Official BYH Poll: What Are Your Plans for 2021?

What Are Your Plans for 2021?

  • Upgrade Backyard Herd's Housing

    Votes: 4 18.2%
  • Start a compost pile

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Build New Housing For My Herd

    Votes: 8 36.4%
  • Buy New Housing For My Herd

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • Invest in New Technology

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • Reduce Feed Costs

    Votes: 7 31.8%
  • Add a New Breed/s To My Herd

    Votes: 11 50.0%
  • Reduce My Herd Number

    Votes: 2 9.1%
  • Nothing, will keep things as is

    Votes: 1 4.5%
  • Other (elaborate in the comments section)

    Votes: 12 54.5%

  • Total voters
    22

Ridgetop

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Love your coop in the woods. Fans and misters work well for cooling. I like the thermostat timers too. They can also be used on the misters. The best dual use of misters was a fellow that planted raspberries on the side of his rabbitry where the misters would drain onto them. This was before the misters we have now that practically evaporate before hitting the ground. Before I set up a mister system, I used to put a sprinkler on the roof of the rabbit barn. Wasteful of water, but it worked.
 

Hideaway Pines

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It sounds like you had a great set up with your system. I have not used misters, so far my rabbits have been good - but if we hit excessive heat we might have to resort to that. Would have to look into options if that happened.
 

Ridgetop

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Misters are super easy to install. The new ones put out almost no water, barely a fine mist. Depending on how you decide to install them they can goin either PVC pipe with special connectors or in various diameters of hose Use the same piping or hoses as for your automatic waterers.
 

Black Cat Paddock

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This year's plans:
  1. Build a bigger chicken coop and run
  2. Build a run and coop for the turkeys
  3. Build run-ins for new critters
  4. Get Dairy Goats
  5. Get a trio of cattle
  6. Finish fencing the end area
I am sure there are things that I am forgetting. There also will be things to add to the list over the next year.
 
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