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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on Yesterday at 03:44 PM »
The fire ants are killed for the season, the baby chicks are doing great, and I marked out the perimeters of the 20X30 first garden we are putting in with Patti's help!


I also have the fertilizer, 5 bags of Black Cow manure, 3 bags of pelletized lime, and a bag of peat moss on hand to mix into the soil. 


Tomorrow morning I get to try out the Troy-Bilt roto tiller for the first time! 


We also acquired a cheap spreader to put everything down on the garden evenly.  And I got some rubber boots from Tractor Supply...lol!


Kev
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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on Yesterday at 07:36 AM »
Thanks Frank and Joan!


Today the lawn guy is coming over to spray for fire ants...and I''ll find out from him how long I have to wait to till a garden.  I can't wait to try out the new tiller!


The chicks are doing just fine through the night.  Cute little things!


Kev
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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by Froggy1936 on April 03, 2020, 11:42 PM »
Looks like they give you a lot of ideas for building, Make sure you use the correct materials, I dont think womanized an good for animal habitat !  good luck and happy break fasts  Frank & Louie
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Electrical & Solar / Re: coach 12v issue
« Last post by c farmer on April 03, 2020, 07:50 PM »
Thanks for the info.  Yes they are in a fuse block, I thought about a buss bar.  There is 4 fuses in there and all of them only have power one the wire side.  I will remove them tomorrow and ohm them.
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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by joanfenn on April 03, 2020, 07:49 PM »
Hey Kevin, don't be surprised when more than one of them start crowing in five months time.  That is my experience anyway.
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Electrical & Solar / Re: Overhead Fan Wiring. Yes or No?
« Last post by Rickf1985 on April 03, 2020, 07:28 PM »
y bedroom vent has 110 wiring for an AC unit that it does not have but it does not have 12 volt wiring. The front vents on all of them are wired for 12 volt as far as I know. The bedrooms not so much. And my bedroom vent is exactly the same as the one up front with the same hole for the wires. They used the same vent assembly in all positions. wires or not.
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Electrical & Solar / Re: coach 12v issue
« Last post by Rickf1985 on April 03, 2020, 07:24 PM »
I have seen those glass fuses blow back behind the end cap where you can't see it. If you have power on one end and not the other the fuse is bad. This is checking the actual caps of the fuse. If you have power at both ends of the fuse then remove it and reinstall it, there might just be some corrosion on the contacts. Wires only on one side of the fuse is common if the fuses are in a fuse panel. That is a buss bar on the other side of the fuse.
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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on April 03, 2020, 07:06 PM »
This is the style of coop I'll be building over the next couple of weeks!  This looks like the best design I've seen, and I'm sure I can build it a LOT cheaper than buying one already made and having it shipped all the way from Washington state. 
]https://www.urbannorthern.com/collections/coops/products/the-resort-chicken-coop-barn-red-dark-brown-and-clear-stain
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Travel Blogs / Re: The Journey Home, 2020.
« Last post by ClydesdaleKevin on April 03, 2020, 07:04 PM »
So today I set up our chicken brooder pen in the barn (with a brooder heater and heat lamp , waterer and feeder...and bought 13 chicks!  12 of them are ISA Browns, all of them hens...and the thirteenth, which Patti already named Blackie, is a Barred Plymouth Rock rooster (maybe...might be a hen, because they weren't sexed...lol!) https://www.backyardchickencoops.com.au/blogs/learning-centre/5-reasons-to-love-isa-brown-chickens
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