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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Last night I was walking around doing some videos for a flashlight review when I saw one of my Delaware chickens outside the chicken house and outside the chicken yard. When you see a chicken on the ground running around at night, they are usually trying to get away from something inside the...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    As my flock increased so has my need for perch space. To add room I built a new perch 12 feet long by 36 inches wide then added spacers every 18 inches. The new water system is working well.
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hey guys, I had some kind of animal eat through 1/2" OSB that was screwed to 2x4 framing on my chicken coop. It got inside and killed all 12 of my chickens. Entry point was about 24" off the ground and the size of a basketball. No claw marks. No claw prints as it was raining. Didn't really...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I just finished stacking bales of straw around the chicken coop as a wind break. Going to make a peaked roof with a tarp to keep the snow out. I've got some pics up on my blog here http://lilacre.blogspot.ca/ This is my first winter the ladies. Let me know if you think this will be enough to...
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Awhile back I started a thread on building a new chicken yard. Now that the yard is pretty much complete (for now), the time has come to build the new chicken house. The size I decided on was 16 feet by 16 feet. The laying boxes take up 6 feet on one wall, and the roost takes up around 12...
  6. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We got the new order of chicks in Thursday August the 14. Friday while my wife and I were babysitting the grandkids, they decided the new chicks needed a chicken house. So the kids built a chicken house on the kitchen table. Related thread - my next order of chicks The order ended up...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is the best way to secure a chicken house from predators? My wife and I are having a carport put in that we are going to turn into a chicken house. For the past 2 years chicken house security has not been a real issue as the chickens are totally enclosed. The current chicken house is up...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    What is a good self tapping screw for securing wood to metal? My wife and I are going to get a carport put in, and then turn it into a chicken house. She wants the outside decked for that rustic barn look. The local lowes store sells a 5/4 X 10 decking board...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    The current chicken yard is too small. It gets the job done, but there is no room to plant fig trees or blueberry bushes. Before my wife and I moved to the farm, with the help of friends and family I we got a 75 feet long by 35 feet wide chicken yard. With 2,625 square feet 100 chickens could...
  10. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    How much room does a goat need in a stall? My wife and I area getting ready to fence in a chicken / goat field. We currently have a 75 X 35 chicken yard, but with the new chicks there are going to be too many. The new field is going to be 200 X 100. This is in addition to the 7 - 9 acres I...
  11. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Original blog. This is my own content. :) Well, after a hard day of working nearly non-stop, we now have four walls and two windows in the coop. Wanna see? I knew you would. Our coop fit nicely in the back of our truck. But it won’t stay this small for long… It starts! One wall nailed...
  12. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I wanted to show off my new chicken coop that I have been working on. It’s a two piece affair with a chicken house and a run built as separate pieces. It will have lattice board on top to keep out critters and it will be enclosed around the base of the chicken house. The house is 4’x4’ and...
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