**Blarney- you are so doing things the hard way!!! good grief woman!! hahahaha...beautiful yard though...get yourself a sleigh..if not just for watering...wow, and you are using the plastic wateres..OMG..I would have them broken by now if I hadn't seen the light..*Thank you Wing!*....and gotten the rubber bowls for watering...just flip-stomp-re-fill!! hahhaha..couldn't be easier..and boy do I NEED easier!
**Sally- Thank you for the info...yeah, the BLW-(HenBree), looks a little weird in the eye..I saw a bubble, so I am doing the VetRX right now- on everyone..it is natural..didn't think it could hurt them..they all look great, just the one eye w' bubble..so I am not taking any chances with things..I want to have the Tylan on hand "just in case" the Vet RX doesn't do "it"...better safe than sorry and for as little they want for it...we are talking about keeping the entire flock..even at 6..good to go..you know?!..they are all an investment......
**Hope you are well in this weather..I know what it does to me...
Tonights low in my area is 0, the lowest it has ever been for my chickens by a long shot. I'm wondering if there are any special things I should do like add a heat lamp or close off ventilation, or if my chickens will be fine just the way they are. My coop is completely draft free and I have two windows up top that I keep open pretty much all year round
I slightly closed the front "window"..only because the wind was blowing that way..it will most likely go back to it's normal blowing pattern, from the back. I wouldn't shut things up too much as it could/will promote humidity, very quickly inside ..I only have 6 birds, but the area is small...as cold as it is and getting, they are really going to be putting out the heat!!
Hello & welcome..Clinton co.here!! middle of the mountains.....
so you drove the whole way there and they said "sorry, can't do it!" ?.....and all that way..I don't think I would be in as good spirits about it as you...don't they send out info. as to what exactly the birds need for vaccs.?..anyway, so sorry to hear that Meta.-Danielle
that sounds good & I could even eat that, being careful with the onion..i think anything with cream cheese is a winner!!
so my chickens did not want to go outside.
They had the door open all day.
Finally I decided to put a garden bench right outside their open door with their water .
This is door to door service!
They DID go out to their garden bench " deck" for water
they also DID spill their food all over the inside of the coop-------but they have food right!
This deck idea might be something I can incorporate into my new coop plans..!
Are they spoiled or what?
birds in the wild have to find food and water IN THE SNOW and STAY WARM.....
so our chickens are doing pretty well--------
shelter provided and secured and food delivered!
yes, they are very spoiled!!