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Essential steps to build simple chicken coop in right way

Raising chicken is a good hobby that people love to do and building a home for it by using simple tools and techniques. At the beginning, you have to analyze things to build a simple chicken coop and done it in a bit by bit process. When you raise chicken you should take special care about the predator animals and makes sense to give enough and safe space to give food and water. For this reason, the chicken coop is very necessary to build and maintain it to be cleanliness. How to build a simple chicken coop there are two ways to build chicken coop one is to learn how to construct chicken coop by yourself and another way is to buy a readymade chicken coop.

When you make chicken coop you should ensure that it is predator proof from the entire sides and the openings are protected with the correct size of wire mesh. You should make sure that the coop is safeguard with wire mesh fencing at least 30 cm from the ground level because it helps to protect chicken from rats and foxes. The proper ventilation is most important when you build a chicken coop that helps to prevent chicken from any of the respiratory diseases. You have to provide better spacing in coop without crowding each other.

Choosing effective design for your chicken coop

To build a chicken coop is an exciting habitat to raise chicken that need some important points in mind before it starts. When you build a chicken coop you have to start with good design and proper planning that will allow your chicken to move, eat and laying eggs more comfortably. While choosing a design, the important thing that keeps in your mind is the cooping should protect your chicken from all types of weather conditions such as summer heat, rainy season and winter so it gives more comfort and protect your fowls as well.

The proper making of chicken coop always promotes good hygiene to your chicken and makes them be safe, healthy and clean. Choosing a design is a wise option for building a chicken coop that helps to provide a potential environment to your chicks. How to build a chicken coop free plans the productivity is most important thing to be considered if you want to earn money by raising chicken. If you have the ambition to build chicken coop there are many free plans available to get better starts. Before that, you have to learn about basics of the chicken coop and structural work of arts.

Benefits of building chicken coop by simple learning

The main advantage of building a chicken coop is to save money than purchasing a readymade chicken kit. There are several benefits to building a simple chicken coop as well as raising chickens. Most of the people can buy chicken house kit with proper materials and instructions because it helps them to make better design chicken shelter without wasting money. If you are a craftsman then it is a great idea to make this project by yourself with proper plans and selection of perfect design.

How to protect yourself well while using a chainsaw

More than for any motor gardening tool, use a chainsaw needed to be equipped with protective equipment (PPE) appropriate and respondents with current standards:


– Wearing a helmet, goggles and a mesh visor (or mask) is mandatory. They protect against flying wood chips, shavings and splinters.

– To guard against the risk of cuts, opt for pants or leggings and cut-resistant gloves: crossed fiber block in case of contact, the rotation of the chain.

– Equip yourself with safety shoes with toe caps feet to avoid crushing. Sculpted soles keep you from sliding in the mud, with the machine on the road, and you better hold on to the trunk.

– Also, remember to bring ear protection (anti-noise shells or earplugs), especially if you use a thermal chainsaw.

NB: If you live in town, be sure to observe noise regulations, especially if there is a thermal chainsaw, particularly noisy. Check with your local council for times of use of such tools.

How to handle a chainsaw?

– Check that the ergonomics of the saw is adapted to your body and that you support its weight in order to always maintain control.

– Prefer a stable position on both feet, and avoiding work in balance.

– Except for saws pruner, always hold the saw with both hands below the shoulders.

– The left hand must always be on the front handle behind the guard rail. The right hand is on the rear handle. For comfort, keep your wrists straight.

– Never use the end of the chain, at the risk of producing a rebound effect: the machine is violently pushed back.

NB: Chainsaws are exclusively intended for right. There is no left-handed chainsaw. If you are in this case, use this type of machine as a righty. Otherwise, the security features may not protect you…you can also refer this instruction on William Grimm’s site on how to handle the chainsaw and what are the best chainsaws

How do I start a chainsaw?

Using a chainsaw is dangerous for the user and for people in the vicinity. To prevent accidents, although its follow some safety tips.

– Sit in an open area at least 15 meters away from any person not equipped to protect and away from any source of ignition.

– First, check the chain tension. When you stray, only 3 links must appear. Re-tension the chain if necessary. Check oil levels and for thermal models, fuel.

– Make sure the chain brake is engaged. It must be pushed forward.

– Put the chainsaw a flat and unobstructed. The chain must never be in contact with the floor!

– Place the right foot firmly on the rear handles and enters the machine with both hands.

– Remove the protective covers.

– Start the machine by operating the controls for electric models or by following the procedure below to thermal models.

– When ready to be cut, release the chain brake by pulling the handle towards you the chain brake with your left hand.

NB: Do not start the chain is engaged in a cut.

Special case: starting a thermal chainsaw

For electric chainsaw models, it is usually sufficient to operate a lever or a button to start the engine, the initiation of thermal models is a little more complex…

– Set the control to the startup mode.

– Press two or three times on the priming pump to raise the fuel in the tank.

– If the engine is cold, open the choke.

– Grasp the carrying handle with the left and the starter handle with your right hand.

– Pull the starter handle with a sharp movement and short. Accompany then winding the cord with your right hand. Repeat the operation if necessary.

– At startup, the engine speed increases and the rotation of the string snaps.

– Pass the boot to normal mode to run the engine at idle.

– Run the engine about 10 seconds and remove the starter.

The machine is ready for use!

Air fryer review: Seb – Actifry GH8061

The fryer without oil Actifry Family GH 8061 is the new version of the Actifry Seb AL8060, with a slightly greater capacity. This model is able to produce up to 1.2 kg a batch (instead of 1 kg) of fresh chips with just one spoonful of oil. With its range, Actifry Seb was a pioneer fryer without oils. Here come a review of this product.



The Actifry fryer can prepare fries without oil, light and good. One spoonful of oil is enough to prepare 1.2 kg of fresh chips, within 3% fat, against over 15% for a conventional fryer. Dietary fries so you can eat without feeling guilty or increase cholesterol levels.  Frozen chips do not need to add oil as they already contain.

To achieve this performance, the Actifry uses a forced air system that cooks the fries (Actifry’s patented technology system), while an articulated arm rotates gently to make the fries golden brown all sides. The tank is made of aluminum with a ceramic coating. It can be placed in the dishwasher with the lid.


The taste is very good and much better than the oven fries. To find the taste of classic French fries, it is always possible to add a tablespoon of oil. It is recommended to use potatoes adapted to units without oil: we obtain without difficulty light and crispy fries.

An additional advantage of the Actifry fryer without oil is that it is possible to cook the fries with several types of oils. So you can experiment with oils enriched with Omega 3, olive oil for example, to try fries tasted different.


Using the Actifry is very simple: just adjust the cooking time and start the fryer. Firing is automatic, and the Timer alerts you when time is up. Warning, the timer does not stop the cooking and we must stop it by hand.

The cooking time is about 45 minutes for 1.2 kg of French fries, and 30 minutes for 500g.

The Actifry GH 8061 is versatile and can cook something other than fried: fried vegetables, sliced chicken or fruit soup for example. The cookbook is included with the fryer described 60 recipes covering starters, mains and desserts.



The Actifry is versatile and can be used to cook other dishes as fried vegetables, prawns, …

  • Removable aluminum bowl with nonstick high-strength ceramics coating.
  • The transparent opens automatically lid monitors the cooking.
  • Large LCD display that shows the remaining cooking time.
  • The walls of the fryer remain cool to prevent accidental burns.
  • Limited odors.
  • Easy maintenance of the fryer that is safe when going in the dishwasher (tank, rotating arm and cover). Otherwise, there is no end of cooking oil, a simple sponge is enough.
  • Made in France.

Weak points

  • Longer cooking time than the Philips AirFryer.
  • A little noisy.
  • The Timer still does not stop cooking, making it necessary to be present to stop the machine, and the bell is not very strong.

Customer reviews

If you do not like the smell of frying but like fried potatoes, chicken … .. this device is for you. In addition,  not need to monitor cooking. The only small problem … the price.

Good product that does what it promises, but the ergonomics are improving. The timer is not coupled to the operation, making it necessary to turn off the unit manually. The device is bulky and noisy. The rotating part is hollow and is filled with food. The distribution is not always perfect either, foods tend to accumulate rather than be distributed regularly.

Black gold-oil

Oil also called black gold; the reference oil has different names in different regions. The most popular are traded in Europe, in the oil standard is London Brent (North Sea Gross), the United States has negotiated oil WTI (West Texas Intermediate) and the Middle East with Arabian Light. Raw energy at the heart of global interests in the early 20th century, oil became coveted and suffered several historical shocks known as the oil shocks. The supply and demand govern the price of oil in physical market but there are also futures contracts for the actors to cover a price change or speculate bringing to market operators to diversify their portfolio.

The evolution of oil prices



The attraction for oil in the 1920s has increased the importance of the mastery of prices for multinationals.

But since the 1960s, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries called OPEC regulates oil prices to counter these multinationals. This group alone accounts for 40% of global production and thus can agree on an offer price.

The futures market and the development of trade limited this trend in 1986 causing a “shock against oil.” It was then agreed between Saudi Arabia and the United States together to increase the production to the West. The prices of all exporters are then collapsed notably the Soviet Union was originally heavily dependent on its oil exports.

But it was in 1973 and 1979 that took place the first oil crises for political reasons respectively the Yom Kippur War and the revolution in Iran.

Oil prices of stock

Oil prices are changing 24/24 and represent the price of a barrel is equivalent to 158.9873 liters or 42 US gallons*.

The unit of measurement of oil stocks is the “blue barrels” (which comes from the bright color of the barrel) millions (Mbbls) or billion (Gbbls) per day.

Oil can be negotiated by the “spot” market for physical deliveries. The players in this market are mainly oil companies and refiners. These players can also trade in the market “Forward”, or physical futures market, to benefit from a fixed price in advance at a later date. This then allows market traders to have a guaranteed price but less used to the benefit of futures.

Futures contracts for oil are traded worldwide mainly via the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) which is traded in dollars for Brent to Sullom Voe delivery and NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) on which exchange dollar WTI for delivery in Cushing, Oklahoma. The other financial markets are electronic platforms that only retransmit the information from these two major markets.

Unlike contracts “Forwards”, futures contracts do not result in a physical transaction. It is this market that the actors in the oil markets can be covered with a price change. The development of contracts on the price of oil also allows investors to place in order to diversify their portfolio and that some may call speculation.

This topic is subject to different opinions among stakeholders erratic effect on macroeconomic news that may cause significant volatility in prices and others who feel the intervention of these investors to the market more fluid, called the liquidity and allow petroleum industry to find a counterpart immediately.

Each contract represents 1,000 barrels of oil or 42000 gallons*. Thus, the change in the oil price of one cent of a dollar equals a variation of 10 dollars per contract.

*how much pound in a gallon:

Oil, petroleum

Specific Gravity 0.88

1 gallon weighs 7.344; 7000 gallons would weigh

7000 * 7.344 = 51,408 pounds

Solar panels: what to look for?

In 2015, you see more and more solar panels not only in large commercial buildings but also in homes and gardens. With solar panels, you can save a lot of money over the years, but the purchase of the solar panels is expensive. What should you notice when buying solar panels?



Where are the solar panels from?

The land where the solar panels are made can be of great influence on the quality of the panels. There are about 1000 solar panels suppliers, most (90%) of these suppliers deliver solar panels from Asia because that is where most technical knowledge in this field comes from. The other modules that sell Dutch suppliers are often made in Germany. If you find a supplier of solar panels from another country, the quality of these solar panels is often unknown. Chances are high that these solar panels are much cheaper. If you can not find any positive experience with these solar panels, it is wiser to purchase solar panels only made in Asia or Germany. It’s not like solar panels that are made in countries other than Asia or Germany, is bad.

How many solar panels do you need?

For a home, it is most important to purchase a number of solar panels only enough that you need to generate the required energy for your household. If the supplier has calculated this correctly, your solar panels produce every year just as much or more power than you need for your household. You will therefore not pay any money for your energy company, giving you a return on your solar panels expenditure over the years. If your solar panels produce more power you have needed last year, you’ll get about € 0.07 per kilowatt for the return of your energy company (for the current decreases you pay around € 0.23). This may make for a tidy sum, but in relation to the purchase of the solar panels, it is not much. So it is not helpful to put your roof as full as possible with solar panels. The supplier of the solar panels can help you to decide how much energy for your household and to determine that how many solar panels you should buy. Besides, the number of solar panels, of course depending on the size of your roof or another area where you want to place, but an average space on the roof is always large enough. An average household electric use in the Netherlands is 3600 kilowatts a year, to generate this with the sun you should have about 18 solar panels on your roof.

What are the solar panels made of?

The majority of solar panels that are sold are made of the polycrystalline or monocrystalline. The polycrystalline solar panels are the most popular. These have a blue color and are slightly cheaper than monocrystalline panels with a black color. Both of these materials can generate about the same amount of energy. Otherwise, the black colored solar panels are often chosen because people find it beautiful, but this happens especially in countries where the solar panels are visible on the ground.

Which converter?

In addition, to the solar panels you also need a converter, which is the inverter converts the power made by the solar panels (DC) into alternating current, which is the electricity you use in your home. Without the converter, the power generated by solar panels can not be used in your home. The quality of the converter has a large influence on the power made by the solar panels. A good supplier will always compare the power of all solar modules together and find a suitable inverter. When purchasing the converter, it is wise to buy the same brand or at least of the same supplier of the solar panels to be sure that these panels and the inverter can be combined.

Where do I place the solar panels?

The most obvious place for solar panels is on the roof. Also, the solar panels on the roof are quite out of sight, you often see them only from a distance or from above. The solar panels can however also be simply placed on the ground or at another location, as long as it is in a place where light is as much as possible. Upon the placement of the solar panels, it is important that there is no or as little as the possible shadow falls on the solar panels throughout the day, in order to generate the highest possible power output. Pay attention to the placement of the solar panels because there are always possible trees, tall buildings or other objects that will provide shade in the area.

What guarantee do I get with the purchase?

Always pay attention to the warranty you get with the purchase of your solar panels. Many vendors have to come once a year to clean and check the solar panels, but they do not at all. If you have to do this by yourself, this can create additional costs. It is also useful for you to purchase solar panels from a supplier that you receive comprehensive advice to get the optimum yield from your solar panels and where you can ask questions.

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