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Stage II Brooder Here at Bethany Farms, we hatch a good many chicks. I know that most everyone has a "tote" with a lamp and newspaper in the bottom, and that is a good place to start chicks. That is what we do for two weeks and then we move them outside to the Stage II Brooder. This brooder is built from scraps of dimensional pine lumber and 1/8" Luann. A metal hinged top and a small run closed in with 1" chicken wire helps the little fuzzybutts to get their 1st taste of the real world....
JACOB'S COOP ________________________________________ Jacob is a normal 11 year old boy that loves chickens. He lives one road over from Vicki and I with his mom and 8 siblings. Jacob and Katie are the children of their mom, Rebecca. The other 7 precious ones that range from 2 years to 9 years are all either fostered or adopted. Rebecca is a wonderful mom to all of them (don't know how she does it), and never asks for anything. Jacob, being the oldest, has many...
Building a 8'x8' Coop We needed a larger coop. We have a 4x8 tractor with penthouse that serves as a soil-builder for our raised beds. Also we have a mini-tractor/brooder that sits in the garage. We need the garage space. So the plan was to build a coop that will serve two purposes. 1- house my RIRs, and provide a small section to brood and grow off future chicks. Each will have it's own pop door and run. The basic floor plan will be 8'x8' with a single sloping roof. All lumber is to...
Adventures With Cattle Panels A while back, I was in need of a new coop and run to separate my prized Barred Rocks away from my "Eating Egg" flock. I read online about hoop houses made with cattle panels and thought I would give it a try. My 1st one used two cattle panels and has a wooden frame floor that measures 8''x8'. Since then, I have morphed into a style that uses absolutely no wood (except for the roost pole) and makes a sturdy structure. Here is what you will need to build a...
Bethany Farms Vicki and I are part time missionaries and grandparents to 6! Bethany Farms is our little way of earning some extra income to help us do what we love. Helping orphans! Love The Children Ministries We live on 5.5 acres of woods. We have virtually no land for crops, so we devote more energy to our love for critters - of which the Chickens play a major role. We sell Fresh "eating" Eggs, Fertile Eggs and Day Old Chicks. Presently our focus is on the Barred Rock variety of...
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