Show Off Your American Gamefowl!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BANTAMWYANDOTTE, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    I employ dogs, fences (hot and not), traps, a light rifle, and flexibility in my approach that comes with common sense. It is that last part so many people simply lack. The "my way or the high way" prevails for many.


    Dogs are the most expensive part but they are also the part that can make adjustments when I am not there. They also make defending ares larger than an acre cost effective. When you have the densely setup cockyard that covers only an acre or less then fencing and traps alone can keep you safe most of the time. The tight little setups means you do not have green grass to put pens over and the battle with worms is nonstop. Without good dogs just call yourselves hawk bait. For me hawks are simply pretty,


    Yes, dogs are the expensive part that requires using your head and usually a slow ramping up to get full protection. There use is also typical of those that have longer term experience with keeping chickens outside of a poultry buildling or hardened run. Do not use dogs if you are fly by night or do not like to use common sense.
     
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  2. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    I don't know why people say non movable pens harbor all these diseases, worms etc. I have never had a problem with worms, sicknesses etc. I guess it just comes down to how well u manage. If u can't handle being clean then yeah I guess you'll have problems. Just look at my pics and judge for yourself on how the birds look not just by what I say
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    he he he. Does manage mean having a regular deworming schedule?
     
  4. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    Nope I have no worming schedule I don't need it.
     
  5. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    interesting
     
  6. sdm111

    sdm111 Chicken Obsessed

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    I know isn't it
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    "interesting" is code
     
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  8. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    "interesting" is code for "bovine feces" also known as bullsheit.
     
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  9. kingcocker

    kingcocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, eye catching
     
  10. kingcocker

    kingcocker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can watch them chase each other on YouTube. Waste of time, they are really board in India I'm guessing.
     

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