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Before my husband, I had never considered becoming a homesteader. I had assumed my cushy office job and apartment in the city was my future. Somehow, I made my way back to the country and fell in...
the incubator i ended up making for my quail eggs turned out different than a lot of the "make your own" incubators that i came across in my research. the main reason for this is that it is very...
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...
Well the babies were getting too big for their tote so today we upsides the brooder. It's a 38 " collapseable pet pen. They seem to love it. They are almost 4 weeks old. I guess I really need to...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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