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    Why Do Hens Run Before Mating?

    not sure about that i have 2 roosters and 30+ hens they still run b4 the rooster mounts them All same age arrived april 1 2021
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    Why do my roosters only mate with certain hens?

    if your large rooster is hurting your smaller chicken maybe try putting in a ledge for them maybe a piece of ply wood somewhere between 8-12 inches off the ground so they can hide under it from the roosters ---- I don't know just a thought
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    When did your earliest hen lay?

    i added two lights one on each end of run and put them on a plug in weather timer $10 at local wall mart i have it set for 2 1/2 hours more light --- they are led and cost <$2 a year to be lit 3 hours a day according to the box
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    When did your earliest hen lay?

    i received my chicks april 1st no not a joke mine was 19 weeks i have 32 some Rhode island red (10ish) but most are black sex link have 2 Rhode island red roosters they are now 8 months 2 weeks old i get anywhere from 14 to 22 eggs a day prob average 18 give or take thus i suggest have...
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    Does Lowering The Incubators Temperature Kill The Male Embryos?

    if a duel purpose you could raise males for meat ---- just a thought
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    I'm about to give up on chickens

    you could give them a corner room with a incondecent lightbulb or a chick heat lamp to help close off the vented roof eave in corner area or build a removable box with the light in it and a shredded fabric door ----- just a thought
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    What do you do with your chickens when they die?

    you can consider burying in compost pile
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    Lowest maintenance feeding/water

    what i did i got 2 55 gal soda concentrate plastic barrels and set them on their side and ran plasic pipe to coup and installed 8 chicken water cups --- also got a 55gal plastic screw top barrel and put 3in 90degree elbows in it to set about 1/2 to 1 inch from bottom----this will hold about 8...
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    (GRAPHIC) Neighbor's dog got through my fences, killed them ALL

    if i knew for a fact it was the neighbor i think i would hang them from a clothes line like rope near the property line and hope the wind blows towards their house
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    (GRAPHIC) Neighbor's dog got through my fences, killed them ALL

    maybe you should start open carrying on your property and next time the dogs come on your property maybe its time for some target practice i had a dog come around and i shot the dirt under its belly that was a couple months ago and i have not seen it around the area since ---- i dont know if it...
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    ro ro much better second time around

    i quess i misunderstood the question-----i thought it was about setting up coup to not have to do daily feed n watering ----- what i did i got 2 55 gal soda concentrate plastic barrels and set them on their side and ran plasic pipe to coup and installed 8 chicken water cups --- also got a 55gal...
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    Deworming my flock

    i dont know this personally but i seen on a couple you tube homesteader videos if you put garlic in the water it helps prevent worms --- dont remember hearing that it will get rid of them --- i do spread a light layer of diatomaceous earth in the run a couple times a summer to help with...
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    ro ro much better second time around

    well this is my second attempt as my 2020 flock was murdered by something and just left laying in the run --- i had fenced in and 3 layers of ird netting over the top and something went thru the netting and murdered all my birds [about 20] so this year i built a gambrel frame and ran 2x4 fence...
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    Completely Self sufficient systems

    i quess i misunderstood the question-----i thought it was about setting up coup to not have to do daily feed n watering ----- what i did i got 2 55 gal soda concentrate plastic barrels and set them on their side and ran plasic pipe to coup and installed 8 chicken water cups --- also got a 55gal...
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