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« Reply #120 on: July 22, 2021, 04:11:40 PM »
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« Reply #121 on: July 22, 2021, 05:09:39 PM »
Thats where im headed one way or another.  If you put me in a box be sure there is enough grass clippings and manure to compensate for the wood's carbon content.  I dont want there to be a nitrogen tie up the first year! 

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« Reply #122 on: August 05, 2021, 11:37:52 PM »
Its not pigs but its protein.  First meat bird pen. 









Its got screened intakes like a roof soffit and a ridge vent.  Should pull heat out pretty well i hope.  Will mesh the top and make a ridge cap that can open and close soon. Hot tub pallets, sawmill slabs, old tin and a few air nailers. 









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« Reply #123 on: August 05, 2021, 11:45:48 PM »
Awesome!!  Do you have some small wheels you can put on it that will keep it say 1/2" off the ground?  Just enough to make it easier to move.  Those danG things will get their legs caught when moving it if you aren't careful and the tires make it so they don't get hurt.  They will be stuck there until you lift it off of them, but at least it's just stuck and not crushed.  
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« Reply #124 on: August 05, 2021, 11:53:05 PM »
Yeah i got some.  Ill probably let boy climb in there and play with them for moves. Im certain i cant keep him out so thatll be his daily chance.  Keep them safe while i drag.  Big thing is retraining the killer dogs. I found a guy with thousands of 6ft scaffold pipes for $1each.  I think a pretty solid barb wire fence is going in with a hot wire at dog nose height.  It will serve as chicken pen, intake yard, spark training site and sick bay.  Right up in a useless segment of the front yard where i can keep an easy watch, unlike out back. 
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« Reply #125 on: August 05, 2021, 11:57:55 PM »
I bet if i staple some pool noodles into that lower edge like a soft sweeper it would help nudge them out of the way with less injury.  You think? Id rather get squashed by a bounce house than a wooden D11R blade.
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« Reply #126 on: August 06, 2021, 12:07:29 AM »
I have tried swinging bars to make them move, wife has been behind the pen with a super soaker, I have put feed into the hanging feeders before I move it - they are all toward the front and middle, and yet now and then I hear "yieek" - and yup Dumbo has a foot stuck under the frame.  Go over, call the bird a few names, lift the frame just enough and she runs off, back to moving it.  
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« Reply #127 on: August 06, 2021, 01:13:04 AM »
Those meat birds fit in a post called "you filthy swine" quite well. They're feathered pigs!
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« Reply #128 on: August 06, 2021, 06:59:07 AM »
These fellas should have been cut a while back but it has been raining tons and I didn't have time to constantly move barn to keep them out of the mud.

Yesterday was the day. Not something I ever enjoy but is never boring, especially when they get a little weight!



 

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« Reply #129 on: August 06, 2021, 07:35:08 AM »
Chickens grow fast your  1/2 inch clearance could be 2 inches in a hurry maybe mount your wheels with pins you can pull  and raise as they get a little bigger to facilitate  moving to fresh soil. Chickens  probably  areyour most efficient use of  space as far as production goes.
 The dog issue will be tough. 

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« Reply #130 on: August 06, 2021, 09:33:56 AM »
Now thats my kinda solar panel.  ;D


I can use different sized wheels for different sized gaps.  Have plenty of them.  Or just cutout some plywood criss cross laminates, hillbilly custom coopz inc.


Well.  Plywood scraps.  New plywood is probably more than some chrome mags. 
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« Reply #131 on: August 07, 2021, 08:01:17 AM »
Yeah I found a roughly 8 in bowed end cut piece of 3/4 in plywood stashed up at the cabin. It should have been hauled off. Nope not now heck it's worth 7.00$....I can still patch up something with it.... ::)
Mudfarmers pigs would look real good on a spit! They are about the right size.

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« Reply #132 on: August 07, 2021, 10:27:48 AM »
A neighbors son has been driving a bread route and ive been getting trunk loads of free bread every week.  Ive been peddling it around but am thinking its a pretty clear sign i need piglets despite not being ready.


Any harm in a diet heavy in bread and leafy forage?
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« Reply #133 on: August 07, 2021, 10:56:45 AM »
For you or the hogs?

Any dairies close by?  Way back in the day, my uncle worked for Richmond Dairy and would bring home spoils in milk cans to feed the hogs. Happy hogs and good meat. It was a blend of milk product, ice cream, and what not. I can still smell it. Not bad smell, but not a normal smell. Anyway, a lot got fed to the hogs. Not many local dairies or milk cans around these days though. 

There’s a Kraft plant here that sells broken and refused product into the feed market. Oreos, crackers and such. Seems like bread can’t hurt if oreos are ok. 

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« Reply #134 on: August 07, 2021, 11:46:14 AM »
I eat my share of bread and im marbling out pretty well thank you very much  ;D


Theres a commercial bakery nearby my wife worked at a few weeks as a temp. All the ho hos and snowballs and tasty cakes unfit to sell go in a bin to some hog farm i dont know of.  I like my bacon with diabetes.
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« Reply #135 on: August 07, 2021, 12:12:57 PM »
Well, as long as your foraging sufficiently the bread probably won’t kill you.   :D :D

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« Reply #136 on: August 08, 2021, 08:45:07 AM »
Used to be big dairy country here, still a couple plants around. An old butcher said he could tell when a hog was fed mostly or only dairy waste and it made the meat weird and watery.

That was just one man's opinion and I know for sure that tons of dairy farmers raised hogs mostly on the waste from their pipelines and tanks.

I remember regularly dumping huge amounts of bread to the pigs on a farm I lived at as a teenager, seem to remember they tasted just fine. Don't know about the ho hos though!

Sounds like a great reason to at least get -a- piglet and try it out. Worst case sell it as a grower or roast it up small.

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« Reply #137 on: August 08, 2021, 09:04:39 AM »
The big factory farms need lots of hogs to reach target weights at specified times so their diet is very controlled, however when I raised one batch of 8-12 hogs each year I wasn't concerned with exactly when they reach size so any free food was utilized. One year a buddy who worked for an outfit that rented some warehouse space called and asked if I wanted some out of date pet food, sure how much you got? Couple tons of mostly dog food with some cat and bird feed, pigs ate it and didn't bark, meow, or fly. 
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« Reply #138 on: August 08, 2021, 08:32:12 PM »
I met a junk peddler other day and bought 6ft round galvy pipes off him for $1.25 each yesterday.  Got 40.  Tposts are about 4 bucks now. Thinking i can probably use snips of old maple tube for insulator sheathing then just twist up some low tensile 12g wire for ties. Trying to lay out a cheap training paddock up in the wasted part of the front yard for a starter pen. 

The peddler has 9 full rolls of stainless looking knotted 2x4 goat wire that look new to me.  Thats like $300 a roll now.  Im really really hoping to strike a deal but theres a family member ahead of me in line on it.  If i can come up with a trade on it that would be enough for permanent perimeter on the whole 5 acres for any animal, which would be great. Just need one hot wire for my juiced perimeter to jumper for internal divisions. 





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« Reply #139 on: August 08, 2021, 10:08:32 PM »
Pigs will eat bakery waste just fine. I have cattle fed near me eating taco shell waste, and dairy cows milking fed bread waste.  That stuff  can and will spoil and all the plastic packaging is a pain.... but knowing you, you'll figure out a way to make that into diesel, burn it for a steam turbine, or melt it into building blocks and build the wife a Mc mansion with a pool. :)


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