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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Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
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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?
scalabro
 
Baseburners & Antiques: Crawford 40, PP Stewart No. 14 in the works.
Coal Size/Type: Stove, Anthracite.
Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

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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Stove/Furnace Make: efm
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Re: chickens anyone???

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

Lol...excellent!
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Other Heating: Oil fired, forced hot air.

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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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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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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