"Louisiana "La-yers" Peeps"

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Sassymygirl, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. MicheleC

    MicheleC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using litter boxes with tops, my broody raised her chicks out of one, but I can see a litter container would be too small.
     
  2. mzstre

    mzstre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's perfect for some of my smaller girls though! :)
     
  3. MicheleC

    MicheleC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet! Great way to recycle. My cat refused to use the litterbox indoors so we just let him out and he comes and goes as he pleases. Sooo I figured why not? Put some bedding in and had an egg in there before the end of the day. Super easy to clean, and I move them around periodically.
     
  4. Roxanneinla

    Roxanneinla Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] oh you spoil them.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have all size chickens AND ducks that use the litter buckets. This is what I use.

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    Here is a pic of 1 of my kitty litter buckets that has eggs in it.

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    I have a co-worker that uses about 8 litter buckets every other month. She brings them all to me and I use them. I am in the process of creating a line of litter buckets that will be screwed together so they cannot be moved and placed on the wall in my next chicken house.
     
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  6. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Good morning everybody -- another nice, cool one here! We had a lot of frost on the ground.

    I caved in & fired up my 'bator this morning - set 14 Welsummer eggs & 8 of my RIRs & "Rhodies" (RIR roo crossed on my 2 old Wellie hens). I want to have this batch at point of lay by next spring as most of my flock are up in age now & not laying very often anymore. That's OK, they earned a nice retirement.
     
  7. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I try to. I wouldn't be able to sleep if I knew they were in the freezing cold when I'm in my warm bed. My nerves are too bad for that. :)
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Good morning. Yes, it is cool outside.

    Way to go Terri with the bator. I'm waiting on my email from Ideal, so I can get my order of 50 - 100 pullets in. My girls are getting old as well. I have a group of 15 older hens that are about 6 years old that may give me 1 - 3 eggs a day. My poor girls. But I love them to pieces.
     
  9. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Celie, I don't know what message you sent to my chicken yard but when I got home, I had 1 dead hen and I have no idea what happened. She was still warm, soooooooooooo I went ahead and processed her and put her in the freezer for gumbo. I was sad to see her dead but I thought about you and you were screaming in my ear FOOD FOR YOUR FAMILY. So, you gave me the courage to do it again. ;)

    Now, If I can only do the deed on a live one huh? :/
     
  10. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Ditto! I still want to get some BCMs from you in the spring, too. I'm so happy to have gotten the Wellie eggs - they are Channing Grisham lines, same as my original Welsummers - lay a beautiful terra cotta speckled egg & the hens are so pretty & nice - I had every intention of keeping this line going but lost my roo to a predator & then the hens until I only have the 2 old girls left. When I let the flock out those 2 will follow me everywhere I go.

    and I love the RIRs! - already laying bigger eggs than any other chicken I've ever had - plus they're just downright beautiful to look at.

    WOW - 50-100?! that's a LOT of chickens!

    I spotted some really nice pallets piled up behind a store not far from us -- going to go ask if I can have them tomorrow, so we can start on the pea pen expansion, since it looks like we're going to remain a 10 pea family. [​IMG]
     

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