When it comes to supplying clean water to chickens, there is no question that poultry nipple drinkers are the gold standard. Baby chicks are given the best possible start in life with access to clean water 100% of the time with the use of nipple drinkers. Chicks very naturally take to nipple drinkers, so training isn't an issue- my challenge has always been in finding up a system for holding the drinker inside the brooder, particularly when using a soft-sided brooder such as a puppy playpen or cardboard box. The solution? A tomato cage! Read on for directions to build your own!
Puppy playpen brooder in action! (playpen available at this link)
The difference between a puffed cream puff and a flat one is the baking method I describe below and the freshest eggs possible. (get your own hens) This is the easiest, most reliable cream puffs, zeppoli, profiterole, eclair shell recipe ever! Fill them with anything you like from sweetened whipped cream, pudding, mousse, pastry cream, ice cream, sandwich fillings (pulled pork, tuna salad, chicken salad...) or my personal favorite, ricotta cannoli filling! I get my cannoli filling from a local Italian bakery. Can't beat it. Ready to make them? Let's do it!