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    Default Backyard chickens anyone?

    I can't believe how big this rooster is! It's ginormous!

    https://www.facebook.com/pressofworl...4693332392912/

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    I have a Brahma hen and even she is huge. He is beautiful.

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    Go away for the weekend, come back to this haha.
    They are really dirty as one was smashed and made them all sticky so everything has stuck to them.

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    My big Australorps has finally started laying. Her eggs are massive compared to the Isas

    And the size of that chook!!!! ^^^

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    4 new fluffybutts!

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    Still waiting on eggs! 20 weeks now so hopefully soon

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    DD loves them!

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    Heard a funny noise outside this morning.....5 new chicks. I knew I had a hen sitting somewhere so it was only a matter of time.

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    Hi chicken mummys, I'm just after a little advice. Do you ladies have any trouble with mice/rats attracting snakes? We live close to bushland and have seen a few brown snakes so really don't want to increase that number. Also we have a garden shed that we were thinking of turning into the coop it has a concrete floor do you think that will be to had on the chickens feet? To hot in summer? They can run free during the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharlieDE View Post
    Hi chicken mummys, I'm just after a little advice. Do you ladies have any trouble with mice/rats attracting snakes? We live close to bushland and have seen a few brown snakes so really don't want to increase that number. Also we have a garden shed that we were thinking of turning into the coop it has a concrete floor do you think that will be to had on the chickens feet? To hot in summer? They can run free during the day
    We live on a farm, and *touch wood* I haven't seen any snakes. I often wonder if the noise from the chickens movements keep them away!

    With the garden shed, it should be fine, but you will need to put some ventilation in. Cut out some windows and cover with mesh to allow some air flow but keep them protected. I'd do it higher than the roosting perches though to keep the cold air off them in winter. Chickens like to roost off the ground, and prefer flat perches over rounded I've found. Good luck!

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