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Wow, it's really beautiful out tonight with all the snow! I'm not usualy a fan of snow and cold but it's laying on everything tonight in big clumps smile.png We actualy had to drive home from my daughter's dance class tonight in it, up the mountain, but the scenery was great. Anyone who actualy needs to get out and drive in it, drive slow and be careful. We saw one lady who plowed in to a snow bank and some impatient guy, passing those of us going slow down a hill, almost lose control.
Edited by Auroradream26 - 12/13/16 at 5:36pm
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #65672 of 69402
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I'm wanting to know what kind of lighting ya'll use in the coop. With the daylight being shorter as it is my girls aren't getting enough light since the cold has really set in. They tend to stay inside a lot. They have 2 windows, but that's not enough light. I do have a new layer though. A Easter egger has laid 2 eggs. Right now though I'm lucky if I'm getting an egg a day out of 27 layers!!!

We're using a small lamp with 40W lumen equivalent in the coop, and a 60W under the coop shining into the run. The lights come on before dawn until it gets light, then come on again at dusk until a little before 9pm.

We can never hear the chickens from the house but last night my son woke me up because he could hear them. We ran out at 3:30 and something went over our 6ft fence. Chickens quietened down after we scared whatever it was away.
Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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Buff Orpington | New Hampshire Red | Ayam Cemani | Crested Cream Legbar | Silver Welbar | Blue Orpington | Araucana | Ameraucana | White Minorca | Blue Laced Red Wyandotte | Super Blue Egg Layer and BCMs taken by a hawk
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post #65673 of 69402
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Originally Posted by hippiechickX4 View Post

I'm wanting to know what kind of lighting ya'll use in the coop. With the daylight being shorter as it is my girls aren't getting enough light since the cold has really set in. They tend to stay inside a lot. They have 2 windows, but that's not enough light. I do have a new layer though. A Easter egger has laid 2 eggs. Right now though I'm lucky if I'm getting an egg a day out of 27 layers!!!


I use something like this: http://a.co/eili66y

Be sure you get 110v, not 12v (unless you want to run it off a car battery). Also, some have cords and some need to be hard-wired.

 

Then, I get this for the timer: http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-timer-95205.html

 

Currently, the timer is on from 6:00 to 7:30 AM, but I am moving that back about an hour a week until it comes on at 1 or 2.

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

Incubator Recommendations

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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

Incubator Recommendations

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Originally Posted by KJ6485 View Post

1 hour 49 mins. She is free to a good home , not to be eaten!

I would have to see and you don't have to worry about her being eaten here cause all of our animals get a name and get to retire and die of old age.
Edited by Chicken Egg 17 - 12/13/16 at 8:23pm
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Originally Posted by kie4 View Post


We're using a small lamp with 40W lumen equivalent in the coop, and a 60W under the coop shining into the run. The lights come on before dawn until it gets light, then come on again at dusk until a little before 9pm.

We can never hear the chickens from the house but last night my son woke me up because he could hear them. We ran out at 3:30 and something went over our 6ft fence. Chickens quietened down after we scared whatever it was away.


Kie4:

 

I'd hazard a guess that was a fox....not many critters can jump a 6' fence....

I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs,,,babies: x1CCL(pullet), x2 bk americunas, x1 silkie
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I learn something from everyone I meet, sometimes its what not to do

Current crew: the BOYS: x2 CCL x1 BCM, x1 OE young'in, GIRLS:, 2 BCMs, x2 CCLs,,,babies: x1CCL(pullet), x2 bk americunas, x1 silkie
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Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

Awesome. How long did you last with the bators off? Haha. Why only 1 Biele? Are they just not producing many eggs right now? I love my Biele, Helga. She has the funniest chicken run I think I've ever seen! She is a gentle soul, too.
Congratulations!

They are gorgeous. I think I still want a few of those banty Cochins first though. And some others of course... hide.gif

The last chicks of 2016 hatched 10/1, this next batch are due 1/1/2017, so exactly 3 months between hatches. The incubators were turned off for 2 months and 11 days. The 3 months sounds better, so I'm going with the stat that I only hatched 9 months of the year.

 

The Biels only laid a single egg this week (from 8 pullets/hens). They are not reliable winter layers without added lighting, but then none of the other breeds are laying much now.

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

Incubator Recommendations

Reply

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

Incubator Recommendations

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Trying to see the bright side - the earliest sunsets of the year were last week (4:36 here), so the amount of daylight I have after work is actually increasing now (by 1 minute, but still, it's moving in the right direction).

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

Incubator Recommendations

Reply

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

Incubator Recommendations

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post #65678 of 69402

You could always drink your breakfast and supper. It's like the Slim Fast diet, only it is a Happy Fast!!

Then the sunrise and sunset will not matter so much! You will be too happy (or passed out. But that is another story) to care!


Edited by MotorcycleChick - 12/14/16 at 5:07am

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I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7

COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT, CHAOS18

POISON CONTROL, MELTEL

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post #65679 of 69402
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Originally Posted by kie4 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by hippiechickX4 View Post

I'm wanting to know what kind of lighting ya'll use in the coop. With the daylight being shorter as it is my girls aren't getting enough light since the cold has really set in. They tend to stay inside a lot. They have 2 windows, but that's not enough light. I do have a new layer though. A Easter egger has laid 2 eggs. Right now though I'm lucky if I'm getting an egg a day out of 27 layers!!!

We're using a small lamp with 40W lumen equivalent in the coop, and a 60W under the coop shining into the run. The lights come on before dawn until it gets light, then come on again at dusk until a little before 9pm.

We can never hear the chickens from the house but last night my son woke me up because he could hear them. We ran out at 3:30 and something went over our 6ft fence. Chickens quietened down after we scared whatever it was away.

 

Glad you were able to scare whatever it was away! Now you will have to be extra vigilant...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by hippiechickX4 View Post

I'm wanting to know what kind of lighting ya'll use in the coop. With the daylight being shorter as it is my girls aren't getting enough light since the cold has really set in. They tend to stay inside a lot. They have 2 windows, but that's not enough light. I do have a new layer though. A Easter egger has laid 2 eggs. Right now though I'm lucky if I'm getting an egg a day out of 27 layers!!!


I use something like this: http://a.co/eili66y

Be sure you get 110v, not 12v (unless you want to run it off a car battery). Also, some have cords and some need to be hard-wired.

 

Then, I get this for the timer: http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-timer-95205.html

 

Currently, the timer is on from 6:00 to 7:30 AM, but I am moving that back about an hour a week until it comes on at 1 or 2.

You always know where to get the good stuff Dennis!

 

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Originally Posted by dheltzel View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnneInTheBurbs View Post

Awesome. How long did you last with the bators off? Haha. Why only 1 Biele? Are they just not producing many eggs right now? I love my Biele, Helga. She has the funniest chicken run I think I've ever seen! She is a gentle soul, too.
Congratulations!

They are gorgeous. I think I still want a few of those banty Cochins first though. And some others of course... hide.gif

The last chicks of 2016 hatched 10/1, this next batch are due 1/1/2017, so exactly 3 months between hatches. The incubators were turned off for 2 months and 11 days. The 3 months sounds better, so I'm going with the stat that I only hatched 9 months of the year.

 

The Biels only laid a single egg this week (from 8 pullets/hens). They are not reliable winter layers without added lighting, but then none of the other breeds are laying much now.

 

Okay, we'll give you three months.  Haha!  The girls that have started laying for me are cranking those eggs out amazingly well.  Looks like its 2 BSL and 1 Cali Gray so far.  I have been keeping the lights on for them until 7 at night, but more so that they can find their way in and get situated.  It seems the one turkey will try to roost outside if I don't have the light on.  :rolleyes:  It is of course making them lay through the winter, but I'm okay with that right now since it is their first "season". 

 

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Originally Posted by dheltzel View Post
 

Trying to see the bright side - the earliest sunsets of the year were last week (4:36 here), so the amount of daylight I have after work is actually increasing now (by 1 minute, but still, it's moving in the right direction).

 

 

Looks like the shortest day of the year is the 21st, so we should be seeing more sunshine soon! Yay!  I wish I could predict the sun's patterns for my property, so I can plan my garden bed placement better.  Any idea how to tell where the strongest light will be in the summer months? Anybody?  I think I know where the best placement will be, but I want to make sure before I build raised beds and start moving all that soil!  Speaking of which, will have to find some cheap soil too...  So much to do!  It's wonderful!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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A few random chicken pics. Rusty Shackleford in the first two pictures.









The chickens and turkeys all like to sit under and around this bush. Hopefully in the spring and summer they will find a new spot. Otherwise, this will get stinky and sticky quickly! tongue.png

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford
Owner of one Pitbull mix dog, one Red Lored Amazon, one Timneh African Grey, one Eclectus parrot, and one very tolerant husband. Starting over with a new flock. So far, some Olive Eggers, Cream Legbars, Blue Egg Laying Black Sex Links, California Grays, Wellbars, White Turkeys and other assorted chickies.
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