I’m so sorry if this has been answered but tried scrolling to see if i could find the answer but with over a thousand posts I gave up. Does this help keep critters away? We have either mice/rat (trying to get rid of them but still keep popping up). I bought pest proof hanging feeders but the...
So I just went out to the coop to check on the girls (I’m in a suburb northwest of Chicago and it’s freezing here) and found animal poop in their food. They are all ok but curious if you know what animal so I can figure out how to better predator proof the coop. Not sure where the animal is...
I just checked and don’t see anything, but I thought if they lost feathers on the backside/vent it was bugs. :barnieWell at least the coop is clean for the winter and I can say I did a preventive:) although really glad It’s just molting!
Thank you all!!!
I’m thinking it’s mites so we cleaned out coop yesterday and dusted all the girls but just want to make sure.
Here are pictures and it only seems to be the one but we did treat them all. This is my first year for molting chickens so trying to figure out the difference.
I have attached several...
I have 2 khaki Campbell’s that are in need of a new home. They are very easy going, but have started to try mating with my chickens. I don’t have any female ducks and I don’t want my chickens to get hurt.
They are khaki Campbell’s and yes both males. I had them free ranging outside coop/run and they still were going after her and it’s just the one!!! All 6 chickens would be together and they would make a bee line for the one every single time!
I have 2 ducks and they have lived harmoniously with my 6 chickens for a year now. We got them all at the same time and have had no problems. Just yesterday I noticed one of my chickens A bald spot on her neck and a few broken feathers on her back. Today I came home to check on her and now it’s...
I don’t smell any ammonia, we can add a couple openings under the eaves too! I have the door open today and coop seems to be dry right now. It’s almost 40 here so i think that is helping! Going to menards now to get supplies for 2m!! Thanks so much!!!
So no ridge vent - should I just add and opening at the top of the n and S walls—the east and west walls look same at top except west walls do have windows
East outside wall where it meets roof
North peak-front of coop
Thank you all for responding! They all did good last night and tonight won’t be as bad, then there’s a warm up! I will post pics tomorrow and then hopefully be able to fix the problem over the weekend!