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Backyard Poultry Contributor

We love when guest writers stop by to share their knowledge and love of raising poultry. Take a minute to learn something new from an experienced poultry keeper!
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Articles by Backyard Poultry Contributor

Keep Rats Out of Your Urban Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Maureen Mackey, Oregon Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have in-stalled coops in their backyards. There is no need to live on a farm …

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Coop Inspiration 10/3: A Carport Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Jason Pugh, Texas — My family and I thought you might like our idea of repurposing something for a chicken coop — a carport. We had this 20-foot by 20-foot metal carport, …

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A Water Tower Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Story and Photos by Michael Gay For six weekends, Michael Gay worked away in his backyard in Sylvania, Georgia, to build their backyard coop, one their friends have named, “The Taj Majal.” While …

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2015 Coolest Coops Contest Winners
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

First Place: Brandy Meyer — Our Chick Inn Last year for my birthday my handyman husband said he would build me a chicken coop, and that I had better start dreaming …

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How to Build a Poultry Water Stand
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By William Morrow, Whitmore Farms Everyone that has chickens knows what a challenge it can be to keep their water source clean. The birds love to scratch and kick up litter …

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Poultry Coop Inspiration 10/1—The Alaskan Efficiency
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Written by Stefan Milkowski Design by Stefan Milkowski & Ian Herriott Chickens in the arctic? Sure! Winter temperatures in Fairbanks, Alaska, regularly drop to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, and it can snow from …

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Coop Blueprints 9/6—The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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 …

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Building My Dream Chicken Run and Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Don Hoch – My fascination with chickens started when I was just a boy of 13 years. I tended the chickens, gathered the eggs, cleaned the chicken run and coop. …

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Four Flags Farm DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Armonda & Ben Riggs, Four Flags Farm L.C.C. – Our biggest goal for the year was to welcome chickens onto our farm. We are avid DIYers, and we wanted a chicken …

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy to clean coop. I came up with this chicken …

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