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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Does anyone have a solar powered chicken coop led light, or a 12 volt solar powered light in their chicken coop? After I build the rest of the chicken coop and enclose the run, I am thinking about putting a solar power / battery powered hotwire around the edge of the run. Since the coop is...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What do you use to lock your chicken coop doors? Raccoons can unlock simple latches, so I thought about using a carabiner on door. But can a raccoon figure a carabiner out? I would rather not have to put a padlock on the latches.
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    A few weeks ago my wife and I picked up 5 chicks, a week later we got 6 more, a few days later we got 4 more. Two of the chicks died, which left us with a total of 13. Up until last weekend the chicks had been kept in a large plastic tub, which in turn was being kept in the bathtub. The...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I got some Chickens a few days ago and converted my dog lot into a chicken coop. I have 4 Rhode Island Red hens and 1 Rooster and 4 Astrlorp hens and 1 Leghorn hen. The last picture is of the Rooster Bullets I go this morning. :rolleyes: Pictures are worth a 1000 words, so let me shut up...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    My friends father is having problems with feral cats coming down and killing his rhode island reds .They tried to get animal control to come down but it is 50$ to set a trap then another 50$ for each cat !There is about 20 of them .they live on 98 acres of farm land(he is not a farmer )but he...
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