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    Comment by 'ducks4you' in article 'Winter-Coop-Temperatures'

    I am in between flocks, but I also keep horses. I leave them turned out as long as possible in the Fall before they are stalled at night, mostly to keep their feet dry, and they grow a very good coat for the winter. We have had several winters that have dipped to -20F degrees for days at a time...
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    NEEDADVICE-RATS EATING CHICKS-GETTING DOG TO HELP-ADVICE PLEASE

    @centrarchild is right. We just discussed keeping/not keeping dogs on another thread. UnLESS you loves dogs and intend to bond with your new dog, please don't JUST got a dog to solve this one problem. Both dogs and horses are man's closest and most useful friends/helpmates. They get good at...
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    Absolutely, current setup. You know, I need to remove a stump in front of the coop AND the feet have become buried. I can clean things up with this project. I may enlist my help that puts up my hay to do the heavy lifting. I have 30 years on both of them!
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    Just so you know, we are the 4th owner of this property in ~100 years. The first 2 were farmers, 2nd farmer broke up the property, and I have NO IDEA who changed the chicken house into a tool shed, just wasn't me.
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    WHen I get home I will pull construction pictures from my old laptap. As I Said, this week I am researching bc I when I get back, I might get one day/week to spend on this. I will be happy to show you pictures pretty soon, and I DO appreciate your help! :hugs
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    @aart, again, Thanks! :hugs https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/new-coop-project.1169916/page-3 Post#21 gives me a great idea of how to construct an adjacent/interior door to the run, which I plan to keep bc I like the 12 x 30 size My plans give me the opportunity to repaint my coop. I was...
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    New puppy love: Beware of bringing home those cute deceiving predators!

    This was my reaction to the original post: https://www.hoofprints.com/Dont-Dump-The-Dog-Outrageous-Stories-by-Randy-Grim/productinfo/BKDDD/
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    New puppy love: Beware of bringing home those cute deceiving predators!

    Thanks! She is SO SWEET!! Never want to "beat the sweet" out of her, so she gets isolation punishments . No one Ever need apologize for PAYING for either dog training or horse training.
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    Thanks, @Nor-Cal Chickens ! :hugs
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    New puppy love: Beware of bringing home those cute deceiving predators!

    Nope. Bet you lost$. My GSD ran $800.00 and I didn't register bc I got her spayed. Her sire was imported from Romania ("Chico") and her mother's parents are both from Germany ("Lagertha.") Not the latest picture, but I got her microchipped. She aDORES my older dog, "Pyg." Pyg sits right...
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    Thanks, @Ridgerunner!! :hugs I hope that you appreciate that I didn't post any pictures over at TEG. The coop has two built in ventilation circles on the nest box side. I Have been leaving the windows mostly open--they can be partially or fully opened or fully closed, also on the next box side...
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    I should apologize for the rapid fire of this thread, BUT, this is my one week's worth of a chance to get a handle on fixing my problem. Here is aNOTHER wrinkle. I studied patandchickens articles and links years ago, and the Reason for leaving the pop door open 24/7/365 was ventilation. I...
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    New puppy love: Beware of bringing home those cute deceiving predators!

    I agree!! If I was really hungry, I'd be thinking of eating them, too. Don't misunderstand, I only trust my 12yo dog with chickens. Eva has brought home a couple of rabbits to eat, and she especially loves turkey leftovers. They will act differently if you aren't looking. So, YOU need to...
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    Flock murdered, WARNING GRAPHIC PHOTOS!!!!!

    Thanks so much @casportpony! :hugs I gather that you are also a horse owner? I am on vacation in Co right now and I am trying to get ahead solving my coop and run problems before I get back on the everyday work and winter outside chores treadmill.
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    What will kill mice and not chickens?

    I do NOT advise poison. Lots of animals eat mice. When I kept my chickens in a stall in the barn, the chickens ate baby mice any time they saw them. But, getting your chickens to solve your mouse problem is like getting your horses to eat all of the 1st year burdock. AIN'T GONNA HAPPEN!! I...
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