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  1. jjakaus

    GETTING WORRIED -PLEASE TAKE A LOOK

    I have an 1 year old white leghorn. She layed almost daily all winter long, even when my Easter eggers stopped. Right now I have 4 pullets, all about a year old. We moved in February and they are currently living in my garage. They have tons of room in there and have almost daily access to the...
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    new hoop house - a few details please

    I have just discovered hoop houses and I think it will be the perfect design for me. I have a space between my garage and fence that I would like to put it. I have seen a ton of ideas here. I am planning on using cattle panels and chicken wire. I don't really have any predators in my area (a...
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    You know how it goes - the straight run bantam bin at TCS - help me out if you can please?!

    I have 6 straight run bantams. They are about a month, so maybe too early to tell. I just cant have roosters where I live so I am hoping to rehome ASAP. I think I know all the breeds ( 4 are the same), but one. Ill take any help you can send my way. Thanks for any help!! #1. I am guessing a...
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    orange construction fencing for additional run space?

    Hello All! I have a covered run that is about 10x8. The coop is inside, but raised, so the chickens have full floor space. I only have 4 hens. Technically they have plenty of room, but I am a "more is better" kind of pet owner. I live in a city where they cannot roam free. I try and let them...
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    advice needed for winter run ideas in the snow!!

    This will be my first winter with my girls! I have 4. They have a coop about 8x2 and constant access to their run. Unfortunately, I live in a city and they cannot free range. Their enclosed run (no roof right now) is about 8x10. They ate all the grass months ago of course and it is dirt. I read...
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    Deep litter in small spaces?

    HI Everyone! Just looking for some advice. I had a large coop and LOVED using the deep litter method. We have had to move and have a much smaller coop. Total footprint is about 8x4 and about 6in deep. Is the deep litter method still advisable? Obviously I will have to do more than one yearly...
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    THE BIRDS! THE BIRDS!

    All of a sudden the birds, mostly sparrows, have started giong INTO the coop to eat the chicken food. I stopped putting food in the run for this reason. I have a small coop with an attached 9x9 run. This is the only place the chickens go. We dont have many predators, so I usually keep the side...
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    who's laying these eggs?

    I am confounded. I have 4 hens, all different breeds. I believed they were all laying, but either my EE lays 2 eggs every other day or so or I am wrong about a breed. I am adding pics of the birds and today's eggs. They are all about 5 months old. Isa Brown Leghorn - dust bath dirty My EE...
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    REAL mulch

    I have 4 chickens in an urban backyard setting. They have constant access to a 9x9 fenced pen and have eaten all the grass! I have access to some "real" (just cut down tree) mulch and was wondering about putting a good layer down in the run. Since it is not treated with anything, am I creating a...
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    Problems laying?

    I have a white leghorn that started laying about 2 weeks ago. She has layed pretty regualrly. She hasn't laid anything in about 4 days, but she sits in the nest box everyday for awhile. Yesterday, the box had some sticky yellow residue in it, but a new chicken laid, so I thought it had something...
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    Crazy muddy run

    It has been raining here almost a week, so the run is a mess and starting to smell. It is going to be slightly sunny today, so I have the sun cloth off to try and dry things up. It is mostly a dirt run, as the chickens have eaten everything. It had a nice layer of grass clippings, but they are...
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    advice about brooder shavings

    I have an enclosed run, about 96 square feet for 4 chickens. It has been really muddy out since I put them out (about 9 weeks old, out for about 3 weeks). The run is grass. It is becoming poopy, obviously. I am getting ready to dismantle the brooder (fridge box) and thought about dumping the...
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    Rain and chickens

    Just wanted some advice. I have 4 chickens (2 about 7 wks, 2 about 9 wks). The coop gives them about 5 sq ft each, but that seems small to me. My area has been very rainy, but I hate them being locked up all the time. I open the coop door and give them the option of going out. They usually do...
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    SOMEONE CROWED - can you help me figure out who?

    These are 6 week old "ameraucana pullets" as sold by Tractor Supply. I am pretty sure one of the crowed. I bought 6 "pullets." I understand there can be mistakes, but can they really have gotten half wrong? I am pretty sure on the black one, but I am hoping against the black and white ones...
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    Burlap idea?

    This is the chicken coop and yard that my Uncle just built me. I love the open front for lots of air circulation. The chickens have not been in yet (done yesterday), but it rained today and I noticed it leaked. I was thinking about just putting some burlap over the screen. My thought is that it...
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    So what do you think??

    These were listed as americuanas at TSC and as pullets. Does that seem right to everyone? Thanks for looking!! There are only 5, but I tried to get a few angles.
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    CHICKIES!!

    I got my new chickies yesterday from TSC! I had some last year, but we moved and I didn't think they allowed them in our new city. BUT THEY DO!! I can''t believe how excited I am! I was so shocked last year to find how much fun chickens were and how much personality they have. This has to be a...
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    wyandotte

    Hi Everyone! I had a small flock last year that I had to get rid of when we moved. After reading through Wyanodtte's Municipal code, I see no restrictions on chickens. I am hoping to start up a very small flock this spring. I was wondering if there are any others in Wyandotte keeping...
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    coop, run and small flock

    I have to move and will be selling my small flock, coop and run. The following is included for $800 OBO: Hand constructed coop - 7' X 7'. Shingled roof, 2 nest boxes, roost with poop board 3 lb steel hanging feeder 1 gallon hanging water 3 - 50 lb unopened bags of layer feed 1 opened bag (maybe...
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    lonely chick

    I have 5 chickens all about 19 weeks old - 4 hens and a rooster. We got 3 more chicks about 6 weeks ago. It was so hot, so I never really used a brooder, just cornered off a bit of the coop. They have all been together for the whole 6 weeks. They were never really one flock though. I have even...
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