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Seth , You can move them out into a coop earlier depending on how warm it is outside. could put a heat lamp in with them for awhile at night until they're feathered out.

 



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I love my composters!  I had Russ build 2 of them last year, and they worked great.  Though I think we build up a little too much compostable waste for two... now a lot less since the chickens are now the midpoint in the Circle O' Food.  Speaking of which... the barred rock and the australorps have already learned that, if the others see me and come running to me, there is something good in store for them.

 

horseshowmomnv, it looks great so far!  And we'll have several nice days to get work done... I'm mourning the fact that I don't have $200 just lying around for me to stain the rest of the fence.  It'll have to wait until the important things are done.

 

Got the rest of my rabbit cages today!  Now they get to go sit in a corner until the springtime work is done and I actually have time to build a nesting box.
 

 

are you going to get some rabbits or do you have other plans for the cages? 
 

 


Edited by chicharomirinda - 3/3/12 at 4:12pm

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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post #10652 of 19574

Missy, I found this idea on pinterest.  scroll about half way down the page on this link to see the instructions. looks cool. 

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http://johnzlatnik.blogspot.com/search/label/vertical%20garden


Edited by chicharomirinda - 3/3/12 at 4:11pm

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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post #10653 of 19574
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Missy, I found this idea on pinterest.  scroll about half way down the page on this link to see the instructions. looks cool. 

DSC02478.jpg

 

http://johnzlatnik.blogspot.com/search/label/vertical%20garden


That's a great use of space!  I like it.  I wonder how well it would hold moisture in our climate, though.  That's the biggest problem I find with a lot of these green gardening techniques... they're great for places that actually get humidity and rain.  I love the self-watering planters for that reason... the only evaporation is through the leaves of the plant.

 

We're going to get rabbits and raise them for meat.  But since chick/gardening season is right on us, I'm not going to start rabbits until that all calms down.  A lady was getting rid of the cages for free on Craigslist, and we had already planned to do it, so I went up and got the cages.  They'll sit in the yard for awhile.  Every few months, I see someone selling tons of rabbits for $5 apiece on Craigslist, so I'll look for a deal like that.  As long as it's a breed that will be decent for meat.
 

 

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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post #10654 of 19574

 

Here is our economy brooder, picked up the old cabinet from Habitat from Humanities, 20.00,  metal wire, picked up a pet exercise 5ft kennel off CL for 10.00,  finally the vinyl table cloth to protect the wood base, we already had that.    I would love to give this away when we are done, but I have a feeling chicken math will set in!  LOL!  

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4 Barred Rocks, 4 Light Brahmas, 5 RIR,, 1 WL, 1 Black Australorp, 1 SLW, and 3 bantams          Other creatures... 1 LeCheval Canadian Filly,  2 Chincoteague Ponies, 1 Hanoverian Gelding, 4 dogs, 3 cats,  Two kids, and one wonderful husband! 

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4 Barred Rocks, 4 Light Brahmas, 5 RIR,, 1 WL, 1 Black Australorp, 1 SLW, and 3 bantams          Other creatures... 1 LeCheval Canadian Filly,  2 Chincoteague Ponies, 1 Hanoverian Gelding, 4 dogs, 3 cats,  Two kids, and one wonderful husband! 

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post #10655 of 19574

The last time we needed a metal grate for our brooder, we took the bottom rack out of the oven.  We just cleaned it off really well afterwards... and anything over 180 degrees kills bacteria anyway.

 

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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post #10656 of 19574
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The last time we needed a metal grate for our brooder, we took the bottom rack out of the oven.  We just cleaned it off really well afterwards... and anything over 180 degrees kills bacteria anyway.

 


That is a great idea!  I found this collapsible pen to be multi-functional,  take the chicks outside for a few moments, and for a gate for our dogs.  It was a great deal!  

So many wonderful idea's on these forums! 

 

4 Barred Rocks, 4 Light Brahmas, 5 RIR,, 1 WL, 1 Black Australorp, 1 SLW, and 3 bantams          Other creatures... 1 LeCheval Canadian Filly,  2 Chincoteague Ponies, 1 Hanoverian Gelding, 4 dogs, 3 cats,  Two kids, and one wonderful husband! 

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4 Barred Rocks, 4 Light Brahmas, 5 RIR,, 1 WL, 1 Black Australorp, 1 SLW, and 3 bantams          Other creatures... 1 LeCheval Canadian Filly,  2 Chincoteague Ponies, 1 Hanoverian Gelding, 4 dogs, 3 cats,  Two kids, and one wonderful husband! 

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post #10657 of 19574

i am think i might try the guiena pig cage idea for a brooder

LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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LF: Cochins Blue/Black 

Bantam:White wyandotte

Blue splash frizzled and normal silikies

Sale breedings: LF EE

Bantam EE

Black lavender split LF Project cochins

I love breeding, showing, and having fun with my birds! R.I.P. Erica!

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post #10658 of 19574
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That's a great use of space!  I like it.  I wonder how well it would hold moisture in our climate, though.  That's the biggest problem I find with a lot of these green gardening techniques... they're great for places that actually get humidity and rain.  I love the self-watering planters for that reason... the only evaporation is through the leaves of the plant.

 

We're going to get rabbits and raise them for meat.  But since chick/gardening season is right on us, I'm not going to start rabbits until that all calms down.  A lady was getting rid of the cages for free on Craigslist, and we had already planned to do it, so I went up and got the cages.  They'll sit in the yard for awhile.  Every few months, I see someone selling tons of rabbits for $5 apiece on Craigslist, so I'll look for a deal like that.  As long as it's a breed that will be decent for meat.
 

 

that was a good craigslist score!  on the webpage it said you would need to water it every 4-5 days so maybe every 2-3 days here?  
 

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Here is our economy brooder, picked up the old cabinet from Habitat from Humanities, 20.00,  metal wire, picked up a pet exercise 5ft kennel off CL for 10.00,  finally the vinyl table cloth to protect the wood base, we already had that.    I would love to give this away when we are done, but I have a feeling chicken math will set in!  LOL!  

 


thumbsup.gif hang on to it.  you'll be needing it again some time. 

 


Edited by chicharomirinda - 3/3/12 at 5:48pm

Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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Elizabeth

2 Black Australorps, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Blue Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Buff X Wheaten Ameraucana, 1 Blue Laced Red Wyandotte, 1 Golden Cuckoo Marans, 1 Norwegian Jaerhon, 2 blue silkies, 1 speckled sussex

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post #10659 of 19574

Happy Birthday Aubrey! We miss your posting! Hope you are having a great day girlie!

Pam ~ (Formally BigDaddysMom) Married 33 yrs, 2 kids, 5 grandkids! Breeding: Polish; WC Black, White, Splash, Black, Silver & Gold Laced & EE's. Black and Blue Copper Marans & Olive Eggers. Layers: EE, RIR, Sexlink, Australorp, Marans! http://www.facebook.com/HighNDryFarm

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Pam ~ (Formally BigDaddysMom) Married 33 yrs, 2 kids, 5 grandkids! Breeding: Polish; WC Black, White, Splash, Black, Silver & Gold Laced & EE's. Black and Blue Copper Marans & Olive Eggers. Layers: EE, RIR, Sexlink, Australorp, Marans! http://www.facebook.com/HighNDryFarm

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post #10660 of 19574
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that was a good craigslist score!  on the webpage it said you would need to water it every 4-5 days so maybe every 2-3 days here?  


 

 

Two years ago, I grew peppers in a conventional planter.  I had to water at least once a day, or the plant was in trouble.  But then, that was July/August, and lettuce wouldn't be growing well then anyway.  And lettuce likes a bit of shade.  Hmmm, I'll have to try it.  I'm also going to plant some of my potatoes in a reusable shopping bag, and see how that does for water retention.

 

Happy birthday, Aubrey!  I hope you get a chance to log on and see all the love!


Edited by americanvalkyrie - 3/3/12 at 8:00pm

Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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Chickens: faverolles, australorps, Delaware, barred rock, welsummer, silver laced wyandotte, lavender and buff x wheaten ameraucanas, BLRW, blue and splash andalusian, cochin, exchequer leghorn, silkie, brabanter, minorca, turken, RIR, brahma, speckled sussex...Ducks: two welsh harlequins, two blue swedish...  Two dogs, a snake, two parents and two kids... and food gardens everywhere else. 

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