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Easy Quail Hutch You Can Build in One Weekend
June 25, 2019 . · Coops

If you plan to keep quail, you will need a place for them to live. Although they are gaining in popularity, quail are not yet mainstays on most farms, and …

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Raising an Indoor Pet Chicken

By Wendy E.N. Thomas – We never had any intentions of raising an indoor pet chicken, but it’s funny how life goes sometimes. Our indoor pet chicken experience started when I …

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Why Chicken Grower Feed is Good for Older Hens
March 15, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Just because your chickens aren’t laying any longer doesn’t mean that they still aren’t hugely beneficial. It just means you may switch back to chicken grower feed and do things …

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How to Keep Your Hens Happy
March 14, 2019 . · Feed & Health

Keeping your hens happy is easy once you know what motivates their behavior. Nearly all of a chicken’s activities are motivated by three basic needs: to get enough to eat, …

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Beginner’s Equipment Guide to Raising Chickens for Eggs
March 14, 2019 . · Chickens 101

What is the best bedding for chickens won’t be the only question you have as you set up your first brooder. As you await the arrival of your new chicks, …

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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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Four Flags Farm DIY Chicken Tractor Plan
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

Armonda & Ben Riggs, Four Flags Farm L.C.C. – Our biggest goal for the year was to welcome chickens onto our farm. We are avid DIYers, and we wanted a chicken …

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Use This Free Chicken Coop Plan to Build a Sturdy Coop
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

If you’re going to get chicks this spring, or need a new home for your flock, you’ll love this free chicken coop plan. When it comes to building your own …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop for First-Timers
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

How to build a chicken coop and all the many features that can be built in or around them can be overwhelming for the first time coop builder. If you’re …

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How to Build a Chicken Coop From a Garden Shed
February 20, 2019 . · Coops

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 farm but had …

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