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    Where To Check Temp in Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco

    Thanks! I ended up checking it with one of my husbands fancy thermometers from his job.. the built in one was spot on with temperature accuracy
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    Where To Check Temp in Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco

    Hi guys! I'm getting ready to try out our incubator (brinsea octagon 20 eco) for the first time and I wanted to make sure the temp is correct. Where should I check the temperature in this particular incubator? The thermometer that comes with it is mounted at the top. Is this the one I should...
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    Connecticut!

    Just curious.. how much does everyone else pay for bales of straw? I feel like we're paying too much.. or maybe the price has just gone up in general. But I'd love to hear how much everyone else is paying in CT.
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    Christmas coop decor

    We do some simple decorations:
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    Comment by 'CedarAcres' in article 'Cedar Acres Coop!'

    @gailmaison I think it really depends on the rooster. Ours now is a Sultan and he is amazing with the girls. Although we've always had bad luck with rhode island red roosters. They were the worst we've ever had. I'd just try some of the more docile breeds and raise him from a chick if you can...
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    Blood EVERYWHERE!

    I've also seen blood splatter like than when one was pecked in the comb and shook her head. I'd check to see if anyone has any scabs on their combs or evidence of dried blood on their heads. Lets just say it's not fun when you pick up the injured girl and she shakes her head at you and then...
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    Comment by 'CedarAcres' in article 'Cedar Acres Coop!'

    @Joshua G She is a golden laced wyandotte! I have a silver laced one as well. Our rooster is actually a sultan.. he's great with the ladies and a real sweetheart!
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    Big difference in size but they are the same age

    I've had one particularly small one. She did grow to normal size and lays faithfully but is definitely slow mentally. But it's cute and she's a sweetie. So she may catch up in size.
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    Comment by 'CedarAcres' in article 'Cedar Acres Coop!'

    Wow, thanks for the comments everyone! I saw a few questions so I'll answer them. @gailmaison I don't have any insulation at all in ours. The deep litter we use keeps it warmer inside the coop. I have the one side window covered with plastic because that is the direction the wind blows from. As...
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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    I hate talking to the feed store people. Mine told me it was too much trouble to order the food I wanted.. so I stopped shopping there. I spend a lot of money there, so if they can't accommodate me, then I'm not giving them my money. I have to go farther now, but at least the store carries more...
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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    Recycling all our pumpkins! Does anyone know if you can cut them up and freeze some sections for the winter? Someone just offered us a freezer so I'll have room to put extra things away.
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    Is this a fox? Game Cam photo.

    Thanks! I've never heard of that before! I will definitely try to put something out. We haven't had any issues with trespassers for awhile, so I think we can move it.
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    Is this a fox? Game Cam photo.

    Thanks for the advice! I'm definitely going to move it. We originally had it in this spot because we were having some trespassers come through the yard right there.
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    Is this a fox? Game Cam photo.

    Hey guys! I caught this photo on my game cam and I was wondering if it was a fox. We've never caught one on our game cam before so I don't have anything to compare it to. I did compare it to photos we have of deer, possums, raccoons, dogs & cats in the same spot, and it really looks to me that...
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    The Natural Chicken Keeping thread - OTs welcome!

    So I just tried the temp outside & inside comparison really quick before I headed inside for the night.. it was 39.6 degrees outside, and 46.8 inside! I took the temp just as they were getting onto the roost. Definitely warmer inside.
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