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by Shitzu
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?
Replies: 87
Views: 28117

Re: My first chicks (3weeks old) Brood box?

A little more information would be helpful. What kind of heater? Normally a 60 watt bulb is all that is needed to keep them warm enough when indoors.
by Shitzu
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Chuxaway automatic door
Replies: 27
Views: 15354

Re: Chuxaway automatic door

I've had better luck with the Cheeper automated door

You can learn more about the product here: https://barncoop.com/cheeper-keeper-aut ... or-opener/
by Shitzu
Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Turkey Forum
Topic: Thinking of growing turkeys for the table
Replies: 6
Views: 10536

Re: Thinking of growing turkeys for the table

Turkeys are much better flyers than chickens...I clip turkey wings, never had to with my chickens. They will also roam over much larger distances if allowed. While chickens tolerate humans, turkeys seem to enjoy human company. When I put my hand into a brooder full of chicks they shy away...do the s...
by Shitzu
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Bedding query
Replies: 16
Views: 6123

Re: Bedding query

I use the deep litter method, I just use hay/straw, it works great, I never have any issues with smell. I was out there the other day, the bottom was a little wet (it had just rained really hard for 3 days) and I haven't emptied it for 3-4 months. Now that it is nice out, I will be composting the be...
by Shitzu
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Solway coops and runs
Replies: 25
Views: 9280

Re: Solway coops and runs

Whatever you decide to go with, I think you should always build it on your own. It took me 2 months to build this, but it was way cheaper than the $600 I would have spent on a store bought one. I have never built a single thing in my life before this coop, and for a girl who had only a couple drills...
by Shitzu
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Automatic Chicken Coop Door
Replies: 11
Views: 5556

Re: Automatic Chicken Coop Door

Hi there, We bought ours on Amazon and it cost us about $200 and it uses solar energy. I would like to see one that uses both solar and electricity. I did find one that was close to possessing both functionalities on https://barncoop.com/best-chicken-coop-automatic-door/ but it still in its starting...
by Shitzu
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: To hatch or not to hatch...
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Re: To hatch or not to hatch...

In case you decide to hatch Brinsea incubators are some of the best according to our breeder. They have models for just about all pocketbooks and needs up to commercial breeding. There are a few others out there but every breeder I know uses the Brinsea brand products. Source: https://ecopetlife.com...
by Shitzu
Mon May 20, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Chicken Houses, Runs & Equipment
Topic: Automatic Chicken Coop Door
Replies: 11
Views: 5556

Re: Automatic Chicken Coop Door

Hello Zoe, Welcome, we are happy to help. 1) Would an automatic chicken coop door be of any interest to you? Yes, it would 2) If so, how much would you be willing to pay for it? (Less than 100$, between $100-$200, or over $200) - between the range of 100$-200$ 3) If you already have a chicken coop d...
by Shitzu
Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Chicken's Health
Topic: Persistent gapeworm
Replies: 9
Views: 4349

Re: Persistent gapeworm

Gapeworm symptoms in chickens include gasping and coughing…However, this does not always mean that your bird is infected.Your chickens might also be making funny rasping noises, gasping for breath, and shaking their head.Gapeworm is very common in pheasants but also turkey, chickens, and guinea fowl...
by Shitzu
Thu May 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: White leghorns and white stars
Replies: 6
Views: 4541

Re: White leghorns and white stars

With the leghorns, a breed focused mainly on egg production, you can get fertile eggs simply by having a rooster around to do his job. Having a leghorn hen that actually wants to set (go broody) and hatch her own chicks is rare. Not impossible, but rare. The broody gene has been pretty much eliminat...

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