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Hello from Wayne County Ohio

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Finnbear, May 29, 2010.

  1. Finnbear

    Finnbear Hatching

    May 29, 2010
    Greetings from Orrville, Ohio - home of Smucker's Jelly. My family keeps a backyard flock of chickens, mainly for eggs. My kids are in 4H and show some birds at our county fair. Our hens are a few Black Australorps, Barred Rocks, Golden Comets, Ameracaunas, Brown Leghorns, Silkies, a Jersey Giant, along with a few miscellaneous bantams. We also have a bunch of 11 week old Welsummer and Golden Comet pullets that will replace some of our 3 year old birds later this summer. We also raise a batch of broilers each year for te market class at our county fair and to stock our freezer. I have been reading the forums here on and off for a year or so. Just recently I've been very interested in coming up with a better system for watering my new birds that are being raised in a moveable tractor/pen and read a bunch of posts on nipple waterers. I ordered some of the screw-in and some of the push-in nipple waterers from QC Supply and am experimenting with some bucket waterers in our main coop and also some made of PVC pipe with a 5 gallon bucket to supply them for our moveable tractor/pen. I hope to come up with a good watering solution for the tractor as I'm starting to build another larger one that will be for our batch of broiler chicks that come in July. As broilers approach butchering age they drink a LOT of water and not having to fill waterers multiple times a day would be nice.
    Last edited: May 29, 2010

  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
  4. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Songster

    Dec 6, 2009
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Songster

    May 24, 2010
    Ohio - Chickens 3yrs
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

    Jan 26, 2010
    Texas, Panhandle
  7. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

    May 14, 2009
    Aregua, Paraguay
    [​IMG] Welcome from Wayne County, PA! Let us know how those waterers work! Pictures of your set up would be great too!

  8. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Mark! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us! [​IMG]
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from a fellow Buckeye. I know what you mean about meat birds drinking a lot, especially when it's hot. [​IMG]
  10. IsaRed

    IsaRed Hatching

    Oct 23, 2012
    Wayne County, Ohio
    Hi there! We are between Orrville and Wooster. Nice to meet you!

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