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Chicken coop/goat pen
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Working on making a walk in chicken coop and goat pen out of thrown away pallets. I made a chicken tractor that houses about 17 already. We are looking at getting some turkeys next spring too.

The coop will be in the center of a large garden that is quartered. Well have them eat down weeds and fertilize each quarter at a time, then free range them when the garden starts. Rosters will be butchered. We currently ID'd 6 roosters out of 28 birds. Ready supply of eggs and fertilizer.
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Spacemanvic;16366 Wrote:Working on making a walk in chicken coop and goat pen out of thrown away pallets. I made a chicken tractor that houses about 17 already. We are looking at getting some turkeys next spring too.

The coop will be in the center of a large garden that is quartered. Well have them eat down weeds and fertilize each quarter at a time, then free range them when the garden starts. Rosters will be butchered. We currently ID'd 6 roosters out of 28 birds. Ready supply of eggs and fertilizer.
Livestock is definitely a great thing to have. I'm jealous.
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ByblosHex;16367 Wrote:
Spacemanvic;16366 Wrote:Working on making a walk in chicken coop and goat pen out of thrown away pallets. I made a chicken tractor that houses about 17 already. We are looking at getting some turkeys next spring too.

The coop will be in the center of a large garden that is quartered. Well have them eat down weeds and fertilize each quarter at a time, then free range them when the garden starts. Rosters will be butchered. We currently ID'd 6 roosters out of 28 birds. Ready supply of eggs and fertilizer.
Livestock is definitely a great thing to have. I'm jealous.
And if we outgrow my property. I can get my MIL involved with hers.

ByblosHex;16367 Wrote:
Spacemanvic;16366 Wrote:Working on making a walk in chicken coop and goat pen out of thrown away pallets. I made a chicken tractor that houses about 17 already. We are looking at getting some turkeys next spring too.

The coop will be in the center of a large garden that is quartered. Well have them eat down weeds and fertilize each quarter at a time, then free range them when the garden starts. Rosters will be butchered. We currently ID'd 6 roosters out of 28 birds. Ready supply of eggs and fertilizer.
Livestock is definitely a great thing to have. I'm jealous.

Check your local zoning. You might be able to do some chickens. Or even find a co-op.
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Spacemanvic;16371 Wrote:
ByblosHex;16367 Wrote:Livestock is definitely a great thing to have. I'm jealous.
And if we outgrow my property. I can get my MIL involved with hers.

ByblosHex;16367 Wrote:Livestock is definitely a great thing to have. I'm jealous.

Check your local zoning. You might be able to do some chickens. Or even find a co-op.

I know you can in my zone. My neighbors had chickens since before we moved in. They used to wander the neighborhood until the police got enough complaints of chickens eating peoples flower beds. The PD just told them to keep them penned.

Unfortunately where I live no pets are allowed, besides i'm fairly certain the home owners association has rules against it. They have rules against everything.
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ByblosHex;16381 Wrote:
Spacemanvic;16371 Wrote:And if we outgrow my property. I can get my MIL involved with hers.


Check your local zoning. You might be able to do some chickens. Or even find a co-op.

I know you can in my zone. My neighbors had chickens since before we moved in. They used to wander the neighborhood until the police got enough complaints of chickens eating peoples flower beds. The PD just told them to keep them penned.

Unfortunately where I live no pets are allowed, besides i'm fairly certain the home owners association has rules against it. They have rules against everything.
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Chickens are awesome and easy to care for. I have 4 hens that lay plenty of eggs for the wife and I. I keep them in a 6x10x6 dog run with a roof on it so they have enough room to walk around on the days I cant let them free range. I just built them a nice size coup a few months ago. The back has hinges and latches so all I have to do is open it up to get to the eggs and for cleaning. easy.[Image: mb4unr.jpg]
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Eggs, fertilizer, meat and feather stuffing. Chickens are valuable little animals. Sounds like you have a pretty decent plan as well. Good luck!

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Are your chickens "enhanced with up to 15 percent solution"?
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Do you know why chicken coups have two doors?

If they had four doors they would be chicken sedans!

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Emptymag;16481 Wrote:Are your chickens "enhanced with up to 15 percent solution"?

What a man does with his chickens in the privacy of his own home is his business. Wink
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