chicken keeping hacks!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chicks n roses, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. chicks n roses

    chicks n roses Just Hatched

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    Lets share tips secrets and hacks that help in some way by making our job easier and allowing us more time with our chickens.
    Mine is a simple tip.but very helpful.my dad taught me at 5 to use a handful of dirt to clean animals water dishes.food too i suppose .his game chickens were his pride and joy.and the more grit and roots in the ground the better it will clean just grab a handful and go to town the result after a quick rinse is a shiny clean dish algae free.its served me well with dogs cats fish and horses too really helpful.good luck and godspeed TRY IT IT REALLY WORKS!
     
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  2. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good one! I'm going to try that! My favorite time saver is an old metal paint scraper and a dust pan for poop board cleaning. The scraper has a hole in the handle as does the dust pan so I threaded some twine to keep them together and able to hang up. Takes like 30 seconds to clean up after 15 birds each morning.
     
  3. chicks n roses

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    smart!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    both ideas are good - thank you both
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Good idea!
     
  6. Jilliho

    Jilliho Out Of The Brooder

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    I recycle one and two litre bleach bottles into feed scoops. They are lighter than what you can buy and easy to clean.
     
  7. chicks n roses

    chicks n roses Just Hatched

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    Im gonna try this one tomorrow.just cleaned house and emptied the bleach! lol
     
  8. chicks n roses

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    Just read on another post of hanging a head of cabbage on a rope or such for winter foraging in a coop.i need to find out what vegetables my chickens like!
     
  9. chickcrack

    chickcrack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes ive done that and they love it! Also stuffed kale or spinach into a suet holder and hung up. It's an all day long game of keep away lol. I baked flock blocks the other day using Chicken Chick's recipe and added leftover stuffing, sunflower seeds and dried mealworms since everyone's molting. It was a huge hit until my lab broke in and stole it! I heard his stomache growling all night!!!
     
  10. Fluffers

    Fluffers Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think i see myself using a few in the future!
     

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