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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The percentages are based on 100. So if you hatch out 100 chicks, then it should be half hens half roos. So when we hatch out only 10 or so, it could be 10 out of those 50% roos....[​IMG]

    They also say a hen can determine the sex of her chicks....dont really know about that..[​IMG]
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Well I've been going out off and on since the morning and not seen it. But I figure if I get a pellet gun and can aim good enough I can hit the branch it's sitting on and scare it away. If it comes back. If it were to get in a run, it would have to die. No way it would get out alive.

    I'm still marking my territory and not seen nor heard any coyote. I hope I don't have to defend my chickens from one, but am looking for a gun in case I do.
     
  3. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm curious to know how they came to this conclusion. Surely when I had a hen sitting on eggs and three turned out to be ducklings, she would have known those eggs were quacked. She didn't care she hatched them just the same.
     
  4. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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    A covered run is necessary against all predators . Foxes , coons , hawks , etc ..if they cant fly in.. they climb in or climb up , or crawl under .
    We were very lucky ours wasnt covered for a long time ..it wasnt real visible from the air ..our run was under a tree .
    You can give them a wood cover on part of the run or put the run up to another building like we did
    [​IMG]See the roof on the run ? It is the same width as the coop ..The back of the shed shares the back of the run My Hubbys Great idea to save materials ! you can see how close the coop is to our house also .
    [​IMG]Please excuse the bare backs / butts on the rescue hens ..we have rehabilitated 3 of them ..One is still that way ..I dont think she will ever change .
    this is the 1st part & the the run continues out another 4-6 foot & is cover with hardware cloth / galvanized fencing . Right now the top is covered with a brown tarp ( all I had ) to keep the snow out .
     
  5. Gramma Chick

    Gramma Chick Overrun With Chickens

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  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I have 2" flight netting over two of my coop runs and it held up great during all the snow (which fell right through it). I have electric fencing and hot wires to deter ground predators, so the netting is just to hopefully hold off the flying ones. So far so good (knocking on my desk). :)
     
  7. Tab's chicken obsession

    Tab's chicken obsession Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought a bag of veggie scraps down for the birds with some bread. Once the cheeps saw me they went crazy with excitement. Silly and noisy birds!

    Haven't seen the hawk that likes to sit and watch for our birds the past 2 weeks. DH scared it off the last time it was here.
     
  8. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

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    Man, and I just returned from the mall today...should have picked one up! LOL I can see the look on my husbands face if I ever brought one of those home! Then again, it probably would have made the perfect V-Day gift for him! LOL
     
  9. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have always had coyotes criss-crossing over our property. We own a game camera and get photo's of them now and again, as well as some actual sightings, though these are more rare. Most often, we hear them vocalizing in typical coyote fashion. At my cottage in Ontario, there are plenty and I typically hear them once or twice a night during our summer visits. We have always had pets and have never had a problem here or in Canada. Of course, I have never had chickens! We'll need beefed up quarters, obviously, but I don't have any bones to pick with them. Just a healthy respect -- and an awareness that they are a predator to be recognized and prepared for.

    I don't know how you free rangers do it. I'd be pulling my hair out and stressing over potential attacks by land and sky!!

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  10. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, seeing how I never did well with those math word problems, I'm vaguely confused, LOL! This one sounds like it's pulled right from a standardized test in elementary school...shudders! No, seriously, I get it, thanks marquiesella!! Always an education on here...!

    TOB
     

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