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OK, Here is my Auto Fill Kitty Litter Bucket Waterer. First I Bought a plactic water trough fill valve from my local feed store for about $13.00. Then I took out the float and drilled 3 holes....
Ever wondered what the correct terms are for all the chicken's body parts and plumage?
Meat chickens are one meat source that can be raised with minimal space, convert feed efficiently, and can be processed at home with not much more than a sharp knife and a big pot.
Our grandparents and generations before are used to using these older birds for meat, but use them in cooking methods that enhance the age of the chicken. Coq-a-vin is a common dish that...
When I bought my first flock of 7 chickens, I got 4 Easter Eggers (blue/green eggs), a New Hampshire (brown egg), a Jersey Giant (brown egg), and an Ancona (white egg).
CANDLING PICS: Progression Through Incubation Thanks to ZooMummzy, I am doing a test run of my little plywood bator and her little rooster! And I'll be sharing pics! These images are all taken...
Here's my pipe feeder for a 3 hen coop. This seems to work well with pellets, but crumble doesn't feed down easily enough. Maybe replace the 60 fitting with a 45 for crumble. here's the...
Gardening with chickens can be a pleasure as well as a frustration and challenge. Here is a list of plants from my garden (USDA zone 9 - 10/ Sunset zone 22) that I have had success with my...
This is a summary of the thread Caring for Cross-Beaked and Special Needs Chickens. Flock owners who have a chicken that is temporarily unable to eat may find useful information here on how to get...
Many of us want to hatch chicks, but how should we do it? A broody hen, or an incubator? Below are some of the aspects you should take into consideration when making this decision.
It gets cold in winter up here in Northern BC Canada, but a gal's gotta have hobbies to keep herself busy when the weather is too adverse to be outdoors. So I joined the BYC NYD Hatch-along, set...
We have a recycled two draw brooder box that I made for our first hatch. After a few weeks it has become evident that it is great for little fluffy's...bit small for chicks with half their...
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