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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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
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...