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About mike033089

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    owner and mods

    which app is that?
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    Chickens chicks and heat

    thank you all for all the advice. been a few days now and chickens are doing well in the barn. i made 2 gravity fed pvc feeders to cap off at night to keep rodents out of the feed. the chickens arent using the ramp or the roosting area yet but they are only 7 weeks and still exploring. they all huddle in the corner at night. got the chicken water warmer on order for the horizontal spring loaded water nipples. put several snap traps in the rest of the barn and one of the rolling rod in the bucket mouse traps. with 3 days only caught 2 mice and both in the bucket trap. so far dont believe i have any previous rodent issues based on the amount of traps out. will be getting a barn cat or 2 in the spring. the whole stall is hardware clothed off and the floor of the barn is very compacted gravel and stone. with pine shaving, still checking for digging predators daily. a fox or coon could easily get under the two sliding doors into the main barn but the stall is well protected. hoping one of the snap traps with peanut butter draws a fox or coons attention and quickly discourages them from returning.
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    The Walpack Inn-No longer hunter friendly

    Is this actually true? If so that is terrible and i no longer will be giving my business there.
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    Delaware water gap hunting.

    Thanks for all the advice! Looking forward to hunting the big woods!
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    Delaware water gap hunting.

    I grew up in fanwood. Married a girl from blairstown and moved here in April. Absolutely love it.
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    Delaware water gap hunting.

    Thank you all. Looking forward to doing some exploring !
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    Delaware water gap hunting.

    Thank you. I'll stop over at the national park office hopefully soon and grab a map
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    Delaware water gap hunting.

    I recently moved to blairstown and have the water gap within a short ride. I was just curious as the how to find out what areas of it are open to hunting. I can't imagine you'd be able to let's say duck hunt right off crater or blue mountain lakes or could you? Can you literally just pull off of the roads and walk In and hunt? I've tried researching everything online but can't seem to find any info regarding certain areas are off limits to hunting. Especially around hiking trails etc. if anyone knows and info where I can find a map that would be great. Thank you
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    Chickens chicks and heat

    Thank you
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    Chickens chicks and heat

    We currently have not had the heat lamp over the brooder in garage for about 2 weeks now. She leave a lamp on in garage for a little light at night.
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    Chickens chicks and heat

    Another chicken question for the more experienced. Wife bought chicks home end of August. In the process of converting a 12x12 barn stall into their coop. Should be done this weekend and plan on moving them out this weekend. But at 7 weeks old and the temps this weekend will they be fine? We have 10 now In the garage in the brooder at about 58 60 degrees. I don't like the idea of a heat lamp left on in the barn. Also don't want her to find one dead. She has become quite attached to them . Thanks guys.
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    any chicken owners here? newbie

    thank you!
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    any chicken owners here? newbie

    thank you. it does seem like this will turn into another hobby almost.
  14. so long story short the wife came home with 6 chicks from tractor supply yesterday with the whole brooding set up. now i have 6 to 8 weeks to get an outside home ready for them. our property has a nice 2 stall barn (with water and electric) and an open work room about 100' from the house. i was thinking of converting the one stall into the "coop" and attaching a run to the outside. (she is totally set on them living in the barn where she thinks they will be safer from a bear vs in a coop) i googled plans on converting a stall into a coop and got the idea down to make nesting boxes, perches for the roost and will hardware cloth the one stall up and above and totally seal it off. with the run i plan to cut a door for them through the barn into a run that has post set in concrete and hardware cloth everything including a bit into the ground and then out away from the run to prevent digging by predators. half the run will have a roof the other half with be open to the elements. eventually we plan to free range them most of the time. the biggest issue we seem to be having is the whole "keeping them warm" from what i have read they survive just fine like every animal in nature. the heat lamp idea i am not keen on as the whole burning the barn down thing. any tips or suggestions for me in regards to converting the barn, building a run, heat or no heat, or anything that could be helpful as first time chicken owners. also feel free to post up some pics, i would love to see what works for you guys! Thank you in advanced
  15. like the title says, im in the market for a commuter car to use for work. nothing fancy, i prefer honda/toyota but open to all options and not looking to spend a ton (under 5k). looking to not put miles on or waste gas in my F250. As for the quad, again not looking to spend a lot just want something mechanically sound, 4x4, and used to move things around the property. if it has a plow great but not necessary as my truck has one. im located in blairstown but travel to morristown for work. thank you