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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
October 23, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Everyone has seen the 250-watt red heat bulbs. Every feed and hardware store stocks them and many poultry keepers have a chicken heat lamp in their coop. …

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4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites If you’ve got backyard chickens, or are thinking about getting them, chicken coops are usually top of mind. We’ve had a flock for years and had to …

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Time to Start Winterizing Chicken Coops

Add to Favorites By Robyn Scherer, M. Agr., Colorado Is it time to start winterizing chicken coops? Snowflakes softly fall to the ground, and an icy breeze cuts through the …

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My Inexpensive, Low-Energy, Automatic Chicken Water Heater
October 1, 2019 · · Coops

With winter looming, I needed an inexpensive, worry-free way to keep my chickens’ water from freezing. Inspiration was hatched at the thrift store by a used curling iron that consumes only 13 watts of power.

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Goose Shelter Options
September 29, 2019 · · Coops, Members Only

Though it would be ideal to create a home where they can seek respite from wind and rain if they so choose, the real priority is to keep the birds safe from falling prey to predatory animals.

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Fall?
September 26, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Fall is the perfect time to answer the question: What does a chicken coop need for the cold weather? Now is the time to start preparations before the …

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How to Make a Chicken Swing
September 23, 2019 · · Coops

Do you need to know how to make a chicken swing for your flock? They have a large run, a substantial and well-built coop, and plenty to eat.

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A Few Dos And Don’ts When Winter Sets
September 19, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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! …

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