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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    Love the coop, especially the bucket boxes! I have ours designed to have the nest boxes available from the outside also, but ran out of good construction weather in the fall, so they are just in the coop for now, not a big deal, but it would be nice to be able to just grab the eggs from outside.
     
  2. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    Our nesting boxes... made with scrap wood and plywood.
    [​IMG] And yes, that's a silly rooster in the top right... he was cooing and purring and trying his darndest to get a hen to check out the great spot he had found! [​IMG]
     
  3. oletymer

    oletymer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here, this spring I will drill out 5 inch Holes all the way into the back of the buckets and gather the eggs from out side, right now Im using a spaghetti spoon to grab the eggs all the way in the back of the buckets [​IMG], My husband and I repurposed this wood 3X it was my mother inlaws old deck...made a small back porch....then made a kids play house then drug it back up the hill and Waaaalaaa a chicken coop was born [​IMG]
     
  4. oletymer

    oletymer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    See u have lots of room for the larger hens, my brahma can hardly turn around in those buckets, Hmmmm maybe put dividers in mine so they have more room.
     
  5. fisherlady

    fisherlady Overrun With Chickens

    That is so cool!! It must have been an adorable playhouse too!
    I have recovered many a deck board... They are awesome for building projects!
     
  6. patrickschick

    patrickschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last night was very bad for me....Started with pear sake, than tequila shots and finished off with my OJ. Wow! I'm just really glad I didn't get on eBay or the BST thread [​IMG]. I have practically a bator full now. Mostly from other BYC's with marans eggs
     
  7. Lilbrownie

    Lilbrownie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree but i keep coming back here too, gotta keep up on both sites now.. Now i get NOTHING done!!
    Need to look into this dont know if i need it now but it might come in hand..



    Ok so i need my genetics people help. I have a really nice Black hen and was thinking about putting her in with my blue molted rooster. What would i get from their mix?? Would it be a good mix or not?? Just seeing who all i can move around now that i have both coops set up! Want to do the best breeding i can. Thanks guys!!
     
  8. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure exactly what you will get. I have a horrible time with the chicken calculators. I think you need 2 copies of the mottled gene, its recessive. So any offspring should be 50/50. You would have to test breed back to the father to see if they are carrying the mottled gene or not. If getting the mottling gene is you goal! I like cross colors to get the type in, usually blacks because they are usually the one with the nicest type :)
     
  9. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi all! Stopping in to say hi and update. Heather-LOVE the apron idea! LOL!! I'd love to see that in person!
    Also I'm going to trey out that livestock app. Thanks for finding it!

    All is well here. Except we lost one of the Brahmas that Sally gave to me by a hawk. Ripped her head right off. :-( she was the one who likes to cuddle her head in my neck all the time. Sweet was my girl. :-/
    So the SOB keeps coming back looking for scraps of her and I'm mad. So my neighbor offered to help me with my problem. LOL! Since I can't do it myself.
    17 babies are in lockdown and due to hatch the 23rd, but if I know myself-some should hatch tomorrow-ish since some tend to hatch a day early. LOL!
    So now I need to build a better run. Sally sent me a pic of what I should do-so we will be making it.
    Lastly-I have decided I'm not a duck person. They are too much for my OCD and I've decided to give them to my neighbor who wants them badly. (Apparently there are a breed that has puffy heads). She is going to take them this week. I think I am just a chicken girl LOL! It's okay-ill still get to see them, and my neighbor has 10 acres and a nice creek/pond on her property so we can visit them whenever we want. (Now I get the best of both worlds). LOL!
     
  10. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    This is such an awesome set up!
     

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