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Bird Flu: Keep Your Flock and Family Safe

People who keep backyard chickens should be aware of the risks of Avian Flu (Bird Flu), as it is a disease that can destroy a flock. Bird Flu can also potentially spread to humans. It is important to take precautions to reduce the risk that your chickens or family will contract this deadly disease.

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Pros & Cons of Raising Free Range Chickens

Trying to decide whether or not to raise free-ranging chickens can be tough. We’ve all heard that chickens benefit from free-ranging, but there are also reasons to keep your chickens confined. The chicken experts at Nutrena have provided us with pros and cons of raising free-range chickens to help you make the choice that is right for you and your birds. After reading, you will have a better idea if you have enough space for free range chickens and some of the reasons your chickens might be happier within their coop and run.

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Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

Owning chickens can be very rewarding. Chickens make great pets, help out with your garden, and provide you and your family with delicious, farm fresh eggs. If you’re thinking about starting your own backyard flock, there are a few things you need to know and prepare before your chickens arrive.

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Alternative uses for PVC Pipe – Creative Ways to Upcycle

PVC pipes, they are everywhere and pretty inexpensive, AND they make a great item for some DIY projects. Please note that these are not MY ideas, I am piggy backing off of other sites because they are awesome!

PVC Chicken Feeder: From http://www.instructables.com/

What you need:

-3” diameter pipe: 20 inches long. Or more. Or less.2015-02-25_09h45_32
-3” diameter pipe: 6 inches long
-3” diameter pipe: 3 inches long
-45-degree “Y” connector
-Teo 3” PVC caps

-Hacksaw
-PVC cement

See the step by step on how to build this at: http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Chicken-Feeder/?ALLSTEPS

 

 

Bottle Rocket Launc2015-02-25_09h46_32her! From http://craftyourself.com/

What you need:

3 feet – 3/4″ PIPE
2.5 FEET – 1/2″ PIPE
2 – PVC TEES 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″
1 – PVC TEE 1/2″ x 3/4″ x 3/4″
1 – 90 DEGREE PVC ELBOW 3/4″ to 1/2″
3 – PVC CAPS                                                  1- Bottle water resistant blue glue

Air compressor

See the step by step on how to build this at:

http://craftyourself.com/2012/05/bottle-rocket-launcher-using-pvc-pipe/

 

Toothbrush holders:From http://www.craftingintherain.com/

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1 inch pipe (http://www.ruralking.com/pipe-pvc-1-x-24.html )
pvc pipe end caps (one for each holder)( http://www.ruralking.com/cap-sch40-pvc-1-slip.html )
command hooks
vinyl or stickers
pvc pipe cutter
drill (drill press is even better)

Cut pipe into 4.25 inch sections.

See the step by step on how to build this at:

http://www.craftingintherain.com/2013/02/pvc-pipe-toothbrush-holders.html

 

Hair Dryer and Straightener Organizer: From: http://tillthensmileoften.com/

2015-02-25_09h47_44What you need:

Pipe –  Shape Size: 3x3x2. (http://www.ruralking.com/wye-dwv-2-45-degree.html)

Spray paint or other decorating supplies

Wood screws – 10 x 3/4 if attaching to a cabinet (http://www.ruralking.com/screws-wood-12-x-1-1-4-18-pk-sbl.html )

See the step by step on how to build this at:

http://tillthensmileoften.com/saw-it-pinned-it-did-it-hair-dryer-and-straightner-organizer/