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    Neighbor's new chickens are on my property

    My neighbor recently got chickens and historically, he does not take care of animals or his property responsibly. He doesn't care about me or my property. If the past is a guide, then he would not care if his girlfriend's chickens died, which they might simply by getting hit in the road...
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    Disposing of rat caught in live trap!!

    Prior experience - when we attempted to get rid of a rat from a trap - my husband thought that hitting a rat on the head would end it's life. Apparently hammering, rock smashing, etc is NOT a one-and-done deal. If drowning is inhumane, then blow after blow after blow that does not cause death...
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    If feed stores closed and you can’t free range...

    Hi, I am an experienced gardener and I do put up a lot of food for my family. I live in Upstate NY on top of a hill with 2.5 acres. Once the winter winds get going here, not much fun to be outside. I do not have a flock yet but my daughter has started dreaming about keeping chickens. To...
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    Can we start in winter in Upstate NY?

    We use wood stove pellets for burning in our pellet stove, and they are hardwood, not pine, and we obtain them from Agway. Can also get them from fireplace stores, tractor supply stores, sometimes Sam's Club, etc. I think they must be available as a pine product as well, but the hardwood...
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    do you use pellet bedding or shavings? which one

    I am a new member, looking into what bedding to use with chicks we hope to raise all winter in our basement. I read that pine shavings make a lot of dust. I did a google search on pine pellets and learned that pine and cedar products release toxic oils which cause respiratory illness in...
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    Can we start in winter in Upstate NY?

    Thanks for all the replies so far! I wondered about the dander and etc. We have a really old country basement - wet, dirty, nothing "finished" about it but plenty of water supply and space. Any suggestions about keeping the dander and dust under control? When DH balked about having them in...
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    Can we start in winter in Upstate NY?

    Hi, We're new here, and know almost nothing about chickens (yet). My kids and I would like to hatch some chicks this winter, grow them up in our basement, and move them outside in the springtime. We even think we could grow a small "lawn" area in the basement under lights, for the chicks to...
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