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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by allen wranch, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Little Wing

    Little Wing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome aboard. [​IMG]

    If I can scrounge up the wood I'll try to put you one together before then. They are pretty easy to make.
    My guess is you will have around 20 chickens by the end of summer. (Chicken math) What kind did you order and from where? Welcome to the BYC. [​IMG]

    Be careful and don't coddle the roos. They turn out mean sometimes if they are coddled young. I just love child labor. My 2 yr old grandson was catching chicks and holding them while I banded them yesterday. He can even catch the hens. Its hilarious when they start flapping when he catches them, he won't let go.
     
  2. jpruett86

    jpruett86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can't hurt to try!! Especially for a fairly cheap design like the PVC feeder :)
     
  3. bnjrob

    bnjrob Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what happens when companies want a large profit margin and consumers want the cheapest they can buy.
     
  4. Little Wing

    Little Wing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A 4" PVC Y is $43 and 4" PVC pipe is $18 for 10' at Home Depot.
     
  5. GFamily

    GFamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I haven't gotten brave enough to get a roo yet. Our city only allows 1 roo per 10,000 sq ft. And our property is 10,800 sq. ft. And so that's why I got the sex link chickens so I know I have girls. But, when we do venture out and get that first roo..I'll definitely remember your words of advice! Thank you.
     
  6. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By coddle do you mean hold? What are other ways to make them more friendly? I'm sure we are bound to have some as we are hatching them. Only 4 days old so far. So holding is ok before they enter that defining cockerel stage right?
     
  7. PSJ

    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    once i know mine are roosters, they get minimal holding time.
     
  8. PSJ

    PSJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, they are there to do a job. Not to be held. I also don't tolerate an aggressive rooster. AT ALL. Just my opinion though. My rooster has never even looked at my cross ways. He takes care of his girls like he is supposed to, and as long as he does that, we are good.
     
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  9. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. taterdee

    taterdee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I have a 16 mo old who just loves animals. So we went with eggs to start our flock as friendly as possible. Want to make sure we don't mess that up! :)
     

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