Coops

The Dangers of Heat Lamps
January 20, 2022 · · Coops

Every winter, chicken owners trying to do their best end up losing their coop and flock to a fire. These devastating stories serve as a warning against heat lamps, yet people still use them.

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How Cold is Too Cold for Chickens in Winter? — Chickens in a Minute Video
January 19, 2022 · · Coops

It’s a common question that even long-time chicken keepers ask. How cold is too cold for chickens in winter?

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Choosing the Best Chicken Coop Size for Your Flock
January 13, 2022 · · Coops

Thinking about the best chicken coop size for your flock? Did you know that a small flock in a large coop can also be the wrong choice?

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How a New Chicken Waterer Changed My Life
January 10, 2022 · · Coops

It’s not often that something as simple as a chicken watering device generates a profound improvement in the life of a person. However, that is precisely what I experienced one Christmas, and three years later I’m still thankful for it.

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How to Keep Snakes Out of Chicken Coops: 6 Tips
January 4, 2022 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to keep snakes out of chicken coops? Preventing serpent incursions is daunting but doable, if you are not afraid of a little elbow grease and a lot of attention to detail.

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
January 3, 2022 · · 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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Using the Deep Litter Method in the Coop
January 3, 2022 · · 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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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
December 27, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
December 27, 2021 · · Coops

Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and the ability to move their flock around the backyard or the homestead. Here are three great chicken tractor designs that you can build at home for your flock.

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
December 10, 2021 · · Coops

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 resist wind, sun, and precipitation.

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