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Chicken Tractor Designs to Inspire Your Creativity
November 4, 2021 · · 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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6 Basics for Chicken Coop Design
November 4, 2021 · · 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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The Pros & Cons of Coop Heating: Do Chickens Need Heat in Winter?
November 2, 2021 · · Coops

Recently, I’ve been writing about safely heating backyard chicken coops and addressing the question: Do chickens need heat in winter? In New England, we get buried under heaps of snow and experience temperatures in the negatives.

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Chicken Frostbite — Treatment & Prevention
November 2, 2021 · · Feed & Health

Add to Favorites Many areas have been hit with a deep cold already this season, with temperatures below zero and wind chills much colder. It takes about 10 minutes in …

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Keep Rats Out of Your Urban Chicken Coop
November 1, 2021 · · Coops

Add to Favorites By Maureen Mackey, Oregon Keeping chickens provides so many benefits, it’s no wonder many city-dwellers have installed coops in their backyards. There is no need to live …

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A Guide to Duck Shelters for Winter
November 1, 2021 · · Coops

With their double coat of waterproof feathers over thick, warm fluffy down and a layer of body fat, ducks (regardless of duck breeds) are exceedingly cold-hardy. They love being outdoors year-round in most climates, perfectly happy playing in the rain and even the snow.

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The Phantom Chicken of London: Tastes Like Spooky!
October 27, 2021 · · Chickens 101, Kids' Corner

What has feathers, a British accent and goes cluck in the night?

When we booked a trip to England this past summer, I wasn’t thinking, “Hey, let’s check out some ghost poultry while we’re gallivanting in jolly ol’!”

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10 Chicken-Feeding Facts

Add to Favorites By Tiffany Towne, Nutrena Poultry Expert Some say chickens are simple animals. We say they are amazing! Like humans, though, a wholesome diet can make a big …

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Can Chickens and Ducks Live Together?
October 27, 2021 · · Poultry 101

“Can chickens and ducks live together?” is one of the most common questions I get from readers. Since I’ve been raising my chickens and ducks in the same coop and run for years, my answer is always yes, but I do have a few cautions if you’re considering a mixed flock.

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The Realities of Guinea Fowl Care

Owning guinea fowl can be uplifting … or cause problems with the neighbors!

When an old friend, Roy Miller, invited us to camp on his field in Lincolnshire, he didn’t mention the bird life, so it was an unexpected delight to be greeted by a flock of guinea fowl on arrival.

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