Tag Archives: Backyard Chickens

The Roosters are starting to Man-Up

The two roosters I’ve got from the batch of Black Java’s are starting to act like the protectors I need them to be.  I find it amusing that when I catch one of the girls outside the fence and she … Continue reading

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The Predators Are Still Winning

I am still not successful in providing a safe place to live for my flock.  They are in an area with a lot of cover but I am still seeing losses, mainly around the edges.  There are at least 3 … Continue reading

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Chicks Discover The Woods

After keeping the chicks in a dog kennel for a couple of days inside the electric fence (hoping that the adult birds will get used to them) I let them out today.  They took right to the woods eating honeysuckle … Continue reading

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Moving Day – Possible Solution To Predator Problem

I’ve lost a couple more birds to the hawk so I have to do something.  I’ve decided to move the birds to what will be their winter location.  This is relatively close to the house so I can run power … Continue reading

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Predator Problem – Culprit Spoted

I’ve still been loosing chickens to predators, but it was looking a little different.  The carcass was still inside the electro-net fencing and one time even inside the coop.  Today I was getting them water and heard loud squawking that … Continue reading

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Problems Moving Chickens – Again

I’m starting to re-think my choice to use portable electric fencing for the chickens.  While it is easy to move it over 10′ or 20′ at a time on grass, the first tree you run into becomes a problem.  The … Continue reading

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Chick update

For the past week or so when I’ve when out to check on the chicks anywhere between 1 and 5 of them would be running around the dog pen that is their home trying to find a way back in. … Continue reading

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Quick Video Of The Brooding Area

Here is a little video of the brooding area I have setup for the chicks.   It is a dog kennel that I have put some metal roofing over the top.   As described in an earlier post there is a raident … Continue reading

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Brooding Chicks Without A Heatlamp

I’m well on my way to raising a second batch of chicks without any supplemental heat. I do provide a huddle that the can get under. This is lined with radiant foil insulation and when they all get together under … Continue reading

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Chicken Leg Bands – Not A Fan

Last year I got the numbered leg bands and put them on all my birds.  However within a couple of months most of them had come off.  Today I noticed the last bird that still had one was walking funny.   … Continue reading

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