Originally Posted by appps
Cool!, have to say I don't envy you all your upcoming brooder cleaning though lol
Haha i know but at least being outside its much easier and less smelly!
Originally Posted by locknest4
Well done on your candeling. Sounds like all is going well😊
Thanks! Yep im getting pretty excited! Less than a week til expected hatch day for 16 of them! :-D
Originally Posted by IamSamSam
Grats Apps. Glad you had some hatch ! I had 2/12 polish hatch on 8/10. One has no toe nail on each of its middle toe !
Awww the 2nd picture is just absolutely adorable! I love them! :-)
Originally Posted by Sidhe13
Welding up the frame for the extensions. It will have a mesh roof now and I have collected old shade cloth from junkyards to use too. And a hole has been dug for a duck pond which will drain into the dedicated poultry forage garden. The outside of the fence will have a wire skirt weighed down with old tyres. I will plant herbs in these tyres.
The 40+ year old coop will be receiving a revamp too...old mesh will be clipped and retied, proper roosts, nesting boxes, and dropping boards installed, sand floors.
I might look at using some old plaster board for wall panels on the back and sides and sit the whole thing up on bricks. In summer, most of the sides are open, and in winter I tie tarps over the sides to provide shelter. We have some old coolroom panels that I am going to sit up on the roof to provide (mostly summer) insulation.
Lots and lots of innovation, DIY, and recycled materials. We are very, very short of funds so are mostly relying on materials we can salvage from the old farmhouses and scrap yards.
I also got my hives yesterday. I have some assembly to do on a couple, but I am now hunting for swarms in the area. So exciting! The bee field day near Bendigo yesterday was well worth the trip!
Sounds great! Lots of woek and lots of fun! With or without having much cash I prefer doing diy out of stuff lying around anyway :-) goodluck! Feel free to send some natural honey our way! ;-)
Originally Posted by satay
A pics of some 3 week olds.
Yep 5 weeks and chuck them outside :-) so long as the weather isnt super harsh! Good thing is with numerous chooks at once if its cold theyll huddle up and keep each other warm :-)
Lots of gorgeous pics folks, cant wait to take some cute little chick pics myself!