Hi, about a month ago I got some advice on getting the girls to use the nipple waterer and I thought they were starting to use it. But then it got hot and I've put two "wading pools" in their coop.…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Becky May 27, 2012.
Hi,I have 3 4-month olds (2 Barred Rocks; 1 EE). They used to be 5 but before we fully dog-proofed (thought we had), our dog Lily used two of the chicks as play toys and that didn't work out well for…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Marilyn Stevens May 29, 2012.
So, I got these great red nipples and screwed them into a nice closed bucket, filled it with water and hung it in the coop. According to the ad, the chicks will see that the nipples are red, begin…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Kathryn Henzerling May 30, 2012.
Well, my little girls (about 10 weeks) are anxious to be in the big coop with the big girls (5 months). The big girls started laying so I switched them to Layena and the little ones are still on the Starter. So ... what should I do about the feed? By the way, the big girls and little girls get along great together -- the little girls brooder box was in a pen within the big coop, so they got used to each other quickly -- so that's not a problem.
I just want a solution to feeding them…Continue
Posted on July 3, 2012 at 1:15pm — 6 Comments
RIP Spot the Barred Rock. She would have been 7 weeks old tomorrow. While I was at Horses Help, Lily (our Shep mix) somehow got to her. We don't have lights in the back so we can't really tell what happened until tomorrow. Before I left, I saw that Lily had started digging under the coop. I brought the dogs in and left Paul a note, but he didn't see it. He DID see the hole and filled it in. But I'd hoped he wouldn't let the dogs out alone until we'd figured out how to better dog-proof the…Continue
Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:24pm — 5 Comments