from-scratch

4 Prefab Chicken Coop Designs
October 20, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites 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 …

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How to Compost Chicken Manure
August 23, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Chickens provide us with hours of companionship, fresh eggs, and manure! Lots of manure. About one cubic foot of manure is produced by each chicken in approximately six months.

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Top 10 Chicken Nesting Boxes
August 5, 2021 · · Coops

Finding ways to cut costs on the farm by making or designating items for poultry farming can boost the family budget—or at least not tap it for new items.

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Chicken Fences: Chicken Wire Vs. Hardware Cloth
April 18, 2021 · · 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, including for chicken fences.

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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
February 9, 2021 · · Coops

We wanted a couple of small chicken coops that were portable and could house a few bantam chickens, but we had neither the time to construct them from scratch nor the desire to buy a pricey coop purpose-built for chickens.

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Chicken Class Action

Add to Favorites 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, …

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Can Genes Control Poultry Diseases?

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger, Minnesota My grandmother, born in 1893, was one of eight siblings raised on a diversified family farm in the township  of Tevis, Kansas, just …

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Homemade Cream Puffs and Eclairs
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites The first time I made cream puffs was for a client during my catering days. At the time I could make just about any kind of dessert, …

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How to Make Homemade Donuts
February 22, 2019 · · Eggs & Meat

Add to Favorites “Mom’s making donuts!” That’s what my kids used to shout when they saw a tray of homemade donuts raising on the kitchen counter. Did you know that …

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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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