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Powered Up, Kind Of

In the previous post I mentioned that one of my projects had been wiring up an outlet for the chicken coop that can be plugged into an extension cord.  I finally got it installed. First I drilled a hole slightly … Continue reading

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Lots of Projects

As I think I have mentioned I have been tinkering with a lot of smaller projects since the completion of the chicken coop.  One of them, and the most current, has been an electrical outlet for the coop.  Since the … Continue reading

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Walls Up

So over the past week or so, I got the two long walls framed up.  It was easy as they were just big rectangles.     On Saturday a friend of mine, and my dad, came over and we worked … Continue reading

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Not Prepared

I admit it, I was not prepared for the weather that has hammered us with a foot of snow today.  Just a mere 36 hours ago, the forecast was for 1-3″ of snow, but that rapidly changed to 5-8″, and … Continue reading

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Get Them Out!

The turkeys and a few chickens had still been in the barn, and the smell was becoming a problem. Last week I had attempted to unite the clans, and it didn’t end well. So I needed more pens to get … Continue reading

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Catching Up On a Lot of Things

There have been a lot of little things that I have been getting done as time allows. I made three new PVC feeders for the new rabbit cages.  They are essentially the same as those for the chickens in the … Continue reading

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Crowdbuilt Chicken Coop, Kind of…

With the order of the new chickens, I am going to need a bigger coop. This is something I wanted to do anyways. I have been playing with the design in my head for awhile, but wanted all of your … Continue reading

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Quail Coop

This post has been too long coming.  If you remember I got some free quail this several months ago.  They had been in a brooder in our barn for several weeks and had started getting stinky and dusty, so an … Continue reading

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Feathers!

I picked up our eight new hens this evening. They are about thirteen weeks old and are Amberlinks. They should start laying in about a month. The kids are understandably excited. Our oldest has always really liked chickens, and second … Continue reading

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Release the Chickens

That’s what I hope to do this weekend. I need to go pick them up from our farmer friend who sells started birds.  I decided to leave it outside the sheep pen and closer to the house so that it … Continue reading

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