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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Ronnie2, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found on Craigslist in Tyler a fellow who raises exotic chickens. He had an add, stating he had 3-pair of buff arpinton, and 1-rooster for sale for $80.00, about a year old. Well, I went over and picked them up this afternoon, real nice guy. I'm planning to keep them in the coop until at least Sunday or Monday of next week. I had just purchased a 30-gallon hanging feeder from Tractor Supply, and filled it up with a 20-percent protein crumbles, 50-pound sack for $15.00, at local feed store, and filled it almost to top. My neighbor across the road loaned me his two compartment traveling cage. When I let them out they immediately started eating, I had a 10-inch deep aluminum cooking pot for a waterer, and already had covered the dirt floor with 6-inches of pine straw gathered from under our pine trees. Now along with my 2-farm cats, and my travel where I go dog, my farm animals or about as complete as it's going to get. The man, Bill who I bought the chickens from suggested I get a great pierenice dog to chase off the coyotes. Anybody want to get rid of one? Will be back bright and early, 10:00 in the morning, as I do every morning, exept Sunday for church, got to enjoy coffee with the wife first.
     
  2. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds great! Buff Orpingtons are a lovely breed, good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. Ronnie2

    Ronnie2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went and looked in on the chickens this morning, 1-egg in the pine straw on the ground, I'll wait until late this afternoon to go pick it up, and see if I got another. I had put some straw in the nest boxes, they had scratch it out. I saw the 2-inch PVC oyster feeder this morning, will be building one of those when I get threw closing up the holes between the rafter tails today on the coup.
     

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