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    Quote Originally Posted by DynamiteandaLazerBeam View Post
    Hi chooky People

    We don't have chickens yet but are planning to get them. We need to fix the fence first and waiting til the neighbour can afford their half. Oh well.

    I have a question for the chook owners, particularly anyone in Adelaide or places that get really hot, how do your chickens go in the heat? Do you do anything special to cool them down?
    Outback nsw so I think we qualify for heat . We just make sure we have a big shady area that is open to breeze, and when it's starts getting up over 45, we have a soaker hose that we run through their yard to try and cool the air down. Before I redid the yard with the big shady area, we lost a couple but after it was done we haven't lost any and we even hit "hottest place on the planet" once in that time so I would say it did the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DynamiteandaLazerBeam View Post
    Hi chooky People

    We don't have chickens yet but are planning to get them. We need to fix the fence first and waiting til the neighbour can afford their half. Oh well.

    I have a question for the chook owners, particularly anyone in Adelaide or places that get really hot, how do your chickens go in the heat? Do you do anything special to cool them down?
    I'm in Adelaide most of our chicken run is in the shade under a tree. On the hot days (above 35) I mist the run and the chickens with the hose. If it's 40+ I do this 3-4 times if I'm home.
    When we first got chickens we let them free range in our backyard and they destroyed all the garden beds so we extended their run and pretty much keep them in there now. My geraniums still haven't recovered over a year later we have a coop/house and have attached 2 runs which are 2mx1m each. We only have 3 chickens now and it's a great space for them

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    What chickens does everyone have we are building a coop right now. Thinking 2 silkies & 4 reds

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    We have 2 RIRs, 2 Australorps, 2 Plymouth Rocks and 3 Isa Browns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    We have 2 RIRs, 2 Australorps, 2 Plymouth Rocks and 3 Isa Browns
    Do they free range? Or in a coop? These will majority be locked up

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    We keep Plymouth Rocks, Pekin Bantams, Belgian D'uccles, Silkies, Australorps and lots of cross breeds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Do they free range? Or in a coop? These will majority be locked up
    I have a Plymouth Rock, French wheaten marans and silver laced Wyandotte. They are in a coop with 2 runs attached. Our previous chickens destroyed my garden in a day of free ranging so now they stay in the run which is about 2mx4m plus the coop area.
    My favourite chicken is the French maran. This is our second maran. Lovely nature and biggest eggs I've ever seen - about 70g and the shells are a lovely dark brown colour.
    We have had little frizzle bantams before and they were lovely pets very friendly but the tiny eggs were annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Do they free range? Or in a coop? These will majority be locked up
    They have quite a large section of our yard fenced off for them. And their houses are open so no locking up.

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    I need something like this! I'm getting 7-9 eggs a day! After getting 3-4 for so long, I'm loving not having to worry about how many we eat and can sell a couple dozen more a week

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
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    I need something like this! I'm getting 7-9 eggs a day! After getting 3-4 for so long, I'm loving not having to worry about how many we eat and can sell a couple dozen more a week
    Because I am a crazy, crocheting, chicken lady, I have been tagged in this on FB so many times!!!!

    I feel like I need to make it now.

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