"When your chicks are feathered out you can take them outside, though you may want to give them some nightime heat this time of year. We always put a box in the big coop that has a "door" into it and a light above. That lets the…"
Hi, We are have 9 birds and 5 are in our coop. The others are about 6 weeks?. We haven't ever introduced new chickens to a flock, what age and how can we do this. The chicks have been in our turtles cage that is a little bit apart from our coop. thanksSee More
"Hi my daughter is too i get lots of different grains if you can find this book it helped us a lot ! Its called Back Yard live stock by Steven Thomas. I feed mine meal worms and they love them and red wigglers they eat."
"I have had very good luck with all of my birds dealing with the heat but my austrolorps seem to be the best but our duck never seems to be affected. We have russian orloffs and americaunas they seem to all be fine we don't have anything like…"
"Most of mine do that, too. It's a submission position, intended for a rooster and mating. But without a rooster, they see us as the "top bird" and submit. It's kind of cute, really. When they squat, you can pet them, pick them…"
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Hi Jaimee, I can't reply to your discussion about the mesquite pods because it's posted in a group that I'm not in, but the VPA will be bringing up a hammermill from Tucson (the closest mill) to Phoenix the weekend of October 15th/16th so everyone can grind their mesquite and carob. I have heard that the vitamix can work also.
Welcome to the Valley Permaculture Alliance, a local 501C3 non-profit education organization that offers classes, training, activities, tours, events and demonstrations on various aspects of sustainable living around the Greater Phoenix Valley. You can read more about the VPA on the ‘About Us’ page, and explore the many groups and resources this Ning “social networking site” has to offer, as well as customize your own Profile Page and connect with new like-minded friends.
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