INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This second picture scared the crap outta me at first. Wasn't sure what it was....just a chicken head looking up from a bloody soup bowl?.....a head and neck in a scene from a slasher movie?......oh wait, it's a reflection. Now, that's a cool picture!
     
  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    i dodnt know they pit their seven poind hanging feeders on sale! I am glad i havent got around to buying a bumch uet, right now i only haave two.
     
  3. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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  4. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't had much luck either, and I picked up all my eggs. Didn't ship at all. Hopefully we will get better results when our birds are providing the eggs. I'm going to have to do a hatch of another breed just to get my confidence back.
     
  5. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For those interested:

    Central Indiana Poultry Show
    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds
    Lebanon, IN 46052
    (I-65 at exit 138)
    765-482-0750
    For more information, please contact Doug Akers

    I plan to make the journey. The 3 1/2 mile trip will be grueling, but with my pioneer spirit, I think I will make it.

    John
     
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  6. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    it definitely is frustrating. you you want i can ship you some quail eggs at no charge! these guys have been doing very well with hatching here and it sounds like janet had a good hatch too from the eggs i sent her.


    thanks for the reminder! illl have to double checkk to see if i am off that weekend. id love to go!
     
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  7. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About how far is that from Muncie IN? Would love to come to this. Wish there was a way to recognize the different BYC people there.

    Webechickens
     
  8. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Although tempting, I'll have to pass on the quail eggs. Had to promise my SO that I'll get my winter housing completed and under control before I even think of adding any more birds. On a brighter note, my winter housing will also be my breeder pens for next year, so I'm excited to start on that project.
     
  9. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you used the feedlot panels 50" x 16' with a covering of 1" opening chicken wire, it would make for some modular building of the breeder pens.

    Panels are $20 each. Poultry netting is $75 for 48" x 150'.

    Put it together with zip ties or wire. http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/sto...ectric-fence-wire-1-4-mile-spool?cm_vc=-10005

    If you butt them against the North wall of the barn, 3 panels give you a 16 x 16 pen; 6 panels would give you 4 4x16 pens. They would only be 50" high.

    If you prefer, you could stack an additional 6 panels, making it 8' high. If you did that, I would recommend overlapping the panels by a foot or so and wiring them to one another so that you would have self supported 7' high x 16' long panels and use those for the build. If you do that, you will definitely have to use the wire mentioned below to attach everything. Zip ties probably wouldn't be strong enough.

    That way you can rearrange it at a whim. You will have to cut the end panel to make entry doors, but leave the top row wire and the bottom 1 or 2. Use an extra panel to make the doors so that they can overlap the holes you cut in the end panel.

    If you are using the 4 4x16 plan, you could take an additional panel, cut it into 4 4' sections and use them to further divide the runs into 8 4x8 pens with doors on either end. Of course, doing this you couldn't use the barn wall as one end of the pens.

    John
     
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  10. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    65 miles, if you come accross US 32. It would be a bit farther if you take 69, 465, 65, but much faster.

    John
     

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