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Post Number:#16  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:29 pm


I'd like to suggest that you look up backyard chickens. It's a free forum for poultry that has a lot of good info. It's primarily chickens, but there are areas for talk of other poultry. It helped me a lot when I got my first chickens and still helped a lot later too
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Post Number:#17  Unread postby DaytonHillRabbits » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:15 am


I did join Backyard Chickens after your suggestion, what a great site!

We are getting closer to pickup day which is on Tuesday this week! I am so excited you wouldn't believe it!

Our coop is still not finished but hoping hubby can finish it up today so I can paint it tonight and set it up for the chicks to get here Tuesday.

Here are some pictures of it as it sits today;

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Post Number:#18  Unread postby TeaTimeBunnies » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:59 am


DaytonHillRabbits wrote:I did join Backyard Chickens after your suggestion, what a great site!


I'm glad you like the site. It's really helpful when you don't know what is going on with your chickens. It helped me figure out that the soft, squishy, white sack I found in my coop once was actually just one of my chicken's first eggs. They are also good at advice for predator proofing you coop. Raccoons are the worst. They'll pull wire out, break holes in wire if they find a weak spot, dig under walls and into the coop, find ways in through the roof...they are good at finding ways to make sure of an easy meal by using the coop to make your chickens fish in a barrel so to speak. Dogs can do a lot of damage, but raccoons can make off with a couple of chickens before you can even figure out how they are getting to them. I'm not try to discourage you though if that's what it sounds like. I just kinda went in a bit of a rant. Anyway you will love your chickens, their poo not so much, but if you let them wander around for a bit each day you'll figure out their individual personalities, and get to watch the funny games they play. Our favorite is tossing them an old bread roll and watching "chicken football" as they tackle and run around each other trying to take the roll for themselves. You will also never want to get store bought eggs ever again, your chickens eggs will be so good.
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Post Number:#19  Unread postby account1113 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:25 am


good looking chicken coop!

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Post Number:#20  Unread postby DaytonHillRabbits » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:16 am


I am SO pleased with how the coop has turned out! I will hopefully post the final pics of it tonight after hubby finishes the roof and trim... it is so nice!

I wish I'd found hubby years ago lol

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Almost finished now... good thing the chickens get here tomorrow noon. Just have to finish attaching the metal to the roof and add the white trim, and finish with chicken wire on the long sides. Phew.

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Post Number:#21  Unread postby SarniaTricia » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:47 am


Beatiful Coop!!

I would suggest upgrading your chicken wire to Hardware cloth in the near future.... Dogs/raccons will go through chicken wire like it isn't there.

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Post Number:#22  Unread postby DaytonHillRabbits » Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:49 pm


They're home! Oh my goodness are they ever terrified of everything.. :( poor babies..but they seem in good shape and I am very happy to have them!

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Post Number:#23  Unread postby Nymphadora » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:46 pm


Glad your chickens made it safely to their new home, Dayton! Are they all the same breed, or what varieties did you get? :oops:

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Post Number:#24  Unread postby DaytonHillRabbits » Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:25 pm


They are just coop birds, they said they're Lohhmans. All the same!

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