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Win a free chicken waterer!

EZ Miser in brooderEven though we can't give everyone a free EZ Miser, Mark and I do want to share this new-and-improved chicken waterer with at least a couple of our readers at no cost.  So we're combining our 10% off week with a contest, with chicken waterers as the prizes!

To enter, email with one or more photos and your answer to this question: "What do you wish you'd known about chickens when you first started that you know now?"  Mark and I are going to answer the question ourselves as this week's lunchtime series, but I suspect our readers have lots to share that we haven't even thought of.

The fine print: All entries must reach my inbox by Sunday (August 25) at midnight.  Be sure to send photos one at a time if they're larger than 2 MB apiece.  Mark and I will choose winners based on quality of the photos and written explanation.  All photos and text will become the property of Anna Hess, which means I might share them with readers via our blogs or ebooks.

Winners: The grand-prize winner will receive an EZ Miser, and the second-place winner will choose between a 3 pack DIY kit or 1 Avian Aqua Miser Original.  I look forward to receiving your entries and to sharing clean water with your flock!

This post is part of our "I wish I'd known" lunchtime series.  Read all of the entries:

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Probably the most important thing is I wish I knew is not to make pets of them! We are getting ready to do our first culling (we're city folk with a limit of 4 hens), and it's been really emotional coming to the decision to cull for my daughter and husband. With the new batch, they won't receive names, or anything more than basic care and attention.
Comment by Stephanie Mon Aug 19 12:35:24 2013
Just entered via email- thank you!
Comment by You Can Call Me Jane Mon Aug 19 14:55:53 2013
What great upgrades to your innovative technology! I can't wait to see how the product evolves by the time we get our first flock!
Comment by Karen Mon Aug 19 19:48:11 2013

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