Raising chickens


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Does Roger have an air conditioned coop? I don't want my baby keeling over from the heat, what with all of those feathers she's wearing. Maybe let her sleep with you at night.
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Does Roger have an air conditioned coop? I don't want my baby keeling over from the heat, what with all of those feathers she's wearing. Maybe let her sleep with you at night.
I'm really careful about that. There are two screened windows on the coup and if I ever think that they are getting too hot, I will put a fan in one to circulate the air. So far, on the hot parts of the day, I let them out. But the coop so far hasn't gotten hot enough to cause any problems.

My uncle use to raise chickens in Arkansas where it gets really hot and humid. He had 7 houses with ~50K chickens in each. He had large fans and misters that worked well.

Don't worry Evo. I look after them like they are my children.

Edit: There's a nice elm tree for shade next to the coop also.
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I look after them like they are my children.

Edit: There's a nice elm tree for shade next to the coop also.
Why did the chicken cross the road?

dlgoff's place was on the other side!
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Why did the chicken cross the road?

dlgoff's place was on the other side!


At last. An answer to the eternal question. I'm the chicken god I guess.
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I'm the chicken god I guess.
I'm just a lowly fryer.
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I'm just a lowly fryer.
You are here by now my road crossing flyer. Spread the word.
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You are here by now my road crossing flyer. Spread the word.
No, not flyer, fryer!

You know, like friar. Now you've completely ruined my witty pun.
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Not such a good god after all. Fry on my man.
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Not such a good god after all. Fry on my man.
Just call me Fryer Puck.
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Just call me Fryer Puck.
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OMG. Evo's going to sh*t. Guinevere was killed last night or this morning. RIP

Something dug under the pen (made a 1" high X 3" wide hole) and managed to grab her and pull her to the pen; close enough to bite. I just buried her. Must have been a raccoon.

I am so pissed off.
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That is horrid news! That is one of my big fears.

I hope the raccoon doesn't come back. Were you able to get the hole repaired and reinforced?
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That is horrid news! That is one of my big fears.

I hope the raccoon doesn't come back. Were you able to get the hole repaired and reinforced?
I've temporally placed concrete blocks there. I going to put rail-road ties around the entire bottom of the pen. I'll try to post pictures later. I can't believe how the chicken could have let him reach in through such a small opening, considering the pin is 8'x8'.

Damn raccoons.
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OMG. Evo's going to sh*t. Guinevere was killed last night or this morning. RIP

Something dug under the pen (made a 1" high X 3" wide hole) and managed to grab her and pull her to the pen; close enough to bite. I just buried her. Must have been a raccoon.

I am so pissed off.
Time to break out the night vision googles, rifle, traps and do some late night varmit trapping and/or hunting Don, don't go down without the good fight. May Guievere RIP.

Rhody...
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Time to break out the night vision googles, rifle, traps and do some late night varmit trapping and/or hunting Don, don't go down without the good fight. May Guievere RIP.

Rhody...
Steel traps will be out tonight. The last two chickens will get revenge.
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Let's see. With two chickens, next summer we should get ~2 dozen eggs/week. Or ~32 dozen eggs/summer. So far it's cost $100 for the pen (not to count a broken nose from the construction) and $60 in feed cost. Next summers feed @ $60 gives $320 220/32 dozen=$10 6.88/dozen. They better be good.

Maybe eating raccoon would be more cost efficient.

Edit: Can you tell I was upset and chugged 3 beers? See line out above.
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OMG. Evo's going to sh*t. Guinevere was killed last night or this morning. RIP

Something dug under the pen (made a 1" high X 3" wide hole) and managed to grab her and pull her to the pen; close enough to bite. I just buried her. Must have been a raccoon.

I am so pissed off.
Noooo.

Guinevere. How horrible, what a terrible thing. Poor baby. At least she knew she was loved and treated with respect.

I think I'm going to throw up.
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I think I'm going to throw up.
Me too.


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