Hello from Old McEmery's Farm in the Great Bear Rainforest!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hurricanearran, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. hurricanearran

    hurricanearran In the Brooder

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    Hello,
    From Denny Island (population 100) on BC's central coast.
    We now have a flock of 48 Golden Laced Wyandottes that are about 2 months old now. All have survived and they are happy and healthy!
    Our chicken coop is a converted float house (that was brought ashore) with 20 nesting boxes and a nifty roost which they all love.
    The outdoor enclosure in about 1000 square feet with 6 foot chain-link, barbed wire, electric fence and a spider-web of ropes strung overhead. All of this in the interest of keeping out the black bears, wolves, and eagles!
    Already have more egg orders from local residents than eggs we can produce and they are still 4-5 months from laying!
    Look forward to learning lots here and have lots of questions.
    Going to explore some threads and see what I can find...
    hurricanearran
     
  2. Lainy

    Lainy In the Brooder

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    Hello, from our rain forest area (Panama) to yours.

    Different kind of rain forest, different kind of chicken coops. Here on the island where we live there are virtually no chicken predators. Amazingly, even the many dogs that run loose on the island have never taken interest in the chickens that live free range. No one here builds coops for their chickens. You, however, have a challenge!
     
  3. schmije

    schmije Songster

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    [​IMG] from Illinois!

    If your chickens are already 2 months old, you probably only have 2-3 monts before you'll start getting eggs. 20 weeks is typical. Good luck!
     

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