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  1. Greg Mann

    Can anyone tell me the animal by a poop picture?? Pic attached

    Sure looks like rat poop to me...my approximate guess to the size of rat poop is 1/2 to 3/4" long by about 1/4" diameter. Rats can naw through most any container except metal. I find that the typical galvanized metal garbage cans if lidded will keep them out. They have nawed their way into my 50...
  2. Greg Mann

    How to salvage/renovate this old coop/shelter?

    You are really getting a good start on your coop rebuild. Thanks, Greg
  3. Greg Mann

    My coop. 3rd time trying to post 4 pics

    Nice Job...it looks like a swell place for the chickens to live ;o) Thanks for sharing, Greg
  4. Greg Mann

    Comment by 'Greg Mann' in article '"Hinkel Haus" made of pallets & recycled wood pickets'

    It so wonderful to see the young ones enjoying the chickens and the process so much. Thanks for sharing. Greg
  5. Greg Mann

    Comment by 'Greg Mann' in article 'Our Chicken Journey'

    I bet you are really enjoying those chicks...and thanks for the pics and your story ;o) Greg
  6. Greg Mann

    Comment by 'Greg Mann' in item 'Sicilian Buttercup'

    She's a cutie. Thanks for the review, Greg
  7. Greg Mann

    Comment by 'Greg Mann' in item 'Lakenvelder'

    They sure sound like a fun challenge... ;o)
  8. Greg Mann

    EDUCATIONAL INCUBATION & HATCHING CHAT THREAD, w/ Sally Sunshine Shipped Eggs

    I knew a lady many years that was hand feeding several baby Parrots and she had to get up several times at night for quite a while to keep those youngesters a going strong. Cute little birdies, Greg
  9. Greg Mann

    EDUCATIONAL INCUBATION & HATCHING CHAT THREAD, w/ Sally Sunshine Shipped Eggs

    That's quite interesting...I don't have any experience and I would have thought the fan would smooth out the temperature differential... Thanks, Greg
  10. Greg Mann

    Incubators Anonymous

    Congrats what a beautiful group of chicks. Greg
  11. Greg Mann

    The Old Folks Home

    THanks BunnyLady That is one incredible Pic such a beautiful bird a nice crocheted cozy and the perfect frame. Thanks for sharing, Greg
  12. Greg Mann

    Growing fodder for chickens

    Hi TikiRoost6, I found a fella that used to make feed commercially and I've been using his formulae for about 18 months. It's a bit cheeper and I can recognize whats in it, unlike the commercial stuff in the feed stores around here. http://eco-ranch.us/page3.htm is the chicken part of his site...
  13. Greg Mann

    Growing fodder for chickens

    I just bought 50# bags of whole wheat and whole barley from local feed store nearby in Calif and they had to order them in...total cost was around $28. I started the wheat 2 day's ago and I have pretty good germination the barley is next
  14. Greg Mann

    California - Northern

    Hi Friends, I moved from Eureka, Ca to Smartsville, Ca last summer. Smartsville is on highway 20 about 1 hour NE of Sacramento.. I've lived in these calif towns or cities, LA, Ventura, Tulare, Lindsay, Fresno, Salinas, Eureka, and now Smartsville...some of them are so different. Definatly LA is...
  15. Greg Mann

    Sprouting Grains - Bulk Near Sacramento

    Hi debbiegt, I bought non organic on 3/9/2015 at Hunt and Beherns, Inc. in Petaluma, Ca. The following bags of grain and pellets. 16% Lay Pellets 80 pounds for $17.87each (about 22.3 cents a pound) 80 pounds of Whole Barley for $17.42 (about 22 cents a pound) and I don't know why but I bought...
  16. Greg Mann

    Sprouting Grains - Bulk Near Sacramento

    I'm planning to drive over to Hunt and Beherns in Pelatuma, Ca...they've been milling for 8o years and have their own poultry food.
  17. Greg Mann

    2014 Humboldt Poultry Fanciers Association Winter Show

    I plan to go and help Harry...I haven't registered to show birds this time. Hope to see you there ;o)
  18. Greg Mann

    Growing fodder for chickens

    Hi, Ndestructable If your sprouts look healthy (no visible mold or mildew) they should be fine...my hens are on the ground and they peck at all sorts of of things. Young sprouts of Boss, Wheat and Barley are easy to grow and anything under 2 or 3 inches are readily chomped up by my girls ;o)...
  19. Greg Mann

    Growing fodder for chickens

    Well nguyenkin, I have no idea...sorry. But ground soy is in some commercial chicken feed... Maybe somewhere in google you might find an answer. My best to you and your birds. Greg
  20. Greg Mann

    Growing fodder for chickens

    Hey nguyenkin Chickens like about all sprouted grains if you would read the last few pages of this thread you will see some folks aren't too keen on longer fodder sprouts. One person lost a chicken...All sprouted grains and seeds have far more nutrient value than unsprouted. The vitamin and...
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