Heated Chicken Waterers

Heated Chicken Waterers

Heard heated chicken waterers can make life easier, but aren’t sure which to buy? Not even sure they’re safe? In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know! For people like us, who raise animals out of the comforts of a heated home, cold is a serious problem. If the temperature drops too…

6 Automatic Chicken Waterers That Are Pure Genius
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6 Automatic Chicken Waterers That Are Pure Genius

It’s really important to make sure your backyard chickens have constant access to clean water – and it’s easy to do with an automatic waterer.   You can buy one, or make one yourself. It takes just a few minutes!   (I have a full tutorial here. It cost me $12 to make this waterer,…

Rain Barrels: How To Choose, Install & Use Them For Off-Grid Water
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Rain Barrels: How To Choose, Install & Use Them For Off-Grid Water

If you really want to go off-grid, you will need rain barrel so you can harvest rainwater and repurpose it.   We try to conserve rainwater on our farm, especially since we’ve lived on properties that required an electric well pump – and when the electricity was out, guess what! No water! Not good when…

Essential Oil Coop Sprays for Healthier Backyard Chickens [Podcast]
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Essential Oil Coop Sprays for Healthier Backyard Chickens [Podcast]

Using store-bought chemical cleaners in your coop is a recipe for disaster.   On our homestead, we try to stick with all-natural cleaners – who wants an egg full of toxins, right?   I’ve found that essential oils are a great natural alternative that promote a healthier living environment and might even help your chickens lay…

The Big Chill: How To Keep Your Hens Hydrated Over Winter [Podcast]
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The Big Chill: How To Keep Your Hens Hydrated Over Winter [Podcast]

Winter is well on its way…which means keeping your hens flush with water will get a little bit harder.   You can always use an electric water heater….but I know most of you don’t have electricity out to your coop.   In this podcast, we cover how to provide water when the mercury dips, as…