How to Build a Chicken Coop (The Complete Step by Step Guide)

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Calling all flock keepers and backyard chicken enthusiasts, prepare for your next DIY adventure…

Building a Chicken Coop!

Once you have decided you want to raise chickens, you will have many questions:

How can I build a chicken coop? Where do I purchase/find hens? How do I feed and raise my hens?

A chicken coop is a home for your hens. Somewhere to keep them safe from predators, warm during winter, dry during rain and… [Read More]

Chicken Nesting Boxes 101 and 13 Best DIY Plans

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Nest boxes aren’t essential for hens to lay eggs, they can (and do) lay where they feel secure.

The nesting box is essential for you, the flock keeper, unless you enjoy searching the yard, outbuildings and under every bush or overhang for eggs!

In this article we cover the basics of nesting boxes including: best placement, recommended sizes, and how many you need for your flock.

We then present both, shop bought solutions, and also… [Read More]

The Definitive Guide to Chicken Tractors and 13 Free DIY Plans

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What exactly is a chicken tractor?

Simply put, it is a mobile home much like a caravan, or trailer, which contains everything your chicken needs in her house. It is a portable chicken coop.

It will contain food, water, a roosting perch, nesting box and a nice place for her to free range.

In this definitive guide we will give you the basics on them before detailing the key things you need to consider when… [Read More]

The Complete Guide to Chicken Feed

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Chicken feed may not be something you give a great deal of thought to – you go buy a bag for your hens and that’s it.

Companies that manufacture chicken feed actually give a great deal of thought, time and research to feeding all poultry exactly what they need.

If your hens are eating the right feed you will be rewarded with healthy hens than lay lots of eggs for you. But feeding them… [Read More]

Top 5 Lap Chicken Breeds

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We stretched the ‘lap’ chicken to house chicken, but it boils down to the same thing: a chicken that is comfortable to be in a house with people, and can be considered a companion bird. A bird that will thrive in a secure confined space with its favorite owner.

We considered ‘good’ egg laying as a bonus, but really most of these birds do a fairly respectable job on that score.

All of the birds… [Read More]