1. suburban

    suburban Out Of The Brooder

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    is there a thread explaining chicken terminology, jargon, abbreviations?

    Is a coop the same as a hen house?
    Is a roost the same as a perch?
    rooster, roo cockeral....all the same thing?

    Please excuse my ignorance (or don't, whatever...) Thanks
     
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  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ask all the questions you want. Folks here delight in talking chicken..........Pop
     
  3. suburban

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    Thanks Lollipop.

    Here's another one or two...

    When you say a chicken goes to roost is she going to sleep? does she sleep on the roost/perch? and is the roost in the coop?

    What does broody mean?
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My Coop
    Quote:Yes, yes and yes

    Quote:Basically, when the hen wants to become a mother. When she is broody she will gather a clutch of eggs and sit on them until they hatch, instead of getting off the nest and pecking around with the rest of the flock. She obviously has to get off periodically to eat and drink but will stay off minimally so as not to let the eggs get cold.
     
  5. TM Chickens

    TM Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. suburban

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    thank you!

    great link. exactly what i was looking for.
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  7. suburban

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    Poop board?
     
  8. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A board often covered with vinyl or other material to allow removal of poop from it that is placed under the roosting area of a coop to make cleaning easier.
     
  9. suburban

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    thank you:)
     
  10. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anytime!


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