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Our ducks seem to like to throw problems at us. First there was the dirty-egg dilemma, then the ducks-refusing-to-go-to-bed disaster, and now...their eggs have turned green.
At first, I guessed that
cold weather might be causing some kind of chemical reaction with the
yolk, a bit like you sometimes get a green layer on the outside of a
hard-boiled yolk. However, weather warmed up and the eggs stayed green,
so I did a little research.
The new 2
gallon chicken tractor bucket waterer is a nice upgrade.
It Yourself heated chicken watering apparatus can be cobbled
together with parts from most common hardware stores.
some free and cheap reading for the Thanksgiving vacation? I figured
this turkey-friendly holiday is a perfect time for books on chickens, so
I've set The Working Chicken free on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.
Find out why hard-nosed homesteaders don't name their chickens and much
more in this photo-rich introduction to backyard chicken care. (And, for
those of you who are more experienced or less hard-nosed, you'll likely
still enjoy the children's book at the end, just right for inspiring
the next generation of chicken keepers.)
I hope you find at
least a few tidbits in these four books to make your own chicken-keeping
experience more fun for you and for your birds. If so, why not make my
day and leave a review? Thank you in advance for considering my books!
Our new experimental roll out
nest box is not working.
A good way to experiment with
new chicken breeds is to incubate
your own eggs.
Winter is setting in, and we
like to switch from a 2 gallon bucket waterer down to a half gallon Avian Aqua
Miser original for our
girls in a tractor.
I posted about the Nu
Trac automatic chicken coop door opener before, and thought it needed an
update when I noticed a few more pictures.
We hope our ducks learn to
walk up and lay their eggs in this tilted laundry basket.
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