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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
For BlackBird and for Sally......anyone else need a hug tonight...
Awe thanks guys
Omg, I would love that box of chocolates at my house!
Ray in Pa
Ray in Pa
I just want to eat one. Ray told me I am insane!
I am starting to
You know what, better yet, I would love a box of chocolate runner ducklings!
So you say now...give it a month....we'll talk you into 3 of EVERYTHING!
Mine go outside at anywhere from 4-6 weeks...closer to 4 now that all the big ones are out there now to provide heat.
LMAO...I'd totally do the deviled egg thing....can see it now!
The blue and green eggs beaglady gave me were SOOOO hard to give away!
I have a friend who has them...don't know if he has any boys though...will check with him.
Wasn't someone (besides me) supposed to be putting together a list of who has what??
Can we keep them at your place?
We got one of the kits for the kids...the one side kept producing, we never turned it over to the other side.
Chocolate ducklings...I'd be in BIG trouble.
Well, we decided the brooder needed to expand since these meaties and giants grow pretty fast... so we pulled out the second $5 playpen and went to work. We planned to keep the original playpen as a 'sleeping/drinking' area, and use the second one for scratching and eating. We kept the food and water on oposite ends to make sure the birds couldn't eat/drink and sleep without moving more than a foot! LOL. These little buggers will do that if given a chance.
So first we laid out our plan, finally settled on making a false floor to set the pan down into, and used a plastic mud runner from WalMart to act as a surround to prevent everything from getting flung out onto the floor.
2x6s on edge to act as false floor support
Rubber tub 18"x24"x 6" deep, found at Lowes, supposed to be a cement bin... cost $6
Plywood in place, with cutout for tub to drop into
Tub in place
Runner cut to size and stapled in place, note where we cut out one rung to allow for 'doorway' to other playpen
Simple frame for cover, held down with the always helpful bungy cord
Feed/scratch pan pen under window, 'bedroom' pen in front, note doorway now framed with cardboard to make sure little claws don't get caught.
Overhead view of set up area, they have been taking turns scratching in the tub, 2x4 chunk placed to allow an easier
step out for some of the heavier and shorter legged chicks.
Simple frame lid on second playpen finished, we did drape the flannel sheet over the back side of the pens, chicks seem to like it better when sheet is up, it also prevents Mindy from trying to squeeze in behind to get closer to the chicks when they move to that side.
Sorry so long... but pics show the progress better than trying to describe them.
Okay, I'm DONE buying birds and eggs! Just bought 6 more midget white eggs. I'm all tapped out for now. I still need to get my growout and breeder runs built!
Awwwwww! Chocolate Labs!