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Chickens! Part 6

Day 84

Can’t believe its been 84 days. I need to be taking more photos. Just a note that I’ve only spent about $40 in feed.

These little raptors are getting bigger. Just to think these guys ancestors were most likely dinosaurs.

Chickens Day 84 Chickens Day 84

 

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Chickens! Part 5

Day 37

Mounted the poles to the top of the kennel last night so that I could hang the rabbit cages. I used U-bolts to attach the cages to the poles and I used 2 poles so that the cages would remain stationary.

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Chickens! Part 4

Day 28

So we needed a way to protect the chickens and rabbits from other animals. The plan was to create a border around the fence with chicken wire. This will prevent the rabbits from digging out and other animals from digging in.

I picked up some tent stakes yesterday from Harbor Freight for about $2 a pack and some chicken wire from Tractor Supply a little while ago. Today we got out and installed it, below is the result. Also from Harbor Freight is a 10’x12′ net I got for $30 with a 20% off coupon to cover the top of the kennel to prevent hawks from getting in.

Next step is to build the hanging cages for the rabbits.

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Chickens! Part 3

Day 24

They grow fast! The chicken box & top is working out great. It won’t be long before they go out to the pen.

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Chickens! Part 2

Day 9

Chickens we’re getting too big for the box so we upgraded to larger rubber tub. They quickly found their way out this one too so I had to come up with a way to contain them. This is just a temporary measure until all of the winter weather has pushed out and the kennel is fully setup.

I cut the middle of the lid out and sandwiched chicken wire between 2 sets of 2 1×4’s then screwed them together.

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Chickens! Part 1

Picked up 6 chickens on the 14th. These are 2 variations of the Cochin breed.

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Chickens day 4

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Chickens day 1

MrsRedBeard came up with the idea to use my mic stand to hold the heat lamp so that the height can be adjusted.

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