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Phil Williams

How to Make a Chicken Waterer

In 5 Minutes for $15
Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:31 PM

I use overhead chicken waterers that my chickens cannot foul. I am going to describe how to build your own in less than five minutes for between $13-$16. These waterers work great to deliver clean water to your flock. A 2 gallon waterer will last about a week for six chickens. I use (2) for my flock of twelve. The plastic bucket will last longer if kept in the shade. In the winter you may have to switch out the buckets when frozen, and when really cold, you will need a heated water bucket. » Read more

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Raising Turkeys On A Homestead

The basics of raising turkeys
Friday, November 28, 2014, 8:54 PM

Raising turkeys can be a great way to become a little more self-reliant and show your independent spirit around the holiday times.

While they are fairly easy to raise and similar to raising chickens, there are some differences, especially when they are young, that you’ll need to consider. You’ll have to consider how much space the turkeys will take, what breeds you should have, the cost of feeding and water and what you’ll end up doing with the turkey.

Turkeys are a great way to be more self reliant!

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How to Setup a Moveable Electric Poultry Fence

Setting up fencing for pastured chicken containment
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 4:23 PM

Using an electric fencing system for livestock and poultry containment can be an easy and effective way to pasture animals and protect against predation.  In the following video tutorial, you will learn the steps of setting up a moveable electric fence and some of the considerations when incorporating one into your homestead plan. » Read more

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Building a DIY Bucket Chicken Feeder

Simple, low-cost solution
Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:48 PM

I came across this DIY chicken feeder, and it looks like a great low-cost solution to keep your chicken feed protected and self dispensing.  And since my galvanized chicken feeder finally served its last meal (those chicken can be a bit rough on things), I just might build one this weekend. 

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