How to Plan Building Your Own Chicken Coop

If having free-range chickens in your own backyard is your dream, it may not be as complicated as you may think. There are many elements to take into account when building a chicken coop, but with a small amount of planning, you can ensure your chickens will be happy in their new home. You don’t need to spend a fortune […]

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Chicken Coop Setup

Like with any building, you should organize the set up for your chicken coop before you start to construct it. This will allow you to plan ahead and make sure you have all the materials you will need, and enough materials to build your chicken coop. Some time spent online will also give you feedback from other people on what […]

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Build a Chicken Coop

The media is full of horror stories about the additives injected into supermarket chicken meat. The information would make anybody turn vegetarian. Or, the alternative is to raise some chickens yourself. If this is the path you have chosen, you will need to have a chicken coop to protect your flock. A chicken coop has to keep your chickens safe […]

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Need for Feed: When to Feed a Growing Hen

Hatching to 6 weeks old Starter feed is perfect for chicks.  At about 20-24% protein, starter feed supplies the youngsters with the nutrients they need to grow.   Three to four pounds of starter feed will be required per bird.  Avoid feeding layer feed to chicks.  They wont grow as much and they may develop kidney problems and rickets as a […]

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Important Reasons to Raise Backyard Chickens

Fresh, delicious all natural eggs Backyard eggs are free of hormones, steroids antibiotics and other chemicals commonly given to chickens.  Lets face it, the methods of commercial egg production are neither healthy or humane.   By bringing chickens to the home, we are eliminating the mysteriously convoluted commercial process and securing a safe and fresh source of eggs for our home.  […]

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