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    ALABAMA!!

    In Alabama, chickens do not need any added heat once they have their feathers, even in the winter. They do however need plenty of ventilation, both summer and winter.
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    ALABAMA!!

    I have two roosters to give to someone that needs them. One is a RIR and the other is an Americana. Both are about one and a half years old, (hatched in May of 2017). Send me a message if you need one or both of these roosters. I live in southern Jefferson Co., between Helena and Tannehill State...
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    ALABAMA!!

    SURE, tell us about your self and your flock.
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    ALABAMA!!

    Yes, I have about 25 laying hens, 3 roosters, and around 30 young chickens which I hatched this spring.
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    ALABAMA!!

    I'm not in Birmingham, but I do live in Jefferson Co.
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    ALABAMA!!

    [ Chickens are not that far removed from their wild cousins and don't need to be coddled as much as some people think ] I agree, keeping chickens warm is actually bad for them.
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    ALABAMA!!

    Many years ago I had a rooster that became aggressive toward me. He later became aggressive toward my wife and my granddaughter. I could not change his attitude no matter what I tried, and I tried everything including the things you did. Things continued to escalate until he sent me to the...
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    ALABAMA!!

    It is not unusual for a raccoon to take just the head of only one bird. Dusk is prime time for raccoons. It is dark by 6:00 p.m. at my house.
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    ALABAMA!!

    AUChickenGal If the head was completely gone, it was probably a raccoon. The other chickens would not have eaten the skull. If it was a raccoon it will be back.
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    ALABAMA!!

    " She is about 2 1/2 - 3 years old now." Domineckers33, That is why. A hen of this age will not lay unless she has at least 13 hours of daylight. You can increase the hours of light by adding artificial light. A 40 watt bulb for about 3 hours should do the trick. I use a light operated by a...
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    ALABAMA!!

    Unrefrigorated eggs will last at least a month, probably longer.
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    ALABAMA!!

    I live in southern Jefferson County between Helena and Tannehill St. park., and I have about 15 laying hens and 3 roosters I am going to give away. I hatched 32 baby chickens this spring and they are about grown now, so I am running out of room. The ones I want to give away are 2 and 3...
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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    http://www.naturalbeekeeping.com.au/Bait%20Hives%20for%20Honey%20Bees%20-%20Seeley.pdf http://www.michiganbees.org/2013/catching-spring-swarms/ http://www.horizontalhive.com/how-to-build/swarm-trap-free-plans.shtml...
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    A BEE thread....for those interested in beekeeping.

    No, I did not make it. I found that picture on Bee Source. I only use Langstrough hives. I don't think that would work for a production hive.
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