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Baby quail chicks storage box brooder

This video shows how an everyday cheap storage box can be easily converted into an effective brooder for quail. It goes to show you don't need a lot of money or expensive equipment to grow your own quail.

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Chicken feed test for laying hens

This is an interesting video and was a fun one to make. The chickens are given a choice of several different and common types of food to eat all at the same time and the results are documented/compared. You may be surprised at which feeds the hens really loved and what feeds they didn't like

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Chicks playing football with a Xmas beatle

This is a light hearted video and it's pretty cute showing chicks in an outdoor brooder fighting over a Xmas beatle that happened to unfortunately fly into the cage. The chicks fight and chase each other around the pen passing the beatle to each other like a football game!

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Baby chicks natural incubation with hen

The above video shows how a mother hen looks after her baby chicks after a natural incubation. The hen and chicks are placed into an isolation pen to keep them safe for the first few weeks. Mother hen will initially be completely obsessed with her babies and show them how to eat etc. Once the

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Easy clean chicken nesting boxes

The above video shows yours truly cleaning out my chickens nesting boxes. There's a close view of the nesting area and how easy it really is to clean them out and restock the straw. Also, I show what nesting anti mite, lice, and flea treatment we use to dust the nesting boxes with in order

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The missing eggs mystery children’s story (slideshow)

The Missing eggs mystery is a childrens story slide show I wrote and put together from actual events in our own backyard concerning a large quantity of eggs, which had been mysteriously disappearing over several days. The images have text narration and bubbles and the slide show has background music and animal (bird) sounds to

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Cheap Chinese egg incubator review

The above video shows a comprehensive review on a cheap "no name" Chinese made egg incubator. The review explains the specifications and features and then time lapses showing a real example of how the egg incubator performed under testing from egg to hatching and all the way to the brooder. The incubator itself has the

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Chicken plucking basic setup & temperature setting for backyard

The above video shows a basic setup for plucking and processing a chicken after slaughter. It describes the tools required and goes through a demonstration showing what water temperature (60-65 degrees C) is best to soak a chicken in prior to plucking to make the job much easier. Main points in the video are: table/tools

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Chicken Pen Design Using Natural Landscape

The above video is just a quick demonstration about how a chicken pen can become blended into the surroundings to give it a more natural look. A more natural pen closer to nature is easier on the eyes and keeps the chickens happier. Of course, this method of housing chickens (and other poultry) is not

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Dog or Fox Proof Fencing for Chicken Pen

For many chicken and poultry owners the threat of dog and fox attack is a constant worry. The best way to prevent dogs and foxes from getting to your chickens is to ensure your pen or enclosure is safe and secure.  Unfortunately, not all of us have the resources or funds to build a barrier/fence

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Feeding and Drinking Station for Chickens

Here's an example of a feeding and drinking station for chickens which not only works well but is also good for mixed flocks of different species like ducks and chickens. Ducks in particular can make a right mess of chicken drinkers so in this example the video shows how the chickens get access to the

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Humane Chicken or Other Poultry Killer Neck Breaking Device

The humane chicken or other Poultry killer neck breaking device is a manually handle operated tool which painlessly and easily despatches all kinds of poultry with little fuss or mess. I used to use a cone method (a common way to kill poultry) by securing the bird upside down in a galvanised cone then removing

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