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    Need some help on improvements for coop

    I have something similar to that as a temp coop that someone also gave to me and I added roosts in it. Three of my 5 use them, two lay in the bedding even though another roost bar is wide open for them to use. I did some winterizing and put a heavy blanket over it to ensure so drafts and there...
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    What temperature is too cold for Chickens?

    Good to know. It fluctuates so much here. We had 30s. Then 20s. Then 40s (like today) but tomorrow will be 6 at night. This is New England weather. Nutty.
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    What temperature is too cold for Chickens?

    Interesting thread. It is going to dip to 17 here in CT tonight. I injured my back over the summer while beginning a new coop for my girls and only got back to it late October with very little progress due to my injury. Right now my new coop which is the size of a shed needs just the hardware...
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    How long does it take to cure wry neck?

    Very sorry for your loss. I am woring with a 5 month old polish who developed wry neck. Its been 2-3 weeks now. She does eat and drink on her own, I pick her up to give the supplements. Time will tell. Her bonded friend would be heartbroken if she passed. Fingers crossed.
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    Comment by 'ReneesRanch' in article 'Cottage Playhouse Plastic Chicken Coop.'

    This is very cute. I almost made a coop out if a playhouse but am building at this time. Adorabe.
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    Wry Neck?

    So she went backwards again and has been kinked for almost two weeks. I picked up selenium to add to giving E. I think I am going to get more grapes. She’s been getting spoiled with spinach, watermelon, fresh arugula tomorrow I am chopping up a pumpkin. She’s getting well hydrated fruits and...
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    Wry Neck?

    And she is amazing today! The members here are so awesome with all the advice for us newbies! ❤️ thank you!
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    Wry Neck?

    I just went out to feed her, she was standing head up for a couple minutes. I put spinavh and grapes down and she began eating them then go tired. That’s the first I have seen her do since noon. Look like improvement because this am she looked normal but by noon she was bending her head...
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    Wry Neck?

    That’s good to know. It’s a two hour drive. She definitely has water at her disposal and I will make that available in the carrier once I get there. But I keep trying to give her a small syringe to grab drops. I don’t want to aspirate her. I am well verse in bittle feeding kittens so I am...
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    Lost first chook overnight

    So very sorry for your loss.
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    Wry Neck?

    Thank you! Yes, gave her the E right after I read that. I also got a bit of the B complex in her and have been giving her scrambled eggs on and off all day. She takes a couple butes each time. How much water should I make sure she gets daily? That is my biggest question. I feel so bad, I...
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    Wry Neck?

    i just had this happen, she was fine this am and I was like “omg did you break your neck”. So I am feeding good feed. Should I start regular supplements for her? Not sure what brought this on. Thanks!!!
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    Rats - arrgh

    Food. Not fod. 😂
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    Rats - arrgh

    So I did successfully get rid of the rat. It’s been a week now with no holes and no sight on the trail cam. Fingers crossed. I removed all scraps and specks of food at the ned of the day, daily. I poured pet safe deterrent down each hole and then covered the holes. I also let a hose from my...
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    Rats - arrgh

    I was singing that yesterday to my friend about my lil buddy who I think has moved on. I named him Lex Luther though. But I was singing Ben. 😂 “Lex, you’re always running here and there!”
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    Rats - arrgh

    So picking up the fod (which I started doing anyway) but really cleaning up any scraps and filling their holes even to where I sprinkled animal friendly deterrent down in the hole then really covered it, I haven’t seen the lil bugger in three days. I did run my rain barrel hose over the hole...
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    Rats - arrgh

    He was nervous but got over it fast. 😂 trying the bucket trap tonight
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    Rats - arrgh

    Oh I have left out the greatest treats, PB included. I got creative. Tonight I sprinkled dirty cat litter, Cedarific, outside the coop and in the path it comes from. Fingers crossed! I heard bobcat urine helps. Maybe tabby cat urine will too! 😂
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    Oh Rats!!!

    So we had a sink hole a couple blocks away a few weeks back and since then the town has been ripping up the storm drains under the roadway to ensure the creek flows better. This creek runs under a road and goes down behind 99 Restaurant, Dunkin, DeAngelos, McDonalds…you get the idea. All of...
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