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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Some More Hatching Eggs Have Been Added as A Prize!



    3 Crested Cream Legbar, 3 saphires, 3 OE LegbarXcuckoo marans, 3 Crested Barred Rocks, 3 Dark Cornish Bantams
     
  2. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    -DIY slushies to keep chickens cool in the heat-
    *Makes enough for about 6 LF chickens*


    You will need:
    A large bowl
    A blender
    About a dozen 1oz ice cubes
    A couple cups of fresh fruits and veggies



    Step 1:
    Place the ice cubes in the blender and blend them so no piece is bigger than a dime.

    Step 2:
    Add your fruit/veggies into the blender with the blended ice.

    Step 3:
    Blend together.

    Step 4:
    Pour into bowl and feed to your flock!


    Don't feed this to often. Use it as a treat for hot days.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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

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  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Just discovered this contest. Let's see if I can find that photo of my infamous candler that Sally loves laughing at. he he...someone actually saw it, and made one like it! Hope I can find that photo.
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    'Ling feeder that @The Duck Ladie posted:
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  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I found that EASY to build nesting boxes, can be made with Home Depot or Lowe's buckets. We just tilted them slightly, so the eggs roll to the back. We have the bar in front because the hens pace in front of the boxes trying to encourage the hens, in the box they want to use, to hurry up. The buckets pop out, for us to clean. When one of my hens went broody, we popped the whole bucket out (with her in it) and moved her into a safer area. We tilt a board on the top to keep the hens from perching on top of the boxes. It was down when I took this photo.

    The frame we used to tilt the front of the buckets also keeps them from rolling.

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  9. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I made one based on your photos! I'll try to get a photo of it. I need to shorten the barrel to make it brighter for the darker eggs. But other than that, I love it!!
     
  10. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I bought 2 different cartons of Cage Free, Organic eggs from Trader Joes, both sets, 100% infertile. Cage free does not mean they are fertile. They need to be marked Fertile is what I was told.
     

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