chicken-coop

Wondering How to Wash Fresh Eggs? It’s Safer Not To!
August 30, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Americans tend to be germaphobes, which probably explains why we need to know how to wash fresh eggs. Maybe it comes from a deeply rooted cultural mindset that “cleanliness is …

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4 Tips for Composting Chicken Manure
August 30, 2019 · · Feed & Health

For those of you with vegetable and flower beds, or for those of you who just have lawns, I feel it is unnecessary, if not wasteful, to discard poultry manure …

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Composting Grass Clippings in the Garden and Coop
August 28, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Composting grass clippings is a great way to save money and make use of all your available resources. One of my favorite gardening tips is to use grass clippings in …

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Tips on Rooster Care; Keep Your Stud in Top Form
August 27, 2019 · · Feed & Health

Rooster care is something many of us don’t think about often, but there are a few things we can do to keep our roosters in good shape. Even the best …

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Automating a Chicken Coop Door Using Arduino
August 16, 2019 · · Coops

When we designed our chicken coop, automating our chicken coop door was a necessity. There was already so much to consider, from the design and quantity of nesting boxes to roosts …

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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
August 13, 2019 · · Coops

When thinking about basic chicken coop design, you need to consider six main things. Whether you plan to construct a high-end, designer chicken coop or something basic, you’ll need to …

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How to Stop Chickens From Pecking Each Other in 3 Easy Steps
August 12, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Have you ever wondered what goes through a chicken’s mind? Wouldn’t it be helpful if they could say, “My feathers are itchy!” or “I’m bored!”? Though humans and hens don’t …

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Weasels Killing Chickens is Common, but Preventable

By Cheryl K. Smith, Oregon – Shortly after I moved to my homesteading land 15 years ago, I found a desiccated weasel in the barn. It was a long-tailed weasel (Mustela frenata), …

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5 Farm Fresh Egg Benefits
August 9, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Eggs are one of nature’s most perfect protein sources. That’s why the average American eats more than 260 eggs each year.¹ How can we take this essential food to the …

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4 Ways Backyard Chickens Help Gardens
July 25, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Each garden comes with a sense of pride and the joy of sustainability. Imagine if you had a natural way to fertilize, control weeds, manage insects and improve soil aeration. …

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