chickens anyone???

Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: chubs On: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:31 am

Put a timer on the light. I like to turn on in the morning a couple hours early.
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:40 pm

Holy thread resurrection :D

Thoughts on converting this to a hillbilly hen townhouse? toothy
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:16 pm

"Hold my beer and watch this..... " toothy
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:50 pm

waldo lemieux wrote:"Hold my beer and watch this..... " toothy


Lol!

It's either a hen house or a smoker to cold smoke cured meats :)

When should I expect your arrival and what brand of brewski?
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: waldo lemieux On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:13 pm

If a guy was to go totally Redneck , ya make a hen house outa the kid tower and find an old fridge and some stove pipe for the smoker. Put the smoker next to the hen house and tell the chickens if'n they dont produce their movin next door :drunk:
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: scalabro On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:47 pm

Lol...excellent!
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:34 pm

You been watchin to many of them, thar reality shows! Ask me how I know. :clap: toothy
waldo lemieux wrote:If a guy was to go totally Redneck , ya make a hen house outa the kid tower and find an old fridge and some stove pipe for the smoker. Put the smoker next to the hen house and tell the chickens if'n they dont produce their movin next door :drunk:
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: SWPaDon On: Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:22 am

That will work fine for a hen house.

Screen the open area at the top to allow airflow for spring thru fall, make doors on hinges to close it up in the wintertime. Don't close it up tight though, you still need air transfer or the chickens can die from the built up fumes from the manure.

Screen off the bottom to allow a run for the chickens where they are safe from predators. Also on the inside of that area, build a ramp to allow the chickens to walk up into the coop.

On one of the sides you need to build nesting boxes. It's best to add them to the outside of the hen house with a roof that opens so you can get the eggs out and change the bedding material easily. It will also make it darker in the laying area which the hens like, and will curb the tendency for the hens to eat their own eggs.

There's a wealth of info here: http://www.backyardchickens.com/


Good luck, Don.
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Re: chickens anyone???

PostBy: maverick784 On: Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:05 am

Got two funny stories..... First let me say the chicken project is or should I say was my sons project, because i seem to be doing all the work. I believe i could of supplied eggs to the whole town for a year for what i have invested in these chickens (l.o.l.).
The first story involves my wife and I trying to take the dog for a walk..... We started down our road with our dog (which again is actually my sons dog), as we were walking we had turned around to see our cat following behind, followed my one rooster which was followed by another rooster running behind, all spaced about 20 yards behind each other.... Funniest site ever!!!
The same two rooster are always kept outside the pen because they would not survive with our other rooster. One day we get a knock on the door, with a lady apologizing, saying that her free range dog got one of our free range chickens, said not to worry about it..... Went to the back door and here runs these two rooster with the one missing all his tail feathers, bald as could be..... guess it was just a near miss.
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