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  1. Tree Goat

    Turkey passed away...Ground hog? Heart Attack? They are really fat and heavy!!!

    Thank you CluckerFamily. Please check the response to Bob R2Elk and respond if you want to. Thank you.
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    Turkey passed away...Ground hog? Heart Attack? They are really fat and heavy!!!

    Thank you Bob. The turkey had so many flies and rigamortis had set in so I thought best to bury. I wasn't planning on harvesting any of them (four broad breasted (BB) and ten Black Heritage (BH) turkeys) and I have six chicken hens and one rooster as I invested as pets. I was not aware of...
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    Turkey passed away...Ground hog? Heart Attack? They are really fat and heavy!!!

    Do ground hogs prey on turkeys and chickens? I saw a ground hog (GH) today snooping around the fenced run I built. My turkeys and chickens can poke their heads through the fence. I wonder if the GH bit the turkey? Also, the broad breasted turkeys I have are so fat they have a hard time...
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    Thank you! Sorry I'm late to respond.

    Thank you! Sorry I'm late to respond.
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    Thank you! Sorry I'm late to respond.

    Thank you! Sorry I'm late to respond.
  6. Tree Goat

    Hens laying eggs

    Hens laying eggs
  7. Tree Goat

    “Fly” away...

    I’m thinking a perfect time to shave your head!!!! Lolololol
  8. Tree Goat

    “Fly” away...

    Please send me gouge on how to make your homemade fly eaters. Thanks!!!! Happy flying!!!
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    “Fly” away...

    If chickies fly into fly trap they’ll eat the tape!!! Lolololol
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    “Fly” away...

    Fly strips work great to keep the nasty pests under control. See pic
  11. Tree Goat

    The Bird Run question

    Thanks Aart. I checked the link. Interesting. The design of the coop I bought is not correct for the ideal environment to train birds not to sleep in the nesting boxes. Should I cover the nesting boxes up completely to ensure they know they are not for sleeping? The hens are ten weeks old...
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    The Bird Run question

    Will have to build onto this coop to ensure birds have more personal space; "I can see clearly now...."
  13. Tree Goat

    Review by 'Tree Goat' in article 'How much room do chickens need'

    Excellent for beginners. Should have read this article before I bought chickens and turkeys. Live and learn. Thank you to who ever posted this read.
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    The Bird Run question

    I'm building separate lean-to quarters for the turkeys. So the coop for the chickens, a lean-to for the turkeys (from what I read turkeys do not need an enclosed shelter), and a huge fenced in run for all, and all birds will be released to free range daily for a few hours. Regarding your...
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    The Bird Run question

    Yes, that is my coop in the link. Last night was first night I put the hens in the upper nesting box area that has two roosting bars over the poop drawers in front of the four nesting boxes (see pic showing "one" nesting bar; I have two nesting bars there now). I guess I'll have to block off...
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    The Bird Run question

    Aart, Amazing mind telepathy. What you wrote is exactly what I did!!! The birds had been in the coop for about ten days and they were getting very restless! So, about 1800 I let all ten (4 turkeys and 6 hens) out of the coop. I was amazed they didn't stray off too far and followed me around...
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    Electric Netting Questions

    Very interesting regarding the tick eating. Would never have thought. )))
  18. Tree Goat

    In the Coop

    In the Coop
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    In the Coop

    In the Coop
  20. Tree Goat

    How high must i raise the heat lamp.

    I bought a digital temp gauge ($5.00) at Walmart and hung on the side of the brooder; worked great. I covered the brooder with card board, and made vents to allow the heat to escape as the birds matured to lower the heat. Never had to raise or lower the heat lamp.
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