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08/21/2007 10:21 pm
thndrdancr
Cute chicks

(Just so you know I AM reading)

08/21/2007 10:23 pm
barg

 

thndrdancr wrote:
Cute chicks

(Just so you know I AM reading)


Oh Grats, your post number 200!

Last edited by barg (08/21/2007 10:25 pm)

#203 08/21/2007 11:18 pm
domromer
My girls are all roosting together at night. During the day the older ones will peck the little girls while they all free range. At night I find them all snugging up tight, then in the morning when they wake up, i find the older ones pecking the little girls while perching. Chickens are strange! I still don't have them all in the same tractor during the day. I'm going to wait a few more weeks for that. I'm letting them set the terms for now. It seems to be working.
08/21/2007 11:28 pm
barg
I envey you.
Your Girls are 3 weeks younger then mine? Is that right?
I just double checked, yup 3 weeks younger on both counts, younger and older.


Ive been thinking about a couple newish ideas.

I might try to make a ladder that goes from the tractor into the lower egg door, that way the younger chicks could go in to the coop at night, the only problem would be, how to get them back into the tractor the next day.

The other idea is one i've been kicking around a while: to build a small fence that goes around the coop and tractor and create a nuetral zone.
Figureing out how to do it is the problem there.

Last edited by barg (08/21/2007 11:31 pm)

08/22/2007 12:07 am
barg
I think I have it!
I think I can make a small nutral area around the coop and tractor if I put the tractor back in it's old position and then use some chicken wire and 2x4s to make a short fence between the tractor and my fence, then put another wall from the back of my coop to the other part of the fence and then add some netting over the top.
I'll need to check on materials for this idea but I think it could work.

With all that done I could open the door on the coop and the door on the tractor and they would have kind of a little labyrinth to intermingle and/or get away from each other.

Thanks,
Sometimes saying very little can be the biggest inspiration of all. Had to create my own smiley for this one hehe

Last edited by barg (08/22/2007 12:09 am)

08/22/2007 12:25 am
domromer
Give it a try, I think if you find it doesn't work you should let it be for a few weeks. Give the little girls some time to catch up.

Good luck again. I'm sure you will provide us with pics of your chicken Switzerland.

08/22/2007 1:29 am
barg
Lol, even if I do give it a try, it will take a little while to set up, so they have some time to grow
08/22/2007 5:56 am
SpottedCrow
I was thinking Romulan Neutral Zone.


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08/23/2007 9:00 pm
barg
New Development:10 1/2weeks
I have been bringing the chicks in from the tractor, to the garage when it gets dark.
When it gets dark they start making noise to let me know they want to come in.
Tonight the noise Esther was making changed;
I belive she has started to "Cluck", although it sounded more like a half cluck half honk.
I'll add a recent pic later tonight.

Last edited by barg (08/23/2007 9:01 pm)

08/23/2007 9:14 pm
silkiechicken
Aww. They are getting their voices!

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