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  1. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    here some pics of the chicks I got a week ago (the pics arent good quality). there are 6 easter eggers and 2 rhode island reds, which i'm sure will probably end up being production reds
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    And my two frizzles in a bucket, they were getting ready for bed
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  2. gunchief25

    gunchief25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute little fuzzy critters
     
  3. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, the frizzles make laugh. they have never had a good hair day.
     
  4. gunchief25

    gunchief25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I seen some of those at the Bloomington Poultry show.
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  5. BackyardBitten

    BackyardBitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so I'm finally going to try the fermented the thing. I have finally found a enough research on this website to finally take the plunge. Gonna try to put some feed in a bucket tonight see how it goes! Hopefully I don't end up with a lot of rotten feed. My girls just keep acting like they just don't get enough to eat.

    I hope everyone else is doing fine and I am trying to keep up with all the posts. Loving all the pictures with the exception of the egg topsy, lol.

    I have been off from work for a whole week and have spent an hour every morning with my girls trying to keep them occupied and happy. I got to see everyone lay an egg and to also see their morning routines. Today I witnessed one of my Leghorns, Floppy comb (as I call her), throw a big hissy fit because Big Red decided to get in the laying box first before Floppy comb and this is not how it usually goes. So needless to say there was a big to do in the chicken coop which I found very amusing. It's amazing to observe their difference personalities and what can send them into hissy fit, L0L.

    Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!
     
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  6. Delawaremommy

    Delawaremommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all put up at night in the coop as that is where they started to roost for the night. Even when it was really warm and I left the door open for extra ventilation they slept inside in a pile in one nest box!!! Weirdos. My old dog Jacob solved our possum and raccoon issue many years ago. We don't get them anymore! Best hunting dog I have ever known.

    Adorable photos of your kitty friend. If I can catch my cat he is getting his flea meds today but I have been trying to catch him all weekend. If I hadn't of hand raised the little booger I would swear he was feral!

    LOVE YOUR COOP!!!!!! Can't tell how large the run is but it's really nice. Is the whole tip covered or just part? Mine has a solid roof that slopes down the hill in our yard because we have a big flying predator problem.
     
  7. Delawaremommy

    Delawaremommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone here has ordered show birds from Stromberg's. They use Duane Urch for the chicks. Or is it just easier to order directly from him? Does he sex or do I have to do straight run as I am not allowed any roos right now.
     
  8. lilmizscareall

    lilmizscareall Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does the bucket have a lid? I might be wrong, because I haven't fermented yet, but that helps keep the bad bacteria out, right? Or is the water enough?
     
  9. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For anyone in the Indianapolis vicinity. A couple of us are planning to put together a turkey poult order to Porter's Heritage Turkeys. They are a great source for rare and heritage turkeys located in Northern Indiana. I'm willing to be the point person on the order. We figure if we pool our order, we can save on shipping and also exceed the minimum order without anyone having to order more than they want. (You can order just one if you want, but bet you can't stop at one....) I'm located in Mooresville, and jchny2000 is in Pendleton. When the poults come in, you can let us know which is closer to you for pick up.

    The reason we are doing it now is that he gets a lot of orders, and if you don't order soon, you may not get any fluffy butts until sometime in the summer. He starts shipping in May. There is also a 10% off on the orders if we order soon.

    If you are interested, send me a pm and we will work things out offline. Planning to order next week, so its decision time folks. And it is a tough decision...he has LOTS of different types and it makes choosing difficult, you'll want them all. Here is the website if you are interested in looking: http://www.porterturkeys.com/
     
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  10. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, build more than you think is necessary for ventilation! That 20% might be a bit much, but the more the better. Don't worry about too many drafts in the coop, just don't build the window right next to the roost area. The vents should be on the highest points, with maybe one a bit lower then the other to promote some air movement. You don't need insulation really, I've read that some in upper New York don't use any heat lamps in the coop, even when the temps reach negative doulble digits F.

    You must make sure the roof area is secured against arial attacks, and I don't mean netting. That won't keep out owls (yes, we have a lot in Indiana) or hawks. At least some 2x4 welded wire for the top.

    Yes you need to bury the hardware cloth/2x4 welded wire 2 feet out horizontally from the run/coop, or if you are a massochist, 2 feet straight down in this Indiana concrete clay soil. We were doing that in one of those pictures, 2 feet out horizontally, all around the whole dang perimeter. Yes it's a PITA, but worth it for easy sleeping.

    Our coop/run is so secure, we have no worries about any attacks once the girls are in their coop/run. We leave the pop door open 24/7, they only go in the coop to lay eggs or eat. It's nice to have a secure run for the girls when we go away for the weekend. Allow at least 10 sq ft/chicken for the run, and at least 4 ft/chicken for the coop, for happy girls. We have 7 layers, the coop is 32 sq ft and the run is about 120 sq feet. Make 1 nest box for every 3 girls, think of it like a bathroom. Don't have to have a bathroom for everybody in the house. Unless the in-law visits lol.
     
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