Raising Poultry: A Mini-Manual for Getting Started

Consult this poulty mini-manual if you want to get started with chickens on your homestead.

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When chickens are little, you can feed them out of flat feed troughs. After they are six to eight weeks old, you'll want an automatic feeder that holds about 100 pounds of mash. Here's a nifty feeder we designed and used for years when we raised a lot of chickens. It's made of scrap pieces of 1-by-12 and 1-by-4 wood, and a few other odds and ends.
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