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

  1. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feed them sawdust. It fills them up fast, it's cheap, and they poop 2 x 4's for use in building an addition to your coop.

    John
     
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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I know what I am buying the next time I go to the farm store lol.
     
  3. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did a seagull get to Greencastle, Indiana to dive bomb your chicken coop?

    John
     
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  4. Thunder Chicken

    Thunder Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...I remember thinking that your barn was a funny color.
     
  5. CRSelvey

    CRSelvey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!


    I have been keeping their feeders full around the clock. Is that a bad idea? Should I just put it out part of the day?


    John, they are the rare BeckettSavannah breed that fly regularly from Indiana to California and back. Good travelers but hard on coops.
     
  6. BackyardBitten

    BackyardBitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    re-posting my situation again because i am bit concerned plus being a newbie. All 3 of my laying hens have ceased giving eggs. I don't know if it has anything to do with less sunlight plus the colder temperatures we were getting last week. they have plenty of food,water, and greens. I live in an area that, best to my knowledge, i don't have many predators to contend with( mostly just neighborhood dogs or cats, if any). I don't see any feathers in the coop or bare spots like they are molting. i'm just concerned because i would hate for them to become egg-bound. they have been laying mostly non-stop since around the first of july and may have missed like one day at the most. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Even with food grade, it's extremely dusty. With asthma, you may want to wear a mask when mixing with your dirt/sand.
     
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  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    If you are worried about them being egg bound feel their abdomen. If they are egg bound it should be warm and have alittle bump lump type thing.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, thank you. I will keep that in mind
     
  10. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    How long have yours stopped laying for? I have a couple that are doing the same thing. I think it's the weather. But Im new too.
     

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