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  1. TopazMaster91

    Are these breeds personable?

    Out of all the breeds, whether bantam or LF that I've had/have; Buff Orpington: Very talkative, attentive, nosy, follows me, in-my-face, lets me touch her; Barred Rock OR Cuckoo Maran (can't tell): Attentive, nosy, follows me, lets me touch her; Cream Legbar: Talks a lot, nosy, treat-hound...
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    Japanese Bantam owners or parents lol

    My one and only Japanese bantam is my one and only cockerel at present, he's very beautiful and lots of fun to watch, I like him very very much :).
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    Head roo overthrown by new roo

    If your older dude is an awesome rooster to the ladies, non-aggressive, and all around Best Dude I would definitely keep HIM with the girls, rather than the new kid on the block; at least until new dudes hormones chill out, then it couldn't hurt to try again, but if it were me, I'd want the...
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    Head roo overthrown by new roo

    Just a guess here, but what about giving the new dude his own living quarters, right next to/up against where the rest of the flock is (so he still sees them), until he chills out a bit with age, then trying again to have them all together? I've read that sometimes works.
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    Luckily where we live we don't have very many predators, but I'd rather be proactive just in case, though we're on a budget- thus we have this heavy gauge hardware cloth to use as a skirt, but probably only enough of it to go six inches underground. If we can find a good deal somewhere we might...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    This is VERY similar to what we are doing! The difference is, in ours the bottom lining of wood is going to be the same size as the posts, and we'll have a six-inch skirt of hardware cloth going underground to protect from digging predators, and bird netting going over the entire thing to...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    *Update* We've got nearly all the posts (vertical 8' pressure-treated 2x4s) planted in the ground and cemented in, gotta get a few more to finish that part, then we're going to begin attaching hardware cloth! After that we'll add a sort of wood skirt to the bottom to help keep the cloth in...
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    How do you like cooking your eggs?

    My favorite way to use eggs so far (kind of an obsession my stomach developed) is to stick an everything bagel in the toaster on medium, fry up an egg with lots of butter in the pan, grab some shredded cheddar cheese, throw the cheese on the bottom half of bagel when it pops out the toaster...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    :clap:clap:clap Triple thumbs up, very helpful! I'm gonna use part of your advice; today we already started (re)building the fence/run after taking apart that wall section, and so for certain posts sunk into the ground we'll use cement just for extra strength :) I'm sure other parts of your...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    We live in central Florida, the only bad or extreme weather we get is heat, rain during summer, and the occasional hurricane, though they are usually weak by the time they get this far inland; for that reason we're going to anchor the coop to the ground, and the run as well, as well as...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    About the coop: My uncle did most of the planning and putting together of the coop, he really helped us out in building it but I agree that it needs more ventilation, it does have airflow at the top but not nearly enough, the exit hole to the run adds some airflow, and the door has some airflow...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    I have a few ideas for that; since it's basically going to be a really large rectangle (24ftx16ft), I was thinking of putting some vertical posts in key locations to prevent the bird netting from sagging in the middle. Near the exit of the coop/entrance to the run, we'll attach a tarp as well...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    Good point; at this moment, I think we may just take apart the wall we framed out and go with more of a fence type of thing, six feet high and with bird netting over the entire thing; just seems easier and will probably use less wood than what we already started doing, and given our general lack...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    * Update * I borrowed my little bro's phone and took some pics of the coop inside and out, and the area where the run will be attached to! As you can see, the little square hole leading to the run will be open pretty much all the time since it's hot in Florida and we may not always be around to...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    I like your way of thinking! Only problem is we already have a huge amount of wood, mostly 8ft long 2x4s, so if possible I'd have to imitate the "tennis court" idea using wood rather than metal, since the money is already spent and I don't think they'd take back the wood...But it does give me...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    Definitely gonna be in one place! I'll see what I can find there and if any of it helps; My phone is totally dead and gone so when I get the chance to use someone else's camera, I'll take some pics and upload them here. Thanks everyone for your advice so far! Once I have some pics, I'll...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    I think my dad used entirely too much wood, we don't need it to be indestructible, just a basic frame for hardware cloth to be attached to, you know? But he wanted to "help" his way, despite never having built anything like this before, and the way he had us do this one wall, it's more like a...
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    Looking for some advice- building LARGE run

    *EDIT* Updated with pics, post #11 ! So we started with a dinky prefab, which I quickly realized was far too small. As a result, we have built from scratch a 7x6ft, 7ft tall coop, and we're just beginning the run. My dad said he'd help, but he's not a builder and I was a bit hesitant about it...
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    OEGB - broodiness, personality, egg-laying, maturity?

    I've read something similar, but they didn't differentiate between regular sized OEG and OEGB, so I don't know if they meant whether one or the other, or both are closely related to the red jungle fowl >___< Aside from that, I know that many bantam versions of large fowl aren't necessarily...
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    OEGB - broodiness, personality, egg-laying, maturity?

    If anyone else sees this thread, I have another question I've wanted answered for awhile, but I cannot find the information online anywhere for some reason- What breeds were used to make the bantam version of Old English Game? I assume it's not simply a miniature copy of the larger, SOME...
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