I have a garden bed that is growing onions, carrot, and spinach all together. I finally got it weeded and are now half way through mulching with straw which is quite painstaking because the carrots are quite small.
On the carrots, they are not planted as a bed, but dispersed thinly among the onions.
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The chicks arrived on a cold, wet, windy day and we struggled to get the temperature of the brooder up. A lot of kinks to work out and we lost our first chick within a few hours (choking on a piece of wood shavings). It was a nerve racking first 24 hours but we got it sorted and the chicks are now h...
- Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:18 pm
- Forum: Daily Steps
- Topic: What did you do to prepare today?
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The property owner where I'm raising my chickens seems to have a lot of ideas for food production but it never really materialized. The arrival of the chicks has catalyzed them into action and they have spent the past few days installing raised beds everywhere. I provided them with a big selection o...
- Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm
- Forum: Daily Steps
- Topic: Chicken Poultry Husbandry
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The brooder is built (I used cardboard boxes cut and shaped into a big circular enclosure), the heat lamp is in, flat rocks, feeders and waterers ready to go. Today I will install the finishing touches (like the floor), and turn on the heat lamp so everything is warm an toasty for the big arrival. W...
I learned today that baby chicks will eat sawdust and get sick, which is why the shop sells wood shavings. Good thing I learned this before the baby chicks arrive.
I have a very simple chicken watering system constructed: watering system_sm.jpg There will be two of these in my pastured poultry enclosure, and they are made from simple components. I used those snap connecting garden hose connectors and garden hose to connect the 5 gallon pail to the watering cup...
- Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 pm
- Forum: Grow Grow Grow
- Topic: Efficient Animal Systems
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Pastured poultry systems are designed primarily for the rejuvenation of pasture through the natural behaviour of chickens. There are many different styles of pastured poultry setup, and combinations of animals too, but in the simplest case it involves a movable enclosure that has no bottom on it: <i...