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Originally Posted by chiques chicks View Post

Actually, a few years ago there was a people house up the road from me made of straw. I think they used it for a few years until their other house was finished, or as a demonstration. Don't know if it's still there.

Let the three little pig jokes begin.

Since you technically need a permit to even put a fence post in the ground, I can not imagine the hoops one would have to jump for that.
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Since you technically need a permit to even put a fence post in the ground, I can not imagine the hoops one would have to jump for that.

Next township over. Things are different there.
Swedish flower hens, Orpingtons, including the albino gene, viral and Bourbon Red turkey. For now. I live where people travel to vacation, why should I go anywhere?
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House made of straw? Oh my intrigued.
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How long do you wait before you toss the clear eggs from the incubator? I'm only on day 5 but some already have nice veining and a few either have the red ring or nothing. Of course the 2 serama eggs I really, really wanted to hatch have nothing. 

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Etters, PA between Harrisburg and York.
Looking for a local feed store for a good organic grower feed...any suggestions?
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How long do you wait before you toss the clear eggs from the incubator? I'm only on day 5 but some already have nice veining and a few either have the red ring or nothing. Of course the 2 serama eggs I really, really wanted to hatch have nothing. 


I never throw out an egg until at least 7 or 8 days. Even then, only if I'm sure it's not developing and I need the space in the incubator.. I see no harm in leaving them in until the others hatch, though after 2 weeks, if I can still see through the egg as when it was first set, there is no chance for that one.

Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

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Raising lots of fun poultry: Cream Legbars, Welbars, Bielefelders, California Greys, and 6 colors / sizes of Ameraucanas

Also Turkeys, Guineas and Peafowl

 

I have eggs and chicks available for sale from some of these breeds, details at my website

How to make a hoop tractor

My Poultry Blog

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House made of straw? Oh my intrigued.
Hope this works. It's from 2007
You may have to go to desktop mode, I'm posting from my phone.

http://m.lancasteronline.com/lifestyle/building-a-house-of-straw/article_3fbe08cb-e0ec-55f0-b2ee-3ff23a6d6975.html?mode=jqm
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Etters, PA between Harrisburg and York.
Looking for a local feed store for a good organic grower feed...any suggestions?

Welcome aboard! Not my area, but I'm sure someone else will chime in.

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You need more chickens!

haha! My husband would KILL me if I brought more home lol.

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Bear:

 

Just a couple of things to add....are you going Bantam or Large Foul, and some breeds do well in pens and some need to free range....I personally think $2-300.00 is a bit low for coop costs...even if you build yourself...you might consider a pallet coop...(Sally Sunshine built a nice one and has links in her signature)....I bought a kit to start and it was really not well made....and like Aura says....build bigger than you think you will need...after you get started you will want room extra room to grow....my two cents

Bear----I recently made a new coop ----my version of Sally sunshines Hinkel haus that you can see in the coop section here in backyard chickens.    I was able to use pallets for walls and floors, had to buy t1-11 shed siding.

got free shingles

got low cost cinder blocks at habitat for humanity restore

also got vinyl floor tiles at the hab for hum restore

had to buy wood for roof supports and roof board

hardware--------hinges and nails and screws are costly , believe it or not....

used 2 old windows that were in the basement and made a few hardware cloth windows

family helped with the labor----this was very helpful

I am still painting it and working on the nest boxes and roosts

its 4x8

hardware cloth is costly............but I feel its hard to go around this as its a safety measure.

 

I am still building the new run...........

 

I am not sure what I spent all together.............but its at least 200 but it would have cost MUCH MUCH more

 

plus the pallets I got were excellent...........truly excellent quality...........

 

I have a basic picture on here.........just click on my profile and find pics

 

 

I also totally agree with Stake that the prefab ones are very thin wood and poorly constructed yet seem to look pretty in advertisements etc............

building you own is hard work ,

if you are trying to keep costs down it takes time to gather low cost materials from craigs list or freecycle etc............

 

In my opinion and bigger than you need,   well thought out, home made coop is better than a prefab.  

 

I made this new coop thinking it will be big enough for my needs for a long time.

Last year was my first coop .................and first time raising chickens............now that I know I want to keep doing this I made a big , durable, coop that I am thinking will last for a long time.

 

building coops is a lot of work!   so I don't want to do this too often!

 

Raising chickens is not that hard.

building coops and runs is the hardest part , in my opinion!

 

Now keep in mind I have 4 chickens only..........

 

but still if the the coop and run are a good set up..............

 

feed, water, clean out --------------is not that hard

occasional special events occur

buy food and supplies

 

raising a few chickens is comparable to another type of pet............( cat or dog) 

 

good luck!

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