Search results

  1. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    Well, we just built and and it has a nice corrugated roof over it with a gutter system. So I don’t think water will be able to get in. Our air and weather is just very moist and damp. Things take a while to dry here. Before we put a roof over it, we never had a puddle issue because it is covered...
  2. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    Thank you everyone! I have friends in the landscaping business so I’m asking for natural materials like soil and dried leaves to start with. I don’t want any mold problems! I think I better stay away from wood chips and hay and such. We will see how this goes! Sounds like it will be a learning...
  3. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    Yes it’s super moist here in Eureka, Ca. Mild could potentially be a problem if I’m not careful! So I’ll probably leave the gravel and just add on too so I have good drainage.
  4. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    Ok, good to know! How about soil and leaves? Would that be ok? Thanks 😊
  5. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    Are you saying I shouldn’t try the deep litter method in my run? My coop is super small and has a removable floor that I just change out every couple days. I really don’t want any odor problems in my run. Plus I have veggie gardens and I would love to put my chicken to good use mixing up some...
  6. S

    Run and deep litter help please

    We just made our Bantam chicken flock a new run on the side of our house. It has a roof so little to no rain should get in. I really would like to do the deep litter method so we can use the compost for our gardens. I really am not sure what are the best materials. We live in Northern California...
  7. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Oh ok, perfect. I’ll definitely give her some scrambled eggs in the future. Could I just feed my bantams chick starter all the time? Is that ok?
  8. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Oh and here are some pics of her during her spa time. Not sure if she plucked her feather on her belly or if she just doesn’t have any?
  9. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Ok, so I brought her in and bathed her and gave her a little blow dry. I lived in Northern California so it’s pretty mild here. I tried feeling her crop. It didn’t feel very full so I gave her some scratch as a treat before I put her in her broody cage (which I will add some better wire to the...
  10. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Good info, thank you. I just switched to layer feed a couple weeks ago but my pullets we happy on chick feed. I have all bantams. Does that make a difference? I bought an organic layer feed that was locally made. They have oyster shells in a dish and grit in their feed. They get left over fruit...
  11. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    I can only have bantams because of space and I fell in love with silkies. I didn’t know much about them except I thought they were adorable! They rest of my bantams came from a local farm and the lady said hers lay an egg pretty much everyday, except winter of course. So far, my cochin frizzle...
  12. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Oh ok! I was hoping she wouldn’t be a broody silkie. We really like her but we don’t have enough room for her to always be wanting to hatch chicks. Hmm, we will see. Also our bantam cochin frizzle (same age) went broody a couple weeks ago and we had to bread her! We want hens for eggs. We might...
  13. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Thank you for the info, she is about 8 months and just started laying beginning last month. She laid an egg everyday for 6 days which isn’t normal and then wouldn’t leave the nest. Walked around really low and with spread wings if I kicked her out of her nest. So last night I put her in a broody...
  14. S

    Strange poop from my broody

    Hello, two days ago my little alike went broody for the first time. But since yesterday I’ve notice her poops being watery. Some hard normal looking and some watery. Today I saw this under where she slept. Not sure if it’s normal or needs attention. The rest of her poops from last night are...
  15. S

    Wire cage for broody hen

    Thank you! You are right. If the broody hen comes out when I give treats to the others does that mean she might not be totally broody yet?
  16. S

    Wire cage for broody hen

    We live in Northern California in a neighborhood in the city. We don’t have many predators. Maybe a skunk or maybe raccoon. But we have a camera in our backyard and haven’t seen any of these yet. We have had chickens for 8 months. We don’t have an apron around our run but we are making a new run...
  17. S

    Wire cage for broody hen

    Sorry about that. Here’s our coop.
  18. S

    Wire cage for broody hen

    Oops wrong photo 😬
  19. S

    Wire cage for broody hen

    Yes to break her.
Top Bottom