Coops

The Chicken Hotel
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Susie Kearley – When you go on holiday, it’s not always easy finding someone to care for your flock. So in 2007, David Roberts opened The Chicken Hotel in …

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Easy DIY Nest Box Ideas
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

There are pre-made chicken nesting boxes available for purchase through poultry supply retailers. You can also get creative and come up with some nice chicken nesting boxes from materials you …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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How to Make Nest Box Curtains
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Erin Phillips – DIY nest box curtains are an easy and useful addition to any chicken coop design. Maybe you’ve seen them in photos of coops before and thought …

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Mobile Chicken Coop Benefits
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By Cherie Dawn Haas – When my family first brought chickens into our lives, a mobile chicken coop had not yet entered our plans. We talked to our neighbors, researched chickens, …

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DIY Rainwater Chicken Watering System
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

There are many options for building a chicken watering system. A search on DIY or homemade chicken waterers turns up loads of pictures and plans. While there is no absolute best waterer for …

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How To Get Rid of Mice and Rats in the Coop Naturally
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

How can we get rid of mice naturally, without using dangerous rodenticides? It’s a challenge keeping our chickens healthy already, and we really could do without the complication of disease-carrying …

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Keeping Your Flock Away From Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

By  Wendy E.N. Thomas – Just as it is anywhere birds are kept, in the northeast, we have several predators that pose a serious threat to backyard flocks. For the protection of …

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The Right Stuff!
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Poultry equipment comes in many different sizes and styles, but what do you really need for your flock? Since backyard chickens became popular again, all sorts of products have surfaced in …

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Fences: Keeping Chickens In & Predators Out
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Way back when I was ready to purchase my first house, high on my list of must-haves was a place to raise chickens. To make sure the property was zoned …

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