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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.
Need and if.... love that. I don't need any more either right Oz! But could always add another coop
What a great coop.
The chicks are doing very well. Bernie is a champion
you may have to adopt some Frank Reese White Giant Jerseys and Barred Plymouth Rocks.
Listening to this adventure has me thinking I should search out some eggs to send to the preschool hatch. I recieved a phone call yesterday that a second teacher is looking to hatch eggs. I would love try out a few new breeds and they would be willing to hatch 18 each! It is going to be exciting to have baby chicks again.
Yeah I thought I had the right plan to begin with but I am told we need other arrangements if I am going to have breeding pens.... 4x4 pens are not big enough for 2 chickens....OH and they gotta be able to free range.... So the coop we built in October 2012 will have to be modified... A Bunch. The original is 8'x16' divided in half. The front was to be for roosting at night and laying boxes. The back pen I had planned on dividing it up into 9 stacked 4'x4' breeding pens. Now with all these dang roosters/pairs I got, and new requirements. I am thinking Tractors may be the way to go and maybe some chicken and dumplings...Plus trying to find ways of cutting the feed bill for 42, 38 after freezer camp reservations are filled. And I'm not allowed to practice my chicken math Till they can pay there own way. We need a smiley with a adding machine to symbolize chicken math.
edited to correct left out words, mind moves faster than fingers
Lol yeah I actually knew that I was just jokin..
I"m building a 12x24' coop, divided into 3 sections; 8x12 each. One section will be for the layer flock.
The other two sections will each be divided into three 4x8 sections for breeding, which gives me room for 7 breeding roosters. Each section will have an outdoor run, sized according to how many birds are in that section (breeding pen vs layer flock). Now I just have to figure out what to do for grow out pens! I have had a bad case of chicken math also; going from 5 birds one year ago to 55 chickens, 5 ducks at the moment, with 26 eggs in the bator and more planned.
yes you should
my 33 month old girl spent 3 hrs on a bus then a jeepney to say hello to the chickens - and did it on the way back too, preschoolers love chickens
my current coop will be half grow out - half layers.
i am building a row house - as i call it - 8x4 sections - 6 sections with runs for breeders
With the breed list you have going your gonna need a lot more than 6.