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This article describes how I built an automatic chicken coop door using a DC motor and a raspberry PI control it.
Ok, vet wrap. It comes in 4 inch wide by 5 yards long roll. Thats enough to make 3-4 bras. My roll was $3.59. It even comes in different colors. I wouldn't use red though because other chickens...
My journey into pigeons began in May 2018. It all started finding a stray racing pigeon. I managed to contact the owner through the details on its ring and he advised me on how best to care for it...
For many people, keeping chickens cool during those ridiculously hot summer days is a challenge. When using this method, you might not even need shade. It requires no electricity, no management,...
I decided that I needed an outside brooder for all the chicks I have planned to hatch this season and for the 20 I have already hatched. I wanted to keep the cost low and use materials I already...
After building the Franken-bator, I was pleased at how well it held temperature. It seemed like it was working well. Humidity issues However, I noticed that it was not retaining humidity as well...
We finally finished our brooder and thanks to all of the great feedback and images from other brooders we were able to build ours. This was the first time my husband and I had built anything like...
Like many first time chicken owners, I started my foray into chickens with a prefab coop. After two years passed we decided to expand the flock, so our hens moved to new, larger digs, and the...
Well finished the coop this week and put the chicks outside today. They are having trouble finding the watering cups so any help with that would be greatly appreciated. Here are some pics of the...
UNDER CONSTRUCTION as of May 24, 2018. Stress is a situation resulting from any external or internal factors that leads to a change in internal balance, homeostasis. Stress can be caused by...
I start my chicks out in plastic tubs with hardware clothe tops, using a brooder plate for heat. By week two the heat plate is off during the day and they are starting to adjust to staying warm...
This article goes through the pros and cons of keeping a rooster to help you decide whether you should get one.
Just as school officials often overlook the importance of dealing with the victim of bullying in a school situation, we chicken folk often neglect the importance of dealing with the victim of...
Well.. I'm just getting back after having to sell all my birds due to personal reasons. I needed to make a new brooder. I’m not really sure why everything I end up making ends up being twice as...
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