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HomeMade Chicken Feeder When I first built my coop I threw together a heap of junk and made a super ugly but incredibly functional - space saving chicken feeder. You can see it (in all it's...
NEVER HAVE TO WATER YOUR GIRLS AGAIN!!!! WATERING SYSTEM FOR LESS THAN $40.00!!! This is the best gravity fed watering system ever. I have had this working for two years never a problem! Never...
View the entire thread on BYC Forums Past experience with an old hovabator over 15 years ago left me not wanting to try and hatch eggs myself. The thermostat was wonky and unreliable. Even...
A guide to feeding your backyard chicken flock
Registration & Membership Questions: Why should I join BackYardChickens.com? Where do I join BYC? Where is my account validation email? I'm having Trouble Logging In or Changing My Forum...
Once you have decided you want to keep Quail, you will need to decide on a breed you wish to keep. Many factors can sway you to pick a certain breed depending on why you wish to keep them. They...
Hard plastic cooler DIY incubator
Crops And Their Story - Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treating Crop Issues
MY BUCKET FEEDER by Terry G. Items needed: 1 gallon bucket with handle and lid 1 old 5 gallon bucket (the one I used was cracked but the bottom...
One of the most important aspects of hygiene is providing adequate ventilation.
This is a basic guide for the Incubation and Hatching of Muscovy Eggs
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