Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. missydcpc

    missydcpc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easter eggers are generally a blue egg layer x a brown egg layer, thus laying green eggs, though they can still lay brown, or possibly pinkish eggs. Olive eggers are a green layer x brown layer thus laying an olive egg. You can make the eggs a darker olive by doing the brown as a maran or wellie that lay a dark brown egg. As to rainbow layers....that's just saying we don't know what they will lay...but it can be any color that normally occurs in chickens.


    I'd say it's too small 4x4=16/6=2.6666 so less than 3 sq ft per bird. While yes, they will have a run and free range time, think about winter, when they (or you) may not want to go out. Basically...you're asking them to be on top of each other. Minimum size you want to have is 4x6....but I'd probably go with 8x8 just to be sure. Also remember, anything in the coop subtracts from the available sq footage for chickens, so your nest box, waterers, feeders, grit, calcium, etc all take up floor space. Plus...I try not to count space below roosts..nothing worse than 1 chicken on the ground...getting pooped on by one above it.
     
  2. Eric T

    Eric T Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Eric T

    Eric T Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thanks missy
     
  4. Eric T

    Eric T Out Of The Brooder

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    Back to the old drawing board. Lol
     
  5. yelnad

    yelnad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Annie, my 4 and 7 week olds have been out for over a week now. I'm in Howard, just down the mountain from you. I had a heat lamp in there the first week (it was COLD), but it has been off the last few nights. They did fine last night and it's not supposed to go below 50 tonight.

    In other news, my #2 rooster (7 weeker) has been picking on a couple of the 4 week old girls. No blood, but definite feather loss on their backs and I caught him in the act today. He earned a trip to isolation in the dog crate (still in the coop). How much crap do you put up with from a rooster? He hasn't shown aggression toward people. DH wants to know how soon we can eat him? Ironically, his name is Chicken Noodle Soup.
     
  6. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Ray from PA

    Ray from PA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just do another 4x4, split the run, 2 doors, and you can have separate area for the chickens you didn't expect to have that will be arriving shortly,,,,, most likely...LOL !!!

    Like some nice Cochins or Black Copper Marans..... [​IMG]
     
  8. Eric T

    Eric T Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm starting small to make sure I don't kill any but thanks for the idea. I think my wife would not be happy with more right now. She just texted me that we had our first escapee from the brooder tote. Lol
     
  9. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am going and I am up near Hazleton. We are also stopping at "that pet place" in Lancaster.
     
  10. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just had a casualty...

    Earlier I let the ducks to the pond.. they came back with in an hr which I already knew something was up.. They where not acting right... So I did a head count on them... I was missing Dopy my crested pekin.... We had gone searching for him.. after some time we found him. He had floated to the end of the pond upside down.... :'( I couldn't find anything such as being shot... I think he may have been drowned by one of the ducks (unlikely) or by the geese.. (wild geese that are going to be nesting) I didnt think anything like this would happen! Nothing happened any of the other years.... And I am just dumbfounded. My heart is broken...............
     

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