Articles from Sally Sunshine

Should you assist a hatching chick or not? Anxiety at this stage is tremendous for the first timer and they can quickly misinterpret the well being of their chicks and prematurely intervene with disastrous consequences.
A complete guide to everything "incubation and hatching" including handling shipped eggs.
Vent Gleet is a chronic disease of the cloaca, also called the "vent" ,"butt", or as my 5 year old sons suggests "The Tweeter".
Duckling care, brooder ideas and the Ancona breed
Build your own homemade easy peasy incubator
~ Sally Sunshine Poultry ~ "Hinkel Haus" made of pallets and recycled wood picket fencing From PA! Hinkel is PA Dutch for Chicken btw! DETAILS FOLLOWING Final coop Pics! Mostly recycled materials for the coop, 2 paint colors and a sharpie, yup sharpie! We have to finish our storage "step" under the front door to keep chicken treats, ACV etc. We will use a rubbermaid container for the inside and more pickets for the exterior of the step box! OH and some more purdy...
Omphalitis is a common cause of death in chicks during the first week of life and most common with artificially hatched chicks.
look how ugly it was my fav part was skid/pallet roof "porch" and that I can collect eggs feed and water without stepping in poop! Our daughter had fun designing and painting all the fun signs and since it has been finished it has turned into HER serama saloon for breeding frizzled serama and I still use it for grow out as well. inside video and pop door info.... you can always find my kids in there somewhere... now where is that lock???? HarmonyAnn did the peein off the porch,...
NO STRAIN Hot water EASY Fermented Feed Method HOT WATER NO STRAIN FF VIDEO I will add that DH wasn't happy about helping me to video and I also grabbed the first audio on the youtube list! And DH made me take out the comment about why I don't use whole grains, you know that whole ever eat corn and see what comes back out? LMAO! WHAT YOU NEED: 5 Gal bucket Hot water Feed (mash, crumbles or pellets) ACV with Mother 1 cup est per 5 gal bucket something to stir with Cheesecloth, towel...
A Twist on a 5 Gallon Spring Water Jug Gravity Fed Poultry Waterer I needed a big waterer for our 26 meat birds desperately, then I saw the idea of this system on a google image search but after some thought, I realized that I needed to make a few changes, because when your a woman carrying a 5 gallon jug of water and flip it over you don't want to mess around trying to align anything, and I didn't want to mess up my water jugs either by drilling holes and adding any bolts, etc. The...
Processing Day Support Group SUMMARY of THREAD UNDER CONSTRUCTION This is very hard! there is so much information in that thread and I don't want to miss important conversation! Its a MUST read thread! AVERAGE WEIGHTS? Or you wanna pickum off one at a time? what does that come out to dressed weight with the info I gave you? 5lbs dressed is ok as we like them whole but 6 would be better, breastesses coulda been bigger in mine. Dressed weights are about 75% of live weight Most...
POULTRY HEALTH (Emergencies, Diseases, Treatments, Medicine Suggestions) Disclaimer: Please note this information is offered as friendly advice only and, whilst we have made every effort to ensure it is accurate, We can not be held responsible if it proves not to be useful in your case! BASIC EVALUATING POULTRY / HEALTH CHECKUP CHART OPEN IMAGES TO EXPAND... HOW TO BODY SCORE your birds CONDITION. OPEN IMAGES TO EXPAND... MERCK MANUAL Physical examinations should be performed using a...
GENETICS (Egg Color, Feathering, Inbreeding, etc) Kippenjungle's Chicken Calculator is a handy tool for anyone wanting to learn how genes interact with each other! Chicken Quest Gene CALCULATOR CLICK HERE Poultry Genetics for Exhibition Breeders CLICK HERE Poultry Genetics For Small and Backyard Flocks CLICK HERE Chicken Genes of Common Interest & Their Symbol Abbreviations CLICK HERE Image by... gimmie birdies IN-BREEDING click on image to open What are the differences between...
CHICK Pictures in a light box! I am NOT a Photographer but I am asked a lot how I take such cute pics so here goes! This box is simple to use for some cool images of those cute chicks you hatch! Have fun with A BUNCH of different COLORED boxes! We use FLAT BLACK for our first box! psss.... we are still messing around with lighting, we dont use the light on the top anymore as the spotlights are working right from the front! INSPIRATIONAL LINK HERE:...
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