Coops

Coop Inspiration 6/22 — The Bawk Mahal

Add to Favorites By Heather Seeley My husband and I started our chicken journey with just a handful, about five years ago, that were gifted to us from our friends. …

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea

When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy-to-clean coop. I came up with this chicken coop idea after my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. 

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Four Flags Farm DIY Chicken Tractor Plan

Our biggest goal for the year was to welcome chickens onto our farm. We are avid DIYers, and we wanted a chicken coop that would fit well with our and our hens’ needs.

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
June 23, 2022 · · Coops

Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information paralysis usually ensues, but in reality, your chickens really don’t need much to thrive.

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50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas

Add to Favorites New flock owners are always on the hunt for creative chicken nesting box ideas, so we asked our Backyard Poultry readers to share their suggestions, pictures, and advice! …

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
June 16, 2022 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, including for chicken fences.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
June 16, 2022 · · Coops

Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. In this video, we explore what’s the best bedding for chickens.

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Find the Best Automatic Chicken Door Opener
June 14, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites An automatic chicken door is indispensable if you’re not always there to let your backyard chickens out in the morning and close them in at night to …

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Managing Chicken Coop Smell
June 14, 2022 · · Coops

Does your chicken coop smell inordinately bad? Does your neighbor complain about the chicken coop smell wafting across the fenceline? If so, I’ve got a few tips and tricks you can employ to fix your coop, or at least understand the issue at hand.

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens
May 27, 2022 · · Coops, Kids' Corner

He was only a few years old when I let him go down to the chicken coop all by himself to collect morning eggs. I should’ve known it was not an age-appropriate chore, but he was excited.

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