That me around Christmas holidays .I shave some of the times.
Shaved see what m poor son and grand son have to look forward to.
He has one boy and two girls and two more girls on the way.
daughter has girl and boy.
wife has all of us to deal with.
The ones coming out of the coop are 8/2 ft 2/4s cut 2' long with 1/4 s 8' screwed into 2/4s
then wire2/4" holes 14 gauge about 48" tall was put on with chicken wire staples
ends left open.
The ones going through the garden are 3 ft wide 10 ft long same construction but the wire is 5 ft tall and...
from the pen/coop
to the garden
down the row that needs cleaning up
it takes them about a week to clean up tall stands of elbon rye and turnips
but they sure have fun doing it
then I till and plant
they are right on for keeping one rooster,or you could keep the rooster and few hens in a say 6/6 for breeding.
Larger the better .
you cant keep a bunch of roosters together they will fight and dominate the weaker ones.
Have you noticed the Mosquitos are already out! Here is a homemade trap to help keep you and the kiddos from being a blood donor!!!
HOMEMADE MOSQUITO TRAP:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 gram of yeast
1 2-liter bottle
1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown...
Gosh I had a thought might fit this thread .
I have tractors that I connect to my chicken pens ,
I guess you can call them runs , they are movable.
Was watching them taking about mosquito and spraying and such.
Why don't we all have a 4/10 tractor that we keep two of three Muscovy's in and put...
Don't let him get a bluff on you he will always think he can and eventually hurt you.
catch him and ruff him up basically whoop him , drag him side to side and rub his head on the ground
lay him on his back and shake him back and forth then let go of him slowly he should stay there for a time...
I had a married friend call me by accident about 2 am one time
I knew who it was before I answered .
He thought he had called his girlfriend
I acted like it was her(sleeping) and led him on for about 10 minutes before I hung up
he didn't know till the next day .
Man was that a good one made me...
The cure to higher feed cost for your flock is to raise it yourself, (see which is more valuable to you, money or time/labor ) being more self sufficient is never a bad thing.
In the winter I plant turnips and elbon rye to keep garden covered and feed the flock every day about two five gallon...
I plant every thing I can with elbon rye and turnips wheat oats
any thing that will stay green in winter .they will eat
I keep barrels full of red worms and black fly larva.
I plant all the corn I for them
I feed scraps to them and the worms
pick up leaves in town to put in there coop with hay...
This was my first thought, it works like I wanted it to then ,
When I went to scoop the poop , I noticed that they had worms.
so my thoughts were how to worm them with out killing my red worms in the barrels .
which led me to cut ply wood to cover them . put screws through the ply wood up...