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A Proper Chicken Coop Design Reduces Winter Health Issues
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

When planning your chicken coop designs for anyone who lives in the frigid north, have you ever wondered how cold is too cold for backyard chickens? I’ve heard other people …

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How to Protect Chickens from Hawks
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

When I walked out to the chicken coop and looked up, I was horrified to see a red-tailed hawk calmly eating one of my White Leghorns. When the hawk spotted …

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Dad’s Small Chicken Coop, a Labor of Love
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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 Father’s Day, 2011, …

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Heated Chicken Waterers: What’s Right for Your Flock
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Every season brings its own battles. In the summer, you are fighting the heat, heat strokes, perhaps, lack of water, inability to keep water cool, flies, etc. Summer weather can …

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Six Winter Keeping Tips for Backyard Chickens
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Many people ask: Do chickens need heat in winter? The answer is backyard chickens are far more cold-hardy than you may imagine. Courtesy of fall molting, chickens should have a full set …

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What Does a Chicken Coop Need for Winter?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

With winter setting in, you’re probably wondering what does a chicken coop need for winter. To keep your backyard chickens safe and comfortable this winter, make sure the coops are secure, …

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Do Foxes Eat Chickens in Broad Daylight?
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Do foxes eat chickens? You bet they do. That said, I never worried about the presence of a family of red foxes in the woods next to our home until …

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The Barbie Dream House: A Very Cool Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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 three chickens in …

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Brooder Box Plans: Build Your Own Brooder Cabinet
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

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 called the Chick …

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Everything You Need to Know About Chicken Roosting Bars
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

One of the most common questions I get asked on my Facebook page (Fresh Eggs Daily) is how wide chicken roosting bars should be and how high off the ground they …

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