Articles from blackdog043

I use a 5 gallon bucket, gamma lid, horizontal nipples and a stock tank deicer for my heated waterer. I like to use horizontal nipples, because they keep your water clean 24/7 and should not freeze during the winter as long as you have a heat source at the bottom your waterer. If you use the horizontal nipples, drill an 11/32 hole and screw the nipple in leaving 2 -3 threads showing, do not screw them all the way in. When the deicer is not needed(after winter), I put a piece of tape over the...
I use a coop brooder with the Mama heat pad. At four weeks, I use a panic door panel for the brooder, to let the chicks interact with the big girls. I have stuff inside the coop and run for them to run behind (open on both ends) or go under to get away from any pecking. They went back to the brooder for about a week to sleep. By 6 weeks they were brave enough to get up on the roost board with the big girls. They usually split the big girls, by roosting right in the middle. Using a coop...
I built this no waste chick feeder, from information contained in the thread link below. [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/diy-no-waste-quail-feeder.1232052/[/URL] The feeder is free standing and is not top heavy at all. I don't have it fastened to the platform that it sits on. What you will need, to build this feeder. Plastic chick feeder base 3" x 2" PVC reducer 2" PVC coupling cut in half (what I used, cost .67 cents) or 1 1/2 - 2 inch piece of 2" PVC 3" PVC pipe, your choice of how...
I was trying to find a good way to hold my top hinged windows open, other than using a stick of wood that could fall out, especially on real windy days. I was looking for something that would telescope, so it would be easy to adjust how far the window would be open. Maybe a piece of PVC inside each other and use a pin to go through both pieces, to make different lengths. It would work but I couldn't think of a way to mount PVC to my windows. I was looking around and saw my bimini for the...
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