Coops

Our Coolest Coops Photo Contest is Back!
April 29, 2019 . · Coops,Giveaways

It’s back by popular demand! Enter our 2019 Coolest Coops contest and you could have your creative coop featured in Backyard Poultry and win prizes, like an EcoGlow brooder from Brinsea.

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Using the Deep Litter Method in the Coop
April 18, 2019 . · Coops

Using the deep litter method in your coop can make the difference between you enjoying keeping chickens and you hating your coop every weekend. Let me show you why the deep litter method will simplify your life and your coop chores.

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How to Keep Rats Away From Your Urban Chicken Coop

By Maureen Mackey, Oregon – Knowing how to keep rats away is a growing concern for some chicken owners. Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have installed …

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Combating 7 Critters in Chicken Coops and Runs
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

Keeping a clean, critter-free chicken coop and run is important for your chickens’ health and happiness. Insects, bugs, and rodents carry disease and eat feed; snakes will eat eggs and …

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Which Brooder Heating Options are Best?

By Mel Dickinson — Chick brooders come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. There are baby chick brooder ideas for each homesteader’s and farmer’s unique setup. While there are …

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Picking the Best Heated Waterer for Your Coop
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

Do you need a heated waterer for chickens? Water is a critical part of keeping your birds happy, healthy, and productive. Without it, bad things happen. When the temperatures fall …

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Spring Cleaning From Chicken Coop to Kitchen

By Janice Cole, Minnesota The chickens are always a little frantic as I begin to clean, wondering what’s happening to their little world, but they’re all so happy to be …

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets

By Don Schrider, West Virginia Before I go too far, let’s take a look at how nature has prepared our feathered friends to survive and basic poultry behavior. Feathers are designed to …

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Baby Chick Brooder Ideas
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

From our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this! Once you’ve selected your chicken breeds and figured out where to buy baby chicks, you need …

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Protecting Chickens From Predators: Can You Predator Proof Your Flock?
March 14, 2019 . · Coops

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 from predators is …

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