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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by inilog, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. inilog

    inilog In the Brooder

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    Due to a bunch of problems, I was forced to take photos of my backyard and ask help from you guys out there.
    Here is how it looks.
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    Looking for ways how to fix this.
     

  2. Greenthumb83

    Greenthumb83 Songster

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    In the first pic, I see trash that needs cleaned up. I also see a bag of trash in the little left door way. Is that a coop? Breeding area? Either way, it is very dark, small and lacks bedding. Second pic, that just makes me sad. Why is he alone in such a small space and also without bedding? In the third pic, that ramp/deck looks like a hazard for leg injuries. Forth pic, is that rooster on a leash? It looks like it's attached at the ankle. I personally would not do that.

    In general, it looks very unkempt and not a very happy place for your birds. You need proper storage, bedding, lighting, etc. Where is the actual coop? If you are needing to contain roosters, it may be because the lack of management has brought on bad behavior. How many roosters and hens do you have?
     
  3. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    More information would help. What kind of problems are you having? What exactly are you trying to fix? How many chickens do you have, and how many hens vs. roosters? How much space do they have? Feet by feet, or acres - some specific measurements. Not "big enough" or "very big" since that can be open to interpretation. Are you in or near a city or town? Out in the country with no close neighbors? Why is the one bird in that small cage and another one tethered?
     
  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    One more question: Why do you have chickens? For meat? Eggs? Because it's fun? If you tell us your goals for your flock, it will help us to better help you.
     
  5. Rod-T

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    What country are you from?
     
  6. Roosters tied too string by the leg...I don't think this thread is real??
    If it is ? Change it all.
     
  7. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

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    Lots of gamebird, Malay and Asil breeders keep their cocks tethered so they don't kill each other. Something else to also keep in mind, not all BYC members are from the US. We all live differently.
     
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  8. Sorry....just was a bit surprising too see.
    Good luck cleaning up the place..
     
  9. inilog

    inilog In the Brooder

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    Philippines.
     
  10. inilog

    inilog In the Brooder

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