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Love this Coop..."The Lay-A-Way" lol!
Chicken coop decorated for Christmas!
Size: Nest boxes should be big enough for your hen to stand in comfortably Nesting material: dry wood shavings over straw. Often a roost bar or step is added in front of the box to give the hen a place to jump to before entering the nest box. Also a "lip" is added to the front of the nesting box to keep the bedding material in place make sure they aren't too high for the hens but not higher than the roosts or you'll have hens sleeping inside the nest boxes.
DIY chicken roost or look-out perch from an old ladder.
Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs - The eggs are much creamier! 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Calcium Absorption: Apple cider vinegar added to the water can help with calcium absorption. Soft-shelled eggs can be common in times of high heat due to reduced feed intake and the ACV can help alleviate that. But limit the ACV to just a few times a week since it increases ph levels, which can lead to acidosis.
Homemade Chicken Electrolyte Recipe, Hot Weather and Acidosis -- Here is a simple recipe: 2 tsp. sugar, 1/8 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. baking soda, Use full strength on severely ailing chickens, otherwise mix into their drinking water as needed, a cup per gallon of water. (Community Chickens)
the roost is made on a slope, enclosed with poultry wire to keep the chickens out of the mess
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