from-scratch

Top DIY Chicken Nesting Box Ideas
November 4, 2022 · · Coops

Learn how many nesting boxes per chicken are required for happy poultry, and try out these upcycled chicken nesting box ideas.

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
April 21, 2022 · · Coops

Add to Favorites The day I brought home the first two chicks, I went against all the advice I give to people thinking about getting backyard chickens. We had a …

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Small Chicken Coops: From Doghouse to Bantam Coop
April 21, 2022 · · 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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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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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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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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Cooper’s Roost
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Photos and Story by Lacy Cooper Our Cooper’s Roost is built entirely from scratch by my husband, Greg Cooper, using spare rough-cut wood left over from renovating …

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