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  1. ki4got

    Pet Peeves

    I just want to get this off my mind. LOL This is not aimed at anyone specifically, but things I've come across over the last few years. So for those who might be new to the poultry hobby and even experienced breeders... The things that grow under a rooster's chin are not 'waddles' but...
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    Vinton, Virginia, Chicken Ordinance

    Vinton, Virginia - Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed6Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredYesCoop RestrictionsChicken hens shall be kept in an enclosed secure movable/portable pen/chicken tractor, stationary pen or a fenced enclosure (henhouse/coop)...
  3. ki4got

    Genetics - An Attempt at Simplifying the Complex

    Chicken genetics seem to be an endless source of confusion for so many people. I've taken a number of genetics courses in college, and at first they even confused me, but I also didn't know much about what the various mutations looked like in comparison to a number of different breeds. When I...
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    Christiansburg, Virginia, Chicken Ordinance

    Christiansburg, Virginia, Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationNot at this timeMax Chickens Allowed Roosters AllowedNoPermit Required Coop Restrictions City/Organization Contact name Additional Information Link for more Information Information Last Updated02.18.2013...
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    Roanoke County Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    Roanoke County (Residential), Virginia Chicken Ordinance **There are no restrictions on properties zoned Agricultural** Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed6Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredNoCoop RestrictionsCoops shall provide at least two (2) square feet of interior...
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    City Of Salem Virginia Chicken Ordinance

    City of Salem, Virginia, Chicken Ordinance Are Chickens Allowed in this locationYesMax Chickens Allowed6Roosters AllowedNoPermit RequiredYes - $25 annually - application in link belowCoop Restrictions Chickens shall not be allowed to roam free. They shall be kept in an enclosed secure area...
  7. My Feather Anatomy Guide

    My Feather Anatomy Guide

    I've seen a number of people who are new to poultry asking, "What is ______?" Fill in the blank with any color or feather type or part found on a chicken. I've answered a lot of these posts privately, some publicly, and finally decided it would be easier to just provide a link to a page. So...
  8. ki4got

    Breeding Pens Plans And Other Random Thoughts

    Initially, I had thought to set up my breeders in smaller pens. Then i contemplated doing a large group at once, for now. But now, seeing the feather damage the rooster is causing on his girls, I'm thinking about something someone else mentioned. She has a rooster pen, and puts the girls and...
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    My Road To Dorkings

    Someone commented to me recently, that too many people choose a breed because of a "Label", without understanding what it actually is that makes that breed unique. That got me to thinking about my choice of breed. When I first decided to get back into poultry (my last flock was a mix and match...
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    Ki4gots Member Page

    "The Feathered Nest" Well, that was my business name back when I had my aviary down in Florida (pre-'92), so why not... About myself... KI4GOT is my amateur radio callsign. (For more about ham radio, you can visit www.arrl.org.) My name is Karen. I went to U-Maine in Orono (studied Animal...
  11. Ki4gots Small Coop

    Ki4gots Small Coop

    KI4GOT's Small "Hoop Coop" 04.23.2011 Getting back into chickens again, I decided to plan it out a bit more than the first time around... Tractor Supply had a neat idea on their website of using a dog house, a few other people have/had 'hoop coops' I liked. My large coop I plan to do "My Way"...
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