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    How to light my coop.

    Maybe first thing you should ask yourself if you want your chickens for production or just what the lay naturally. Ours are production so we add light in the winter and once they slow way down around 2 years we replace. If you want them to lay naturally then no light needed.
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    How to light my coop.

    I think you have a few steps here. 1. Getting electricity to your coop 2. Installing your lights safely within the coop, so the chickens cannot accidentally get entangled. 3. Timmers and times. Let's start with number 1 Running a long lightweight cord is not the best idea. We need more info on...
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    New Coop! Upping My Game!

    80 chickens on less than 1/2 acre, am I understanding that correct? How big will the run be for 80 chickens? That's one cool coop!!
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    I don't know who originally penned this, but it still makes me smile... Got a letter from grandma

    Oh good lord, just enjoy the post, no one is demeaning the native people of Hawaii . Notice the, oh good lord, that was for grandma.. lol
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    40 years on.

    One time I was at a property that had a Chicken House only had maybe 10,000 chickens but I could not hear a single sound that I was not that far from the building. I wondered then and I wonder now with your comment why do you think the chickens were so quiet?
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    40 years on.

    I would go inline....
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    40 years on.

    Since you have water inside the coop now how do you keep the standpipe and or spicket from freezing?
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    40 years on.

    You might find my post interesting This link bottom of page 3 https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/large-potable-water-tank-use.1335007/page-3#post-21825244
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    Beekeeping and chickens

    Everyone is correct, no worries, get the bees and have fun. Honey covered biscuits with eggs.. YUM
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    To Silkie or not to Silkie?

    I've had silkies for 3 or 4 years here in indiana. I never got the memo they are not cold hardy, and fragile. Treat mine no different than our other hen's, they seem to be doing just fine.
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    I've tried what they're laying in now I just put pine needles in 2 days ago. Pine needles is way softer than straw I've use that in the past in the nest boxes and they love it not these particular flock. As far as moving the Box I've taken the box out they immediately laid where the box was so I...
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    All summer new flock late spring I have tried fake eggs , soft pine needles in the rollaway . The money I paid it's frustrating
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    To be honest I had never heard of the flooring until about two hours before the post. I have a rollaway nest box that I cannot get them to use. Then lay in a box in the corner and only dirty when wet outside. I saw the flooring and thought the hard floor might get them to move into the nest box...
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    I previously said Pine not Cedar I'm not sure where you thought said Cedar
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    Shavings under would help the poop dry and kinda absorb. The flooring would keep them from walking in Poop in the coop. Cleaner floor SHOULD give me cleaner eggs ... If anyone has ever worked fastfood, and are familiar with bun trays that buns are deliverd in. I have some of those and they would...
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    Plastic poultry flooring

    I was wondering if anyone here uses poultry flooring in their coops? I'm seeing some advantages. In my case I thinking maybe still having pine shavings underneath. Only issue is when they poop in the shavings they "turn it over" in time, that's good vs the poop falling through the flooring and...
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    Coop for sale - pick up central OH

    Has it sold?
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    Coop for sale - pick up central OH

    What size.......4x6?
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    5-year observation

    You are 100% correct with the totally different environment with a brand new flock. Yes I would spend time with the new Blended flock but since they were blended with the existing chickens I can never form an attachment Like I could have they were totally new. I look at chickens like kids on a...
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    5-year observation

    I'm sure it is with the pecking order also. I have mostly watched this when my old hens are separated by a fence and the new ones walk up. Through the fence you see the pecking, I find it very interesting because from my standpoint looks like they're getting along then one Takes a nasty hard...
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