Coops

Spring Cleaning Avoids Chicken Parasites
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning in the chicken coop. It’s also time to check for needed repairs and check for chicken parasites that may …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites The day I brought home the first two chicks, I went against all the advice I give to people thinking about getting backyard chickens. We had a …

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When …

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Dad’s Small Chicken Coop, a Labor of Love
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Cindy Pradarelli, Wisconsin — A small chicken coop doesn’t have to be too small! I bought my dad and mom a rooster and six pullets for …

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Six Winter Keeping Tips for Backyard Chickens
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Many people ask: Do chickens need heat in winter? The answer is backyard chickens are far more cold-hardy than you may imagine. Courtesy of fall molting, chickens should have …

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The Barbie Dream House: A Very Cool Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Samir Shahin, M.D., California — Where did we start with our fun chicken coop idea? While our family was walking home from the beach, we saw …

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Brooder Box Plans: Build Your Own Brooder Cabinet
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Ana White, Alaska — I never expected to need a set of brooder box plans, but in spring of 2012, I stopped by a local shop …

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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Bedding For Chickens: Safe and Easy Winter Coop Heat and Insulation
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites With the proper bedding for chickens, your flock is able to withstand the cold weather quite well. Heat generally isn’t necessary in chicken coops, but we’ve all …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for $200 or Less
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites They call it chicken math. It’s basically the justification chicken lovers use when they buy more chicks. How many straight run chicks should you buy if you want …

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