Articles from AlpineSpringsRanch

I started with 9 chickens and two turkeys...because my boyfriend thought my idea of ordering from a hatchery was a bad one and we should "start small" to see how things go, if the chicks live, etc. So we got the first batch of chicks from a friend of ours who also happens to raise chickens to sell. They did GREAT!!! And of course, that meant I could order from the hatchery. Well, needless to say with the arrival of 26 baby chicks from McMurray...we had to start figuring out a solution as...
Materials List: Craigslist ALL wood (not particle board) Entertainment Center = $35.00 You could also theoretically use an all-wood bookcase. I was looking for ANYTHING half-way pretty and solid wood. Hardware Store Porcelain Light Fixture - 5 @ $1.49 ea = $7.45 Hardware Cloth - 1/4" 2ft x 5ft = $10.38 Continuous Hinge - 1 1/16" x 48" = $9.47 Plug - $2.78 TOTAL Cost = $65.08 Donated To Me Plexi-glass Scrap wood Extra Wire Electrician (Brother-in-law) Labor (Hubby /...
It all started with 9 chicks picked up from a friend. 3 Splash Cochin's, 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte, and 3 New Hampshire Red....oh and 2 turkeys but I imagine they'll get their own page. These chicks were so easy I decided to order 25 from McMurray. And I had read about Chicken Math but that didn't make sense. You know most people are rational adults and surely nobody needs more than 25 chickens right!? Of course I wasn't fully prepared for the effects of chick cuteness....careful stop...
$20.00 Brooder Box From Brooder Box I have had the chicken bug for a while. Now we've been at our new home, 3 acres in sunny southern California, for a full year and still just have the three horses and two dogs. That has now changed. I have wanted to buy baby chicks for at least three or 4 years and never bit the bullet to do it. That has recently changed!!! Because I knew I would be wanting baby chicks sooner than later, I began building my brooder box approximately a month ago. Wood was...
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