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I'm brand new to ducks so this will definitely be a learning experience! I've owned chickens before, but had been out of them for a number of years, until this year! I was given 8 chickens from...
After a lot of research on chickens it was time to take the plunge. First we needed to buy or build a brooder. Using all scraps pieces of lumber we were able to create something that works...
This is for people who don't want their chickens to feel pain while trying to treat bumblefoot, and I know that I copied a article, but some people don't know about it so I posted it on here....
I have seen many people talking about hawk problems. I recommend baler twine strung over the top of the run, but I never get any replies. I assume that people think, "Ha! The hawks can just dive...
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...
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)...
This is my outdoor brooder made of a tile crate on its side
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.
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...
My Solar fencing for my free-range chicken area is about 6 weeks old now and I am extremely happy with how it turned out.The fence is almost exactly 200 metres in perimeter, This gives my hens and...
This article provides a general overview of what to expect if your hen or rooster is dying of old age.
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....
Float testing your eggs is an easy way to tell if you’ve left your eggs out of the fridge too long & if they are safe to eat. Bad eggs float & good eggs sink.
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...
This little duck house was built on a pallet with scraps from other projects. Don't be afraid to try it! I taught myself how to use power tools and build things when I retired and did this by...
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