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Re: Chickens

Post by peppercorn » Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:00 pm

That is serious fencing.


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Re: Chickens

Post by Dakota » Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:59 am

Lmao, ya it's a bit deceiving. That's the chicken run area. Has about 2 ft wide horizontally laid hardware wire(small squared heavier gage wire) under the dog kennel fencing. Then we laid gravel over top of the wire. They leave that area during the day for free range and at night return to their safer area. We have Cougars, bears and all type predators so have made it pretty hard to get into the immediate area of the coop. We also have a great pyrenee to watch the fencing around the pasture. It wasn't bad for cost-as I would look for deals on kijiji and slowly got enough to make a 40 X 20 outdoor safe room for the chickens. Gotta love the woods!

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Re: Chickens

Post by Dakota » Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:46 pm

So I lost my awesome roo -mr big-to old age! Sad when there a really good animal. Luckily I thought he was slowing down and got a few chicks late fall. One is a copper maran roo like my old guy-he's turned out to be very good with the girls and a great protector as well-screams out when the Hawks are above, shows the girls where the good food is.
I've named him CLUCK NORRIS !

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Re: Chickens

Post by farmgal » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:26 am

I hear ya, I lost my big old red boy this summer fight off a fox to save his girls.. a good roo will lay his life down for the girls, I have a hardy smart Icelandic rooster and he is great at alerting and keeping a close eye on the sky but he is just not big enough, however I got a son of his that is crossed out to one of my biggest heavy breed hens and boy is he a up and comer at being a great flock protector. Best of luck with your Cluck Norris!
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Re: Chickens

Post by Dakota » Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:22 pm

Cluck Norris has turned out to be a wonderful Rooster. My hens are laying like crazy and I'm giving eggs away at this point.
My hens are starting to go broody but it's too early yet as the amount of snow here is ridiculous!!! I'm hoping they will wait another three weeks or so! The ducks are laying daily as well and loving the amount of slush every where. I long for summer more than past years. How'd everyone fair thru the winter?

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Re: Chickens

Post by peppercorn » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:49 am

Still winter here, weather has turned warm now today, but a lot of snow needs to melt. I have decided I must prepare better for heating with wood, due to effects of aging and health. I am going to build a attached atrium to the back side of the house. 10X20 all glass and steel. Should hold 7+ cord of wood (about two years worth). This going outside for wood in -35 is getting old. I cant build it this year, but I hope to start on it next year and have it ready for the winter of 2020-21. I have a supply of roughly 2.5 x 4.5ft glass panels for free, so I just need to buy some steel.

A atrium because according to the tax assessor I don't need a permit, leave it 1/2 inch from attaching to the house and it can be considered a agricultural out building.
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Re: Chickens

Post by Dakota » Mon May 07, 2018 6:10 am

Good luck with that build peppercorn! I totally agree... It does get old fast. We keep our winters firewood under our deck and a couple days worth on top on the deck beside our door.

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