chicken-door

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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Raising Turkeys with Chickens – Is it a Good Idea?
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Raising turkeys with chickens has been discouraged for years, but despite that, many homesteaders are going back to a mixed flock approach. There are some excellent benefits to keeping a …

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Raising Pekin Ducks
March 14, 2019 . · Poultry 101

My husband and I decided to start raising Pekin ducks kind of on a whim. We were picking out the birds for our chicken flock and saw the ducklings on …

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Chicken Class Action

Story and Photos By Dennis Carlson It all came about in the usual way. The fifth-sixth grade teacher at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, Glory Jansen, asked me, “Do you know …

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Raising Meat on the Farm for the Holidays and Beyond
March 1, 2019 . · Poultry 101

Homesteaders looking to grow their food usually start at the easiest entry point and work their way up. Gardening is the simplest and cheapest way to start, but for those …

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How to Keep Ducks and Chickens in the Same Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re considering adding some ducks to your flock, you may be wondering how well keeping ducks and chickens in the same coop works. What needs do they have that …

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Add High Tech to the Henhouse
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Have you ever wanted to wake up late, have your coffee brewing and the chickens out of their coop? This could be a reality with a little help from technologies including …

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Building a Portable Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

I have wanted chickens for a long time, not only for the eggs and meat, but to help control the bugs that get into the gardens (not to mention, the fertilizer …

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Special Issue: Raising Small Animals — The Homestead Chicken, Housing Your Flock

By Rhonda Crank What is a Chicken Coop? It’s simply a structure which gives your flock shelter from weather and predators. Have you ever picked up a chicken when it’s …

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Chicken Coops Special Issue — Cozy Cottage
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Cozy Cottage Coop Cindy Waters, Wisconsin We set out to make a coop that was good enough for us to live in. If it’s good enough for us, the girls …

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