“Share Helpful Backyard Poultry TIPS” a Random Posting CONTEST Thread ~ Hosts, Mike & Sally

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brooder Tip!

    I buy plastic tablecloths on clearance or 2 or 3 for a dollar at dollar tree, Walmart, etc and put that in the bottom of the brooder and layer liberally with pine shavings...when it's time to change the brooder, I just grab one end of the tablecloth under the shavings and roll it up into itself, pick it up and toss the whole thing in the trash! Makes it SO much easier and faster for me!

    Then put the next one down and layer with fresh pine shavings again - DONE!
     
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  4. Sally Sunshine

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    I do this large scale with CHEAP tarps and pull them up over the side to keep the shavings etc in place and not all over the place, and then I drag them outside and dump them out!

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    A few GREAT ideas to keep the Brooder CLEAN!


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    A cake pan and cooling rack inside a rubbermaid tub work well to help catch
    excess water and feed for an easy clean up in the brooder. Its important to keep the brooder dry!
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    Cut jugs at the base level of the chicks neck so they can drink
    and if they do get inside the jug it wont be over their heads.
    Just big enough to get their head in and out comfortably.
    And throw the lid out, DONT put it on the jug!

    Make a new jug every week or as needed, Ducklings GROW FAST!
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    REFER TO THIS LINK FOR A GREAT ADULT WATERER! http://permaculturenews.org/2013/05/20/poo-free-self-filling-duck-waterer/

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    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. country lovin

    country lovin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When power goes out I take the chicks out to the motor Home and run an extion cord in for he incubators. I just got reminded of this because our power just went out.
     
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    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I needed ALL these duck tips. THANK YOU!!!! I can't wait to hatch ducklings next!!!!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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