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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    Racin-I used sevin dust when I noticed mites. I took out all old bedding, sprinkled more sevin dust and put in new bedding. For the roosts, walls, cracks, etc, I used a permethrin based spray and sprayed them down. Haven't noticed an issue since. I used DE prior but obviously didn't do anything to help prevent or kill the mites from my experience.
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    lol. My brother in law races cars at the montepiler race track. but ahsnt for a few months because he is fixing his car. First time I ever watched him race, he came around the track hit the wall, flipped 6 times, and landed right side up. Amazingly nothing but a few bruises. And If you have ever been to the race track you can probably agree that those cars arent built very good. To me they look like pieces of scrap metal lol.
     
  3. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCChickens is right. I don't know why I didn't think of it.

    You have all those unused horse stalls with walls and doors already built. Just add some wire enclosure to keep out the raccoons and you are done. Some nest boxes, feed and water and you're done.

    Breeders don't need a chicken yard. All they need are food, water, and nest boxes. If you pile up some hay or straw in a corner, they don't need nest boxes. They will make their own. Throw a rooster and a few hens in the stall and collect the eggs. When you have enough eggs, toss them under a broody hen or into an incubator. 3 weeks later, you got a bunch of chicks.

    If you are letting the hen hatch them, you can put her in her own stall with the chicks and let her take care of them.

    Use what you have.

    John
     
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  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I let am working on the runs next, because me being the softie I am would feel bad if I didnt let them go outside. When I was first starting my breeding pens I was going to start from scratch. Then I was like wait a minute, why not just use the old horse stalls! Occassionally I have good ideas lol.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    O and how ironic that they have unused horse stalls!
     
  6. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not more than a couple dozen or so! Did you notice how HUGE that horse barn is? There is an exercise yard in there!

    If they decided to start a commercial poultry farm, they could put thousands of birds in there, in cages of course.

    PATRICK - What are the dimensions of that barn? Nosey.

    John
     
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  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I didnt go to poultry fest. But did see a barn in pics people posted, but had no idea it was a horse barn. I only have 7 stalls. I used to have 12 horses talk about a feed bill lol, only 3 were mine.
     
  8. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Awww congrats! So exciting to see it [​IMG]
     
  9. Mother2Hens

    Mother2Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am too tired to read all the posts tonight, but when I saw this one I knew that Old Salt would be suggesting that you hire a crop duster to fly over your place to coat it with Sevin dust -- I skimmed ahead and sure enough Old Salt doesn't think just a sprinkle is enough. [​IMG]
     
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  10. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    I have been lucky with the hawks so far, its the fox that keeps showing up every so often. I will get it yet.
    It snatched one of my GLW cockerels this weekend, I cant believe how bold the thing is.
    I keep my rifle with me but it comes in so fast, its usually too late or not a safe shot to take.
    Yes, you aren't kidding! My 4 adults will harass the fox, he can't get them. I have seen him try out in the back corner of our property by the creek, they just fly away from it.
    Its scary, but truly impressive to see how high a fox can jump... I have yet to get a safe shot off to nail that critter but its days are numbered.
    My 2 guinea cocks will actually charge it, then fly off. They will take on a tom turkey, just fearless. My 4 adults I can't put with the main flock, the boys attack the chickens too.
    Both hens are social with all of the birds and are no problem. All my hatched guinea are being raised with the main flock. I really hope it makes a difference.

     

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