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HipHugHer

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Between forgetting to write down the count some days and buying different feeds on different days I lost track of my egg price thing but whatever, I got enough to know it's no more than buying the snooty hippie ones at the store and recently certainly a bit less.

They weren't kidding when they said these sexlink things were some kinda super layer. Good 5 a week per bird, sometimes maybe even 6. It's nuts. Need to boil up a bunch for work lunches, have an omelette for dinner now and then, and give a dozen to a couple neighbors.
 
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HipHugHer

Looks like Ted Nugent, Smells like Sasquatch
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For comparison a normal chicken does more like 3 a week, maybe 4, or one every other day, etc.
 

wetwillie

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Between forgetting to write down the count some days and buying different feeds on different days I lost track of my egg price thing but whatever, I got enough to know it's no more than buying the snooty hippie ones at the store and recently certainly a bit less.

They weren't kidding when they said these sexlink things were some kinda super layer. Good 5 a week per bird, sometimes maybe even 6. It's nuts. Need to boil up a bunch for work lunches, have an omelette for dinner now and then, and give a dozen to a couple neighbors.
I lost count too. Seems they were averaging 7.5 eggs a day, for 11 chickens. So yeah, about 5/wk/bird.
 
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HipHugHer

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THe chicken book I bought claims some of the new breeds have knocked out an egg a day for over 18 months straight. Crazy shit. And then the poor meat chickens - breed to have a heart attack by 6-8 months.
Yeah we do some cruel shit. Might end up butchering these sometime next year just out of kindness as they get broken down and crippled from the mega egg shitting.
Some meat birds bred for huge breasts can't even hold themselves up the last couple weeks before slaughter they're such freaks of nature.

"Sexlink" means their sex is linked to their color at hatching. Can tell rooster from hens right away or at least within a day or two. I don't know if the rooster get raised at all. If they do they might end up as a discount can of chicken soup on a dollar store shelf somewhere. Might just get tossed into the grinder as baby chicks and end up as fancypants "natural" pet food.

It's not an actual breed as in you can't mate these together and get more of the same, they'll start to revert back to their parent breeds. I think a Rhode Island or new Hampshire red and a barred rock of some sort.
 
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Domon

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Took down half the old wooden fenceline today. Most the rails are good shape and i can reuse em as landscaping ties. Every post is rotten through at ground level.
 

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No more lights. 7 shelves, 28 trays of plants and flowers. . Like an airport at night in there.
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wetwillie

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i thought the blurple ones were not good?
All my grow lights are blurple. Some more than others. Different construction techniques. Old ones: red, blue, white, repeat. Just like a flag. Newer: dark blurple, dark blurple, dark blurple.
Newest -super light blurple. So light it freaked me out and I ended up mixing them into a few of the darker batches just in case. I understand/agree that more blue would be best for vegetative growth but these seem to do ok. Some are on year 3. :iono:
 
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wetwillie

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Oh, I hate the long blub-interconnect cords they ship with. I bought a bunch of 12" but ran out - need to buy more and clean that shit up. Surprise - I have a switch and cord unit for almost every light. So dumb - some of the sellers ship one for every damn "tube". I probably have a dozen of the better ones I saved and a bunch of the sketchier ones I tossed.
 

Domon

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god damnit. Every type of fence post in the heights i need is out of stock everywhere.

Im left with either shortening my fence, which i dont wanna do, or putting the old one back together.
 
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Domon

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2x4x8 PT screwed in perpendicularly to the 6x6x12's laying in their sides that make up the bottom perimeter.

Sammich the fencing in between the 6x6 and 2x4s. Nothin will get underneath it.
I can buy gold-plated latinum posts for cheaper than i can buy lumber right now
 

Domon

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yeah, literally 1000 dollars for 200 linear feet of fence by that plan. 9 buck 2x4s and 43 buck 6x6
 

Domon

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I think im gonna end up goin with 5.5 feet above the ground t-posts. My current fence is only 6'2ish and the deer dont hop it (although they certaintly could.
 
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