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Postby KETCHAM » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:56 pm

Ok got chickens,got feeder[hahah!] Watering container---Got a lamp on them.Building a moveable run and coop.Any good suggestions???I love being a city boy,at least I have pets now.They are in the basement till it warms up.I have them in a utitily tub,dual basin.Easy clean up!!! and can put a screen over it.This should be fun I hope.SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!!!!!!Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby Don McCombs » Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Shall we call you Frank? :D
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:00 pm

Kevin,

Here is a little food for thought:
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09377.html
http://www.poultry.msstate.edu/extension/pdf/home_floks.pdf
http://extension.umd.edu/publications/PDFs/MEP300.pdf

There should be enough information for you to get up and running. Good luck. You know my number.

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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby Groove Critter » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:32 pm

Pretty neat Kevin,

Fresh eggs soon!
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the content is delicious, cold and refreshing!
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby Barnyard » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:42 pm

KETCHAM wrote:I love being a city boy,at least I have pets now.

Hey Kevin, does Marshallville have a leash law? :weaping: Oh, sorry, I just had to ask!
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby johnny j » Sat Apr 09, 2011 2:14 am

Kevin I bought 10 white leghorn. :)
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:26 pm

Doing real good so far,,,no dead ones yet!!!! They even got to play outside all day today!!!! Me too!!!! My moveable coop is 1/2 done and had a few things to fix on the car and some other stuff to do.!!!! Long day!!! 2 chickens wanted to stay out to night.Had to chase them down.Not happy with the wild ones haha!!! Got to love chasing chickens at 51!!!! haha!!!! :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}: Kevin
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby Peter Person » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:43 pm

Kevin,
We've had chickens for 9 years now.
We got this book early on and it's been a big help.
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Nothing like fresh laid eggs that have been fed a decent layer pellet and allowed to roam a little.

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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby KETCHAM » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:14 am

Can't wait till it gets warmer out.Chickens are getting restless in the wash tub.Need to be outside,not in the basement.Garage would be better,still to chilly at night!!Kevin ps ,,,can't wait for the first eggs!!!
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:57 pm

OK In the garage.Had them out yesterday to let them roam.Wham,,, one got takin for a snack!!! RATS!!! Chicken run done,,,no more of that!!!errrrrr!!!! Kevin :? :? :?
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Re: New Chicken Farmer

Postby KETCHAM » Sun May 22, 2011 7:26 am

Well 2 months in and doing great.They are getting big.Let them free range when I'm home all day.Need to get started on that coop.I like them in the garage,,,I know that nothing can get to them.10 birds,growing BIG!!!! Lots of fun to watch them.Kevin :shock: :shock: :shock: :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:
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