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    Quote Originally Posted by JJZK View Post
    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.
    Haha ditto with the crazy crochet chicken lady. I am actually considering making one for my daughter.

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    Pictures if you do ladies! And make one for me too!

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    We have 2 Australorps, 2 ISA's and 2 Leghorns. The Austs are my favourites as they are quite confident (though one is top chook so a bit aggressive to the rest) and one of the ISAs is very submissive, so easy for the kids to catch and pat. The Leghorns came later but are still to skittish - startle at DS kicking a soccer ball in the yard (away from their run), freak out when I throw in food scraps and really hard to catch.

    We have a raised coop with the nesting box on the external wall. The run goes underneath and out to each side and is about 1.2mx8m. We can shut a gate and then the chooks can range in the yard away from where the veggies are. We don't have any tasty plants in that area, flaxes, ornamental grasses, lavender, diosma, palms, succulents and ferns. So they mostly nibble the grass and kick the mulch around. We find if we give them several short times out they destroy less than having one long session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stretched View Post
    We have 2 Australorps, 2 ISA's and 2 Leghorns. The Austs are my favourites as they are quite confident (though one is top chook so a bit aggressive to the rest) and one of the ISAs is very submissive, so easy for the kids to catch and pat. The Leghorns came later but are still to skittish - startle at DS kicking a soccer ball in the yard (away from their run), freak out when I throw in food scraps and really hard to catch.

    We have a raised coop with the nesting box on the external wall. The run goes underneath and out to each side and is about 1.2mx8m. We can shut a gate and then the chooks can range in the yard away from where the veggies are. We don't have any tasty plants in that area, flaxes, ornamental grasses, lavender, diosma, palms, succulents and ferns. So they mostly nibble the grass and kick the mulch around. We find if we give them several short times out they destroy less than having one long session.
    I think it depends a lot on the population density of the chooks, as to whether they destroy a yard. We're on 84 acres and our 6 chooks free range all day with no limits on where they can go. Six chooks in a suburban backyard would probably destroy it very quickly, but we hardly notice ours have been around except for the droppings around the place. They stick within a 100m radius of the house, which is a pretty big area to roam. The only thing we keep them off is the veggie garden as they do scratch up seedlings if given the chance.

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    Our chook yard is actually growing new grass (just kikuyu so it's the runners going along) and they leave it. It's mostly dirt in their now but that's not the chooks doing, it was like that before they were there because of what was there previously.

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    Almost ready to get some chickens!

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    Eeep we did it!

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    Had to deal with our first vent prolapse last week, hmmm.. Wasn't prepared for that one!! Thankfully it wasn't a bad one so it popped straight back in and she's still keeping well since. Phew! Hoping it won't become a regular occurrence!

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    Eeep we did it!
    Congratulations!
    Enjoy

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    We have 3 araucana's they lay the blue green eggs. Would have more if we had more land


 

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