Coops

Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
December 2, 2021 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
December 2, 2021 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet.

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 26, 2021 · · Coops

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.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
November 22, 2021 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in an otherwise urban environment can be a precarious peace-keeping mission.

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How to Make a Dust Bath For Chickens
November 22, 2021 · · Coops

A healthy and good smelling chicken NEEDS to take a dust bath on a regular basis. Chances are if your chicken is “not too fresh,” then they do not have access to a dust bath.

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Do Turkeys Need a Coop?
November 18, 2021 · · Coops

A turkey coop needs to be designed differently from a chicken coop, especially for the larger, less agile broad-breasted turkeys. Broad-breasted turkeys tend to accept coop life more readily than their heritage turkey relatives.

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc.

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All Cooped Up, Again
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Mark Hall, Ohio It was a mild November morning in the year 2011. The ground was littered with autumn leaves that crunched under my boots as …

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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the ground they should be positioned. So here’s everything you need to know about chicken roosting bars.

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What’s the Best Chicken Coop Light?
November 15, 2021 · · Coops

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, but do the chickens have a preference?

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