not smart enough to chicken out........
grannys gone and done it - Page 5655
Yesterday's coop progress! They were waiting on DH to bring the lumber, else I think the whole thing would be framed. So they cleared some land instead.
are they using all treated lumber for the floor frame?
Im such a stickler for detail . look on the right side and starting in the front count back 5 2x4s ..
I'm sure I can't keep up with you fine folks, but I see a lot of familiar faces here, so I thought I'd pop in and say howdy!
What am I not seeing?
Howdy! Are you from Sally's place?
Try to find the breed that has been in this country for the shortest lenght of time. If there is a breeder club for that breed, go there for your information. Breeders tend to exaggerate about their chickens because they want you yo buy their chickens not someone else's.
Buy adult chickens. That way you know what to expect your chicks to look like. Buying eggs from what is supposed to be quality stock is a stab in the dark.
Research the breed to make sure they lay a decent number of eggs PER YEAR. Some of the fancy breeds lay well in the spring, then take a 9 month vacation.
Landrace breeds are very popular because people who own them can tell individual birds apart.
Above all MAKE SURE you are buying healthy birds from a healthy flock.
Quarantine, quarantine, quarantine!!
Would you like to know my method of quarantine? I have kept my flock disease free for the last 29 years using my method......