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

  1. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    My Coop
    Needless to say, it's been hot over the past few days for us here. Well, I have always had this shallow metal pan available for the hens to drink from at the water spout, and occasionally I've dunked their feet in it on the hottest days. I've never seen one of them actually willingly get her feet wet like this, though!

    Miss Kate the barred Plymouth Rock, chilling in the water:

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  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    I found one of my younger not laying hens sitting in their water dish. She had actually broken the thing as it was just an empty ice cream gallon from blue bunny. I need to buy more ice cream now, but it is too hot to bring it home today.
     
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  3. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    I will have ccl, possibly blrw depending on this hatch, and maybe bantam barred lavender cochins Available next year. If you change your mind on the cochin being lf.
     
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  4. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered my spring chicks from meyer to be delivered in march the previous November.
     
  5. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  6. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  7. hogster160

    hogster160 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They have an 8x8 shed that will be their coop, plus a 50x50 area with grass and bugs, apple trees. If they go through that, I will rotate their pen out the other direction for another 50x50 of fresh grass. I can do that on 3 sides of the shed. I didn't take into account all the materials needed for raising meat chickens, I have lots to learn, and am willing. Thanks for the rough total breakdown. We paid $2.81 per chick including shipping 1.67 w/o shipping.

    I plan on having them outside and in the coop and free ranging by 2 weeks. I really don't want them in the house long at all. In fact, they will probably go to the brooder box in the garage in the next 3 days. I really just want to make sure they are all up and doing well after there trip in the mail. Its 8x3, so they should be ok in there for a week or so.

    Thanks for all the info, it is much appreciated!

    Deb
     
  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    It is hot out there today, I even brought the barn cat into the kitchen to cool off, he was panting. But then I kind of well forgot he was in the house. No big deal he went to sleep on a vent. Then of all things I decided to open up the Murry hatchery page. Well one of the links I clicked had a video that auto played tiny chicks chirping. The cat dashed from the vent to my computer speakers looking for those chicks. I have known for a while not not to trust him around any chicks smaller than a softball but still I was surprised.
     
  9. Quinstar

    Quinstar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well definitely put my name on a couple of CCL's and a BLRW if you end up with them. I can't wait until next spring!!!
     
  10. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    How do you put those things on anyway?
     
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