Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    We use left over decking, and I have a ladder or two. The decking is about 70 ml x 19 ml. This allows them to sit their feathers down over their feet in winter.
    A fake egg will give them the idea of where to lay, in one of my pens I have a milk crate with a side cut out, turned upside down with some hay on the ground.
    It is one of the preferred laying spots. Pine needles are pretty good too . Btw, if you have any golf balls laying around they are just as effective.
    Another cheap but good idea is those heavy duty caterers type buckets. Drilled through the bottom, straight to the wall and off the ground. Put some hay in and presto, nest box.
     
  2. Karen Whitfield

    Karen Whitfield Chillin' With My Peeps

    will definitely look you up the next time we are down your way. Just gorgeous.
     
  3. Megans Chickens

    Megans Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks that helps a lot!
    I made them a ladder yesterday using the square timber and they hate it! Thought it might hurt their feet, so I was going to head to bunnings this morning and get some round timber :)
     
  4. rexy

    rexy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For round perches, I just go up to the bush behind my place and get some good sized deadwood. I think it is more natural than the shiny round timber. One of my ladders is round branches attached to boards with hooks on the end of the boards, which just attaches to any mesh. Most of my other perches are boards, about 70x35. Some of my nest boxes are old mower catchers.
     
  5. Megans Chickens

    Megans Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks! I was thinking of tree branches but then thought how would I put them in there box at night time.. There isn't any wire to hook it in..
     
  6. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. rexy

    rexy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is some timber there, you can screw some "eyes" in to hook the hooks into.
     
  9. Redoliveberry

    Redoliveberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Love the coro colour, but have not seen any eggs for sale near me. I bought the light and buff locally.
    I have 4 chicks from the buff over light x and was told they were sex links, so the buff chicks are girls and the light ones are boys.
    Is that the case?
    I have 2 of each.
     
  10. Karen Whitfield

    Karen Whitfield Chillin' With My Peeps

    how adorable
     

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