Cool Chicken Coops
Fresh Eggs Daily®: Apple Treats for Chickens
Beat the Heat: Helping Chickens Survive High Temps
MyLittleRedCoop's album “Avatars” — Photo 4 of 4
The Chicken Chick®: Frostbite in Backyard Chickens: Causes, Treatment & Prevention
Herbal Pest Control: Spruce the Coop Herbal Fusion for Chicken Coop Nest Boxes
I have grown culinary herbs longer than I have kept chickens and with the addition of chickens to my backyard, it was natural to cut sprigs of herbs to tuck into the chicken coop bedding, hang from the ceiling and toss into nest boxes to freshen things up. If aromatherapy is the only benefit to placing herbs in my coops, I’m fine with that, however, aromatherapy may not be the end of the herbal story.
Winter brings many challenges for the backyard chicken-keeper, and frozen water is chief among them. You can make your own waterer heater for use with either metal or plastic waterers. It will cost less than $10, cost pennies to run and you can complete the project in under ten minutes.
Make a Cookie Tin Waterer Heater. Under $10, & 10 minutes!
CHEZ FIFI: June 2009
Farmer's Almanac: Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign for chicks that are healthier, mature faster, etc.~Very Interesting!
Article: "What I Wish I had Known Before Getting Chickens" LOTS of great info: check local codes, get a bigger coop than you think you need, have everything ready before they arrive, install removable perches to be able to clean underneath, have an infirmary area to isolate an injured or sick bird, make sure coop & run are predator proof. protect them from elements, importance of shade in summer, use sand for the floor & why, do it right the first time & don't cut corners, & much more...
GREAT Article: "What I Wish I had Known Before Getting Chickens" LOTS of great info such as: having a bigger coop than you think you need, have everything ready before the babies arrive, why to use sand for the coop floor, and much more...
Fresh Eggs Daily: Cold Weather Prep - Winterizing your Flock
GROW in chicken area!!!!!!! Taken at the Rosemoor Royal Horticultural Garden in Great Torrington, England, these squashes are thriving, growing up and over a trellis, creating a covered walkway. Not only are the plantings beautiful, they're edible, too.