Little house on the Patio, or, good little prefab rides again.

townchicks

Free Ranging
Dec 1, 2016
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Contra Costa county, Ca.
So, it happened. Chicken math. Sadly, it started with subtraction, I lost one of my EEs, Agatha Christie, last month during a heat wave. So, that left me with her sister, Harper Lee, and my RIR, Nevada Barr. My suburban town has a 5 chicken limit, so my plan has always been to add a couple of youngsters when the girls start slacking on egg production. I've been very good, scurrying past the bins of chicks each year with only a quick glance. (well, ok, maybe once or twice I stood there staring and whining, but I didn't buy) Anyway, the girls are 3 now, and while the are still laying well, really, you can't have just two. Right? So, since I can't have roos, I get started pullets, and it just happened that the folks I got my EEs from, just announced 8 week old pullets for sale. So I threw the carrier in the car and scooted up there. I miss my green eggs from Aggie, so another EE went to the cage, along with a Buff Orpington and a mottled java. I felt somewhat guilty getting a rare breed like that when I can't breed it, but then again, nobody will breed them if they can't sell them, right?:oops:. So then I got out the little prefab that I got when I first got chickens, and set it up on the patio for a quarantine coop. I am a big believer in quarantine, even if they look great, and all the birds there looked great as well. You cannot be too careful. The patio was about as far as I could get from the current coop, and can easily be hosed off and bleached, if the worst happens, and it's an area my girls never get to be on. I know airborne diseases could reach the girls, but it's the best I can do w/o having acres to work with. I added a base to the coop/run so I could keep bedding contained. There is wire attached to the bottom for safety, so I put cardboard over that, then a base of leaves for litter. In keeping with my women authors theme, the new kids are Louise Penny (easter egger), Amy Tan (buff orp) and Mary Shelly (java). When quarantine is over, the little coop will move down to the chicken yard for see but don't touch intro.
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L, A and MS at 9 weeks.JPG
 

Duck_life

Duck Addict
May 14, 2019
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Woods of PA
I have no control, first i started with 11 chickens.. then i wanted 5 more.. "for eggs" then i wanted 4 "for show" then i wanted 3 guineas "to just have" THEN i wanted some rhode island reds for whatever excuse i told my BF... i have 19 barnyard mixes 5 RIR 2 silkies 3 lavenders and 3 guineas.. also 2 leghorns... and an americauna...:barnie on the plus side they are adorable!
 

WickedChicksNH

Crowing
Oct 2, 2017
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New Hampshire
I have no control, first i started with 11 chickens.. then i wanted 5 more.. "for eggs" then i wanted 4 "for show" then i wanted 3 guineas "to just have" THEN i wanted some rhode island reds for whatever excuse i told my BF... i have 19 barnyard mixes 5 RIR 2 silkies 3 lavenders and 3 guineas.. also 2 leghorns... and an americauna...:barnie on the plus side they are adorable!

Lol
Everytime I go into agway (a feed store) and they have their chicks, ducklings and baby turkeys I have to go and pick them up and cuddle them and refrain from getting into the bins with them ha
It's rare when I dont leave with one
 

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