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  1. MelissaTXRn

    Why no egg today????

    One of my golden sex links started laying several days ago. She has laid the perfect eggs for 3 days in a row until today. No egg today on day 4. Does anyone know why?
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    Nesting box dilemma

    I have 2- 23 week old GSL's and 2- 12 week old production reds. NO eggs yet. Anyway, they sleep on a roost in their coop, but they (not sure who) go into the nesting boxes to look around and hang out, messing the shavings all up. Should I block them off? I know the GSL's should be laying by...
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    STOP feed waste!!!!

    I made one of these and haven't had to go back to the feed store yet. I got the idea from a member on here(see link) If you are spending tons of money for food waste, make one of these...
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    Spoiled Rotten to the Core!!!

    Yep! My chickens are rotten. I have a mealworm farm, but it seems they are all on the same life cycle so I have thousands of tiny new worms. I bought some dried mealworms today to supplement them with until the live ones grew a bit. HAA!!!! They looked at me like I was crazy!!!! They turned...
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    Skunks and Hawks!

    Last Wed. we woke up to the horrible burning nose smell of a skunk. Our dogs reeked of it too. I found a dead skunk in the yard. Burned it. Thurs. night we woke up to THAT smell!!! 2 more dead skunks in the yard. Thank goodness for the dogs or they may have found a way into the coop. Two days...
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    Scaly legs or normal?????

    Are these normal legs????
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    I need to delete my account!

    My husband and I share our email address. I can't make another account under the same email, so I want to delete mine so he can make his own and get on here. How do I do it?
  8. MelissaTXRn


    I have 2- 17 week olds that we have had since a few days old. They stayed in a grow out coop from about 5 weeks to 15 weeks. they always slept on the ground. roosts were provided there, but chose not to use. Also have 2- 8 week olds that we got at 6 weeks, they went straight to the new coop. DH...
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    Now, if I can eat these eggs!!!

    This is our first time as chicken owners. We have 2 Golden sex links that are about to start laying and 2 production reds that are only 7 weeks old. NOT sure if I will be able to eat the eggs. Lol The thought of that egg in that chicken grosses me out. I eat store bought eggs(not that often...
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    Is this a Roo?

    the back one!
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    When/how often to worm??

    When and how often do you worm chickens?
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    Is this a Roo?

    6 week old production reds. One has a bigger, redder comb.
  13. MelissaTXRn

    Almost finish with the RUN!!!! Yay!!

    How do y'all get it tight? I am used to using a wire stretcher and making every fence tight and pretty looking. Every way I have tried to attach the hardware cloth on my run, it always leaves a weird spot in one corner. Any ideas???
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    My neighbor gave me 2 5 week old "pullets" Pretty sure one is a Cockeral. What do y'all think?
  15. MelissaTXRn

    Adding new chicks....

    We have 2- approx. 12 week old Golden sex links. Today we aquired 2- 5 week old production reds. I know they are healthy and bug- freeand I wanted to put them together quickly. So I introduced them into the coop with the older ones from the start. They acted fine at first. Then the slight peck...
  16. MelissaTXRn

    Our new Coop!

    Our new coop is 4x4x5. We built it with no plans and no carpentry skills to speak of. It has 2 nesting boxes, 1 roost (adding another tomorrow) and for poop boards we are using boot trays from Walmart. Linoleum lines the floor and boxes. I painted the inside glossy white. It will go into an...
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    Water cup question! Cups vs Nipples too.

    Where can I get water cups already attached to pvc pipe that aren't $50+ ? Thanks
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    Do you connect the wood frame to the cinder blocks on the Run?

    Did y'all connect the 2x4's to the blocks supporting the run? If so, how and with what?
  19. MelissaTXRn

    Building Supply DEALS!!!!!!

    If you are looking for cheap scraps, go to Home Depot. I just scored there!!!!!! I got a 12x8 ft piece of remnant linolleum for $15 and some 2x4x5's for .50 each. They have remnants in almost all departments. Just ask for them. They had 12in x24in vinyl tiles for $2.50 a box. I didn't buy those...
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