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Baby chick watering device

I wanted to call it a waterer, but apparently that isn’t a word.  Thanks, spell check. I ordered some water nipples off of Amazon, 25 for $7.00.  Yep, water nipples. I took an empty almond milk container and carefully drilled a hole into the cap and two holes into the bottom of the container. I screwed the water nipple…

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Visiting the Home of Max and Lucy

We’ve been considering ways to protect against predators.  I’m most concerned about my chickens that should be delivered this week.  Our research shows livestock guardian dogs (LGD) are the best bet as far as protecting chickens.  We visited a guy named Matt who had a convincing Craig’s List add touting the puppies of two of his LGDs.  He has bred before and reports rave…

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Visiting a Chicken Keeper

I’m not sure what the best term is: chicken keeper, egg gatherer, chicken farmer?  Anyways, my Great Aunt Kristy happens to be one.  A kind one who allowed us to visit and only laughed at us a few times when we asked questions.  I’ve read a lot of books on the subject so I had lots of questions.  My…

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Review of a prefab chicken coop

We have a plan to have farm fresh eggs eventually.  We’ve been reading a lot on chicken coops.  I’ve checked out several books from the library and read several articles online.  Pinterest has tons of chicken coop ideas.  On Black Friday, there was a great sale on a mobile coop with a tractor attached.  We decided to try it…

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