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Discussion in 'Food, Water Storage and other Prepper Gear' started by FireInTheWire, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Thanks for the info gents. I think we'll press forward in the spring with a coop.
     


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  2. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Glad to see you are going to do it. The kids will enjoy it, its kind of cool and fun to watch them. And the fresh eggs make it worthwhile.
     
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    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Fresh eggs are so rich. They are the best!
     
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    Duck eggs are even richer. Speaking of which, I really need to talk to Dan. Been a while.

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    Get started sooner than you think. It won't go as easy as you expect it to. Also, even though most people assume that birds can perch on round dowels easily because most sticks are round, chickens seem to prefer square perches like a 1x1.

    Keep us posted with what you make and what birds you get.
     
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    digger Curmudgeon TGT Supporter

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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Lol!! Good one man! made us laugh!! We love chicken tenders too...
     
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    Chickens equal= rat snakes they love eggs and chicks.


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    araucana lay blue-green eggs.


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  10. karlac

    karlac Gone fishin' ... TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

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    If you need some coop plans or ideas, give me a shout. Built dozens of them down through the years, many portable and for small enclosures/urban use with a view toward predator resistance.

    Here's an example

    Most of the plans were done in SketchUp, which has a free web version and/or viewer available, but I can also print them out easily in pdf format. No charge ...

    Built this for a neighbor up here in AR last summer who keeps about a dozen banty chickens. Although he's got plenty of land to let them free range during the day, being in a rural area they are in dire need of predator protection at night.

    So far he hasn't lost one since I did this one with an enclosed run for him

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