Articles from Greenskeeper

Bower/ Leahy Incubator Wow what a find! This is a model 624 hand crafted Redwood Incubator. Sold with the bower name, produced by Leahy. It has the all the original trays with egg turning wires. Just fantastic! Truly made by craftsman that loved the job. It has 6 trays. Each tray holds 104 eggs! YEP eggs! This is no hobby incubator for sure! 624 This is a great piece of Poultry History! Cant wait to refinish the exterior and have it shining bright as new! Link to Leahy History My...
New Page 1 ~GreensKeeper~ Located in Candler, North Carolina Black Copper Marans, Bearded Partrige Silkies and 1 Auracana My story begins with helping mom with her chickens three years ago, now I am an Addict! I have always had a knack for keeping animals, this time I need more than affection in return! I seem to have built three Items this year. The first being a tractor to raise my Guineas and 10 chicks for mom, after they spent tons of time pooping up the Free rabbit hutch...
Avery's Springs Disc Golf Course Coop All the wood in this coop was donated from a local man who had removed it from a church. Can we say Free-cycle. I started by building the base using some 2x6's and wood screws, Got a 4x4x12 and cut it into four 3 foot legs and attached them to the frame. Keeping to the dimensions to 4x8 for the base was mainly for the ease of sheeting with plywood. the front wall on the coop is also 4x8, but the top plate is a 10' 2x4 to allow for the roof overhang....
My Box Egg Candler After looking at a few I realized I had everything I needed to make one in a few minutes. So I started with an old Sony speaker I had laying around. After gutting the speaker box, I cut it in half keeping the other side to cover the new hole. I used some heavy cardboard and stapled it over the mid range speaker hole and air-port hole. This left me with the perfect 1in egg hole in the remaining Tweeter speaker hole. I then Painted it white inside to reflect the light. I...
The Breakfast Nook This coop was created to bring my passion for birds home. I had acquired six Black Copper Marins at 2 days old and wanted them to be here at my house for once. I picked a spot on my oh so level property and here we started. This coop is also a 4x8 design. I'm adding two windows and a trap clean-out door to this one. I'm also making the roof have a 2 foot overhang to allow rain day perching and feeding, 12 feet total. First I Cut all my wood for each side of the coop....
The Tractor The idea was to be able to raise and house 10 Guineas. After building it mom got another ten pullets that could also use thie tractor to grow in. I used three 2x4x12 and some 1x4x8s. I also bought 72" Poultry fencing. Thus making each side 72" x 12'. It works really well! But move Daily or forget that patch! Meanwhile the Guineas began to grow really fast, A coop was defiantly in order. The Guineas where purchase specifically for a friends property, where we have a...
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