1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

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

  1. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,677
    21
    161
    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    I think we (me and my two oldest) are going to try our hand at showing this spring. Any tips? Do you know of any shows locally?
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    10,907
    73
    328
    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Dude! Mama! Lol! What all do you guys need help with?
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,468
    4,793
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,468
    4,793
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    HEllo!! Berks here!!! Love your name!!
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,468
    4,793
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    LOL Great minds think alike Mchick!! [​IMG]

    #1, I should stop posting. 3 in a row is too much.

    #2, The sand is drying, so much easier and faster to scoop poop.
    #3, I have learned that 18 chickens poop a LOT more than ten!! [​IMG]
    #4, The blue tarp that I put under the sand needs to be cut or staples to the wall better. The chickens keep getting poop in the folds at night. I shake the poop out but that is going to get old fast.
    I really am liking the sand. It is more work, but if I had a poop board like a lot of you (?) I would have been cleaning poop daily anyway. This is much cleaner, and I do think it has a lot of benefits. Sand makes a better dust bath than wood chips for one! Grit is already there, and any food spilled on the floor (from the hens running from the roosters) can be seen, and picked up. No wasted food!

    I seen a poop board that actually has a handle centered on the outside of the coop! you shake it like a coal stove! but they suggested angling the board coving with shelf liner and adding just a tad of sand/shavings so that the poop rolls off better, and then it has a long collection tube at the end!!! I cant find the link... Call me Mrs. LinkaHappy!
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,468
    4,793
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,468
    4,793
    596
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    tks! they are our sweets!
     
  8. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG]

    This is our new addition come Friday/sat. We have to name her.
     
  9. maizy'smom

    maizy'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    397
    4
    113
    May 15, 2011
    Philadelphia suburbs
    My Violet is exactly that...Blue Andalusian X Ameracauna. Her coloring is all BA, but she has a blue beard, pea comb and lays the palest cream egg. Since her recent molt, her colors have come in even bluer than before. She was more wheaten/blue before and now she's very blue with darker blue and just some khaki to her tail feathers. Very sweet, gentle and much more stream-lined than the JG, BO and BLW she lives with.

    mm
     
  10. PAchickengirl

    PAchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    280
    5
    83
    Oct 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    My kids want to too. But we have to get a few chickens just for showing. I don't even know what to get.....
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by