Our chicken story.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Madddawg, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Early February ( 2015) we got our first batch of chicks. Four Barred Rocks and four Golden Laced Wyandottes [​IMG]
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  2. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute!
     
  3. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I don't know what happened but I had a lot more there, updated chick picts and picts of the coop I am building. I spent an hour on pc getting it posted.....epic fail. I wont have time for a couple days to continue this thread but I will show more later.
     
  4. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry your update was deleted... Looking forward to the update soon
     
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  5. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a couple minutes so I will throw a few up. It wont be in as much detail as I had before

    The brooder I cam up with...
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    The lights are on a thermostatically controlled outlet.turns on at 88 off at 90
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    I was told my brooder wasn't big enough (3 weeks later I know why, They got big quick). So I made a bigger one.
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    I got started on the coop. My job is a mason tender (residential, moving materials to brick layers) I salvaged all the material of of job site dumpsters, with superintendents permission. Do not do that with out permission. Some are kinda funny about that.

    I got lucky and found 6x6 cedar deck post on a dumpster one day
    Band boards squared up and level
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    All the band bards are treated 2x6s
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    I cut the post off at the right height
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    Floor joist are 1x6 deck boards from a friend. Should be good enough for a coop
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    Blocking for added strenght
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    3/4 subfloor
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    $30 sheet of vinyl. walls will sit on edges (that's my boy Robbie)
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    Side walls
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    walls up. 8' off floor in front
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    6' in back
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    the next weekend I got some of the plywood up.
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    And that's all the further I got. Cold weather and snow and ice came in.

    Gotta go.. More another time
     
  6. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks ago we got 4 Buff Orpingtons.
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    I think my boy likes em
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    I didn't want to build another brooder so I just put a divider in there

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    They stayed like that for a day then I took the screen out for a supervised play date with the older ones.

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    They got along fine. So I left the screen out

    Then last week I picked up 4 Leghorns
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    (Yeah there's only 3 in picture) Did the screen trick again. I was concerned about the 3 week old ones. But the next day I pulled the screen out and every behaved

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    A few misc. pictures

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  7. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute! Love your chicks!
     
  8. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are all taking a nap. (had to take it thru the window screen cause I didn't want to disturb them.)

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    Barred rock on the roost.

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    Leg horn fell asleep in the feeder

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  9. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That leghorn in the feeder is so cute! I love chicks! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. Madddawg

    Madddawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built the nesting box in garage today and thought I would show it off... Its 6' long all the exterior is weather proof Masonite with ceder trim.

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    It will be going in to the right of the door, under the window. Eventually there will be a 4' lean too over this side

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    Also eventually the exterior will be covered in vinyl siding. with the run to the back and side.
     

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