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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...
Learn how to raise mealworms without much trouble.
Chickens Loosing Feathers? Managing Your Flock's Molt
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Why Is My Chicken Loosing Feathers?
You may wonder why your chicken’s feathers are falling out or why it has...
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.
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...
A few different DIY incubators
Anatomy and Function
Big, small, rounded, straight, wobbly, pointy, jagged... All chickens have a comb, but all combs are not the same.
Socializing with baby chicks to get friendly hens and roosters.
This is the age old question of most new comers and even some experienced chicken owners: Is my chick/chicken a pullet/hen or a cockerel/cock? I will compile a few tips along with pics to try and...
Note: This page is for people who have a suppressed immune system, asthma, COPD or any condition that makes them especially susceptible to illnesses.
The suppliers and feed store names come from the many different threads at Backyardchickens.com where folks helped each other out, plus some other online databases when I was trying to find my...
The red fox is a quick, skilful hunter and known chicken predator
Gardening with chickens can be a pleasure as well as a frustration and challenge. Here is a list of plants from my garden (USDA zone 9 - 10/ Sunset zone 22) that I have had success with my...
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