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Originally Posted by FlyWheel View Post
 

I could make a video of how it works, alas, the chickens have already learned the futility of trying to roost on the roof though. Sorry.

 Don't go to the extra trouble.  My imagination is having fun with it.  :D

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post #7542 of 7986
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Originally Posted by Leahs Mom View Post
 

I wish they made a heated trough...rather than the round bowls.

i have to put a piece of scrap board across my heated bowls[middle] to keep my chickens out of them. I have to do it with the heated buckets too to keep my ducks from using them as their personal hot tubs.

 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 19 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 6 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

~We are Precious in His Sight.~

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post #7543 of 7986
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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post

Bee, you beat me to the punch.  I'm hot blooded.  But, after finishing lunch, I can almost always plan on being a bit chilled.  And have always been told it's b/c blood supply is being diverted to the gut.   IMO, simply feed your birds adequately year round.  Increased calories in the winter due to increased metabolic demand.  

I myself have the oposite problem. After I eat a big meal I get overly hot and sluggish. Even sweat sometimes. I get hot flashes after eating! Please note, I am in my 20s and only weigh 125. So it's not a weight or age issue, that I know of.
Edited by bullets - 12/15/16 at 1:45pm

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New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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Originally Posted by mobius View Post

I too would like to know if scratch "warms them up". I am not fermenting their scratch, but on very cold nights the six hens get about a cup just before bed. The idea of course is that it fills their crops and thus increases their metabolism due to digestive action overnight. That may be the  case, but would't regular FF do the same? Perhaps people are feeding scratch (like me) just before bed because we KNOW the chickens will eat it roll.png .

That being said, the scratch I have is only 8% protein. Therefore, to mitigate protein loss, I supplement with live mealworms (about half a cup) per day. That was one of the smarter things I did, was start a mealworm farm for them.

Finally, being new to this thread, another question...I am adding a little alfalfa to their FF every day...being as it is winter and foraging for greens is non-existent. I am fermenting the alfalfa (from a big bag of alfalfa cubes) separately from the FF. What do you think?
I do a cpl handfuls of alfalfa separate from their fermented feed so they have an activity as well as the greens they can scratch around in it.... They seem to love it and it keeps them busy I throw meal worms or seed some fresh veggies fruits etc all separate from the FF.
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Been fermenting off and on for year, mostly for meat birds. I had problems fermenting alfalfa cubes. I got a LOT of mold growth. Not complete sure why, but I suspect it has to do with the moisture used in tuning the alfalfa from loose hay into cubes.

 

It might go better if they got pasteurized first, but that's a lot of work.

 

Bee! Congrats on the front page. :)

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One robust Easter Egger flock, the occasional meat birds, two killer dogs, a garden, and more rabbits than you can shake a stick at!

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post #7546 of 7986

@ChocolateMouse, nice to hear you tried that...I have not had that problem so far but will keep an eye on it. At first it was a little hard to keep everything underwater, but that has resolved. And the chickens yum it all up!

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Been fermenting off and on for year, mostly for meat birds. I had problems fermenting alfalfa cubes. I got a LOT of mold growth. Not complete sure why, but I suspect it has to do with the moisture used in tuning the alfalfa from loose hay into cubes.

 

It might go better if they got pasteurized first, but that's a lot of work.

 

Bee! Congrats on the front page. :)

 

Eh?  :/   Front page of WHAT???  :ep

 
Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

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Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

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Eh?  hmm.png    Front page of WHAT???  ep.gif

Kind of what I was thinking..

:p

When I read that I had to double check that I wasn't cruising Reddit [my second home]

We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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We are only human after all.

 

New Chickies!

 

Born 08/16/16

 

2 Marans (1 Black, 1 Blue)

3 Ameraucanas (1 Black, 1 Blue, 1 Splash)

2 Cream Legbar Pullets

1 Olive Egger (Maran x Ameraucana F1)\

21 Bantams

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Eh?  :/   Front page of WHAT???  :ep

on BYC home page.. pic/links that scroll .. this thread is one

Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants,  2 BR, 2 ISA ,  ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 3 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...

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Hens: 4 Black Jersey giants,  2 BR, 2 ISA ,  ...1 mix roo  ... labor day chicks 3 BJG mix (1 pullet), 1 BO mix pullet .. . Halloween chicks: 2  barred rock mix (1 pullet) and 4 cornish cross mix (1 pullet).... Turkeys: 1 BBB hen ,  4 Narragansett jakes  Yummy.....

1 dog 2 cats

If the hen defends her chicks beneath her wings; how much more shalt thou be safe beneath the wings of God ...

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on BYC home page.. pic/links that scroll .. this thread is one

 

Oh!  I don't think I get all of that as I use AdBlock Plus and it cuts out all the fluff and advertising....I checked the home page but couldn't see anything at all. 

 
Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdx9BtTob4

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Matthew 10:32-33 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJdx9BtTob4

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