Articles from Keith

  1. Cheery Chicks Chicken Kooler Review

    I love chickens. Having raised chickens most of my life I find a natural affinity to them, but if there's one thing I desperately try to get out of, it's cleaning most everything in their coop. Especially the water dishes.

    Most watering systems are the same. You fill it up at the top and it empties out into a tray, leaving plenty of places for dirt, scat, and everything else to deposit. The clean up process usually takes a thorough rinsing and some hand time on the less than desirable...
  2. Grandpas Feeders

    When I first built our coop I wanted a near maintenance free feeder that I could fill and not have to worry about refilling for several days. I built a do-it-yourself PVC gravity feeder and at first it worked well. You could fill outside the coop; gravity would feed the tray and keep refilling the tray until the top tube was exhausted of feed. The system was free of exposure to the elements with a capped top and the feed tray underneath the coop roof.
    Even with not being exposed to the...
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