PVC Chicken Feeder Here's a chicken feeder that's easy to fill, hard to spill, safe from non-chicken life forms, weather resistant, easy to make, and inexpensive!

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Have each weeks hatchlings together. Have 4 tall then week 5 transition them to brooder with run and partial access.

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Brooder box in coop with nesting box below. I just built a permanent brooder box in my coop, and I was in love with it, until I saw the great use of vertical real estate used here. I am certain I will dismantle it eventually so I can raise it up and add nests below. I put my chicks in the coop brooder at 4 weeks and keep a lamp on them for an additional two weeks. This design Makes so much sense. <3 this idea to the moon and back.

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A piece of charcoal attached to the wall inside a coop can give your poultry access to a natural substance that will help absorb toxins and help to keep the digestive system in balance.

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Chick Tip: Adjust temperatures as chicks grow. Hang a heat lamp in the center of a brooder, about 20 inches above the litter, with 2.5 - 3 feet between the lamp and the guard walls. The temperature under the heat lamp should be 95 degrees Fahrenheit and adequate room in the brooder should be available for the chicks to get out from under the heater if they get too hot. After week one, gradually reduce heat by 5 degrees Fahrenheit each week until reaching a minimum of 55 degrees.

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Coop Photo Galleries. The best thought out design I've seen yet!

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Chicken salad bars: 2x4s and mess and try planting clover, alfalfa, grains, and buckwheat.

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Araucana chickens lay eggs in different colors, from khaki to pale blue. http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g46/sgtmom52/Chickens/P1120689.jpg

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