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Offline Zweefer

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Re: coop attack!
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2016, 08:17:37 PM »
We got one of these, as the coop is wired to one outlet, and needed one light on 24/7 (light converted to plug) for the water heater, and one for the light. Bored like a charm, and I didn't have to head back out in the cold to shut the light off!

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Re: coop attack!
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2016, 01:52:30 PM »
I remember that we had a weasel get in one time when I was just a tow head.  Killed about 7 hens as I recall.  Dad found the weasel's access and plugged it up with cement.  Had to shoot the weasel with his old .22 rifle.  I think they like to drink the blood.  At least that's what my folks said.

Every once in a while we'd get a hen that would get broody and wouldn't get off of the nest.  No problem getting the eggs but she'd peck until she'd draw blood.  We had what we called a "cluck box" that sat on the floor, about the size of a chicken crate.  We'd stick her in that for a few days with feed & water and she wouldn't be broody any more.
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