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They were floats. No matter what my DH tried, all 4 overflowed. I sent them back. I took the cup that came with the waterer and took it apart...
I free range from dawn to dusk, and have been for 3 years. The only bird I have ever lost to a predator, was when we adopted a rescue beagle. He...
I am going to pick up a new one at the Farm Store tomorrow and replace the overflowing one and see if the fixes the problem.
The left picture is the cup the waterer came with, the right picture is the replacement.
I didn't know there was more the one kind of water cup.
I bought new water cups to replace a couple that broke from old age.
The float in theses new cups are at the top of the cup, instead of towards...
My sexlinks are in their 4th laying season and doing great. Not all sexlinks die young.
Whatever wet cat food is left on the plate in the morning, is put out for the chickens.
off to the store to find a brush that will work better then the hummingbird brush I have been using.
Can I use a little bleach or vinegar?
We have a lot of cats in our neighbor. They do a great job catching rodents. I have never seen one attack my free ranging birds.
If that cat has...
It maybe just the rooster that you can't keep. I know a lot of places where you can home chickens but no roosters.
We didn't have chickens in Eureka. But I think spring is a good choice. It will let them get use to the heat slowly.
That is a big temp change! We moved from Eureka 5 years ago, but landed in SLO.
I would move in spring, give them a chance to get use to the heat...
We keep it simple. Our coop and run is just a dog kennel we got from the neighbor for $100. The nesting boxes are 5 gallon pots left over from...
How long does it take for the eggs to get bigger. My birds have been laying for 2 months and they are barely making medium size eggs.
I am getting...
I started with 3 ex battery hens, then a young lady down the street didn't want to take care of her 3 chickens. We took them in.
They I bought 2...
My birds have access to feed all day long.
Good luck, mine would never use nipples. I am using cups, but then it never freezes here.
If you have a lot of extra eggs you could donate them to the local food bank. Otherwise cook them up before you feed them back to the birds.