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How to Build an Automatic Chicken Waterer System for Less Than $150
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Once he figured out how to build a chicken coop, my husband built my portable hen house on a tractor for me in 2009 for my, ahem, …

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need? — Chickens in a Minute Video
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Join Backyard Poultry magazine in our video series, Chickens in a Minute, as we answer frequently asked questions about how to raise a healthy backyard chicken flock. …

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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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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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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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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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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites We wanted a couple of small chicken coops that were portable and could house a few bantam chickens, but we had neither the time to construct them …

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4 Chicken Runs and Coops Built from Recycled Materials
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Have you ever wanted to build a chicken run and coop for your backyard chickens, but had no idea where to start? Take a look at these …

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