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Chicken Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Chicken predators are always a concern for small flock owners, but the risk of attack may actually be worse in winter months. Winter is the season of privation for all creatures, but extreme weather can change it from a time of scarcity to a season of starving. 

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Keeping Your Flock Away from Predators Takes Strategy, Knowledge, and a Little Craftiness
September 8, 2022 · · Coops

Predators are in all parts of the world, and there is quite a list of potential danger coming from both above and below. So what can you do to protect your birds when such predators are constantly lurking?

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5 Reasons to Start Raising Quail
August 30, 2022 · · Poultry 101

Raising quail is easy, and since they are less than half the size of chickens, they do not take much space, time, or resources.

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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
August 30, 2022 · · Coops

Building a quail hutch doesn’t take any special design skills, and we easily made ours with repurposed materials.

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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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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
March 14, 2022 · · 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 keep your birds safe from predators.

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A Guide to Recognizing and Treating Chicken Foot Problems
February 3, 2022 · · Feed & Health

Two common chicken foot problems and leg ailments are leg mites and bumblefoot, both of which are easy to treat. Less common, but sometimes mistaken for either leg mites or bumblefoot, is a type of arthritis known as gout, which is far easier to prevent than to treat.

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How to Care for Ducklings
January 18, 2022 · · Kids' Corner, Poultry 101

Add to Favorites Learning how to care for ducklings is a little different than learning how to care for chicks. Though they have similar overall needs for food, water, warmth, …

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Building a Solar Chicken Coop Heater
December 2, 2021 · · Coops

Do chickens need heat in winter? Is it worth the fire risk? A solar chicken coop heater could solve both problems to keep birds safe when temperatures plummet.

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How Snow in Chicken Pens and Runs Affects Your Flock
November 26, 2021 · · Coops

My chickens love being outside. I keep a light in the coop to welcome them inside during bad weather, when it gets dark early and the rain leaves the open-air chicken pens and runs in puddles.

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