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  1. Run, run, run  as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm a chicken.

    Run, run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me, I'm a chicken.

  2. Nothing like a little mid morning stretch

    Nothing like a little mid morning stretch

  3. The girls still love their sun bathing

    The girls still love their sun bathing

  4. Collard Green we like them as much as the chickens

    Collard Green we like them as much as the chickens

  5. Sure just walk right in, make yourself at home.

    Sure just walk right in, make yourself at home.

  6. Installed timer and light turns on at 5:00 pm turns off at 9:30 pm.

    Installed timer and light turns on at 5:00 pm turns off at 9:30 pm.

  7. Installed heat trace & insulation over drinking water piping.

    Installed heat trace & insulation over drinking water piping.

  8. First Winter / First Snow Fall 2014

    First Winter / First Snow Fall 2014

  9. jasono

    Chickens are eating Hostas

    Thank you for responding. I will continue to let them forage...
  10. jasono

    Chickens are eating Hostas

    Chickens are eating my Hostas - I am OK with them eating the Hostas, I just want to make sure that it is safe for them to ingest this particular plant?
  11. jasono

    apple cider vinegar wormer for chickens

    Thank you for the reply. I appreciate the contact info - good to know when needed.
  12. jasono

    apple cider vinegar wormer for chickens

    I am just now starting to read about chicken getting worms, I am glad I found your thread. I had some of the same questions. I live in Ohio; I am a new chicken owner, only having raised my chicks since May of this year. I have not medicated my chickens for anything thus far other than the...
  13. jasono

    House of Orpington

    I apologize for not getting back sooner; I usually take the weekend off from the computer. Pipe fittings are schedule 40. To keep the pipe from freezing I had planned on putting a lamp directly above the PVC pipe allowing radiant heat to warm the pipe. Also my hope is to use a bulb with...
  14. jasono

    New Member

    HighStreetCoop- I checked out the http://www.sweetpdz.com/ammonia-lime.html Reading the article on the web site it looks like the sweet PDZ product has some advantages over just using Calcium Carbonate alone. The price is not really a deal breaker either - 9.99 for a 25 lbs bag at my local...
  15. jasono

    New Member

    Golden Feather - Went to site you recommended - Great info - Looks like I want to use Agricultural lime - AKA Dolomite and/or AKA Calcium Carbonate. Article said not to use Hydrated Lime that is used to make "whitewash" because it would burn chickens feet.
  16. jasono

    New Member

    Great thank you for the lead.....
  17. jasono

    House of Orpington

    Yes, the pipes are for feed and water system. In the original pic, 4" PVC Schedule 40 pipe adjacent to the fence is for water (Holds approx 5 gallons) the next 4" pipe over is for feed, (Holds approx. 4-5 days of feed. The garden bed has rigid insulation built up in the middle to let water...
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