Does anyone here raise chicken , sheep , goats ,other?

Re: Does anyone here raise chicken , sheep , goats ,other?

PostBy: charlie On: Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:42 pm

Of course if you go out of town, whoever comes by to check the boiler and empty the ashes can always feed the critters!
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PostBy: Steve.N On: Fri Aug 08, 2008 7:43 am

Freddy wrote:Just built a new sheep shed. 16' by 36'. Wifes hobby. The dutch doors were fun to build.


Nice shed Freddy, just about nicer than my house.
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PostBy: daveuz On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:35 pm

Here is a photo of one of my Hamburg Roosters. The photo was taken last aug. I bought 6 chicks in the spring , one died the others turned into 4 roosters and 1 hen. I get about 1 egg a day. They free range. I will provide a link to more photos.
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PostBy: tvb On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:47 pm

Maybe this year will be the one when I get a coop built and put a few chickens in it. Keep posting pictures and I know I will get it done from their inspiration.
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PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:51 pm

Daveuz, what kind of car is that?

Nice chickens. :)
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PostBy: rockwood On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:07 pm

My mom was telling me just this week about all the animals on the place when she grew up. They had pigs, milk cow, chickens, horses, and hunting dogs.
In those days youth(and adults) were to busy doing chores around the place to watch TV or sit at the computer gaming all day. Our world is a lot different than that of our forebears.
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PostBy: daveuz On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:10 pm

Thank you. The Car my father's 1938 Willys 4dr sedan. Hamburgs are the type the author of the "Wizard of Oz" raised. Interesting & amuzing birds. The hen lays 1 small white egg per day. I really wanted 4 hens but this is what I ended up with.
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PostBy: daveuz On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:15 pm

TVB , I noticed your Cat in your sig. we have one looks alot like it. I call him Francis .
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PostBy: tvb On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:20 pm

ohhhhh, that is a beautiful kitty!

Mine is Smudge.
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PostBy: daveuz On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:29 pm

I would like to get a sheep and goat. Maybe Icelandic sheep . I don't know. I am putting it off. I need to get some other things done I think. I go by a farm that has some lambs grazing and these cool looking long hair goats with nice horns. They were free ranging. I was surprised they didn't go in the road but they are out there quite a bit and I have yet seen them go in the street. I will get a few photos. Anyone else have photos or stories?
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PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:53 pm

tvb wrote:Maybe this year will be the one when I get a coop built and put a few chickens in it. Keep posting pictures and I know I will get it done from their inspiration.


tvb, we raise chickens, and I built the coop from a set of plans I got off the internet. It is 8' x 12' with a storage room for feed, electricity for lites and heater, and windows I salvaged from old houses. Your probably 5 miles from us if you want to stop by and see it. Send me a PM if your interested.
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PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:31 am

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this camera was found in a field next to a skeleton. here is what developed from the film.
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PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:38 am

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PostBy: e.alleg On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:52 am

coop: approx. 10x20
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the trick to saving money is to use what you have on hand. I had some extra 8' 2x4's and 12' 2x4's, so I made a 20' long building with one of the center posts offset 4' so I utilized the wood on hand. It's not symmetrical but it's strong. Remember it's a chicken coop not a garage.
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The window on the far end was a new yard sale $5 special, double hung with screen. The windows on the front south-east side are from a Chevy Astro-van. Yes they open and close. The siding is Adirondack siding leftovers which were 100% free from my neighbor. The posts are pressure treated 4x4's and I used OSB sheathing and shingles for the roof. Steel would have been cheaper. The floors and the rest of the wood are rough cut bargain specials from the local sawmill. This 10x20 building including the nest boxes and roosting shelf with a 12/12 pitch shingled roof cost me about $700 total including the nails, tar paper underlay, everything. If I used pre-built trusses and a metal roof I could have saved $100 or more. I set the rafters 16" on center I could have put them 24-36" and saved even more. I could have left a dirt floor and saved another $150. I overbuilt this thing to withstand yak attacks and to hold up to blizzard conditions. I have seen people build chicken coops with used pallets and a truck cap.
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PostBy: samhill On: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:27 am

Chicken coop like hell, I`ve seen worse shacks than that with people living in them around here.
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