Sand In Your Chicken Coop-Should You Use It?

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Sand in your chicken coop is a good question. Most folks use conventional bedding materials in the coop and run. Spreading straw, hay, or similar over the floors and in the nest boxes. Some people, however, use sand as a flooring material. This prompted us to take a look at the positives and negatives of […]

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How to Train Chickens to Return to Their Coop

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Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already. How can you train chickens to return to their coop? It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, […]

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What to Consider When Building Your First Quail Coop

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So, you’ve finally given in and decided it was time to add some quail to your home, you’ve placed your order, and now it’s time to prepare a home, Quail Coop, for your new tenants. Once they arrive, they will be itching to get comfortable in the duds you have created for them. What Does […]

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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…Build 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 […]

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Top 5 Choices For Chicken Coop Bedding

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There’s a reason people refer to getting settled in as “nesting.” Chickens are the masters of creating a comfy nook for themselves to either roost or lay their delicious eggs. Planning for chickens includes the vital decision of which type of chicken coop bedding to use.  Bedding serves many purposes besides comfort; it must also […]

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5 Different Types of Chicken Coop Heaters & Lamp; Our Favorite

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This is one of those chicken topics where everyone has an opinion, and their opinion is always right! Chicken coop heaters. Heating the coop has always been a source of endless discussion among chicken folk. Old-timers will tell you that you don’t have to heat the coop. However, there are occasions when heat is appropriate. […]

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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 and be too technical, you are not alone. I cannot read and execute building plans to save my life, yet I have built a total […]

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First Time Buyers Guide To Chicken Coop Kits

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There are a whole lot of chicken coop kits out there for the chicken enthusiast to choose from, but how do you know where to start, especially if you are also new to chickens? We have set out a buying guide here for you – things to look for, consider and avoid. While circumstances and […]

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Should I Light The Coop Over Winter?

This question, along with heating the coop is persistent. Each winter I always receive emails about this. So this year I’ve put down some thoughts, reasons for and against lighting and related tidbits. The discussion between the yeas and the nays on this subject can get quite heated at times, so remember, the choice is […]

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How I Use Herbs in My Coop and Why You Should Too

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Using herbs in your coop can not only make it smell nicer, but it can also provide medicinal and protective benefits for your chickens. Today, we are going to look at some of the herbs that are most useful in and around your flock for their health and wellness. I have chosen herbs that are […]

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