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    Review by 'DrTheMomm' in article 'Chicken Coop Ventilation - Go Out There And Cut More Holes In Your Coop!'

    Does this article refer mainly to coops that the chickens stay in all the time? I have an enclosed run that is partially covered with a tarp for shade. The girls have a small bunkhouse that they sleep in at night. I think it's well ventilated because the roof sits on a 2" piece of wood; it's not...
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    Are thicker shell eggs healthier for people and chickens?

    I'm not sure. The packaging says it's 16% mini-pellet layer feed. I know Texas Hill Country isn't far away, but unfortunately health issues keep me close to home. My traveling days are in the past. :rolleyes:
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    Are thicker shell eggs healthier for people and chickens?

    My first destination of choice is the Painted Chapels in the Texas Hill Country. https://traveladdicts.net/painted-churches-of-texas/ Meanwhile, thanks for the info. My six girls are just starting to lay, and I am getting, usually, three eggs a day. So maybe they don't need a lot of calcium...
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    Thoughts on Purina feeds?

    I have been using DuMor because that's what TSC had. I have no idea which is best because I am new at keeping chickens. Does anyone have opinions/experience with DuMor?
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    Hi

    Advice? Be prepared for a very fun adventure. Chickens are hilarious! Getting eggs from them is the least of the fun, and that in itself is a lot of fun. Welcome!
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    Are thicker shell eggs healthier for people and chickens?

    Thanks for this explanation. My girls refuse to eat the crushed oyster shell that I bought for them, so I've been concerned about the amount of calcium they get. I've considered crushing their own shells, baking it, and giving it to them. Is it necessary to supplement their diet with some kind...
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    BYC Café

    I love your signature.
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    BYC Café

    I got my precious furbaby at the animal sanctuary. She was a rescue dog, but she is the one who rescued me. I can't imagine life without her. She was a year old when I got her, so I didn't have to do the training stuff. She's lying next to my desk right now, snorking gently.
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    BYC Café

    With my insurance, any preventative treatment (like a semi-annual cleaning) is covered 100%. I'd ask some questions about that $50 bill.
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    Comment by 'DrTheMomm' in article 'Dog house transformation'

    Ingenious! :thumbsup
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    Cloudy Days in the Coop - My Adventures with Chickens.

    I haven't noticed that any one of them is Head Hen. Katherine Howard is always off by herself, doing her own thing. In fact, before she looked distinctly different from her sister (Annacleves), we could still tell which of the two she was because the five of them would be together and Katherine...
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    Cloudy Days in the Coop - My Adventures with Chickens.

    I have two Black Australorps, Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour; two Speckled Sussexes, Annacleves and Katherine Howard; and two Amberlinks, Katherine Parr and Detroit. Can you tell I was going through a Tudor phase at the time? :D
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    Thanks! I feel a little like the crazy cat woman, except my cats are chickens.

    Thanks! I feel a little like the crazy cat woman, except my cats are chickens.
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    Cloudy Days in the Coop - My Adventures with Chickens.

    I love your stories! I got into keeping chickens when my husband and I retired and bought a couple of acres in the country. I wanted chickens for the eggs. When I researched breeds on YouTube, my three criteria were (1) I wanted a breed that didn't get broody; (2) I wanted a hardy breed that...
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