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Re: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] Chickens

From: user 1.
Sent on: Thursday, October 25, 2012 12:16 AM
I also have my hens in a shed. I went to Home Depot/Lowes and got the stackable plastic shelves for not a lot of money. I set them up like stairs in the shed. In my case I have closest to the ground the legs not the shelf, so they can go underneath in inclement weather. Then the I have two one level sections, and one two level section, the second level being on top of one of the first, if that makes sense. I put two nest boxes in the section in between the first and second level. All shelves are covered in hay which I pick out daily with a latex disposable glove which keeps it smelling very nice.
 
I'm lucky in that I'm in NJ all the time and can pick up fresh bales of alfalfa mix hay (right now they are selling alfalfa/second cut grass hay) and am a regular customer of a Tractor Supply there. I find a bale of hay lasts about a month doing this. I have 8 adults, 3 pullets bedded on this.
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Subject: [Just-Food-City-Chicken-Meetup-NYC] Chickens

Hey all,

So I found my two lovely new young chickens, who i got from slaughter house last 
week, perched on my over 6 foot fence together. It was so cute, two of them side 
by side just sitting together watching the sun go down. 

Unfortunately I couldn't leave them there knowing the local raccoon would have a 
great time hunting them down so I had to carry them into the shed where the 
other two sleep. It just made me realize I need to upscale the shed so they have 
a nice pole to perch on and maybe some boxes to sit in.

I'm not very familiar with what height the pole should be. Any advice would be 
warmly welcomed :)

Fada.

The Portobello Suites
www.rooms.renegadenewyork.com


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