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  1. M

    Pheasant roofing and predator proofing!?

    Hi everyone! I'm building a pheasant enclosure and am wondering what everybody uses as roofing material, and what predator proofing measures you have taken! I'm in the UK so there aren't as many predators as there are in places like the US but I'm definitely not taking any chances. I will be...
  2. awyman

    Building Chick Enclosure.

    So, I’ve decided I want more chickens. I only have one right now but I’ve grew up around chickens. I’m placing an order soon for some different breeds. I want to start working on an enclosure though. I want to build the ultimate chicken mansion with a huge run. So if anyone can give me some...
  3. awyman

    Ratio of Females to Males?

    I’m a new duck owner and I have a total of 11 ducks. I think I ended up 4 girls and the rest are boys. I know this is not a good ratio. A lot of the sites I’ve read said sometimes if you have too many drakes, a lot of the time people butcher them. I won’t do that, so what should I do? Should I...
  4. SniperGoose

    How to get rid of poison ivy in enclosure?

    Around 2 years ago, we decided to fence off around an acre of wooded area behind our house for our chickens/ducks/geese to stay in during the day. The enclosure itself is surrounded by fields on all sides but one - our yard. Anyways, in the summer, obviously some weeds and whatnot start to grow...
  5. Dfarago

    Moving broody duck

    I am a first time duck owner and still new to tending to small farm animals. My Muscovy has been diligently incubating her eggs like a good mamma. But now it’s about time to move her into a separate enclosure. The enclosure she is currently in now contains the drake and three other females. And...
  6. SniperGoose

    Emu advice?

    Hello! I've been considering getting some emus in the future - probably within the next few years (strictly as pets). I've always wanted some. I like to plan things out in advance and really understand what I'm getting into before I buy any animal(s). So I have a few questions that I can think...
  7. olayak

    Chicken Run - Buy or Build?

    Hi, We bought a great chicken coop for our babies but now need a chicken run. I thought I found one that I could simply modify, but it was sold out :( We live in the country, plenty of mice, weasels, foxes, feral cats, coyotes and even a bear or two (although it has not been seen near where I...
  8. HenzandHoundzFarm

    Is Pressure Treated Wood Dangerous?

    I am working on building a night enclosure for my pheasants. I've run out of room in my barn so this enclosure has to be completely outdoors. The plans I have seem well ventilated but I'm unsure of the dangers of pressure treated wood. Will the chemicals be dangerous to my birds? What's the...
  9. quail power

    California Valley Quail - Humidity, feed & enclosure to hatch & raise

    We would like to learn about incubating & raising quail. My 9 year old daughter is currently incubating 9 eggs from wild California (Valley) Quail from our backyard. The momma quail was killed by a roaming cat. So we are scrambling to learn how to hatch & care for them until they are old...
  10. A

    Chicken behavior He. help

    Hi! New member here. I had 1 backyard chicken named Pidgey who was totally free range and would even come hang out with my cat and dog on the porch and share food occasionally, and even come inside. Shes basically a pet. Well, she IS a pet. We live in a small, tight knit community and nobody has...
  11. Walkbarefoot

    Wondering about temporary enclosure to move around yard...

    I am new to chickens... I have 10 who are 5 weeks old and am getting ready to move them from my basement to my garage. We have a 5 x 6 coop and a 20x20 enclosure. I am looking for something that I can enclose them in to move them around the yard so they have access to grass and bugs. We have a...
  12. cdm.ily

    New and need assistance

    I've had buff orpingtons in the past when I live in Arizona and had no issues keeping them alive. I've lived in Texas now for about 8 years and decided recently to try my luck and chickens here. My first big issue was a hawk (presumably) attacking and killing 2 of my 6 of my hens (ameraucana and...
  13. Joeschooks

    Permanent electric fence set-up with gate

    I built another run last year and predator proofing took a surprising amount of thought. By far our biggest problem is foxes. It was too expensive to put a fox proof roof on the whole area so it had to be open top and protected by electric fence. But poultry netting seemed like a somewhat...
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