building paradise for the birds

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by birdman55, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well heres an update followed by some pics...made an order for more leg bands and leg bands for the peafowl....when the leg bands get here I will be worming the peafowl...its a done deal the silver golden male is mine..i just have to pick it up...ol hawk is doing great...shes is trying to take a dust bath in the dog kennel...lol...its so funny to listen to her try...got all the doors done now tomorrow have to hang them...the second coop will be used for the quarantine for the silver golden male...and four of the chicks are poping...so by the morning I should have some birds...here are some pics
    here is hawk with her egg behind her
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    pic view of some of the eggs piping
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    joker feeling bad for hawk
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    both dogs sitting close feeling bad
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    humidity low cause I just took the top up
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    some of the birds working to get out
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  2. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    So exciting!!! how many eggs total do you have currently?
     
  3. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    27 that I believe are good...took away three that weren't good....cracked them open to make sure....and there was nothing in the three
     
  4. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    @birdman55

    Love the pictures and of your sweet dogs doing guard duty....

    I pretty much lurk absorbing ideas...

    deb
     
  5. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lurk all you want...lol...I will have a ton of pics in a bit...one bird just hatched...so ive been busy....got the rest of the doors done...yes on that part....finally...got the hammer stapler back so I can finish what I need to do with that on the coops....man everything is just falling into place.
     
  6. auntie mary

    auntie mary Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats so happy anxious so see pics of the little chicks glad to see that the one is doing much better have a good day love you
     
  7. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well woke up to two more birds...so yes its working the new coolerbator....
    here are some pics
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  8. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

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    Awesome!!
     
  9. birdman55

    birdman55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    new update
    in the morning there were three
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    this was the first to go into the brooder
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    the second chick meets joker..he was curious that's for sure
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    then I told him don't even think about it...so he moved his head away but still looking at the bird
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    then the three into the brooder
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    five more stated...so well see what happens...
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    the humidity is about right...there were up and down because I removed the three birds...so that had an effect on the temp and humidity..
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    after today I will be doing the float test to see which ones are good and not good...I will be putting pics up when I take apart the eggs to see what might have happened to the birds that don't hatch..so prewarning...some pics soon will be graphic...but for the understand for the birds and for future purposes of only getting more efficient...
    thanks for watching...
     
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  10. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Oh my look at the fluffy face on the whiter one!!!
     

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