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    Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

    How long have you been raising chickens? Do you need to use nail polish on them often? Just curious. :oops:
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    Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

    Same here. I grew up in a family paint and body business and am certified in nearly every kind of coating on the planet. Hens rub pencil marks off the eggs so I've always used fast drying sharpies. Only time I ever had problems was when I used a cheap Chinese knock off marker. It dried so slow...
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    Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

    I don't understand. I've always heard to use pencils (never magic markers) for marking eggs to hatch. But it's ok to use nail polish? The solvent in Sharpie markers evaporates in under a second and shouldn't go thru an egg shell. But nail polish uses a slow solvent and takes several minutes to...
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    Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

    Can't seem to upload pics of all the babies for some reason. I'm on a Samsung Galaxy. Edit: upload seems to be working now.
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    Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

    Two broodies have hatched a few in the last couple days. And there's aroundanother 10 sitting. I put some huge eggs under the red hen that I found next to the creek. I thought they might be wild turkey eggs. Boy was I surprised! They were duck eggs! Any body know what kind of ducks are yellow...
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    The great yolk color debate

    That's chickens for you! :gig I went out to feed the biddies after I had just fed all the big birds, and I thought I closed the door good behind me but... when I started back to the house I could see the back door open about a foot. When I walked in there were about a dozen chickens in the...
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    The great yolk color debate

    They had to have got into something funky!
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    The great yolk color debate

    How long did the eggs taste like that? Did they all taste like that or just a couple?
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    Comment by 'EggWalrus' in article 'The Pole Barn coop'

    PS The new coop looks great!
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    The great yolk color debate

    That's quite a mystery! Can't say I've ever came across that before.
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    Comment by 'EggWalrus' in article 'The Pole Barn coop'

    Even a cement slab can make a horrible foundation, if it's located where water stands or won't drain properly. 😎 👍 It's all about location, location, location.
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    Comment by 'EggWalrus' in article 'The Pole Barn coop'

    Does your whole yard flood like that often when it rains or more than once every few years? If it does, you may want to take coop back down and move it to an area of your property that never floods. There is nothing, NOTHING, more important than a proper watershedding foundation when putting...
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    Will a 5 strand electric fence keep out foxes?

    They don't. And unless their feet are on the ground (or grounded), they won't get shocked either. That's why the other member mentioned putting a hot wire (positive) and a ground return wire (negative) up top. You could probably get by with using chicken wire if you do it right. I would put a...
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    Couple random questions about ladders and roosts

    The space above 2ft tall will get used every single time you have to go in there. Don't believe me or you just want to go super cheap, go ahead and build it about 2-3 ft tall, you'll have fun crawling through poo to collect eggs and catch chickens. Good luck with a short coop/run! :gig
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