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  1. egibsch

    Who laid this egg?

    Egg in the lower right corner of pic: We have 7 chickens. We have 3 easter eggers (2 green layers and 1 blue). We have 1 silver laced wyandotte, 1 speckled Sussex, 2 Buckeyes. We've been keeping a chart of our eggs and notices that we have a light brown egg (we suspect the Sussex) and a brown...
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    Coop Location - INPUT PLEASE!

    @Ridgerunner and @3KillerBs Thanks for your thoughts! We are on 2.3 acres in a medium-density area. We came from a half-acre, which may be where our ‘small’ thinking is coming from. Definitely sounds like our run needs to be bigger, regardless of where it goes. We want them to have space.
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    Coop Location - INPUT PLEASE!

    I forgot to mention that the coop will be raised, about 18” above the ground. So there will be a chicken ladder to the ground. That should keep the actual coop dry. It is more the run and how wet it will be. 🙂 this is helpful!
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    Coop Location - INPUT PLEASE!

    The yellow box is the option closer to the house. There is a small garden there that would be moved. We got 1/2” of rain today and it is still pretty soggy. The run would run along the thicket, so as to not jut into the yard. The green box is out past the pine trees next to the big garden...
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    Coop Location - INPUT PLEASE!

    Thank you all! I’m honestly not sure about how to correct the drainage issue just due to the way the yard slopes. Pics coming.
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    Coop Location - INPUT PLEASE!

    We have our coop under construction and are looking at two places in our yard for its final location. We'd love some input! Background Site: We live in Northeast Ohio, where temperatures range from average lows in the 20's in the winter (although sub-zero windchills happen occasionally) to...
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    Pics of our first flock

    Field trip day!!
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    Pics of our first flock

    @TheOddOneOut Here you go! The very tips of the wing feathers are white... based on what I have read, it sounds like a Sussex?
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    Pics of our first flock

    Yesterday we moved the babies in with the two week olds. (Kind of). We modified the brooder with a hardware cloth partition so they are all in the same box, but still separated by age. So far so good!
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    Pics of our first flock

    Meyer Hatchery chicks - Day 1 (June 15) 2 buckeyes, 1 silver laced wyandotte, 1 unknown (possibly speckled sussex or welsummer). We picked them up from the Hatchery - they made the 45 minute ride home cuddled together in the box from the hatchery. We oo'ed and ahh'ed over them - we can't...
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    Pics of our first flock

    Tractor Supply Chicks - 1.5 weeks old (June 11)
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    Pics of our first flock

    Tractor Supply Chicks at 1 week (June 8)
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    Pics of our first flock

    Brooder.... We started out with a bin (inside a dog crate to keep our curious dog out), a heat plate (rentacoop 12"x12" purchased from mypetchicken.com), water and food. Purchased our pine shavings from the local feed store. The lamp is just for light - it is an LED and doesn't give off heat...
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    Pics of our first flock

    Six chicks from Tractor Supply - June 4 (4 days old)
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    Pics of our first flock

    I appreciate all the pics here on BYC, so I thought I'd share our crew! The first group is currently 2 weeks old. Purchased 6 from Tractor Supply (TSC) June 4 (hatch date June 1). 4 Easter Eggers (labeled as Americana) and 2 Cuckoo Marans. We will be sharing 3 of these with friends in a week or...
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    Help... mama heating pad or heat plate?

    Here is a pic of our set up.
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    Help... mama heating pad or heat plate?

    Just picked up our day-old chicks. I decided to give them the heat plate and gave the 2-week olds the seed mat! Wrapped it in hardware wire and then old towels and then press n seal. We will see how today goes - I'm so glad you posted and I saw it!!
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    Help... mama heating pad or heat plate?

    I'm super curious about how this goes for you! We have a group of chicks now, a few more coming tomorrow, and then some more in a few weeks. I am thinking we may need two heating options at some point and I already have a seed-starting mat!
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    Help... mama heating pad or heat plate?

    I hadn't thought about using a seed mat! Are you still using the wire to support it? I'll need to research this for the future!
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