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Trying to Keep the Chickens Warm

We’ve received about 6 inches of snow and this has created problems for the chickens. A few of our chickens have a cold. Rick has now closed in the chicken coop area and insulated it. We have put a heat lamp in there and broke down and bought a heated chicken waterer. Is waterer a word? We have looked for ideas to make our own and Rick is hoping to be able to build a diy project to keep the water from freezing in the other chicken coops. If you have an idea please let us know. Videos are coming on the insulated chicken coop. So far the chicken coop is now 20 degrees warmer than the outside temp.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - January 11, 2011 at 12:52 pm

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DIY Build The Cheapest Rain Barrel

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - December 7, 2010 at 1:19 am

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DIY Easy Chicken Watering

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DIY Build Your Own Chicken Feeder

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - July 19, 2010 at 12:08 am

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Separating the Roosters from the Hens

Yesterday we decided to separate the roosters from the hens. Of course we kept our two favorite roosters- Big Boy and Dominique- with the hens. It turns out that out of 20 chickens we bought in the spring- 13 were boys. There were 10 Buff Orphingtons that were presexed as female. It turns out that only three were girls. That doesn’t seem like very good odds. Anyway, we moved the roosters into the old goat house. By the time we got home last night all of them had escaped through the electric fence. They stayed out last night. It was so sad- they went up to their old coop and kept trying to jump through the fence. They are still out tonight. We are going to put them up tomorrow. We would like to let them just free range- but then the hawks will get them.

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by Rick - July 5, 2010 at 12:57 am

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