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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

If it’s called chicken wire, it must be for chickens, right? Chicken wire is widely recognized as the hexagon shaped welded wire, commonly used on farms for various fencing needs, …

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Natural Pest Controlling Methods: How To Control Flies In Your Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Natural pest controlling methods can be both effective and safe for controlling flies in your chicken coop. There are many different varieties of flies, but they are all usually grouped …

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

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, 43rd birthday. Providing …

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How Much Room Do Chickens Need? — 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. This week’s video …

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

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 build our chicken …

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6 Easy Chick Brooder Ideas
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Need some quick and easy chick brooder ideas? When you first bring your new baby chicks or ducklings home or hatch out some eggs, you will need a place that the …

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

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 have taken up …

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

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 farm but had …

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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under heaps of snow …

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4 Safety Tips for Chicken Heat Lamps
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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. Running an extension …

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