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    Winter and Summer Watering system w/ waterer nipples and heater.

    You could try the expandable hose from the tv ads. Expands to different lengths and shrinks back when water is turned off. I think with a quick disconnect you could snap it on, add water to your system, and then disconnect and store it in your house since it doesn't take up alot of space.
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    Winter and Summer Watering system w/ waterer nipples and heater.

    When I make one I'll use an old cooler that way the holding tank is insulated.
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    Winter and Summer Watering system w/ waterer nipples and heater.

    It would take three or four to go around it. Any type of insulation would work and you'd save some $$$ on the electric bill. Where I live it's not uncommon to see -30 to -40 degrees. Any heater would benifit from an insulted pipe in cold climates.
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    Winter and Summer Watering system w/ waterer nipples and heater.

    It would be a good idea to wrap the pipe in foam insulation to prevent heat loss and wrap that in black electrical tape to protect against chickens.
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    Winter and Summer Watering system w/ waterer nipples and heater.

    Probably not. I would be more concerned about water freezeing at the nipples not allowing water to flow out.
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    Broody Hen Thread!

    Well here is my update on the hatching challange with my broody hen. I set 6 eggs under my hen and at day 10, 3 eggs were duds, and on day 17 an egg had broken I tried to clean the rest of the eggs best I could but by the next day they deloped a smell and the hen would no longer sit on them...
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    August Hatch-A-Long!

    Well here is my update on the hatching challange with my broody hen. I set 6 eggs under my hen and at day 10, 3 eggs were duds, and on day 17 an egg had broken I tried to clean the rest of the eggs best I could but by the next day they deloped a smell and the hen would no longer sit on them...
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    What is this chicken thinking?

    What are they thinking?
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    What is this chicken thinking?

    (white bird) I can't take any more I want to be treated the same as chickens (black bird) Don't jump it's all going to be ok
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    August Hatch-A-Long!

    I would remove the eggs. I hope you know which eggs are which. I would suggest you put a mark on the hatching eggs, so when you check under wilma any unmarked eggs can be removed. Sometimes broody hens are as hatch crazed as we are and will let the eggs keep piling up.
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    August Hatch-A-Long!

    I decided to have a hatch compition against a broody hen. I set 6 Welsummers under my broody hen and placed 7 Welsummers in the bator. Either way I win.
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    Broody Hen Thread!

    She is a Rhode Island Red about three years old.
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    Broody Hen Thread!

    Last year my least friendly hen went broody. I thought we were going to have rodeo on my hands, but luckly she would only cluck when I would lift her up to get eggs. She would hide eggs under her wings so I couldn't have them. This went on several weeks so I put some ferterlized eggs under...
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    JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    What did the baby corn say to the mama corn? “Where’s pop corn?”
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    Best Rooster Names?

    Hefner ( Black Australorp ) Doughnut Head ( Easter Egger ) that's what his rose comb looked like. Dudley ( Mix )
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