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  1. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We've got 3 hens good layers and right lively little characters, but we've noticed one seems to have a permanently sh!tty arse :eek: The one I'm actually worried about though has pulled some feathers out from her lower neck area it looks quite sore and has bled, she lays regular and is in...
  2. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Hi everyone. Well I have one week left here at my university and I am going back home to get started on this mad rush of mine to get plants in the ground and ge my chicken coop built at my survival retreat. I hate having to be in a hurry but being a college student I dont have much choice. So...
  3. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I thought I would start a thread on my garden because I enjoy looking at what other people are doing, so thought some of you might want to see mine. So far in the garden I have planted 50 pounds of seed potatoes, one long row of onion sets, and 3 short rows of sweet corn. I plan on secession...
  4. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Going to be getting us some chickens and was wondering if anyone bought this book about contructing a chicken coop? If so, would you recommend it? www.buildingachickencoop.com/?hop=lhanney Thanks, Joe
  5. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We are raising chickens for the first time and went out and bought all the equipment we needed . Bedding, feed, grit, a feeder and a waterier. We are going to keep the chicks in a 28 gallon galvanized wash tub until they out grow that.I am in the process of building a coop. I'm looking to get 15...
  6. Urban Survival
    If SHTF i plan to rush to my nearest farm supply store which is called Southern States in this area, and buy 5 chicks and a baby rooster (if i can find one) Plus one bag of chick feed and 2 large bags of adult chicken feed. I have met people who raise and keep chickens in the house (a little...
  7. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I know there are posts on raising chickens here and I have looked through them and they have alot of good info but not really what im looking for. My wife and I have been discussing getting chickens for a while for fresh eggs, it is only myself, my wife, and our one year old in the house. I...
  8. 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...
  9. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    We are trying to prepare the space for some layers and probably a rooster. We have the coop ready other than the nesting boxes, but we're trying to come up with an inexpensive way to make a chicken run that won't look trashy. I saw some cute chicken runs that were basically some wood posts made...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    im thinkin about raisin chickens for when the SHTF so i have eggs and meat anyone want to do somthin like this or already does?
  11. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    I recently built a mobile chicken coop which was designed to house two chickens. It has a set of wheels so that it is movable throughout the garden, thus self spreading natural fertilizer. In the future there may be more than just one chicken coop, but for now we are not building any more until...
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