Deep Litter Method

I’ve previously written about the different materials you can use as bedding in your chicken coop.  Beyond what material you provide for bedding, one option is to use the deep litter… Read more »

Molting

Molting is a natural part of chicken biology where they lose feathers and start to grow new ones.  Colder temperatures and shorter days trigger this – usually in late Summer… Read more »

Winterizing Your Coop

One of the things that surprised me when my wife and I first started learning about chickens is that they can survive in the winter in cold climates.  I had… Read more »

Why build a chicken coop?

Chickens can be a great source of entertainment for a family. Many people are now choosing to raise their own chickens in their backyard. They benefit from having a regular… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »