Can dreams ever come true?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by Gracethechick, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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    Not a bad idea, but make sure your foster is parents check them out and meet them and see the place you would be working FIRST!
     
  2. ScarletinaVixen

    ScarletinaVixen Chirping

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    For real. Creepers abound.
     
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  3. Gracethechick

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    I don’t have nothing but $10 rn, I might be able to free range the chickens but I’m in a neighborhood so I’ll have to ask the neighbors if they’re ok with randomly jumping the fence if they do or try to
     
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  4. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    You shouldn't free range your birds in a neighborhood because someone might take them, thinking they're stray. At the very least, you need a coop.
    Have you considered whether you can afford chickens at this point? What happens if one gets injured or sick? Will your foster parents pay for its care?
    Ask them what they mean by "help you with the feed". Will they pay for all of it, or just some of it?
    If you're planning to get animals to take care of, you need to figure out how you'll afford food and basic medical care for them.
     
  5. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Agreed. Medicine costs a whole lot. I have a ton of meds for my birds, but it wasn't cheap and took me all of these 6 years to acquire it all. I wish I could offer them to you, but they're probably going to go with my girls when they get adopted.
     
  6. Cryss

    Cryss Free Ranging

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    Good points here. Along with preparing a coop, a rt un, snd a brooder you really need to assemble a first aid kit geared for chickens. There are a few good threads on here to help you decide what to include.
     
  7. Gracethechick

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    If they get hurt or sick and they said they’ll pay for food for them and medical supplies for the chickens, just not the coop, or feeders or waters and all that
     
  8. Rachel Taylor

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    I believe you mentioned that previously but all the suggestions on obtaining wood are wonderful! My 8x12 is made out of mostly repurposed material. With the coop materials yet this spring is probably pushing it. Takes awhile to build even a small safe coop and run. But if you start looking at those places soon then fall seems reasonable and you won’t feel rushed to finish.
     
  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    My chicken tractors were built out of scrap wood and free chicken wire leftover from a local club's float that was going to be thrown away. Idk if you're in a public or private school or not, but maybe ask around at the schools in your area if they have any building materials left over from floats or projects.
     
  10. Gracethechick

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    Alrighty
     
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