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Chicken/Duck Pen Progress

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Post Options Post Options   Quote erinchelsea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2012 at 5:55pm
WOW! I love those nesting boxes! Great job!
 
A lot of people keep ducks/geese/turkeys with their chickens around here, too.
Erin, happy wife of Jason (7/21/07) and mama to Abram (3/09) and Adrie (6/11)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jessmomto2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2012 at 6:43pm
Very nice!  The nest boxes are great.
 
Some people keep their ducks and chickens togethere without issue and some can't.  I'm choosing not to mostly because of space and they have very different feed needs.  It's going to be easier to accomodate everyone and keep them healthy if i keep ours seperated.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mommy2five0406070911 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2012 at 7:16pm
Thanks we're going to try it out and see how it goes but I am not sure yet that it will stay like that but we'll see.
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Dad and I made 1 of my 3 brooder boxes today.  Here it is...

 It ended up 4ft long and 2ft wide and I'm going to make three total to have 26 chicks in each and the ducks in 1 of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jessmomto2 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2012 at 9:15pm
Very nice!  That's exactly what i'd love to have for brooder boxes.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote erinchelsea Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 2012 at 10:22pm
Those brooder boxes are great!!! It's nice to have so many so they don't have to be so crowded.
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That was my thinking too.  I have enough materials to make 4 but I think I'll make 3 just incase I need to use the extra plywood for something else like more nest boxes or something else incase the ducks don't like where I am putting them.  I plan on putting 26 chicks in one box 26 in another and the ducks in another.  They aren't coming till May 7th so by 6 weeks it should be nice enough out to go outside in the coop seeing how thats all going to be fenced in and protected and all.  I can't wait.  I went to TSC today and they had buff orpingtons, pullets and cornish rocks there and they had just got the buffs in and she was taking them out of their shipping box.  I had to control myself and not get any while I was there.  LOL

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