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  1. FarmerMack

    How many here are actual backyarders vs. Farmers?

    When I lived in New Hampshire I had 1 acres so i guess a backyarder , since moving to Kentucky and starting over I'd have to say 9 acres a farm...
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    ENDED Coop Page Contest 2011 - Win BYC Store Gift Certificate

    Soon to come my 8X8 New Hampshire Yankee in kentucky Coop Rustic works both places and simply always works anywhere. The chicks are in their brooder already at the new farm here in Central Kentucky...first new structure a coop LOL
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    Chicken Math Help Needed!

    Quote: I had 11 hens in a 6x8x 6ft high coop 12 was a stretch , depends on bird size in the end they'll start pecking at each other more often when roost space becomes a premium. I'm currently building an 8x8x 6 coop and i figure it will max out at a dozen hens or so, i currently have 7 chicks...
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    Chicken Math Help Needed!

    Quote: Chicken maze racing may becoming to a coop near you
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    Northerners - insulating coops?

    Quote: I lost 3 in New Hampshire to cold so some insulation is good.... I moved to kentucky LOL solved that problem
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    Chicken Math Help Needed!

    Quote: A Maze of runs I'd love to see photos of that LOL do they get corn at the end of the maze?
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    how many watts for a heat lamp?

    Quote: 40 watts is what is in my brooder for my 3 week old RIR's and Comets i picked up today 40 works plenty of heat if it's no an "al gore" florescent bulb, if the chicks wont go under it it's to hot...try a 60 watt bulb.
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    Back to the country

    Quote: Exactly a trip to the stockyards is in order shortly after we move, And "howdy neighbor, how are all y'all doing" hehe good thing i studied at "blue collar comedy college"
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    Back to the country

    Quote: We just couldnt take the heating costs in N.H. any more and with our so called "leaders" in congress having no clue except to increase energy costs we figured Central Kentucky would be a better place. 2" of snow is a major storm LOL, land is good , people have be so friendly, good old...
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    Back to the country

    Well after almost a year of city living I'm good for the rest of my life. After having lost my Farm in Effingham NH to the bank the cold and the heating cost I will be back on the farm here in Stanford Kentucky. I''l have 9 acres in total, up from 1. 3 acres is fenced in and 4.5 is rolling...
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    last day of the World chicken festival

    www.chickenfestival.com in London Kentucky. i knew i moved to this state for more than just the weather LOL last day is today
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    BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

    Quote: very nice!!! Waiting on more hens myself, graduating the 2 hens from spring to one of my 2 coups. Need the brood box for the next group. 5 R.I. Reds and 5 N.H. Reds due out of ideal 07/15
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    Any New Hampshirites out there?

    Quote: We haven't had the bear issue here nor any other predator. Even though there is a nesting pair of eagles on province lake, not to mention the hawks. The ground predators don't seem to like electricity as much as the goats and hens don't like it. i had to run elec. for the anyways and...
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    Any New Hampshirites out there?

    Quote: Ossipee lake area here
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    COMMUNITY PROJECT: Let's Design The Perfect Coop!!!

    Quote: Very nice, way better than the "chicken whisperer's" coop I saw on tv the other day. Personally I believe that backyardchickens.com has more "chicken whisperers" than site I've been too Farmer Mack
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    BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

    Quote: I never read that anywhere. Mine went from brooder in the house to the coop. I didnt have any illnesses but i did loose 3 over the winter to global warming in New Hampshire . Farmer Mack
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    BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

    Quote: looks good they should like it
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    BROODER thread! Post pics of your brooders!

    Well I finally finished my bigger new improved brood box for my 2 golden comets. It is 2' X 2' X 4' long. I used a set of vanity doors my brother gave me for the top lid giving me access to both the nesting side and the food water side. The wood I picked up from the cull box at home depot. The...
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    Pregnant Nubian/saanen doe

    Quote: took a few days as Mabel is camera shy LOL but her she is, in the last week she has taken to eating on her knees her udders look ready to explode, tendon check this am still tight Farmer Mack where the heck did all these critters come from
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    Pregnant Nubian/saanen doe

    My goat Mabel is close to birthing but I can't tell how close. The tendons at the back end are no "squishy" yet, her udders are very bloated, and in the last few days i've noticed a little bit of brownish discharge coming from her vaginal area. She seems to be isolating herself a bit from the...
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