Welcome to the Freesteading Livestock Forum

  • Welcome to the Freesteading Livestock Forum

    Posted by Freesteading-Admin on September 5, 2022 at 11:13 am

    Welcome to the new Livestock Forum! This will be the main forum for general discussion about anything related to livestock. If you have questions about livestock, this is the place to ask! Feel free to start new discussions here using the “New Discussion” button. There is no such thing as a bad question so ask away!

    HarleyLady1776 replied 4 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
  • 8 Replies
  • NoLackFarm

    Member
    January 17, 2023 at 10:56 am

    Crazy question. I’m using the app and can’t find the new discussion button.

    Thanks for your help!

    • Emil

      Member
      January 18, 2023 at 11:31 pm

      I’m a newbie also. I couldn’t reply to a couple messages. Some how I deleted them😳Good luck. Welcome!

      • Dragon

        Member
        January 19, 2023 at 12:17 am

        Go back to the group page. Top right corner of the screen. Looks like a bomb. Create post.

      • Emil

        Member
        January 19, 2023 at 1:27 am

        Thank you☺️

  • WVPreparedMind

    Member
    January 18, 2023 at 2:11 pm

    I had 3 chicken that got a little frost bite during that “attic blast”. Is there anything that I should be doing. The areas have now turned black. I love my chickens. I thought I had them safe and secure from the cold. It just breaks my heart! Any suggestions welcome.

    • Dragon

      Member
      January 19, 2023 at 12:25 am

      Is your coop dry? Do you do put down a layer (4-6 inches) straw or hay? Is it slightly ventilated? You don’t want it to be to humid. We do not use heaters or lamps.

      We have had no problems with frost bite.

      • WVPreparedMind

        Member
        January 20, 2023 at 12:44 am

        The coop wasn’t the problem. I decided to open the coop to see if they wanted to get out for just a little bit and did not realize that the wind chill was 35-50 below. My rooster stayed out the longest and got frost bit more that 2 of the others. It’s just a small place on the the 2, but my largest rooster got his waddles bitten pretty good. I could have used vasoline to protect them, but really didn’t think that in the short tome that they were out, that there would be a problem. I know to use hay and have vents higher then the chickens. Just didn’t realize the wind chill. Wondered if I should treat the black spots. Thanks for replying. 💙💛🙏

  • HarleyLady1776

    Member
    November 21, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Hi, wanting to purchase meat chickens and need guidance if different than laying hens. Then when do you harvest and where (not knowledgeable in my area that would kill and clean to freeze.)

    Asheboro NC area. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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