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This is Paul's ebook about raising chickens. In his search for the best way to take care of his feathered friends he kept notes - this ebook is the result.




Here's the intro:

"After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop, I now have a system where I don't scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop.
After years and years of selling meat/eggs for just a hair more than I paid for the feed, I've almost eliminated feed costs.
After years and years of not being able to take a few days away from the chickens, I now have a system where I can go more than a week."





Read all about his adventures in all things chicken, from chicken tractors to finding the best feed to how not to raise chickens.





It's now available for purchase. Just click in the payment box below to get access to your copy.

This book is also one of the rewards for those of you who supported this Kickstarter, and will be made available to you shortly.

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6 Ways To Keep Chickens - pdf download
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I get the thank you for your purchase message, but no link to download.  Am I doing something wrong?

Edited:  Got it now, guess I had to wait a bit...
 
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Nope, you didn't do anything wrong. That was me! Try it now. If you still can't see the link, PM me your email and I'll send it to you.
 
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It tells me i am not authorized to downloadcthis content.
 
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Hi Andrew;

I'll have to check this out with Paul. Are you part of the Kickstarter for the PDC, or are you purchasing with Pie?
 
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Andrew Greaves wrote:It tells me i am not authorized to downloadcthis content.



I can see that the email address you use at kickstarter has access.  

And I can see that your account used to have a matching email address and you changed it.  

When you got the email about this from gir bot, did gir bot tell you about adding a second email to your account?  Once you do that, you should have full access.
 
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paul wheaton wrote:

Andrew Greaves wrote:It tells me i am not authorized to downloadcthis content.



I can see that the email address you use at kickstarter has access.  

And I can see that your account used to have a matching email address and you changed it.  

When you got the email about this from gir bot, did gir bot tell you about adding a second email to your account?  Once you do that, you should have full access.



Andrew, I just checked, you do not have a secondary email address set up.   So the email address you have here does not match your kickstarter email address.   But, all of the things have been given to your kickstarter email address.  Once you set up your secondary email address, you will get candy:

https://permies.com/forums/user/showSecondaryEmails
 
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The link emailed to me only lets me download it one time. Put it on my computer but would really like it on my pad also. Is this possible?
thanks, Barry
 
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Thank you! You've given me an idea how I might keep 3 to 5 chicken in my mini olive grove (6 trees), and what to grow there that both the chicken and we like to eat.
 
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Awesome!  Thanks for this; I've had chickens in the past, but was wondering about tractors and other ways of keeping them, so this is helpful.
 
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Yay for chickens
 
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I miss having chickens. Due to the location of my former home, my chickens were able to free range in the front and backyards from dusk to dawn.Though there were hawks and coyotes in the area, we never had an issue with daytime predators.

It did feel funny declining sunset invitations because I had to be home to lock the chickens up. I would’ve loved to design a coop with an automatic door that closes just before darks and that was built around a real tree so the chickens could roost on the tree branches at night.

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Thank you for this doc! Very helpful and well thought-out.
I am intrigued by the BBC video mentioned in the doc, but the link is broken, and I haven't been able to find it online.  Can you post a link to the video?
 
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Kimi Iszikala wrote:Thank you for this doc! Very helpful and well thought-out.
I am intrigued by the BBC video mentioned in the doc, but the link is broken, and I haven't been able to find it online.  Can you post a link to the video?



What page number?
 
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I just stocked my first chicken tractor.  I'm feeding 32 pullets, with plans for lots more in the works.  Still feeding them growing chick feed, but not much since we got this fantastic rain this summer and the weeds, plants, grasses, insects, etc., have exploded, not to mention apricots, peaches, plums, melon rinds, and so on and so forth.  It's a little work but I have automated their water, they have hanging roosts which move with the tractor, their waterer is hanging too, they have a hanging table they can get on or underneath and they are hell on bugs.  I'm loving it!
 
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Interesting progression through the various methods. I agree that Salatin crowds his birds. His greenhouse setup with the chickens and rabbits seems even worse. He also has the advantage of many many hours of free intern labor to move those tractors/coops. Definitely helps the bottom line.
Laying hens do not pencil out for us, as we have a more economical source of excellent local free range eggs. But we are debating the merits of meat chickens vs ducks. I'm thinking the paddock system would work great for ducks too, with the addition of a wading pool. Our other consideration with any livestock is potentially 2'+ of snow from November to April, so feeding is definitely never going to make 10 on the scale here. Maybe a 6 or 7 at best.

Oh, by the way, the links on pages 14 and 15 go to file 404. Even the growyourowngroceries website didn't seem to have that info; just a webinar preview..
 
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I read the book and learned some new ideas about how to better evaluate my coop-and-run setup.
My scores are pretty low on Paul's metrics.
But his paddock system requires way too much space to ever be feasible on my small urban lot, much of which is paved over.
I would be interested to hear what he recommends to improve things when space constraints make any kind of moving system impossible.
 
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Thank you for this chicken info!  I want chickens but haven't figured out which method, yet.  This helps!
 
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I give this Ebook 8.7 out of 10 acorns.

Thank you Paul for putting out this E-book!

I really appreciate how the author sets up a framework for his analysis of different systems of poultry keeping and then applies that reasoning to the systems to show their strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes people do something because EVERYONE else is doing that same thing without realizing the implications of how they execute it. The frank discussion about what chicken tractors were compared to how chicken tractors are currently used by SOME individuals is a needed conversation to consider the welfare of the poultry we keep.

Well done and thanks again.
 
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