chicken coupe ideas? (sorry don't know where to post this)

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    farmerfischer

    farmerfischer Well-Known Member

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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Around 20-25. We had around 50 between two hens. Those eggs were from multiple chickens. That's pushing it I think. Not sure if more could be done.
     
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    farmerfischer

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    Counted 23 eggs this morning.. she's sitting on at least two other hen's eggs along with hers.. good to know, much appreciated.. I just thought to myself,, what the hell am I going to do with 20+ more chickens? Lmao..
     
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    whitebb2727

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    Eat them? I do.
     
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    HighLowGrow

    HighLowGrow Well-Known Member

    I had a couple roosters and 6 hens or so several years back. I thought it would be cool to buy an incubator and show my girls the hatching process. Threw 20 eggs in that puppy and out came 20 chicks.

    Was not expecting that to happen. Now we have 4 chickens and 4 ducks. Plenty of eggs for us four. You go without eating any for 3 days and you’ve got 24 eggs with another 8 the next day and the next day and the next day.
     
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    whitebb2727

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    Yea. Lol. I give a lot of eggs away. We eat a lot of them too.
     
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    xtsho

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    I had chickens and was sure glad when the last one finally kicked the bucket. What a hassle. They were cool at first but too much work and if you want to go out of town for a vacation you have to find someone competent to let them out in the morning and lock them up at night. I only had three. That's all that's allowed in Portland. Those things sure make a bunch of noise. I have two neighbors with Chickens right now and I know one has a Rooster which isn't allowed and makes a ton of noise in the morning. If I get hungry enough I might just end up having Capon for dinner.
     
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    charface

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    I always liked the idea of this.
    Not so much the wheels for easy poop harvest and relocation, but specifically the idea of asking my wife to demonstrate how it works so I could jerk her pants down at the family reunion.
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    HighLowGrow

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    I’ve been doing that too lately. In fact, I have a 12 pack and two 18 packs that are taking up real estate in my fridge. I read somewhere you can leave eggs out on the counter for 2-3 weeks. I’ve left them on the counter for 4-5 day and ate them. 2-3 weeks though?
     
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    vostok

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    [​IMG]
    this shape of coop is very similar to a bud drying shed I just saw last week at a buddy's place;

    I'm thinking of copying

    solar powered and holds a lot of bud

    you hang the buds on sticks and hang the stick under the solar panel

    cheers/
     
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    whitebb2727

    whitebb2727 Well-Known Member

    Nah. Guinea fowl are loud.

    Chickens aren't that much work. I have a big fenched in run I can leave then in for a few days to a week with a deer feeder setup to feed them.
    Yes. I do it all the time. If in doubt put the egg in water. If it floats it is bad. If it sinks it's good. If one end floats it's on the line.
     
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    HighLowGrow

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    I made this. It’s 4 or 5” and about 5’ long with a simple cap. I can leave for several days when I fill it up.

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