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    Another "What killed my [neighbor's] chickens?" thread

    if you have bears in the area I would make sure I would have a electric fence hooked up. I did some research for my area and would want to have enough power to carry at lease 5 joules. And have the fence at 3 different levels. One low and the next a foot up and the top about 3 feet up. You want...
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    Received complaint from humane services about "roaming"

    You can build a chicken tractor with some 2x4x8 feet and chicken wire for cheep and move them around your yard. You don't need a bottom just sides and a top. Or again there are some suggestions what everyone said that will work until you can build a stable run
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    egg stuck!

    did you do anything, like warm water or something else, or did she pass it through by her self?
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    Is this too much ventilation?

    🙂 still came out to 1.3
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    Is this too much ventilation?

    What is the sq footage then 2"x8'.? When I asked the question, I had 4"x72" which 72" is 6' I was told it was 2 sq feet. So I figured it was by 144" which comes out to 2 sq.
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    Is this too much ventilation?

    What i have researched 1 sq foot per chicken. You stated 2"x8'. So if i'm correct that equals 8x12=96",x 2"=196" divided by 144". I come up to 1.3 sq feet. Correct me if i'm wrong but you would need more ventilation. My coop is similar to yours and going to put a big tilt up window it the...
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    I think I have enough ventilation, what do members think?

    The coop is facing SE, closer to the E. The back side has mostly woods where the trees block most wind. I figured I was going to cut out 2, 30"x18" hinged doors in the front below the openings I have now with plexiglass windows. On the triangles I can cut out a 12"x18" hinged vents on each side...
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    I think I have enough ventilation, what do members think?

    Thanks for your input, like I stated I did my math wrong, i`m glad I asked. I was going to put my run right to left and I didn`t know where my roof line would be. So with your input I will open up the sides with hinges and open the front with hinges also. My run will come off the front and taper...
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    I think I have enough ventilation, what do members think?

    Thanks for responding. Yes I figured the size wrong. I divided by 12 not 144 for square footage. I haven't done a run yet and I don't know yet how the roof rafter will fall in line with the front wall. I will put in one big or two smaller windows. I still need the cut in the nest box and install...
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    I think I have enough ventilation, what do members think?

    Good afternoon, I just built a hen house. (I don't have any birds at this point, but will in the spring). the hen house floor is 6x5 with the front being 6 1/2 feet tall with a 4 foot back. it's a lean to roof style. I live in Connecticut, and we can get quite a bit of snow from time to time. so...
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    good afternoon, I'm new to the forum. my aunt the lived next door to me raised chickens when I...

    good afternoon, I'm new to the forum. my aunt the lived next door to me raised chickens when I was young. I just build a hen house and will be raising a few chickens this spring. I have done a lot of research on chickens but I thought I would get some help a long the way. I hope this would good...
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