Things I have learned since getting chickens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LarryPQ, Nov 12, 2009.

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  1. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    OK-- I am sure there is a thread or two like this out there, but I am CONSTANTLY learning something new, or being taught a lesson by my chickens. So here are yesterday's epiphanies:

    A- It is a bad idea to chew gum when I am cleaning the coop. It is dusty in there, and I apparently chew with my mouth open.

    B- When designing a PVC pipe auto feeder, do not make the feed intake too high. I am 6'1" in heels, but the feed bags are heavy, and I am a wuss. If it is too high, I will have to lift the bag over my head, balance it on top of my head, steady the bag with one hand, aim the pouring feed with the other, and then raise up on tippy-toes to intiate the tipping of the bag. Plus, it is highly unlikely I will be in the coop with kitty heels on.

    Anyone else learn something today?
  2. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2009
    Last night I learned that it is better to spend the extra $1.15 for the 50lb bag of cracked corn then spending an hour with a hand grist and doing it myself. Wow my arm hurts! [​IMG]
  3. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    You dont have to crack the corn but if you want to slap it in the blender great!
    Crack all eggs in a seperate bowl not in the bowl with your dry bread ingredients![​IMG]:
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  4. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    Things I'VE learned since getting chickens...
    --Mow the weeds with your bagged mower, and empty it into the chicken run for comsumption, INSTEAD of hand weeding!
    --Use your birds as a garbage disposal for potato scrapings, older lettuce, and older cabbage INSTEAD of throwing them away.
    (MY birds won't eat cucumbers, so I give those to the horses who also take priority on carrot scrapings.)
    --Don't waste time spreading bedding. Let the birds do it themselves.
    --Chickens are smarter than rabbits.
    --Chickens don't stay up to watch sunsets.
    --You have to train your chickens to lay in a box, otherwise they go "rogue" and lay "wherever."
    --Eventually all chickens will find the roost you built for them.
  5. Ladyhawke1

    Ladyhawke1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Never leave the back door open. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. OpheliaChick

    OpheliaChick Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 9, 2009
    You dont have to crack the corn but if you want to slap it in the blender great!

    Never thought of that... Thanks!​
  7. calicokat

    calicokat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
    When I say we're going to get TWO more, it apparently means FOUR [​IMG]

    Just did it again this weekend!

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2009
    El Paso, Tx
    Quote:Wow, rabbits must be really dumb.
  9. Freebie

    Freebie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    All roosters are not mean... and all hens are not nice.
  10. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    Quote:I agree on this one
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