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Invasion of my reloading shed
« on: March 14, 2019, 01:11:19 PM »
We canít keep up with the farm fresh egg demand in my area.  Got 50 today and getting another 50 next week and the week after.  Hoping to be up to 300 next year
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 01:17:28 PM »
You better keep shooting the coyotes, bud.
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 01:21:56 PM »
 :o thatís a bunch of chickens! Haha organic chicken manure is 4.99-5.99 for 1 cu. ft. Remember that!
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 01:29:00 PM »
Every coyote that shows itís hide on the farm gets shot.   
We do plan on selling chicken manure at some point. Organic and gmo free
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 02:55:23 PM »
Very cool!!  Lots of fun!!  Good luck with them!  What breed you raising?
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 03:08:28 PM »
Which breed are you going with?

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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 03:28:00 PM »
Which breed are you going with?

 :yeah:  Looks like Rhode Islands?  Maybe some ameraucanas?  We got 12 RIRs last weekend.  We will have 20-30 this summer.... small beans compared to your operation.

I would like to hear about and see pics your setup for 300+ birds.  Indoor, outdoor, both, free range?   

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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 03:42:00 PM »
Whatís a dozen eggs go for?
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 04:34:25 PM »
Yes Rhode Island Reds

$3  dozen
They are in door out door.  Legally speaking they are free range but thatís do to the run. They do get let out from time to time but I move the run when they get it cleaned up. Iíll continue to update this thread as I go.  I got a lot to do in the next few months as Iím currently only set up for 30-40 hens.   
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 06:32:54 PM »
Awesome.
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 06:40:20 AM »
Neat!!  Feed will be 80% or so of your cost, choose wisely.  You might consider moving your water a little to keep splashes off of lamps.  Neighbor lost a barn and some livestock recently from a heat lamp fire.

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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 07:27:13 AM »
Neat!!  Feed will be 80% or so of your cost, choose wisely.  You might consider moving your water a little to keep splashes off of lamps.  Neighbor lost a barn and some livestock recently from a heat lamp fire.
water is on the cold side now. Pic was taken just after putting chicks in. No water or feed was in the feeders when pic was taken.
Feed is a big cost but my current setup is more than paying for its self. 
Worst case scenario is Iíll have a bunch of laying hens for sale in 6 months
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 07:46:17 AM »
My garage and barn are inundated with chicks right now and we have more coming all the way through June.  Mostly Easter Egger and exotics.
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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2019, 09:52:52 AM »
Neat!!  Feed will be 80% or so of your cost, choose wisely.  You might consider moving your water a little to keep splashes off of lamps.  Neighbor lost a barn and some livestock recently from a heat lamp fire.
water is on the cold side now. Pic was taken just after putting chicks in. No water or feed was in the feeders when pic was taken.
Feed is a big cost but my current setup is more than paying for its self. 
Worst case scenario is Iíll have a bunch of laying hens for sale in 6 months

Do you get your feed in bulk from a local supplier?

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Re: Invasion of my reloading shed
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2019, 10:14:25 AM »
Look at Red Bridge in Kettle for a decent production non-GMO layer.  I bought 3 tons of his hog grower mix and 2 of the chicken and was impressed with gain/etc... but trucking to the wetside is just too much to make it sustainable.  I'd need to haul 6-8 tons at a time to make it worth the hauling.  Your mileage is much closer.


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