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Raising Chickens

Discussion in 'Member Hobbies' started by Nautical Gator, Dec 19, 2015.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    One of my hobbies was Raising Chickens

    Got some fertile eggs from a breeder, put them in a incubate and hatched them.

    Here they are hatching

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    growing up
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    getting mature to lay eggs
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    Now mature
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    Laying some eggs

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    Laying some eggs

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    eggs ready to gather up
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    gathering the eggs

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    eggs are served LOL

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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  3. keep it reel

    keep it reel Lieutenant Commander

    Start call you colonel sanders...
     
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  4. Shrimp Gritter

    Shrimp Gritter Seaman apprentice

    Great post. A lot of people don't realize that live chicks are still mailed through the U. S. Postal Service, although I'll bet this time of year they feel kinda cramped with all the Christmas packages.
     
  5. Jeepster

    Jeepster Deckhand

    upload_2015-12-20_6-28-36.jpeg Hey Me hearties, look'in for some Cackle fruit?
     
  6. ashley robinson

    ashley robinson Greenhorn

    I love them!! these are 3/5 of our freshies, hatched under our first broody named Heidi, she'said a white leghorn.

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  7. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Joan is my chicken farmer. She had over 50 at one time. Down to 8. The eggs are delicious! She started with mail order chicks, then setting hens, then incubator.
     
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  8. Love2Fish

    Love2Fish Petty Officer

    I plan on raising chickens whenI leave this HOA I'm in. Down the road for quite a few years.
     
  9. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Chickens are good for a few things Sam....................


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  10. duffy

    duffy Pirate

    Very cool. You still raising chickens? We are just about to get some. Any recommendations on breeds.
     
  11. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    if you are going to raise them for eggs, look for chickens that lay large eggs.
    if you are going to free range them, get an automatic door.
    use watering nipples,
    use gravity feeder.
    make sure your chicken coop is racoon proof.
    make sure your coop is egg gathering friendly.
    in spring a lot of farm feed places sell chicks
    I prefer to get the eggs and hatch them my self, the drawback is that you also get roosters, at the feed places you get all hens.

    chickens like a lot of shade, and natural cover.
     
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