Choosing a chicken coop design is an important decision. This structure will house your beloved egg producers and needs to look good in your yard. What factors do you need to check off the list when deciding on a chicken coop design? After a few weeks of keeping the chicks in a brooder you will […]
Tips for a rodent free coop. Rats and mice in our chickens coops have to be one of the nastier aspects for raising backyard chickens. But I’m here to tell you that it can be prevented! Rodents in a coop do a lot more damage than just eating your feed. Rats have been known to […]
There’s nothing more devastating than waking up to chicken carnage. Chickens are so wonderful, sometimes it seems like every creature wants to eat your hens. Unless it’s time for the stew pot for an old layer, chances are you don’t want them eaten! Make sure to make predator proof chicken coops when designing you birds’ […]
There are a lot of free chicken coop plans on the internet. In fact, BackyardChicken alone (one of the biggest chicken site) has almost 3,000 of them, submitted by its members. But, the problem is, not all of them are good. While I’m browsing the collection a few weeks ago, among those 3,000 ideas only […]
At one time I had vowed never to raise chickens, apparently I broke that vow. In doing so I have learned several things about chickens and raising them. Read about six things I did not know about raising chickens here!
Sadly, all good things must come to an end and if you use the deep litter method eventually you just have to clean the chicken coop. Deep litter is awesome because it cuts coop cleaning down to a minimum. I just scrape poop boards when needed and add litter and Diatomaceous Earth once in awhile […]