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Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by RockyRooster, Jun 11, 2006.
Nice chickens and thats a mighty workmanlike chicken coop. A real show place.
Congrats. Are those big plastic pails you used for nesting boxes. Nice and easy to clean too I bet. Nice job.
Yep, they are 5 gallon plastic pails. Very easy to clean. Roost is PVC pipe. Also very easy to clean. Thank you so much for your kind words, and my chickens thank you too! LOL.
Great! Now I'm inspired to build jungle-jims for my birds!
Beautiful flock! What kind of Rooster do you have?
your flock was beautiful.
Cool pics...looks like a nice set up you have there
Do you find it hard to keep your top netting cleaned? Does all that stuff in their excercise yard keep them busy?
Wow! Great pics. Those are some beautiful birds you have there.
I second that motion! My husband put five gallon pails out, too. My chickens love them. I REALLY like your roost set up. You obviously love your chickens.
Malissa in Texas
I'm not sure, just a tad confused - is it that I covet your whole set up AND your flock or do I just love the fact that someone is out there with such a beautiful place. What a great reflection on you!!! Nice...
Great playground, nest boxes... everything!
That rooster is a ham, isn't he?
Thanks for sharing!
Wow that is an impressive set up good job. Seems like you are not breeding true though I see quite a variety in the photo. (Unless you seperate various breeds in the spring for a time? that is how I did it.
I had 3 Roosters, the Black Austrolop you see in the pic I gave away to a dairy farm. His name was Rooster Cogburn, but he was mean, mean, mean. I hated giving him away because he was better than my dogs. He WAS my watch dog. Wouldn't even let people get out of their cars when they came to my house. Always chased my oldest son when he came out of house. To the point that son had to call Cogburn to the backyard and then run like heck to the front yard to his car. It was to funny to me, but nobody else appreciated it.
Then I had a RIR rooster named Red. Red is dead. DH shot him when for the last time Red jumped at him.
The only one I have now is Rocky. He is a White Rock. Gentle, loving, and a wonderful caretaker of his hens.
Zeal, the chickens now are totally free range, and the exercise yard is now where I keep my rabbits. The netting is gone, it was a pain in the butt.
Jnap, I am not breeding any chics yet, and when I decide to I dont care that they are mixed up. I am not taking them to shows and after research on this you still get chickens that lay eggs. Of course, I would never interbreed, the old ones would have to go into freezer, when I decide to breed the younger ones.
Thank you moonshine.
Thank you Jess.
Thank you mama.
Yes, I do, unfortunately. I say that only because because of Rocky. I really will not mind putting hens in freezer, when time comes. But not my Rocky. :Bawling:
Thank you compliment.
LOL. Thank you Gercarson.
Thank you turtlehead. Yeah, Cogburn was a ham alright. Read before this reply what I said about him. Sure do miss him.
That is some set-up you have for your chooks. Gave me a few ideas for when we get chickens. Thanks!
RockyRooster, your chicken set up is really nice. But I have to say I LOVE YOUR LAND!!!!!! How tall are those trees in the pic? It must be a joy working out there!! You've done a nice job!
great set up and that black rooster with the greenish feathers is lovely...
makes me wish we had a place for chickens again..
The black rooster is a Austrolorp.
Oh my goodness ArkansasLady, we have so many trees on property. It would be safe to say that the pines are about 30 ft tall. But we have some oaks that are over 50 ft tall. Will try to post some more recent pics for everyone.
Will have to wait, the disk is at work.