chicken-waterer

Winterizing Chicken Coops
September 21, 2022 · · Coops

Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Keep egg production going during cold months by learning how to keep chickens warm in the winter.

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Raising Pekin Ducks
August 16, 2022 · · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks somewhat on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on the hatchery’s site. 

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How Much Do Chickens Cost?
March 30, 2022 · · Chickens 101

Everyone is looking for a bargain, and raising chickens for eggs is the second rung on the homesteading ladder. The first is growing your own veggies.

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 26, 2021 · · Coops

My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air chicken pens and runs in puddles.

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc.

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Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2021 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter, and if so, what are the pros and cons of heating the coop? Read on to find the solution to fit your flock.

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Six Winter Keeping Tips for Backyard Chickens
November 18, 2020 · · Coops

Many people ask: Do chickens need heat in winter? The answer is backyard chickens are far more cold-hardy than you may imagine. Courtesy of fall molting, chickens should have a full set of new fluffy feathers for winter that will keep them perfectly comfortable in temperatures down to 40 degrees and just fine well below freezing, assuming they are in good health.

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A Unique Watering Concept
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Anna Hess, Virginia Two and a half years ago, my husband, Mark, and I moved to a 58-acre farm and got a dozen chickens. We soon fell …

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Chicken Coops Special Issue — Cozy Cottage
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Cozy Cottage Coop Cindy Waters, Wisconsin We set out to make a coop that was good enough for us to live in. If it’s good enough for …

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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Waterer System for Less Than $150
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Once he figured out how to build a chicken coop, my husband built my portable hen house on a tractor for me in 2009 for my, ahem, …

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