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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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

Add to Favorites 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 …

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Life with Chickens – Photo Essay and Video Tour
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Our girls are a diverse collection of beauties, both classics and renegades. Various Wyandottes, Brahmas, a Plymouth Rock, and Orpingtons mingle with Russian Orloffs, a Buckeye, Partridge …

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Coolest Coops 2017 Winners
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Editors’ Choice The winners of our fourth annual Coolest Coops contest are full of inspiring ideas and beautiful ways to create safe havens for your backyard poultry. …

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2016 Coolest Coops Contest
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites First Place: The Hen’s Bed and Breakfast Lyndia Decker, Arkansas This is the hand-built log cabin we call “The Hen’s Bed and Breakfast.” We notched each log …

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A Designer Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Tamara Diederichs Here are photos of the back of our chicken coop. We access the nesting boxes via the hatch doors to collect the eggs each …

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Cottage House Garden Shed Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites I was looking for a new hobby to keep my mind off of life and the stresses it can bring. The year before, both of my parents were …

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A National Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Story and Photos by Sarah Burgun A year ago, I caught the chicken bug and wouldn’t stop talking about getting a backyard chicken coop. After a lot …

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