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Chicken Coops? Really?
Sep 20th, 2009 at 11:26am
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Anyone here ever tried to build a chicken coop or raise chickens?

I ask cause a friend of mine was trying to tell me the other day how much him and his family are having a ball raising chickens on his farm in South Carolina....wasn't sure if anyone else had tried it.
  

Who knew building extremely easy chicken coops could feed my family, and bring in some extra money as well.
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Reply #1 - Sep 24th, 2009 at 10:45pm
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I think it's not true.
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Reply #2 - Jan 12th, 2010 at 8:13pm
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I live in Wisconsin and my family also raises chickens for eggs.  My kids love taking care of them and catching them.  Let me tell you, that is a sight to see!   Wink 

I think this spring we are going to expand and take on some ducks for eggs.  I hear they are scrumptious?  Plus they would look neat in my pond.

If you have the space I would suggest trying to raise chickens.  It is always convienent to have fresh eggs and they are fairly cheap to take care of.  Easy too!
  

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Reply #3 - May 20th, 2010 at 7:35am
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Chickens are great. Just remember how important it is to protect them. They are totally defenseless against dogs, fox, raccoons, hawks, weasel, your predatory animals. Roosters can protect themselves to a point. Also remember the chicks are so so cute but after a week you'll realize how messy chickens are. If you have the time to take care of them they pay for themselves in no time with free manure and eggs. We don't eat our chickens but many people do after their egg production slows down at about 2 years of age.
  
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Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2010 at 6:02pm
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It need a place to feel confer-table, with nest boxes to lay their eggs. Also even free range hens should have them to keep predictors out and in winter, unless you want to else chickens, you have to have a place to get them out of the snow,
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Reply #5 - Oct 15th, 2010 at 4:14pm
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I have seen how my grandma raises chickens all my life. Your need to protect them from predators and give them a lot of space to move around and it is will be greatest experience!
  
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Reply #6 - Oct 20th, 2010 at 6:53am
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chickens do not need a lot, fenced-in area that they can not go out and that other animals can not enter them, and they should have a box where they will sleep at night ...
  
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