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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

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

Add to Favorites 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, …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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The Efficiently Heated Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Carole West Are you looking for a chicken tractor plan that will protect chickens from hawks and other predators while allowing them to …

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How to Make Your Own Chick Brooder
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Story and photos by William Morrow, Whitmore Farm – Knowing how to make your own chick brooder comes in handy if you’re the kind of person who enjoys …

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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Bill Dreger, Ohio – Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and …

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