Are Bantys Mixed Mutts ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 1TurkenLover, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. 1TurkenLover

    1TurkenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a mixed flock of precious Mixed Mutts ? and will be increasing Coop size, Chicken math again [​IMG][​IMG]

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    What is your Bantys coop and run like ? Exposed to what type of weather ?

    what the most important for them : Heat ? Weather protection, Wind Break ? Grass yard ? etc

    Protected Enclosed Raised run base will be on Pea Gravel, topped with sand. on afternoon Sun side of yard,

    1 side against house. triple Fenced Yard. "Dog Yard "
     
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  2. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bantam goes out in her completely exposed run in the middle of some of the worst Michigan winter days. I would say it is most important to have many shade options available for your hens. Most shrubs and conifer trees make a pretty, but still functional, sun break. The structure of your run sounds perfect as it will allow for good drainage. Also, I would recommend planting some hardy grasses you dig up from some unmowed part of your land (if this exists). I hope this helps!!!
     
  3. 1TurkenLover

    1TurkenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome SIC, Mercy Seat ...... He has..... he does ..... He is [​IMG]

    this part of WA is Wet, Cold and Gray, that being what we tell visitors, reality is we get No more Rain then TX, it's just over Winter months.

    I forgot to take Pic of Newest rehab Coop, will make Run, just stained Coop today, had a bit of Sun, so had to get to it. going to Raise it a couple feet, ↑ then enclose bottom, and make long run to join 5 X 6 covered box cube thing they have now. " Chicken Math "


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  4. DavidKerk

    DavidKerk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems like it will work perfectly!!!
     
  5. 1TurkenLover

    1TurkenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EGGciting [​IMG] First Banty Egg have no clue who laid it.

    Banty egg ( L )

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    ~ Small size LF- NN egg on Right

    Might be NN Banty, was in her area ?

    other hens seem to young, egg is Large when compared to hens body size.

    Any ones guess ?
     
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