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    Hello there. I don't see any grounding wire in your heated bucket. When I bought that same...

    Hello there. I don't see any grounding wire in your heated bucket. When I bought that same de-icer (this week) the instructions included putting copper wire in the bucket that is supposed to be attached to a 8 foot grounding rod put 5 feet deep into the ground. Is this not necessary?? Thanks!
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    Hello! Do you have pictures of your watering (specifically de-icer) set up? I just bought this...

    Hello! Do you have pictures of your watering (specifically de-icer) set up? I just bought this de-icer but doing the grounding rod may be an issue.
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    Heated Waterer Dilemma

    Does this unit require a grounding rod? I got the Farm Innovators 250W de-icer and when it was delivered the instructions included installing a copper wire in the bucket that goes to a 8 foot grounding rod placed at least 5 feet into the ground (which is now starting to freeze) and given my...
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    Winter is coming! Protecting eggs from freezing

    My interpretation was that the mat/heat may discolor or warp hardwood floors, linoleum, or carpet, not worried about that in the nesting box or coop.
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    Winter is coming! Protecting eggs from freezing

    Also, would this heating mat work on the floor for my silkies to keep them warm this winter since they don't roost, they just form a poultry pile on the floor. Thanks!
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    polish/silkie cross

    I just got these and I BELIEVE they are silkie/polish mixed based on the chickens the guy I got them from has and how they look.
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    Winter is coming! Protecting eggs from freezing

    Hey all, This will be my first winter with chickens and I've been researching methods to prevent eggs from freezing. As such I began to look for heating mats and have seen many seedling and reptile mats but with my nesting box size of 16" x 48" (divided into three separate boxes by...
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    Silkies in winter

    Hello all! First winter with my flock and I have four pure silkies and three that appear to be silkie mixes in addition to some RI Reds, Brahmas, EEs, and Leghorns. I know that the big birds will do fine in the winter with adequate ventilation, however, I've heard that some others have heard...
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    Rabbit hutch in chicken coop?

    I've kept a rabbit (3 rabbits) hide in my coop with my 18 chickens since both were young. Rabbits now live around the coop/run as they began digging very deep holes in the run. They never dug out but I got sick of following behind the rabbits and filling the holes.... Holes aside, the rabbits...
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    Need help with breeds:

    Thanks again!
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    Need help with breeds:

    Awesome, thanks! Think the non furry legged one is a pullet as well? I traded four of my White Silkie cockerels for these three girls (hopefully!).
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    Need help with breeds:

    Hey all, Can you please help identify the breed of these chicks? Two are the same breed with furry feet, the other looks similar but no furry feet. Thanks!
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    How many roosters to keep?

    Thanks all! Going to keep two.....for now.
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    How many roosters to keep?

    My chickens free range is one reason I’d like a rooster, to keep an eye out for the girls. Also, one of the roosters was very high maintenance as a chick and was nursed back to health from 5 days old and is now very healthy and not a problem at all at this point. I already have a new home for...
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