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    Comment by 'markop50' in article 'Coop by the Coast'

    I've started with eight hens (I hope). 2 RIR (Rhoda and Rhonda), 2 Barred Rock (Babs and Beatrice), 2 Easter Egger (Tulio and Aurelia), and 2 Gold Laced Wyandottes (Maresy and Dosi). They just started laying a couple of weeks ago.
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    Coop by the Coast

    Our little chicken coop is in the extreme southwest corner of the state of Washington. Just a short walk to the beach and the Pacific Ocean. It's a little rainy but folks here don't mind. After years of dreaming, and trolling on this website I decided to get to building the coop. I've read on...
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    Mealworms: live vs. dried

    My comma button isn't working so forgive me and my short choppy sentences and lack of correct punctuation. Happy New Year everyone! I'm glad I found this this topic. I decided to start with the live worms. Needless to say they loved em. After the third order I decided to try the dried...
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    Comment by 'markop50' in article 'Chicken Coop Ventilation - Go Out There And Cut More Holes In Your Coop!'

    Feeling good now, I am building my coop now and was wondering if I had too much ventilation. Thanks for the very informative and entertaining article.
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    Comment by 'markop50' in article 'Chickielady's Page'

    I just wanted to say, I live in Ocean Park, on the Long Beach Peninsula. Good to know others here on the SW Washington coast. Just building my coop now, no birds yet.
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    feeding sprouts, grass alternative?

    This is a great thread, lots of great information for us newbies. An earlier poster in this thread mentioned frames on the ground with hardware cloth on top. The idea behind this is that the chickens can eat anything that is growing above the hardware cloth, but can't eat it down to bare...
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    Comment by 'markop50' in article 'Coop De View'

    Nice job. I'm jealous of the view that your girls get to enjoy!
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    Comment by 'markop50' in article 'Funky Chicken Coop'

    Nice job, great pictures and how-to instructions. Your pictures and illustrations will help me greatly as I plan and build my first coop. As Knock Kneed said, thanks for taking the time and effort to share.
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