Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    simplicity does make it simple i tend to use what is availible at hand
     
  2. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    too cute
     
  3. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here or i go up to the dump to "forage"
    rite now i am taking my old movable meat pen (it has wheels under it)
    & turning it into a 4 level brooder
    each level will hold up to 50 babies
    each week i'll move them down to the next level till
    they are ready to sexed
    the pullets will be sold off
    the cockerels will go to the chicken tractor unless they are really good lookers
    in which case i'll set them up with a couple pullets & sell em as a trio.
    now i need to start getting 4 of thesehttp://www.brinsea.com/prod-EcoGlow_50_Chick_Brooder-256.aspx
    1 for each level


    piglett
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is what i am going after OZ
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/35-WHITE-AM...ultDomain_0&hash=item3cd166e7b9#ht_312wt_1126
    they are the Rolls Royce of chickens if you raise them the propper french way
     
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  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have heard lots of people complain about those brooders heaters. dont buy 4 at once
     
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    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

  7. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just had an idea!! We could all apply for "religious status" and get tax exempt status for our chicken cult! LMAO ROFL our bylaws would be renamed "the pullet pact". Counsel members could be "shells & yolks". Ok having way too much fun with this!
     
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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I asked before but I need to do so again... do you have psyche beds at your hospital ? [​IMG]
     
  9. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup. But they refused to let me in!! Lol
     
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  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oz, I have both sizes of EcoGlow brooders and I love 'em. The 50 is easier to adjust the height for growing chicks, but the 20s fit better into my Rubbermaid brooder bins. I have two 20s and one 50.

    The big issue with 'em is the need to have an ambient temp of around 50 degrees, so they're not so great for cold locations like a coop in the winter.
     

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