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Ya my chickens were staying in the old rabbit hutch I took the legs off of it with a slug hammer and set it on sinder blocks and stuck them in there until we build the coop out coop is 4x8 wih 8 chickens and I will be adding more soon. The first night they stayed in here house they went right up the ramp and on the roost I was surprised they knew what to do with the roost since they never slept on the roost before, when I build the coop we only had 2 chickens but now I have 8 and counting
I know I am really surprised how entertaining they are. And I love going out and finding eggs.[/quote
I get 6 eggs a day I have a hen who went egg bound a few months ago and the egg is like the size of my fist and I did everything to help her but she got better after her baths so I kept doing that for her and she started eating and drinking again so now the egg is broken inside her and she passed the yolk and stuff and some of the shell but she hadn't laid an egg since but she sets on the nest like she is going to but she don't lay and then I have a rooster so I only get 6 eggs
Finally found that cute chicken chunnel on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMoQmHGRR3w
So, i take it, it's a bridge between the coop and run leaving an open
Lane to walk or drive under?
We got about 2 inches of snow last night and i just couldn't get myself going. Shoulders hurt and i slept til noon. Supposed to get another 3 inches tonight but Tuesday is going to be the day to finish and finaly see all the birds in the run :-) Hope the weather man is right this time....
We are supposed to get a week of dry weather with gradually increasing temps. Supposed to be 70 by end of next week. My leghorns are turning out really pretty, solid, shiny white and they perch on the feeder bar and try to get out when i feed them.
Edited by gpeters3 - 4/9/16 at 9:19pm
We are actually in a neighborhood about 10 mins from uptown Charlotte. We have several neighbors that let their chickens stay loose in their yards. We close the coop up at night. We have only had a couple Hawks check out the girls so we put bird netting over the whole area. So far we have been ok. We have 2 dogs so hopefully the keep some of the predictors away.
Our 4 hens free-range the backyard all day too. But we have a couple pop-up canopies for shelter, 4 large doghouses spaced around the yard, a couple make-shift plywood and scaffold lean-to's set on bricks, potted plants, plus space under the coop to retreat to from the hawks. We're planting a couple pomegranate trees I started from seeds a couple years ago, and I'm shopping for a curved walking bridge to set up in the middle of the yard for the hens to use as additional hiding areas. I have lawn chairs, wheelbarrow, compost bin, etc that the hens find handy to hide behind/under. Our Cooper's Hawk will land in the yard and see the hens hiding but won't go after the hiding hens. I think the hawks like open lawn area to swoop on running hens/prey and we've worked on eliminating open flying zones.