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How to Make a Free No Mess Chicken or Duck Poultry Feeder DIY

If you're looking to get chickens and wondering what type of feeder is best to buy than before spending a lot of money perhaps try making a chicken feeder yourself – it's easy and could cost you absolutely nothing! In this short article, I'll show you step by step how I made my chicken feeder.

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Do Chicken and Duck Eggs Taste The Same?

 Yes there is a difference between chicken and duck eggs A question I often hear or get asked is do duck eggs taste the same as chicken eggs? The simple answer is NO but having said that, the differences for most people are not obvious. Standard duck eggs are usually bigger than chicken eggs by

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Can I Keep Just One Duck?

Keep a couple of ducks to keep them happy You can keep just one duck, obviously, but you shouldn't and here's why. One black hen, a couple or ducks, 3 brown bears, 4 running hares… Remember this verbal game? If you do, you probably drank too much in your early 20's ha-ha… However, my loose

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Best Drinkers For Chickens And Other Poultry

Article updated on 7 May 2015  As a follow-up to my article on “Different types of chicken feeders” I thought I would write about what I consider to be the best drinkers for chickens and indeed other poultry. At the same time, this article will also cover some simple rules for chicken drinkers, various types

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Do Domestic Ducks Need a Bucket, Pond, or Dam?

Those who think ducks only require a bucket of water to keep them happy are plainly wrong. Ducks will survive with access to just a humble bucket but they won’t be happy about it and anyone who claims otherwise is delusional!  I’ve only had ducks for about 18 months, as at the date of this

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Brisbane Based Chicken Breeder Heritage Hatching & Hens Review

If you are looking to buy chickens or other poultry in the Brisbane and surrounding areas it’s hard to go past Heritage Hatching & Hens as the place to go.    Brisbane based chicken breeder Heritage Hatching & Hens has turned a hobby into a growing small business in selling purebred chickens and in my

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My 6 Recommendations For Keeping Ducks In The Backyard

This post gives a simple guide and my six recommendations for keeping ducks in the backyard like: eating and drinking needs, habitat requirements, sociability, and general care. Some people may not realise that ducks are as easy to keep as chickens but to ensure this special breed of poultry is kept happy in the backyard

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Can You Keep Ducks & Chickens Together?

Yes, you can keep ducks and chickens together is the short answer but there are some special considerations to be made if you plan to keep both of these beautiful poultry breeds side-by-side. Therefore, in this short article I’ve selected the most important areas to consider when keeping ducks and chickens together pointing out where

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Ducks Eating Into Dam/Pond Wall Fix

This article was updated on 14 Apr 2015  When I first built our duck dam/pond I never imagined these cute waddling birds could do so much damage with their bills to the walls! Seemingly overnight, our ducks had eaten away large segments of dam wall where the water lapped the earth and caused so much

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Fully Enclosed Chicken Pen is Needed to Keep Out Predators

This article was updated on 27 Apr 2015  When I first built our chicken enclosure/pen I had to compromise quite a lot because of the number of large gum trees in the way. This meant, I couldn’t build a conventional rectangle or box enclosure without cutting down a heap of trees and I wasn’t prepared

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