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I have seen many people talking about hawk problems. I recommend baler twine strung over the top of the run, but I never get any replies. I assume that people think, "Ha! The hawks can just dive through the holes." Not so. Have you seen hawks when they land? They spread their wings out to keep from hitting the ground. Baler twine is usually orange, or blue. The hawk can see it, and knows it can't spread its wings properly to land in the run. Here are my two methods of putting up baler...
Here is how I made my brooder: #1: I built the frame for it. The outside dimensions for the wooden frame are: 4 feet wide, 5 feet long, 4 feet tall. On the front, (One of the 4 foot wide sides) I put a board lengthwise about a foot off the floor. I put plywood on it, except for the top half of the front. (Picture 1) #2: Next, I cut a piece of plywood for the front. I screwed hinges onto it and put a latch on the top. #3: I then put the wheels on the bottom, and they are lockable,...
This is the first chicken coop I built.
Jersey Giants are the largest chicken breed in the world. The black variety originated in New Hersey in the 1880s when the Black brothers, John and Thomas, crossed Black Javas, Dark Brahmas, Dark Cornishes and Black Langshans. It is said that castrated roosters can grow up to an amazing 20 pounds! Imagine that on your table! They are fairly good layers of large to extra large brown eggs, with a long laying season. They mature slowly and have a poor feed-to-meat conversion, which explains...
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