Instructables: exploring - living - pets - chicken Fri, 3 Jul 2015 19:00:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 Homemade Dog Food - for Sensitive Tummies
Homemade Dog Food - for Sensitive Tummies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rhonda Chase Design For the first two years, my poor puppy could barely eat anything that didn't make her sick. We tried every dog food on the market and from the vet, but nothing worked. That's how I found myself cooking for the dogs. I introduced new foods slowly until I had enough ingredients for well balanced meals...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:12:43 PDT
Chicken Waterer
Chicken Waterer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Antonio Narvaez I needed a clean/efficient water delivery system with out taking up space in a compact coop. By leveraging "water nipples" bought online for $5 for a dozen I built a system for about $15. Drill 1" hole for garden hose attachment & vinyl hose. Drill 1" hole for hose attachment & goose neck v...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 17:15:45 PDT
Chick Water Dispenser
Chick Water Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> RickyTaylor You will need .Scrap woodChicken nipple Strip light clampScrewsKids drinks bottleChicks to drink from it Scrap Wood You will need scrap wood any size will do as long as the ends are cut strait .Screw the wood together into a L shape . Attaching Clip Screw the strip light clip onto wood at th...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 05:50:37 PDT
Chicken Perch - Build Chicken Roost in Hen Coop or Aviary
Chicken Perch - Build Chicken Roost in Hen Coop or Aviary - More DIY How To Projects]]> jardinier Several species of birds, including chickens, have a natural need to perch. This is due to their instinct to protect against potential predators.Making a perch is then essential to design an aviary or a chicken coop.Build a perch is very simple and requires few materials.Steps: ►1: Make the chicken ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:18:03 PST
The $3, 30-Minute Egg Incubator
The $3, 30-Minute Egg Incubator - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheGrovestead We live on a small hobby farm in the American midwest and have been raising chickens for 3 years. This year I decided to try hatching our own chicks. Initially, I researched name-brand incubators but found them to be too expensive (upwards of $200). And after researching numerous DIY projects online...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:26:37 PST
Beef and Chicken Brown Rice Canine Meals
Beef and Chicken Brown Rice Canine Meals - More DIY How To Projects]]> walts.theman This food is fit for human consumption. (t has to be better then Beneful dog food, look here Who knows in an emergency situation you may need it. I would suggest if you have to eat it, that you cook it th...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:09:06 PST
Lunchbox chicken coop heater
Lunchbox chicken coop heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> nhuhn A cheap, easy heater for small chicken coops. Ingredients: I used a $2 lunchbox from the local cheap junk /dollar store, and a HEMMA light from IKEA. I also purchased a Thermocube to regulate the temperature. Cutting the hole Make the hole the same size as the threaded portion of the HEMMA l...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 12:16:36 PST
Chicken Coop Sliding Door Prototype
Chicken Coop Sliding Door Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> ronnietucker So, we recently bought some chickens. As it starts getting dark the chickens will head into the coop for safety and snoozing. At first light they'll be up and about and head out into the chicken run. The problem is; the sliding door to/from the coop has to be manually opened/closed each day. That's ...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:34:46 PDT
DIY Dog Popsicle
DIY Dog Popsicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> andruppets The weather's heating up and so is your dog! Why don't you give them something to cool off with! What better treat than a Home Made Dog Popsicle! It's so easy to make and they'll go bonkers over it! Please vote for me in the pet contest :) Here's what you need: 1- Bully Stick 1- Can of chicken broth...
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Sun, 4 May 2014 18:09:03 PDT
Chicken Swing
Chicken Swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> Biodynamic Chickens are terrific pets. One of the many reasons they are so much fun includes the fact that they are curious creatures. Unfortunately, when chickens get bored, they tend to pick on each other. It's important to keep them busy. A simple addition to any coop is a chicken swing. A company called F...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 19:48:12 PDT
Chicken Tractor
Chicken Tractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> jackolsenperth I constructed this chicken tractor for an Environmental Anthropology class, aiming to be able to accommodate around five laying chickens and the possibility of raising chicks. The roost space is in the sheltered upper portion of the A-frame as are the two nesting boxes that are accessible from the o...
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 07:45:20 PDT
PVC Chicken feeder
PVC Chicken feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> heibert Hello, friends! I'm Andrey from Russia. This is my first instruction. Excuse me for some possible mistakes in text, english is not my native language ;-) I would like to tell you a simple way to make a stylish chicken feeder. It made of plastic (PVC), allowed to be in contact with human and animals,...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 02:42:26 PST
Scrap wood chicken coop Crimbo13 It was taking to long to add the video to this website, so i've put it on youtube. The link for the video.... thanks. The coop is made from wood what I have found in skips. the run its self, I had to buy the mesh, felt, beams, hinges and bolts. But apart from that every...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 03:04:22 PDT
Simple chicken brooder from an apple crate(or wooden box)
Simple chicken brooder from an apple crate(or wooden box) - More DIY How To Projects]]> powellcubs A chicken brooder is a very easy thing to step up and will allow your chicks to grow in saftey and comfort. I am going to show you how to build a simple brooder box from a apple crate. Submitted by Powell Middle School for the Instructables Sponsorship Program. Gather the materials Materials nee...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 11:22:37 PDT
Very Simple Chick Feeder
Very Simple Chick Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> msel Takes fifteen minutes to do this project also very cheap and easy :)  This is my helper, I used it for cutting
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Thu, 9 May 2013 10:42:07 PDT
INCUBATOR msel Very simple and efficient, contains 25 eggs, it works with 12 V so very cheap :)
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 12:25:56 PDT
Chicken Coop - Heated Hen Coop - Hen House Building Plan jardinier Hello, I built a summer and heated chicken coop or hen house for my hens. Poultry can live on. Here the temperature show - 43 F sometime. For this reason i built a heated coop. I produced a free diy guide step by step with pictures to show how build this project: Building instructions :http://www.u...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:45:32 PST
Poultry watering
Poultry watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> Korvinst I stumble upon of poultry watering nipples on eBay, and bought a few. I found some leftover sewer pipe, and a closure piece for it. Enough to start with. I put them together quickly (jah - had some wrestling with that bend piece). Materials Materials: - 160 mm diameter sewing pipe. Its length i...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 05:54:23 PST
Making a Chicken Water System
Making a Chicken Water System - More DIY How To Projects]]> MarkSBurgunder Chickens need water but the conventional water containers for chickens allow water to go stagnant and accumulate back wash when the chickens drink. So you are forever changing and cleaning their water. The idea behind this system is that there is no way for any back wash to enter the water and the ...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:19:46 PDT
Chicken house alkant77 This is the chicken house. I'he made  it using timber from Bunnings. The final cost is about 450 dollars. Now we have two chickens. And getting fresh eggs every day!
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 05:10:01 PDT
DIY Chicken waterer for $10 or less
DIY Chicken waterer for $10 or less - More DIY How To Projects]]> TN777 I am making a waterer for my poultry: 4 guineas, 4 ducks, and 4 hens.  I also need a feeder, but , since I don't have them yet, I will make the feeder after the waterer, which is harder. I cant buy one, because it is usually too expensive. This will show you how to make a chicken waterer for $10  or...
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 14:19:18 PDT
chicken drinker manifold for cups or nipples william rolen can be height adjusted  for cups or nipples and fittings screw in 1/8 pipe tapped hole
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:55:19 PDT
PVC Chicken Waterer
PVC Chicken Waterer - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleoDan So this is the follow on to I ordered a Chicken Waterer Cup from to compliment the PVC Chicken Feeder I made last week.  This was also something I had seen on ebaY. This was just as easy and inexpensive as the feeder. Ma...
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Mon, 2 Apr 2012 11:05:04 PDT
PVC Chicken Gravity Feeder
PVC Chicken Gravity Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleoDan Ok so I was looking on ebaY to purchase a feeder for chickens and I kept finding the usual varieties when I came across a neat design using PVC pipe.  They were asking $40 plus shipping for something that while cool, is not worth that much.  I decided I would make my own and try it out.  This has no...
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Mon, 26 Mar 2012 10:56:25 PDT
Hatching Chicken Eggs Naturally
Hatching Chicken Eggs Naturally - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mimikry i'll show you how to improve the success of a natural chicken brood, there's much you can do, to support your mother hen and to make sure that your chicks hatch safely and grow up to strong hens and roosters! Of course there are many ways for hatching chicks, and this is only a guide to Improve you...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 03:36:35 PDT
Water dispenser for chickens
Water dispenser for chickens - More DIY How To Projects]]> ravenc83 I decided to make my own waterer for my chickens after having  to replace many UV damaged store bought ones. I was also very annoyed having to fill the waterer up everyday, thanks to the chickens running around and knocking into it. The one I made works by the same principle as the store bought ones...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2011 18:54:43 PDT
Chicken Egg Calendar
Chicken Egg Calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> tinstructable As my entry to the Egg-Bot Challenge, this Instructable is to show you how to track the laying of eggs for chickens in a simple Excel document. Our family has 6 hens for egg laying, and this March, I decided to track and count the laying of eggs to see if there was any patterns associated with the w...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 15:04:23 PDT
hen saddle
hen saddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mimikry My instructable for the egg contest! what could be more related to eggs than chicken? Make your hens happy and get delicious eggs as thanks. chicken owners know about the issues of the roosters favourite lady - her back is bald. here´s how to prevent that, protect the hen from sore, and helping th...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:06:08 PDT
Chicken Coop NathanaelScheffler This is the chicken coop we made last summer to house our four chickens.  The chickens are luna, stella, ruby, and peachy.  The roof is made couragated steel, and the frame is covered in steel mesh, instead of chicken wire.  these, along with the spring loaded latches on all the doors ensure that ...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:36:15 PST
insulated watering place for chicken
insulated watering place for chicken - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mimikry I live in northern Sweden and we have some very harsh winters here. i have 17 chicken which are thirsty even if it's -30°C cold. Obviously i have to heat up the drinking water to prevent it from freezing. there are different ways to do that, heating plates or in my case a heating cable. To prevent...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 05:49:57 PST
Chicken Coop NathanaelScheffler this is my chicken coop, designed off of the plans by jrossetti.  The original instructable is called: "A Small Chicken Tractor for the City Dweller" or something like that.
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:15:52 PST
Make a chicken coop from farm junk
Make a chicken coop from farm junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> PitchforkProjects Make a chicken coop using scraps easily found around the farm or at the tip. Fencing mesh, flexible tree prunings, mud, straw and tin. This chicken coop uses very basic weaving skills and earth building techniques. Very easy for those who prefer to avoid hammers, nails and corners! Gather the mate...
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Sun, 24 Oct 2010 05:48:20 PDT
Backyard chicken coop/hen house kimberlycavender This hen house was made from scraps of plywood, pieces of boards lying around the basement, 2 pieces of plexiglass that used to cover the window wells in the front of the house, a yard stick, a crutch, a plastic bag, some chicken wire and an old supply shelf like the kind you see in a hardware store...
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Fri, 28 May 2010 13:02:21 PDT
Chicken-In-A-Bottle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Warlrosity Hi, this is my entry in the pocket-sized contest!It is a Easter chicken in a jar or bottle.You can always carry it with you!Oh, this is my first Instructable!Oh, and I'm Australain, so any odd terms, ask!This is my entry in the Pocket Contest! You Need! You need: Small jars, eg from an Op-Shop ( ...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 02:43:23 PDT
Cheap. Effective. Easy. One Stop Chicken Shop (Feeder / Water)
Cheap. Effective. Easy. One Stop Chicken Shop (Feeder / Water) - More DIY How To Projects]]> smilestill One of the many interesting dilemias you will encounter as a new backyard chicken owner is how to keep your chicks, and chickens well fed and watered. You will quickly discover that they make a mess of almost any container you attempt to store their food in. You could always buy a premade solution,...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 23:58:34 PDT
Clipping Chicken Wings
Clipping Chicken Wings - More DIY How To Projects]]> noahw Chickens can't fly as well as other birds, but they can flap their wings enough to carry them over fences and out of the coop. If you've got backyard free range chickens, clipping their wings is a must so that you chickens don't escape and get lost, or worse, in trouble with an angry dog or some oth...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2009 12:59:00 PST
Chicken Feeder
Chicken Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> mattnbrenda This is our first instructable so we will start by showing you how to build a chicken feeder that will feed 4-6 chickens and remain free of droppings that chickens so often leave behind. We have alot of that at our farm.So let#25;s get started! Our animals can be seen by visting the link belowBarn...
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 05:46:44 PST
This is the chicken house I built (for $32!!!) jaydeechick Hi everyone, I'm not the most handiest of people, even with the biggest stretch of your imagination, I am no builder. Thanks to other people creating instructables, I have built a chook pen for my two girls!! It's not exactly pretty, but it's weather proof, fox proof and "the girls" seem to love...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2008 21:00:01 PDT
Building a Chicken Tractor, the LONG and DIFFICULT Way! (UPDATED!)
Building a Chicken Tractor, the LONG and DIFFICULT Way! (UPDATED!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> FireBAT For my first Instructable, I'll show you how NOT to build a Chicken Tractor, which is a portable, enclosed pen for chickens. Each day you can move it to a new part of the lawn, so the chickens inside can get fresh grass. This design turned out to be pretty cheap, not too ugly, and easy to move arou...
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Wed, 4 Jun 2008 20:58:02 PDT
Backyard Chicken Coop
Backyard Chicken Coop - More DIY How To Projects]]> robbtoberfest I made this little chicken barn a few years ago to house 3-5 laying hens in my back yard. I'm in town and had to design a "pretty" one to keep people from having a chicken coup (ha ha). This one was inspired by some Kansas barns I've seen. I spent about $40 when fully completed. Chicken wire, some 2...
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Fri, 14 Sep 2007 23:07:14 PDT
paralize a chicken for a while(without hurting it in any way possible)
paralize a chicken for a while(without hurting it in any way possible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> davidpucio a simple way to imobilize a chicken imobilizing First you must take the chicken by the neck not hard we dont want any real paralized poultry then place the head on the ground so the head facing to the side cant put real pictures of my chicken because it is 9 and i dont want to hurt it dra...
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Tue, 15 May 2007 18:15:11 PDT