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    Comment by 'romadfox' in article 'Romadfoxs Chicken Coop'

    Kansaseq, Thanks! We love it too. I planned to chink it initially, but it provides great ventilation for the girls and keeps the smell down so I didn't. I totally chirckenwired the entire inside so nothing can get in between the cracks (which are small). It doesn't get too cold here in SC...
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    Comment by 'romadfox' in article 'Romadfoxs Chicken Coop'

    MrsDills07 In hope you're kids are as happy with their log coop as mine are. It is quite the conversation piece too at church and work as my friends really think it's neat. Terri74, I think you can use whatever type tree you have available. Pine is plentiful for me and needed to be removed...
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    Comment by 'romadfox' in article 'Romadfoxs Chicken Coop'

    All but one has since been adopted out as roaming dogs created my biggest problem. They had no problems bedding down together at night, although there was a pecking order as to who got in first. In the morning, the dominate roo would run the others away from the coop while the hens got out, but...
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    Needs a good cry!!

    Hey GAChknGirl, Hang in there and say a few prayers, and I am sure God will get you through! I don't know about the finance stuff, but I can surely identify with a non-flexible work schedule and my daughter had to have the tube in the ears for chronic ear infections, twice! Once was not enough...
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    how many Eggs you get today

    Today, I got 4 eggs from 8 hens (so far). I have a young flock and three of by Black Orpingtons just started to lay in the last couple of weeks. The high number is 6 in one day and the a low number lately has been 2.
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    Romadfoxs Chicken Coop

    Fox's Log Cabin Chicken Coop Greetings from the country! We (me, my wife, our 11 year old Maine Coon cat Olliver, and our six hens Ginger, Marry Ann, Babbs, Edwina, Lucy, and Madge) live on a small 9.25 acre piece of tree covered land in the midlands of South Carolina . We always dreamed of...
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    When do your hens lay?

    It's all over the clock just as the others have said. I was not aware of the 26 hour clock, but that totally makes sense to me. I have gotten eggs after they go into roost and I do not keep a light in the house. I have also read that chickens lay on the morning, but that is not my experience at...
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    2 roosts

    I think it is a good idea. I built my coop with two roosts and all the chickens roosted on the same roost. I added four much younger birds to the coop and they went to the unused roost and with few exceptions they stay on their side. The exceptions are starting now as they are all about the same...
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    Hello from sunny (at the moment!) St Albans in Hertfordshire, England

    Howdy from Ridgeway, South Carolina! I spent 3 years in the liquid sunshine of England near Oxford while serving in the Air Force :-)
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    Newbie!! West Midlands UK

    Welcome from Riidgeway, SC! I was stationed at Upper Heyford UK in the early 1980s and LOVED it! I think my son and daughterp-in-law may be heading to Lakenheath in the next year too. I am living in the woods in a log home here in SC and you can see that my chickens are too by clicking on my...
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    Hi! just joined from southwest ohio :)

    Howdy! I'm originally from Ohio, but the Air Force took me around the world and I stopped in Ridgeway, SC. I was born in Chillicothe and grew up in Xenia. Welcome aboard!
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    Hello BYC from upstate SC Family

    Howdy from the Midlands of SC! We're in the thriving metropolis of Ridgeway, SC population about 450. We actually live outside the town on 9.25 acres of woods in our log home. We built the chickens a log home too. You can see it on my BYC page. My daughter and son-in-law live in Clemson. He's...
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    Greetings from Frankfurt, Germany

    Guten Tag Y'all von Ridgeway, SC! I spent 7 1/2 years in Germany with the US Air Force and ich lebe Deutschland!
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    New chicken lover from O-HI-O..

    Welcome from a Buckeye in Ridgeway, SC! I'm orignally from Chillicothe, grew up in Xenia, and enetered the USAF and went around the world. Landed here in sunny SC.
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    Roo House

    I built a Roo-Cave for my three boys too. Check it out on my BYC page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=88683. This keeps peace with the kids.
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