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Will a Broody Hen Adopt Ducklings?

When Helen Redfern moved from the city to the countryside, she started keeping ducks, then chickens. The ducks insisted on sleeping outdoors rather than in a coop and were taken by foxes at night.

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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 Predators and Winter: Tips to Keep Your Flock Safe
December 7, 2020 · · 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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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
November 7, 2020 · · Coops

Chicken tractor designs are becoming more popular as more and more homesteaders and folks who keep backyard chickens are looking for flexibility and the ability to move their flock around the backyard or the homestead. Here are three great chicken tractor designs that you can build at home for your flock.

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Chicken Breed Does Affect Taste and Texture

As with all types of livestock, chicken breed does indeed affect meat taste and texture.

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Starting Off Right With Chickens

Add to Favorites By Alexis Griffee, New Mexico As winter begins to draw to a close, our thoughts shift to spring and the new possibilities for our homestead. The seed …

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Pine Meadows’ Hobby Farms Easy-Clean Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon In November of 2012, my wife and I found five acres to purchase from our county’s surplus property auction. This farm is …

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DIY Easy Clean Chicken Coop Idea
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Jerry Hanson, Pine Meadows Hobby Farm, Oregon When thinking of a chicken coop idea, I knew I wanted an easy to clean coop. I came up …

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Free Chicken Coop Plan: An Easy 3×7 Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites Many first-time backyard chicken keepers intend to build their own coop, but the first and most frustrating question usually is: what does a chicken coop need? Information …

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How to Clean a Chicken Coop
February 20, 2019 · · Coops

Add to Favorites When you have a small chicken coop, but especially a small coop in a SMALL backyard, you need to keep things clean. And it’s important to know …

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