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7 Reasons to Hang Chicken Nesting Box Curtains
September 13, 2019 · · Coops

Nesting box curtains have been around for a very long time. Farmers would hang burlap or feed bags over the front of their hens’ boxes; present-day backyard chicken keepers often …

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50+ Surprising Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
September 9, 2019 · · Coops

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! Take a look …

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Reusing Chicken Coop Trash for a More Self-Sustaining Living
September 6, 2019 · · Coops

Self-sustaining living on our farm means I try to reduce the amount of waste that the farm sends to the landfill. It’s not always easy and I try to think …

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Chicken Nesting Box Herbs
September 4, 2019 · · Coops,Members Only

Living on a farm was Diana’s dream, and chickens became a part of that reality. She soon discovered that chicken nesting box herbs helped her birds to relax and settle.

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Songbird Netting on My Chicken Run Was a Mistake!

I enjoy listening to songbirds chirp their chorus while I pretend like I’m a Disney princess, but when their thievery puts a dent in my wallet, then I get angry.

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Automating a Chicken Coop Door Using Arduino
August 16, 2019 · · Coops

When we designed our chicken coop, automating our chicken coop door was a necessity. There was already so much to consider, from the design and quantity of nesting boxes to roosts …

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
August 13, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to …

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Age-Appropriate Chores for Children with Chickens
August 11, 2019 · · 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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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

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 weasel (Mustela frenata), …

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Host Your Own Tour de Coop
August 4, 2019 · · Coops,Members Only

Whether it is through blogs, magazines, or our Facebook group Backyard Poultry Chat, fanciers helping fanciers is awesome. One way of meeting local chicken coop connoisseurs is by starting or partaking in a Tour de Coop.

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