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Emergency Chicken Accommodations
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

I could smell the smoke in the air before I saw it. My husband, dogs, and I could huddle safely inside the house — air filters going full blast — but I worried about the chickens. I’m not the only chicken owner who has been surprised by the need to develop emergency accommodations in a pinch.

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Marlow Chicken Hotel, England
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

“There’s a chicken hotel in Marlow?” I said to a friend who was telling me about her chickens’ holiday arrangements. I felt compelled to investigate, so I went to visit this “hotel” in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England, and met Rachel Misra, the owner of Marlow Poultry, who also breeds and sells chickens, coops, and supplies free-range eggs.

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6 Tips for Inside a Chicken Coop
July 23, 2021 · · Coops

Setting up the best chicken coop means building a solid predator-proof structure, appropriate-sized run, and a good internal setup. The following tips for inside a chicken coop and how to efficiently set it up will benefit not only the chickens but also the keeper.

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the …

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7 Chicken Coop Basics That Your Chickens Need
July 18, 2021 · · Coops

Chicken coop basics aim to cater for all chickens’ needs within the coop interior and run. Thoughtful design can create a layout that fulfills chicken welfare needs.

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
July 18, 2021 · · 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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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

Add to Favorites By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon – Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed …

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Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock?
July 14, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Can you predator proof your flock? Of course, the answer is yes and no. As with most all other issues in life, the question of protecting chickens …

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How to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer — Chickens In A Minute Video
June 29, 2021 · · Coops

With summer heat upon us, it’s important to remember that high temperatures can be harder on a flock than the cold temperatures of winter. The effects of heat are cumulative and can be enhanced by high humidity so be sure to keep vigilant during heat spells.

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Pine Meadows’ Hobby Farms Easy-Clean Chicken Coop

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon In November of 2012, my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. This farm is …

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