Celebrating the Silver Spangled Hamburg

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Alexandra33, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    one of everything...... me too! I just have to get rid of all the wonky disieases that are in my flock and i'll pick up a hundred chicks- my coop used to have 60-70 chickens in it when my chickens belonged to someone else. She sold 45 or so to a neighbor just down the road. I was relieved, because she free ranged and we were going to keep them in a run and that's an auful big run you need to keep that many chickens in! I was getting 2+ dozens of eggs a day when I took care of them for her! right now I am getting 2-3 EGGS per day.......
     
  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Wow! That's a lot of chickens, but I could easily have as many or more. What can I say...I'm a chicken addict. [​IMG] There are so many more breeds I want: Silver Penciled Rock, Barnevelder (I have one, but she turned out to be somewhat of a defect. Basically she looks like my Partridge Rock, only with more defined penciling), Egyptian Fayoumi, Red-Shouldered Yokohama, Russian Orloff, ect.. The list goes on. It would be so awesome if we could convert the other part of our milkhouse to a chicken coop to make room for more birds. [​IMG]

    -Alexandra33
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    yeah, but my coop is falling apart so I cannot get too many so I can put them all somewhere when-not if- i have to replace my coop It actually used to be super strong and sturdy- It was moved by being dragged with a tractor twice- but the second time the entire back of the coop ripped off and we had to replace it. a tree fell on it and now the roof looks like an old horse's back! the floor used to have holes where the cows got into it- 2 large calves. we re floored it and I love it. the roof used to leak so bad, that when I had ducks, they would drink out of the puddles on the floor! then air stapeler and an x-large tarp came in handy.... LOL so that is why I live in fear of the coop falling down on my head one day! [​IMG] my biggest breed wants and likes are on my profile page, the biggest want being the.... SSH. LOL!!
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    Wow, your coop sounds beautiful! [​IMG] Puddles, a.k.a. mini ponds, and ducks are a great mix, so the roof leakage could actually come in handy. Our coop is an ancient milkroom attached to a huge livestock barn on our property. As you can imagine, the chickens fly up onto the counter-tops and shelves and poop everywhere (which I have to clean off every day), and the ducks have created brown stains on the cement block walls around where they sleep. In other words, my coop isn't exactly lovely, either!

    -Alex
     
  5. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    @Bubbles12345 , I just looked at your list. At first I misread the title and thought it said "Breeds I Love/Want/Hate", ha ha ha!!! [​IMG] Awesome breeds, especially the Ayam Cemani.

    -Alex
     
  6. BantyChooks

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    It was great, all exept it was rotting the floor and wasting all my new bedding... LOL! [​IMG]
    i don't think any chicken keeper has a truly clean coop... oh, and another design flaw i just thought of. the ginormous nesting box with 21 boxes, is screwed into the floor. the coop has 2x4s for walls, and the nesting box is jammed against the wall. now there is 7 + years of chicken poo behind there. and the chickens all sleep ON TOP OF THE NESTING BOXES. there is a few FEET of poo down there!!!! how i'll clean It out i have nooo idea[​IMG]!!
     
  7. BantyChooks

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    ...and a rotting floor with holes already in it is a recipie for disaster. i would step on the rotten part, then it would crack, and a weasle would come in! (there used to be one living under the coop- i think that is why the little bunny living under my coop dissapeired. [​IMG])

    ... want\love\hate....! LOL!!! yeah, i do really want the ayam cemani! such a pretty bird!!!
     
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  8. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    HA HA HA! [​IMG] Your poor coop. I guess I'm lucky; my coop has cement floors.

    Greenfire Farms Cemanis cost $199 per chick. WAY too pricey for me, but I still covet their birds. [​IMG]

    My 9 ducks have a "fun" habit of pushing wet, poopy bedding from their water messes underneath one of the cabinets. UGH! I SO feel your pain. [​IMG]

    -Alex
     
  9. BantyChooks

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    [​IMG]no ayams for me........ LOL
    yeah! pooey bedding is SO HARD to get rid of!
    ooh, you have cement floors!?!? i'm jealous.... LOL
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I know, and they are straight run to boot! NO way I'm getting 5 roosters for $1,000. [​IMG]

    Cement floors do come in handy, partly because they're easy to clean and no predators can come up into the coop. And unless they are in REALLY bad shape, you won't fall through! [​IMG] I have something in my coop, though, that I'll bet you don't. Spiders hanging in every window! I want to get rid of them, but yuck......[​IMG]That's the only critter on this planet I don't like.

    -Alex
     

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