First time outside [PICS]

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by kristen_k, May 23, 2011.

  1. kristen_k

    kristen_k Out Of The Brooder

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    Well it finally quit raining I think spring has sprung here in central Nebraska . We were able to get the fence put up by the chicken house yesterday, and I think the meaties are enjoying it. I had to put a couple feeders outside to get them to come out. Just thought I would post a couple pics.

    Just a quick question, there is crop duster putting herbicide on our pasture thats south of the chicken coop. There is also a slight breeze out of the south, should I be concerned???


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    Last edited: May 23, 2011
  2. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great photos! I sighed when I looked at them. What a beautiful place for a chicken to live it's life. Now I want to visit Nebraska!

    Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your herbicide question. Perhaps someone does???......
     
  3. gevannos

    gevannos Out Of The Brooder

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    Great setup, looks real nice.
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Beautiful birds! Beautiful sky! I can't answer your question about cropdusting, but you can find out what is being used by asking the land owner.
     
  5. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the breeze is coming from the South you might want to put Meatbirds in until they are done. I don't think it will hurt your birds but, hard to raise organic meat when you have a crop duster going over. [​IMG]
     
  6. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice set-up! [​IMG]

    I've always wondered about the crop-dusters, too, since we have that a lot around here.
     
  7. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you get the fencing from Premier and what size one did you get ? Nice setup ans I love the rolling hills you have..
    I dont know about the crop duster..
     
  8. kristen_k

    kristen_k Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the great comments!!! It feels good knowing I'm raising happy chickens! I went ahead and put them and their feed away when the crop duster was going over. I'm not sure what kind of herbicides they are putting on, I will have to ask my fiance's dad.

    I did get the fence from Premier, I got the double spike poultry net plus. It's 100' X 48". (it cost $128.00) I like it since it is easy to move, set up and take down is a breeze. I don't have electricty going through it since I don't have plastic post right now. I don't think i'm going to bother with the electricty this year since they don't try to get through the netting and they like to go in the coop at night.
     
  9. RhodeIslandReds

    RhodeIslandReds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im thinking of getting the netting as well thats nice to know that they dont try leaving. I dont have any predator problems so I will probly do the same.

    Thanks
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  10. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how close is the crop duster? 25 ft? 50 ft? 200 ft? shouldn't be an issue, unless they're literally flying right next to your area.

    someone said something about them being organic, but i did not see that stated by you. that would be the only issue i would see, is they wouldn't be organic if you have pesticides/herbicides been spread right next to your plot, and it can drift onto your land.
     

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