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    Captain's Log Date: April 1, 2009
    I am near Driftwood, Texas. I raised banty cochins about 15 yrs ago til the coop got worn out and raccoons and possums figured it out.
    I had 6 to begin, then got a rooster. I would let them eat bugs in my garden...other than eating my strawberries, it was a good arrangement...they did little damage to my veggies.

    My way is in no way the best way to do this...it is the quickest, cheapest and easiest way for me.
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    Starting up with chickens again... Delaware X RIR- 4 pullets
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    Recycled privacy fence panels inside a 10X10' dog run.
    Just using stuff I had around.


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    Week old-new arrivals- brooder is plastic storage bin for 4 pullets.
    Heat is red 100 W bulb as they are in my bathroom.
    Will move to shed with heat lamp 250 degrees when danger of freeze is over! 39 last night 4/6/09 in Austin area!!!
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    I moved the bin higher to warm them up a little bit more (95)
    Got rid of newspaper and replaced with wood chips when I saw they wouldn't eat the wood chips. They figured out where the food was pretty quick.

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    2 weeks old! Added poultry electrolytes to water...my how they grew.
    Moved them into bottom dog crate- put old window screen on top for brooder. As they get wing and tail feathers, they are flapping around more and need more room.
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    Temperature is about 88 degrees this week, though over night it was lower.

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    "Don't eat me! You won't eat me will you?"

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