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How to Build a Chicken Coop: The Essentials | The Tiny LifeAre you just starting out with chickens on your farmland or homestead? Chickens need a place to safely live, sleep, and lay eggs. Here is your beginner's guide on how to build a chicken coop, including all the essential factors like food & water needs, nesting boxes, and more.
How to Build a Chicken Coop: The Essentials | The Tiny LifeAre you just starting out with chickens on your farmland or homestead? Chickens need a place to safely live, sleep, and lay eggs. Here is your beginner's guide on how to build a chicken coop, including all the essential factors like food & water needs, nesting boxes, and more.
How Big Should a Chicken Coop Be and Other Details to Design Your First Coop
Tight Budget? 5 Ways to Finance Your First Coop | Community Chickens Tight Budget? 5 Ways to Finance Your First Coop Guest Post By: Dakota Findley If you have a bit of extra space on your land, you are looking for ways to turn that bit of land into a nice profit, and the idea of caring for your own flock of feathery chickens appeals to you, ...
What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall? - Backyard PoultryFall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the fall/cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the weather turns bad. With the proper preparations, backyard chickens usually weather the winter quite well.
The best chicken coops for your backyard In many ways, the Omlet Eglu Cube Chicken Coop is the iPhone of chicken coops. Unlike wooden coops, it doesn't require much upkeep or maintenance. Omlet offers their own accessories, and they're great. As long as you stick within the Eglu ecosystem, everything will work simply, easily, and reliably.
The Chicken Whisperer: tackling ammonia levels in backyard flocks Managing ammonia levels is usually considered a secondary issue when raising poultry, but it can have huge impacts on the birds' quality of life and productivity. According to Dr Pitesky, a poultry vet from UC Davis, ammonia can cause contact injuries and secondary infections.
4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps - Backyard Poultry Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop.
4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs - Backyard Poultry If you've got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We've had a flock for years and had to build our chicken coop from scratch since we live on a hill and the entrance to our backyard is limited.
The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter? - Backyard Poultry Recently, I've been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under heaps of snow and experience temperatures in the negatives. During these times, my mind becomes pre-occupied with staying warm.
A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites When planning your chicken coop designs for anyone who lives in the frigid north, have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for backyard chickens? I've heard other people say things like, below freezing, below zero, and when it feels too cold for me.
What's the Best Chicken Coop Light? - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites When we supplement light to our chickens in winter, does it matter what type of bulb we use? Between incandescent, fluorescent, and LED bulbs, there are benefits and drawbacks to each chicken coop light, but do the chickens have a preference? How should that light be set up?
The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites Having grown up farming, Dennis and Dianna Westphal were no strangers to the joys of raising chickens. After 20 years or so without them, Dennis decided in the spring of 2013 to build a coop and try his hobby anew near their Wisconsin home. So what's the big deal?
How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock - Backyard Poultry Add to Favorites My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air chicken pens and runs in puddles.
How to Create an All-Weather Dust Bath | Community Chickens Dust baths are important for maintaining a healthy, happy flock. But what do you do when the ground is frozen or covered in snow? Make an all-weather dust bath for your chickens! We live in a part of the Western US that experiences cold winters but rarely gets a lot of snow.
6 Things Every Chicken Coop Needs | Community Chickens We just set up an additional chicken coop for our breeding hens this spring. It's been a while since I set up a new coop and I was impressed with how easy it is to meet a chicken's needs with these inexpensive screw-together coops. It's like IKEA for chickens!
Hot Poop and Outdoor Plumbing | Community Chickens Permaculture writer Jonathon Engels walks us through the basics of using chicken manure and a compost pile to make an outdoor water heater. With chickens comes manure, often in quantities and in places we'd rather not think about. But, make no mistake, chicken manure in the right-dare we say-hands is valuable stuff.