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  1. dirtybug

    WTB: Golden Laced Wyandottes or... PA, DE ....

    I'm looking to add two Golden Laced Wyandottes or other good laying laced pullets to the flock. Birds that are ready to be outside but not yet laying would be preffered. Located in PA near Lancaster, York, Delaware.....
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    egg with "bag" in it ?

    glad to hear we're not gonna die from eating them It was hard enough convincing the wife to eat backyard eggs, if she saw the membrane when I was cracking them that would have been the end for her and I'd have alot of eggs to eat on my own.
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    solar waterer

    I'm in a similar situation : no electric at coop and its going to be getting cold soon. you may want to look into a "passive solar heater"
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    egg with "bag" in it ?

    so I've gotten lots of eggs from the 3 layers I've had for about a week and finally cooked some up. a few of the eggs had whats best described as a bag inside the shell, I had to crack the shell then through a thin film almost like I could have removed the shell and had an egg in a bag but...
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    Cardboard bedding ??

    I've just come across a supplier of "cardboard bedding" at about half the cost of pine shavings. Doing a search here came up with 0 results, I'm wondering if anyone is using it or if there are any reasons not to use it. I have no other info about what kind/size of cardboard it is but it is...
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    what to do about the gaps in corrugated roofing?

    The plastic closure strips are only $5 for a pack of six, each is about 18-24". With the plastic roofing I used they are mandatory to prevent damage.
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    what to do about the gaps in corrugated roofing?

    I used corugated plastic roofing, its basicaly the same shape. Bought it at home depot, they had the wiggly foam stuff for it but also had wiggly plastic supports, I used the plastic.
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    landscape ideas around coop

    Look into dual purpose plants, that will provide the tranquil privacy your looking for and something extra like a treat for you or the hens. I'm planning to use blueberry, raspberry, blackberry and maybe a few other bushes. Just be sure to protect them till they're mature.
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    My new wall feeder

    Do they try to dig in it with thier beaks throwing it on the floor?
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    Anyone using Solar or Wind Power?

    generaly wind turbines need to be mounted high and tethered to the ground (there are exceptions) So solar may be a better bet. You'll need to figure out how long you want the extra light to be on, multiply the number of hours by the wattage of the bulb(s) that will tell you how many amps your...
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    Mother in-law suite finished

    Quote: We just got married in August so I'm taking every oppurtunity to tease the wife
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    Water for winter

    Quote: If you have electric in the coop you could drop an aquarium heater into the barrel, while your at it hook it to your downspout so you don't have to fill it as often. the food grade barrel usually have two 2" plugs one of them usualy has 3/4" threads that a garden hose valve will screw...
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    Mother in-law suite finished

    Quote: Downingtown right by the lyndell post office by 282
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    Mother in-law suite finished

    Quote: Its been a number of years since I last had chickens and I've proably had two dozen designs in my head and on paper in that time, This was a little bit of all those designs but mostly just the most efficient way to use the materials I had on hand. even though most of the material was...
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    Grass In Pen

    Quote: I haven't tried this yet but it has been on my plan sheet for over a year, I've never heard mention of it anywhere but in my head
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    Ideas for heat using car battery and timer to go on at night

    In areas where night time temps are more of a concern than day temps a cheap 12v photo sensor would act as a timer of sorts and keep energy use to a minimum which is very important to solar/battery systems.
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    Mother in-law suite finished

    Most of the coop was made with free wood (old billboard) I think total I spent around $150 including 100' of hardware cloth. the building is 4'x8' but one end has a 2'x2' storage closet so the coop is 4'x6'. The run is 8'x14' and is totally enclosed with 2"x4" wire including the roof. I plan to...
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    Brown sex link ??

    I've been offered a few pullets that where reffered to as brown sex links, I can't seem to find any mention of that breed on this site and a google search didn't come up with much except one mention saying they are commonly called isa browns. Is a brown sex link an isa brown ?
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    5wk RIR outside?

    May be getting some 5wk old RIR's I've never had chicks before, only older birds. My guess is that at 5 weeks in cold weather they still need a source of heat and being that my coop is uninsulated and has no electric I'd have to wait. ?? also at 5wks could a RIR walk through 2x4" fence?
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    Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

    Chester County And looking to purchase a few pullets localy, If you know of any.
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