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After becoming dissatisfied with my Little Giant's propensity to temperature swings and other assorted nastiness, I went on the market for a new incubator. I wanted something of a medium size that...
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...
Everything you Need to Know, Step by Step | TBN Ranch Research, Plan, and Prepare Raising chicks can be easy if you just do your homework before you buy. Knowing when to plan for your chick's...
simple design works great, fills from the top and i just tilt to reload bottom feed portion. Fills from the top, chicken nipples on the bottom you can make it as long as you need to add more...
This article will help you get the most out of your laying hens and help you identify factors that can influence egg laying.
hi just wanted to show the brooder me and my grand daughter built. we just finished the construction today. we still have to build the nipple waterers and the auto feeder but wanted to share pics...
Here is how I made my brooder: #1: I built the frame for it. The outside dimensions for the wooden frame are: 4 feet wide, 5 feet long, 4 feet tall. On the front, (One of the 4 foot wide sides)...
“ There isn't any room for the chickens!” Yes, that was my first thought after we had placed the just purchased typical red and white waterer and it's look-a-like feeder in our newly built coop....
My husband has built many chicken coops this year but this duck house he built really did turn out beautiful! He frames them up using 1x2 (he just rips a 2x4 in half) then he sheets the walls...
Tom's Info Name Tom Collier Age 43 Location SW, OH. Butler County # of Chickens25 Silkies, 2 Barred Rocks, 3 Coturnix Quail FacebookTCollier1966 Yahoo TCollier66 Tom's Homebuilt Cabinet...
I used the instructions from [URL]http://www.rushlanepoultry.com/cooler_incubators_page.htm[/URL] . I found them very through and easy to understand. Print off the diagram for you wiring. You CAN do this....
This coop began with a 6x6 cedar child's playhouse I found on Craigslist for free. Around the same time we picked up the playhouse, we also purchased a mated pair of Pomeranian geese, so...
This is The Little's Safe Zone. I had been telling DH the a Falcon had been killing my chicks and small Silkies, of course DH said it had to be a hawk. Well he was home early from work one...
My son and I built this mobile brooder this past weekend. All it needs now is a good coat of paint to seal the wood so the weather doesnt take its toll on it. We wanted to have more brooder...
The first step of raising ducks and/or geese is to decide what you are raising them for. Certain breeds of ducks and geese are bred for certain reasons.
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