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    Here is what I have been doing the past few days. Our daughter came for a visit and brought 6 baby chicks that she knew Mom wanted....so a house had to be built. Ended up being 4'X8'X6' tall and the run is 8'wide X 16' long 5' tall. I dug a trench under around the side to bury the wire in cement...hope to keep the critters out.

    Box's for 7 layers and space for 7 more if wanted. The tank in the back ground is our Catchment tank where water is either delivered and stored or rain water from the roof. It is them pumped to the house through filters...like a well.

    Yes that is all lava around with red and dark cinder on top. We also put up a dog fence to keep them apart from the coop and run.
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    Hawaiilad
    Larry

  • #2
    Green acres is the place to be, farm liven is the life for me. Not too green but a good start on the ranch.
    Nice chicken .. stuff.
    Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



    StephenD


    The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
    Desert Woodcrafters
    Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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    • #3
      Nope, not much green here in the desert area....but if want to build a rock wall, I have plenty of lava boulders.... Lots of lava, narly Ohia trees and beautiful flowers..
      Hawaiilad
      Larry

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      • #4
        Hi Larry nice job on the hen house.

        What sort of critters do you have there? We lost 3 of the girls to mink last month.
        Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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        • #5
          To be honest, I do not know the breed of chickens we have. Our daughter and son-in-law came for a visit and brought the chicks with them...well, they bought them from someone here on the Island that raises them. She told me they were Easter chicks, because they lay colored eggs. But I'm not sure what that breed is. The are about 8 weeks old.

          Sorry you lost your girls. We have a critter here called a mongoose. Brought here many years ago to kill the rats, except they sleep at night and run during the day when the rats sleep...but we have allot of them. We are trying to make sure they stay out of the hen house and run.
          Hawaiilad
          Larry

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          • #6
            Well all the best with them Larry, you can't beat a fresh laid egg. Though if you boil them they say,they're better 2-3 days old when the shells are less porous.

            Good Luck
            Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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            • #7
              That's way cool. We had chickens when I was a kid. There is all kinds of good things associated with 'grow your own.' Well done. And kudos to the kids for bringing them up to you.

              John
              I've Got A Lot More To Learn
              About Leaving Battlegrounds Alone
              "~~ Molly Venter

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              • #8
                Fine job on the house and run.
                Tony

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                • #9
                  fine job on the house,i have 5 chickens myself,i put sheets of corigated iron around the pen too keep the fox out,
                  not doing much
                  and busy doing it


                  having fun making sawdust.


                  http://www.customcutz4you.webs.com/

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                  • #10
                    Looks like you did a great job on your chick's house & pen, Larry. We had chickens when we were growing up. Dad always wanted to have the fresh eggs & we even grew corn to make feed for them. Good luck with the layers & hope you have a bunch. Take Care
                    PERK

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                    • #11
                      The wife called me from the shop about dark tonight to help her get the chickens back in the coop from being in the run all day....went out there and the **** birds were in the coop!!! Sure would be nice if the did that every night..
                      Hawaiilad
                      Larry

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                      • #12
                        Mom used to throw some feed into the coop and then close the door on em. Every night at the same time. They were always ready for their bed time snack.
                        Pacifism is great, as long as everyone is participating.



                        StephenD


                        The Southern Arizona Woodturners Association
                        Desert Woodcrafters
                        Grandpa for the 7 most amazing children.

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