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    I think I want to cover my entire yard with poultry netting!

    Similarly, I used neon colored twine criss crossed and tied to poles supported by heavy iron umbrella stands (like for a patio table. These were easy to move around to different areas and my husband could easily mow the yard by moving them around.
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    Review by 'Novice Homesteader' in article 'My $10 Inexpensive DIY Fodder Tower with Dollar Tree Dish Bins'

    I am very excited to see this, what a great idea! I decided to do this too. I bought 10 Kitty litter boxes at dollar tree for 1$ each. I then built the tower according to size of pans. It is finished and ready to go. Just waiting for Barley to arrive. I order some (Cover) barley online...
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    Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.

    Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and all of your family.
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    Egg did not come out formed, broke inside?

    Yes it easily fits. We just finished building a deluxe 12 x 8 coop, I can walk in and pet them on their perches, which they like. plenty of room for a small dog cage.
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    Egg did not come out formed, broke inside?

    She hung out with the flock today and pecked at a couple youngsters ( as usual). she ate lots of greens, no gooey, but I am watching. I gave her a chunked up tums. The others wanted some too. So they all got pieces. anyway, she stayed out til time to go in, so maybe it was an anomaly? I am...
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    Egg did not come out formed, broke inside?

    How much amoxicillin is recommended. I can get amoxicillin. Our friend has some for their fish. I think it is called fishmox. Thank you.
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    Egg did not come out formed, broke inside?

    No, we don't have any oral antibiotics. How about any oils or tinctures? will anything like that work safely for chickens? I will get her tums to start with.
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    Egg did not come out formed, broke inside?

    My 2 year old RIR, lays consistently every other day as it gets cold. However 2 days ago, she did not want to come out of the pen with the others, but sat on the ground by herself. she let me pet her, no problem. I left the coop open for her but she stayed inside. She went to bed early...
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    Have I been duped again?!

    YAAAY! Ya'll have made my day. Now I just have to finish the new chicken coop. The old one is too small for all of them and the RIRs are territorial so I will intro the new chicks to the new house first and the RIRs last. At least that is the plan.
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    Have I been duped again?!

    I guess they saw me coming. I bought 4 Rhode Island red pullet chicks from tractor supply. Three turned out to be RIR roosters and one was a Buckeye pullet. I kept the Buckeye and found a home for the roosters (not easy). I decided to try again and went to Rural King. More choices so I...
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