40F at night as long as there are at least 6 to huddle for warmth.

As for Pepper, your son needs a goat...LOL

Yeah there are 6 of them, lol no goat for us - hubby would lose his mind hahaha

Aussie now living in Central PA.

 

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What the heck?! We bought our goats for a LOT more! I wish I knew about auctions!!!

Are there any in this area?

 

Also, I got pictures of our rooster with the color-changing comb. I'll be posting later. Fireworks tonight, so I'm trying to get chores done early. hmm.png Hot hot hot!

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What the heck?! We bought our goats for a LOT more! I wish I knew about auctions!!!

Are there any in this area?

 

Also, I got pictures of our rooster with the color-changing comb. I'll be posting later. Fireworks tonight, so I'm trying to get chores done early. hmm.png Hot hot hot!

where ya at?

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What the heck?! We bought our goats for a LOT more! I wish I knew about auctions!!!

Are there any in this area?

 

Also, I got pictures of our rooster with the color-changing comb. I'll be posting later. Fireworks tonight, so I'm trying to get chores done early. hmm.png Hot hot hot!

If anyone wants "just goats" & doesn't care what breed then I can pick some up at the next auction. They will have to be young or small to fit in my car for the trip home but I could swing probably 4-5 in 1 trip as long as they will fit in my cages or on kids' laps.

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post #26936 of 65583

So I built a brooder for the eggs I am hatching along with a Nipple watering system.  I will still have to build a coop and another nipple waterer for that.  But I have some time, like 9-10 weeks before I have to acomplish that.  Plan on mounting a piece of plywood on an angle underneath and then attach a piece of rain spouting on the front for a poop board/collection system.  I also have 3 bins of mealworms that I am trying to cycle through to have more b4 the little buggers hatch.

 

 

 

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As for the chicks going outside it is normally done by starting them in the brooder with a heat lamp at 95 degrees for the first week then you lower it by 5 degrees every week.  So if they are 3 weeks old they should be at about 80 degrees. and its like 95 here today.... I think your safe during the day.  A heat lamp might be needed for at night.

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post #26937 of 65583

okay-----I still need some advice re:  how to apply my shingles...........

 

I have a thin yet large piece of wood that I thought would be a good roof

 

Should I stain and seal it and then nail the shingles on

 

I do not have tar paper and trying to keep costs low.

 

OR should I just staple the shingles on?

 

also the wood is thin............I have shingle nails.............not sure how long yet I am imagining lots of nails sticking out below the wood..........probably wont matter because its not in the actually living space of the coop-----its a lean too over the coop..................do you agree that it doesn't matter if nails stick out the bottom of the roof board?

 

its a back pain kinda day so I am having ice on the back and doing some planning.....

thanks in advance!  

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Originally Posted by SilkieSensation View Post

If anyone wants "just goats" & doesn't care what breed then I can pick some up at the next auction. They will have to be young or small to fit in my car for the trip home but I could swing probably 4-5 in 1 trip as long as they will fit in my cages or on kids' laps.

 

I only need them for "forage". They're supposed to be keeping down my multiflora rose, etc. I have 3 Boer mix wethers.

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where ya at?


near Honesdale (up past Scranton).

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I have a couple questions for you duck people out there. Although I am not allowed by the wife to get a goat, she is ok with cute little duckies. So, with that said, I don't know anything about ducks! I have a small coy fish pond but that's it for water. It's about 10' x 4' and kidney shaped. Is that good enough? Can I just build a small coop for them with access to the pond? The pond freezes over in the winter, do they need access to "swimming" water in the winter? If I am correct, they eat the same food as chickens but do they need anything else? How quickly do they grow? Do they grow at the same pace as chickens? When will they start to lay eggs? What else should I know about raising ducks?
Too many chickens in my wife's opinion and I only have 28!
2 RIR, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 5 leghorns, 7 BLack Copper Marans, 3 Olive Eggers, 8 Black Australorps, 2 Easter Eggers...how is that too many???
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Too many chickens in my wife's opinion and I only have 28!
2 RIR, 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte, 5 leghorns, 7 BLack Copper Marans, 3 Olive Eggers, 8 Black Australorps, 2 Easter Eggers...how is that too many???
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post #26940 of 65583
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Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm View Post

okay
I still need some advice re:  how to apply my shingles...........

I have a thin yet large piece of wood that I thought would be a good roof

Should I stain and seal it and then nail the shingles on

I do not have tar paper and trying to keep costs low.

OR should I just staple the shingles on?

also the wood is thin............I have shingle nails.............not sure how long yet I am imagining lots of nails sticking out below the wood..........probably wont matter because its not in the actually living space of the coop
its a lean too over the coop..................do you agree that it doesn't matter if nails stick out the bottom of the roof board?

its a back pain kinda day so I am having ice on the back and doing some planning.....
thanks in advance!  

Tar paper is used as an extra moisture barrier between the shingles and the wood so I would recommend it if your looking long term. I don't remember it being expensive either, I got a 50 foot roll for $25. I've never heard of sealing the wood either before applying shingles. With the nails they actually say the nails should be poking through the wood, if you don't go deep enough the wind will blow the shingles off.

Another word of advice is if your using a piece of half inch plywood which it sounds like you are, make sure your rafters aren't too far apart or the roof will sag.
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