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Raccoons (Procyon Lotor) a.k.a. Coons are one of the best known and easily recognised non-domesticated chicken predators.
Submitted by John Riddell. A chicken can open it herself by stepping on the platform. "When she stands on the platform the door opens. It means pests can't get to the food, so less wastage. She...
A guide to understanding and dealing with roosters and their behaviour
Most people think of chickens as backyard roamers, or maybe the next item on the dinner plate. But there is another way to own chickens, and that way is raising them to be your companion.
The fisher cat (Martes pennanti), also known as the "pekan cat", or "black cat", is a large, dark coloured, furry member of the weasel family.
Sorry about the title of this page... I couldn't help myself! I did a search for chicken nipples online and came up with some pretty crazy things!!!!! Beware if you try to search for these!...
We decided to ask for tips from our friendly and helpful members on how to take care of our beloved flocks.
The chicken is a social bird that enjoys the company of its flock. Many social animals work out a hierarchy, and the chicken is no exception. The hierarchy created is a means of attaining and...
Learn how to raise mealworms without much trouble.
AL's Homemade cabinet Incubator My chicken interest have gotten to the point where I thought that I would like to try my hand at Incubating some eggs. My wife said that since it would have to be...
I now incubate fewer eggs each year and have more chicks that I did when I was incubating several hundred each year for myself, though most of what I hatch today is for other people.
The Fang Dangled Automatic Chicken Waterer.... After seeing all of the ideas on here I decided it was time to do something about our watering system. Previously it was a bucket with holes and an...
Chickens Loosing Feathers? Managing Your Flock's Molt Picture by key west chick Why Is My Chicken Loosing Feathers? You may wonder why your chicken’s feathers are falling out or why it has...
my simple $5, 5 minuet feeder Hi all, I made the first one of theese about two years ago, now I have about ten of them of different sizes, they are so easy to make and they work great I take a...
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