44 Beautiful DIY Chicken Coop Plans You Can Actually Build

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So, you are planning to build your own chicken coop.

Don’t panic, take a deep breath!

If you are concerned that you won’t be able to read the coop plans, that they will be too technical, you are not alone.

I cannot read and execute building plans to save my life, yet I have built a total of 8 coops so far, with more to come. The chickens don’t care if the corners aren’t square… [Read More]

Chicken Names: Best List of Names for Your Flock

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Someone once asked me if my chickens had names. I replied “of course, don’t your children have names?”

OK – so I’m not quite to the point of thinking my chickens are ‘real children’ – my hens are much better behaved!

This article is a bit of fun to see what names people have come up with for their birds – you might be surprised at the variety and hilarity of some.

You can name… [Read More]

Cackle Hatchery: What You Should Know Before Buying

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We have been asked by several people how to find out which are the best hatcheries to get your chicks from.

Cackle Hatchery are one of the largest hatcheries in the US.

In this article we have put together a guide on how you can assess the hatchery yourself. You can then make an informed decision about your available hatcheries and what they have to offer.

Not all hatcheries are created equal. It is up to… [Read More]

Just How Loud Are Roosters? 5 Myths Debunked

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This question is perennial and comes up pretty frequently, so we thought we would take some time to answer the question and hopefully give the roosters a break from all the bad press they get!

Folks tend to say roosters are very noisy – and yes they can be, but not as noisy as you might think…

Whilst many people see roosters crowing as an annoyance, it can actually be a vital deference alarm for… [Read More]

Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

Can Chickens Fly? 5 Myths Debunked

From time to time, we get questions about the hens’ ability to fly.

So today we are going to answer this very question for you.

The short answer is: yes!

As always though, there is more to the answer so read on my friends.

Our backyard hens are the noble descendants of the red or grey Jungle Fowl (and dinosaurs!). These birds are still found in the wild in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar… [Read More]