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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan. When it comes to building your own …

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What Killed My Chicken?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Gail Damerow – Keep a flock for long and sooner or later you’ll be asking yourself, “What killed my chicken?” Many marauders love our backyard chickens as much as we …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for First-Timers
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

How to build a chicken coop and all the many features that can be built in or around them can be overwhelming for the first time coop builder. If you’re …

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Mitigating Ammonia: Your Options in Poultry Litter Treatment
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Some of us keep our beloved birds in precarious situations. I don’t mean we necessarily put them in direct danger, but the very idea of us keeping backyard chickens in …

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A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They love being outdoors …

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air …

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information paralysis usually ensues, …

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How to Clean a Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

When you have a small chicken coop, but especially a small coop in a SMALL backyard, you need to keep things clean. And it’s important to know how to clean …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need in Case of Emergency
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

By Patricia Harris Pointing – “Expect the unexpected” is as true in poultry-keeping as anywhere else. Having an answer to what does a chicken coop need in case of emergency is …

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What’s the Best Bedding for Chickens? – Chickens in a Minute Video
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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. In this video, we explore …

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