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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

 

I'd use cardboard about 18" high tacked right onto the rafter bottom to direct the air up higher.

Do you have gable vents? Good place for moist air to escape....in thru the eaves, out thru the gables.

 

Mild frostbite, even severe frostbite, doesn't need any treatment unless infection is present...

....IMO messing with compromised tissue is asking for trouble and could actually introduce infection.

Thanks aart. I will try to do that tomorrow it the snow storm allows. They're calling for 5-7" but temps up to 35. So maybe work in the snow? lol  And yes I do have gable vents. Here they are. They face west(this orientation) and east. Eaves are north and south. Roosts are oriented at the back of the coop or the north side.

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post #38162 of 39200
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Originally Posted by 1muttsfan View Post


Not me.

So is there some ceremony for this solstice? I seem to remember something about running around nekkid on the solstice. But maybe that's just for the summer one.

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Yep. there are a few. But I don't follow the rules. I don't have to wait for the solstice to run around nekkid.  :weee

post #38163 of 39200
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

Yes, Yes, and Yes.

 

I'd use cardboard about 18" high tacked right onto the rafter bottom to direct the air up higher.

Do you have gable vents? Good place for moist air to escape....in thru the eaves, out thru the gables.

 

Mild frostbite, even severe frostbite, doesn't need any treatment unless infection is present...

....IMO messing with compromised tissue is asking for trouble and could actually introduce infection.

Thanks aart. I will try to do that tomorrow it the snow storm allows. They're calling for 5-7" but temps up to 35. So maybe work in the snow? lol  And yes I do have gable vents. Here they are. They face west(this orientation) and east. Eaves are north and south. Roosts are oriented at the back of the coop or the north side.

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I'd baffle the eave vents up to about the middle of the height of the gable vents.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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@aart Should I do the front/south eaves too?

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@aart Should I do the front/south eaves too?

I would do both sides.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #38166 of 39200

Almost 2 year old came back into lay after molt...before solstice....may not start supplemental lighting after all, just to see what happens.

I suspected but got proof today, hot one right off the presses!!

Wonders if it has anything to do with the fact that she was hatched by a broody in a frigid early February 2015?

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

Reply
post #38167 of 39200
That's great aart. Really love the color of the egg to. Mine aren't that pretry olive color. More blueish.

Went out to feed this morning and thought I'd let them out after a few days of confinement. They pop their head out, see the white and go back in. I put their feed and water outside under the coop like i always do when they go out hoping that will entice them out.
post #38168 of 39200
All of my eggs keep getting frozen and then cracking. I am getting irritated with the weather and don't like frozen eggs. What can I do?
post #38169 of 39200
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Originally Posted by RaZ View Post
 

Yep. there are a few. But I don't follow the rules. I don't have to wait for the solstice to run around nekkid.  :weee

I distinctly remember talk about such a dance last winter, don't think there were many takers though, and Raz, you need to watch your P's and Q's, I'm sure running around nakkid is bound to end you up back in jail:bun

 

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Originally Posted by poultrymaster View Post

All of my eggs keep getting frozen and then cracking. I am getting irritated with the weather and don't like frozen eggs. What can I do?

 

some people use a heat mat in the nest box, i you have electricity out there that may help

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Originally Posted by dyorto View Post

A couple of my eggs froze today. The shells cracked. Is it ok to hard boil them right away and still eat them?

yes they are fine to eat. often the inner skin does not tear the shell just cracks. they may look funny but are fine to eat

 

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Remember how a couple of months ago everyone was complaining about the heat and humidity?:hide

I have to laugh every time I hear someone say how tired they are of winter,...... IT JUST STARTED!!,,,..... snowmobiler's are having a ball

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,2 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,2 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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post #38170 of 39200

One more week till Christmas.   MERRY CHRISTMAS !! every one, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

 

nice egg Art.  my hens stopped laying for almost all of sept. and oct.    I added light (for the first time in my chicken keeping yrs.)   and they started laying again around thanksgiving. .... not a lot but t least a doz. a week. not great out of 30 hens, but better then 00000

one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,2 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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one DH 4 great kids 9 wonderful grandchildren, 1 cat, 1 BIG puppy,2 roosters,30 hens,  retirement  is awesome, 

       close family and friends mixed with some crazy critters, who could ask for anything more!

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