Articles from armorfirelady

I am a newbie to chicken raising since I purchased my first chickens in August 2012. I have 4 hatchery Plymouth Partridge Rocks. I originally purchased one of those cute prefabricated chicken coops that state they will house between 4-6 chickens.(they were stretching the truth on that) I then attached an enclosed 4x8 run out of lattice work. As soon as the 4 hens started growing I realized they needed a bigger coop. There is no way 4 LF hens can fit in there comfortably. So then...
Hamburg, NY Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed6Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredYesCoop RestrictionsYesCity/Organization Contact nameTown of Hamburg Town ClerkAdditional Information Link for more Informationhttp://ecode360.com/16148529?highlight=poultryInformation Last UpdatedAdopted 6-25-2012 NOTE: This information was submitted by a member of our chicken forum. Please make sure to double check that this information is accurate before you...
I thought I would share how I ran electric to my coop for the winter. I only use electricity for 2 heated dog bowls for the hens food. **Disclaimer** I am not a licensed electrician. I did some research & am very safety conscious. The items I used were: Husky 16/3 50 ft. Cold Weather Cord SJTW 50 Degrees Extension cord RIGID 2 ft Indoor/outdoor multi outlet extension cord Weatherproof outlet cover Easy Heat thermo outlet zip ties electrical tape baby proof outlet covers I began by...
Last spring I decided that I wanted to look into getting some chickens for my house. I started my research on chickens with library books, websites and on BYC several months before I started looking for hens. In July 2012 our town passed a law that allowed homeowners to have 6 hens on their property for egg laying purposes only. I was the first person to get the permit. I then purchased a doll house coop for my hens & my best friend helped me build an enclosed run that attaches to the...
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